1308 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064-3041
Phone: 615/790-0570   |   Fax: 615/790-0512   |   137 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:30 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this Franklin hotel and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling in Tennessee.

The BEST WESTERN Franklin Inn is conveniently located near Fort Granger, Cheekwood Tennessee Botanical Gardens and all of the attractions in downtown Nashville. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options.

Each well-appointed guest room features free high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television, iron and ironing board, coffee/tea maker and hairdryer. King size beds and other upgraded amenities are available in select rooms. The BEST WESTERN Franklin Inn provides a complimentary breakfast and features an outdoor swimming pool, exercise facility, meeting rooms and a guest laundry.

A friendly staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make an online reservation today and save at this Franklin hotel!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Playground with equipment
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Guest laundry
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Banquet facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Exter corridor


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western franklin inn in Franklin.


Conveniently located, the best western franklin inn in Franklin, Tennessee is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 35.914405  /  Latitude: -86.826965


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 65 south. Take Exit 65. Exit west on Highway 96. The BEST WESTERN Franklin Inn is a half block on the left, just 16 miles from downtown Nashville.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Carter House

A top destination in Franklin for Civil War buffs and generally anyone who likes American History, the Carter House is a major attraction in Franklin. As you embark on your your of Middle Tennessee, be sure to plan some time to tour the Carter House, found just off of Columbia Avenue and West Fowles Street. 

The Carter House holds a major piece of Civil War history – in the basement is where the Carter family hid waiting for the Second Battle of Franklin to end. Managed by the Battle of Franklin Trust, the Carter House is found on the Carnton Plantation. At the Carter House, which as been beautifully restored, you can enjoy guided tours, shop the gift shop, and even use the marvelously maintained grounds to host your wedding. 

Fort Granger

Offering an array of unmatched views of the city of Franklin, Fort Granger is a top, historical destination in middle Tennessee. Known today as Franklin City Park, Fort Granger was originally built in 1862 as an artillery position during the Civil War. Make your next trip into Franklin memorable with a tour of the once hallowed grounds. 

Today at Fort Granger, you'll still find the original trenches dug by Civil War soldiers. Fort Granger was a major part of the Battle of Franklin, one of the deadliest in all of the war. Totaling nearly 20 acres in overall area, Fort Granger was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. 

Franklin Theatre

Just off of Main St. and 5th Ave. in downtown Franklin, discover the Franklin Theatre on your next visit into middle Tennessee. First opened in 1937, the Franklin Theatre has played host to a number of headline performers over the years. In 2007, time finally caught up to the historic Franklin Theatre and the doors were closed. 

In 2010, the Franklin Theatre was re-opened after tireless work from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. Nearly $8 million was used to transform the Franklin Theatre into a well appointed, top performance venue in middle Tennessee. Along with live performances from music and dance, the Franklin Theatre also screens movies. 

Lotz House Civil War Museum

Explore the rich, local history and tradition in Franklin, one of the most charming and quaint cities in all of middle Tennessee. Visit the Lotz House Civil War Museum and discover an array of interesting and intriguing tid-bits and artifacts about the roll Franklin played in the Civil War. 

Visit the Lotz House Civil War Museum and you'll learn about the Lotz Family, and see one of the largest collections of Civil War antiques in all of the South. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1976, the Lotz House is right near the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin, which proved to be one of the most deadly in all of the Civil War. Tours of the Lotz House are offered throughout the day, Monday through Friday, and by appointment only on Saturdays.

The Factory at Franklin

Enjoy your next visit to Tennessee with a trip into Franklin. A charming city, Franklin is a sterling example of the southern hospitality middle Tennessee is known for. Just off of SR 106 and not far from I-65, Franklin is home to The Factory at Franklin, a top retail, dining, and entertainment complex in the area. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Factory at Franklin strives to provide a break from the monotony of the large chain malls and retail stores. Not only are there a variety of shopping chances at The Factory, you'll also find an array of local events – don't miss out on the Williamson County School Fine Arts Display, held regularly throughout the year in the Common Area.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.20 mile(s) from restaurants and shops
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Agriculture Center
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cool Spring Galleria
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Fort Granger
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Historic Downtown Franklin
  • 6.00 mile(s) from The Carter House
  • 7.00 mile(s) from McLemore House Aftrican American Museum
  • 8.00 mile(s) from The Factory at Franklin
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Gaylord Entertainment Center
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Cheekwood Tennessee Botanical Gardens
  • 29.00 mile(s) from Nashville Zoo

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Brentwood
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Spring Hill
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Nashville
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Columbia
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Shelbyville
  • 108 mile(s) from Huntsville
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Saturn Automobile Plant

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Atlanta Bread Company, home made breads and sandwiches
  • Shoney's Restaurant, American, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from O'Charley's
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Franklin Chop House
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Atlanta Bread Company
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Chili's
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Red Lobster
  • 3.00 mile(s) from PF Chang
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Carraba's


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Franklin. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2014

April - December, 2014

Southern Style Food Tour Get a tour of local restaurants and their food as you enjoy this walking tour around downtown Franklin. Tours begin at 2 p.m.

May 2014

May 22-24, 2014
Spring Fun Show

Touted as one of the top horse shows in America, the event takes place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. Event and vendor times vary throughout the weekend.

May 23-24, 2014
Extreme Cowboy Nationals

Exciting cowboy exhibitions alongside the Spring Fun Show at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

Weekends May 3-26, 2014
The Renaissance Festival Take a step back in time as you wander through this recreated village and watch artisans as they perform, listen to the live music, or just browse the storefronts. Located just off Highway 96 between Franklin and Murfreesboro this fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 15-17, 2014
Franklin Rodeo Each night at 7:30 p.m. cowboys and girls ride and wrangle at the Williamson County AG Expo.
May 9, 2014
Eat the Street Downtown Franklin fills with over 40 different food vendors along with music and fun for the whole family. It all begins at 5 p.m.

June 2014

June 13-15, 2014
2014 Pony of the Americas Show

Promoting good values and education, the events take place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

June 23-28, 2014
2014 Tennesse State 4H Horse Show

First-rate horse exhibitions at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

June 21, 2014
RC Cola & Moon Pie Fest The little town of Bell Buckle comes to life with this annual festival celebrating two southern traditions. Come watch the Down Home Divas as they perform, run in the RC- Moon Pie 10K, and watch as they cut into the World's Largest Moon Pie. The festivities begin at 7 a.m. with the run.

June 2014

June 12-15, 2014
Bonnaroo Music Festival This high energy festival of over 75,000 campers, 150 performances, and 10 stages of entertainment takes over The Farm in Manchester for four days. Show times vary.
June 5-8, 2014
CMA Music Festival Country music stars such as Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker take the stage at Nashville's LP Field.

July 2014

July 10-12, 2014
The Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show

Celebrating the little guys of the stable, the events take place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

July 25-26, 2014
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Downtown Franklin fills with music as competitions begin in mandolin, guitar, banjo, and fiddle playing. Event times vary.

August 2014

August 20-30, 2014
76th Anniversary Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®

The big show – a culmination of the year's preview events, complete with competions and exhibitions throughout the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

October 2014

October 1-4, 2014
SSHBEA Fall Championship Show

The Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association presents competitions and exhibitions at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

November 2014

November 7-9, 2014
Celebration City Car Club Swap Meet

Traditional swap meet fun presented by the Celebration City Car Club at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

November 15, 2014
2014 Walking For Angels Horse Show

Competitions and exhibitions, along with vendors and entertainment, at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

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