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The Franklin

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I were genuinely impressed by the professional, yet friendly hotel employees; they were delightful. The decor, space, and ambiance are delightful - - cozy and pleasant. A continental breakfast adds to the European-type hotel expectations, but The Franklin is unique unto itself - - urban American charming and quaint.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Franklin for four days in August. The room was tiny but clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and the location is great! The hotel is just a block away from the 86th and Lexington subway stop (4/5/6 trains).

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Guelph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel was in a good location for the museums and central park. The breakfast is adequate and the happy hour is a nice touch. I would certainly stay here again should I visit New York, the room was small but comfortable.

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Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Franklin because I was visiting a friend at a nearby hospital. The first hotel I called promised (twice) to call me back to make a reservation but never did (twice). By contrast, from the reservation to the guest services to my in-person check in, The Franklin really excelled. The staff are super kind and nice. The room... More

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 days, 3 nights, and loved our stay here...This hotel built in 1929 has retained the character, while updating amenities. We stayed in the suite -room 52. Beautiful comfortable king size bed. The service was amazing. From the welcome at the hotel check in to the doors held for us to get on and off the elevator... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back after staying here for a week. Wanted a hotel near to Daughter who lives in Upper East Side and came across this hotel searching the internet. What a little gem, set in an unassuming street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington, only a block away from the Subway and three blocks from Central Park. We had a "Studio"... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel because it was convenient to our daughter's new apartment on the upper west side. We came to town to help her move in. When arriving to check in for the room, we were informed that they were sold out and that we were being sent to another hotel 50 blocks away. No discussion no money back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a good stay at this small hotel. It is well located in a quiet and safe area with a Subway station a few meters. Room was very clean and comfortable. There are several points that require attention: the breakfast service was not very good, cappuccino machine was broken throughout all the week, the elevator was broken several times... More

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Lisa G, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Dear Jairo_lopez Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and our rooms were to your liking! We pride ourselves in making every guest stay as memorable as possible. We hope that you will choose to stay with us in your future stays in NYC.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice clear Euro-style hotel. Loved the continental breakfast and the wine bar in the evening. Nice staff, clean rooms, close to subway and art museums and Central Park.The staff was also knowledgeable on locate stops, shops and attractions.

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Lisa G, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Dear Tom H, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Franklin Hotel. I am pleased to learn that our location and amenities were to your liking. I would like the opportunity to invite you back the next time you are in NYC. We look forward to seeing you. Regards, Lisa Grossberg More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a true find for any museum-goer because it is literally situated only a few blocks from the Metropolitan on a quiet, safe street. The hotel has the character of a European boutique hotel with small common areas, but a lot of old world charm yet at a value price which is astounding for upper East side Manhattan.... More

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Lisa G, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Dear Constant_Discovery Thank you for staying with us here at The Franklin and for providing us feedback following your stay. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service experience possible. I’m very pleased that you loved the location of The Franklin . It’s definitely one of the major features that makes our hotel so special. It brings me great... More

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Address: 164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Franklin 3.5*
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Only a short distance from Central Park, the famed Museum Mile and Madison Avenue designer shops, The Franklin Hotel is the perfect Upper East Side getaway. Built in the 1930s, The Franklin Hotel is located at 164 East 87th Street. This romantic boutique hotel features 50 intimate guestrooms, daily complimentary continental breakfast from 7am-10am and daily wine & cheese reception from 5pm-6:30pm. Ideal for single travelers or couples, all guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary NY Times & USA Today (in our lounge area), Philosophy bath amenities, complimentary shoe shine, 24-hour cappuccino machine and New York Sports club passes upon request. ... more   less 
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