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Sapphire Inn

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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds | Free WiFi
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Overview of Sapphire Inn

Sapphire Inn

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
761 E. Main Street, Franklin, NC, 28734

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRuby City Gems & Minerals12 min walk
  • Popular LocationScottish Tartans Musuem13 min walk
  • Popular LocationFranklin Gem and Mineral Museum15 min walk

Room options

About this area


Located in Franklin, Sapphire Inn is in the business district and in the mountains. Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine and Rose Creek Mine are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Nantahala National Forest and Cullasaja Falls. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Ruby City Gems & Minerals - 12 min walk
  • Scottish Tartans Musuem - 13 min walk
  • Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum - 15 min walk
  • The Factory - 5 min drive
  • Franklin Golf Course - 6 min drive


  • Sakura - 3 min walk
  • Ms Lois' Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • El Charro Mexican Grill - 5 min walk
  • Stamey's Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Cafe Rel - 7 min walk

About this property

Sapphire Inn

Motel in the business district, revitalized in 2019
Sapphire Inn provides amenities like a garden and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking, barbecue grills, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, convenient parking, and helpful staff
Room features
All 30 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the quiet rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and daily housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - March 2019

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 15 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Sapphire Inn Franklin
Sapphire Inn
Sapphire Inn Motel
Sapphire Inn Franklin
Sapphire Inn Motel Franklin

Frequently asked questions

Is Sapphire Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 15 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at Sapphire Inn?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sapphire Inn on Dec 5, 2022 start from $54.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Sapphire Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Sapphire Inn?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Sapphire Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Sapphire Inn located?

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Nantahala National Forest, Ruby City Gems & Minerals, and Scottish Tartans Musuem. Angel Medical Center and Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sapphire Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sapphire Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sapphire Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 35 out of 197 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 72 out of 197 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 50 out of 197 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 197 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 197 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 13%




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Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Parking not good and non smoking area people are smoking not really good
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was okay
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Room was nice and open for wheelchair access.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

David H
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with pets
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The air conditioning went on and off And when I brought to the owners attention 30 minutes after I checked in he wouldn’t give a refund. The rate was also much higher and they charged me and I have an ESA animal. NEVER GO HERE. There were cops on the property the entire night. The beds were dirty.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room is nice clean and people are friendly
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very clean and quiet area
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Laudry not available
Was disappointed the advertised on-site laundry had been removed. Having no car, I had to walk 0.3 miles each way to laundromat. Shuttles are $1 each way.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022