The Best Hotels to Book in Franklin, Tennessee

A Civil War cannon is placed on the Memorial Square in Franklin, Tennessee
A Civil War cannon is placed on the Memorial Square in Franklin, Tennessee | © Images-USA / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Julia Sayers Gokhale
2 November 2021

Franklin, Tennessee, is like the cool younger sister of Nashville. Just south of the city, Franklin has become known in its own right as a destination for live music, restaurants, history and outdoor adventure on the Harpeth River. Booking a stay in Franklin with Culture Trip puts you in close proximity to big-city Nashville while providing that small-town Southern charm. Oh, and did we mention Justin Timberlake lives nearby in neighboring Leiper’s Fork?

Hilton Franklin Cool Springs, for a business break with style

Elegant and modern dining area with leather sitting booths at the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs
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If you want a location that’s convenient to it all, the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is in the heart of the city’s business district, making it a great choice for corporate travelers. It’s also just a short drive to the CoolSprings Galleria, a popular shopping destination. The modern rooms feel high-end chic, with mid-century modern furniture, matte gold accents and large tiled showers. Suites and executive rooms on higher floors upgrade your stay.

Best Western Franklin Inn, for shop-hopping and history

Outdoor pool at the Best Western Franklin Inn
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Many people come to Franklin to learn about Tennessee’s Civil War history, and the Best Western Franklin is conveniently located to many of the historic spots in town. The hotel prides itself in having staff that can recommend dining or shopping destinations in nearby downtown (just 2mi/3.2km from the hotel). But, if you’re looking to just take it easy, the hotel has an outdoor pool, where you can lounge the day away.

Aloft Nashville Franklin, for a boutique bargain

Lounge at the Aloft Nashville Franklin with trendy and elegant decor such as piped ceilings and grey velvet sofas
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Aloft was one of the first hotel chains to offer a fun, trendy boutique feel at an affordable price. Today, it still carries that focus, with a stay geared toward those looking to enjoy their accommodations. Aiming to foster community between guests, the large WXYZ Lounge includes a bar, games, a pool table and a double-sided indoor and outdoor fireplace. Minimalist guest rooms include all the necessities – flat-screen TVs, work desks and double vanity bathrooms – with none of the clutter.

The Harpeth Franklin Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton, for Instagram-worthy style

Large lounge area at the Harpeth Franklin Downtown with furniture and decor in a beige and brown color palette
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The Harpeth is housed in a gorgeous brick building in Downtown Franklin, with eye-catching white columns stacked on each floor framing the hotel’s balconies. Inside, artistic wood accents and paneling provide a rustic-modern feel in the hotel’s lobby, restaurants and guest rooms. Artisan coffee from Honest Coffee Roasters is available at the hotel, as well as regionally influenced cuisine at 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails. Looking for the perfect selfie spot? It’s on the dramatic outdoor staircase leading to the fire pit lounge area.

Hyatt House Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs, for a stylish extended stay

Turquoise indoor pool at the Hyatt House Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs
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Shop all day at CoolSprings Galleria, and, then, crash in a large suite at the Hyatt House, located just a few minutes from the popular shopping mall. The hotel has 125 rooms, 67 of which are suites for those looking for a longer stay – or just room to spread out. All of the studio suites, which have one king bed or two queens, include a fully equipped kitchen, a work area and a sofa sleeper.

Residence Inn by Marriott Franklin Berry Farms, for home-from-home working

Blue swivel bar stools in front of a bar counter at the Residence Inn by Marriott Franklin Berry Farms, with drinks and TVs in the background
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Remote workers, rejoice! The newly opened Residence Inn has modern studio or one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes and designated workspaces. The hotel offers complimentary grocery delivery so you can fill your fridge with any cravings. Cook on the outdoor grills near the heated saltwater pool, and work it all off at the full-range fitness center. It’s like living in an amenity-filled apartment complex, but better because you have a daily cleaning service!

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs, for cozy romance

Turquoise swimming pool under a green ceiling at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs
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The warm and inviting vibes of the Hilton Garden Inn make it perfect for a romantic getaway to Tennessee. As it’s located within walking distance of neighborhood dining and just 1mi (1km) to CoolSprings Galleria, you won’t have to venture out too far to find things to do. An indoor pool can be enjoyed year-round, and outdoor fire pits are perfect to cozy up to on a chilly evening. Dine at onsite restaurant Season’s Local Fare.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Franklin Cool Springs, for business and BBQ

Modestly decorated suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Franklin Cool Springs with two bedrooms, connected via a living room
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The suites at Homewood Suites are some of the largest you’ll find in town. With kitchenettes, living areas and spacious bedrooms, they’re great for long-term stays or business travelers. Located in the business district, Homewood Suites is convenient to many of the headquarters of the large employers in the area. After a busy day of work, relax in the indoor pool, on the hotel’s putting green or by the fire pits and outdoor grill area.

For more places to stay in Tennessee, check out the best hotels in Knoxville, Tennessee, bookable on Culture Trip.

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