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Franklin Inn on Durkee

310 N Durkee St, Appleton, WI 54911
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed in the Franklin Street Inn on Durkee while visiting Lawrence University. We also had the pleasure to tour the entirety of the inn as well as the inn they also own on Franklin street. The inns have been beautifully restored and updated with many modern conveniences. An awful lot of work has gone into every inch of the... More 

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Marathon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Clean, comfortable, congenial - excellent location to downtown and entertainment. This was our first stay at a B&B and we were apprehensive to say the least. We were well communicated with and accommodated with. If there were any surprises, it was how enjoyable this type of away from home accommodations could be.

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RonaldJudy, Owner at Franklin Inn on Durkee, responded to this review

We are pleased that we got you off to such a great start on your future b & b stays. We look forward to your next stay at our inn! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beautiful Inn, beautiful town. Judy was amazing and made us feel very welcome at the Franklin Inn on Durkee. She was super responsive to any request and even served us breakfast in our room! The whirlpool claw-foot tub is amazing and I felt like a queen while staying in the Petit Chateau Suite. I highly recommend this sweet B&B to... More 

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RonaldJudy, Owner at Franklin Inn on Durkee, responded to this review

Please come again. Your kind words recharge our personal customer service batteries for future guests! More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband booked "the Big Apple" accommodation in January 2014 so that we could spend 2 days at the Air Show at Oshkosh. In the advert, there was a sofa with light streaming onto it and a double bed behind it. We arrived to find entrance via the kitchen into our shower room. From here we entered the bedroom. No... More 

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RonaldJudy, Owner at Franklin Inn on Durkee, responded to this review

We feel bad when any of our guests do not have a positive experience at our inns. We do strive to have every guest enjoy a pleasant value-added stay. As you can tell from the long list of positive reviews, we are largely successful in doing so. This negative review is from someone where the spouse booked the room during... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If ever in the Appleton area or even live here and need a little get away this is the place to stay! We live only 20 min away, but once we step into this B&B feel as though we are in another time zone! We loved our room, the hospitality and the breakfast! We have stayed here twice and would... More 

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RonaldJudy, Owner at Franklin Inn on Durkee, responded to this review

Thank you for your efforts to review your stay. Your kind words help others confirm their decision for their next getaway at our inn. More 

Kalamazoo County, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Franklin Inn provides the quiet and home feel that we enjoy on our travels. The living room areas are great for reading and relaxing. The innkeepers are so friendly and accomodating, and provide a wonderful breakfast, with great coffee! Excellent location to explore Appleton.

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Franklin Inn on Durkee. The owners were lovely and accommodating The home was welcoming--charming and clean. Easy walking to Lawrence University, downtown or a beautiful park. Loved all the flowers and the fairy garden! Highly recommend!

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Iserlohn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I came to appelton to pick up our son after an exchange year. He heard about the B&B from his host family, so we tried it out. When we arrived, Judy welcomed us in a lovely way. Since we were alone in the hotel, she went through all the beautiful rooms and suites with us. In our... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's interesting to read other reviews. We were first surprised to find out in the confirmation email that there is a surcharge for credit card payments. In their defense, it is in the fine print of the cancellation agreement 2/3s of the way down. I would have cancelled at that point but that would have cost me a $25 charge.... More 

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RonaldJudy, Owner at Franklin Inn on Durkee, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feelings about your stay. This room is a first floor room to help someone not to have to deal with the stairs. We forfeited the two night minimum on this peak weekend to accommodate your shorter stay. I find it very interesting that we have had 3 repeat visits from the other guest that you... More 

New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We love the way Judy takes care of us - the rooms were immaculate and everything we needed was there, even the hair dryer I forgot to pack! It is the perfect place for us since it is so close to Lawrence Campus, and plenty of room for our family to hang out and visit. Our friend from Appleton stopped... More 

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