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The Franklin

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164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a very well located hotel near museums, subway stations and Central Park but the accommodations are very small, not made for large people, not made for people who like being comfortable, maybe for a little more money you can get a much better place. They never mentioned the $12 USD daily fee until we arrived here and had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for mature couples who plan to visit museum mile! It worked out perfectly to walk to Central Park and the MET. We appreciated walking through the city on the quiet tree lined streets. The staff were very professional. The wine and cheese reception added to the charm of the hotel. The description of "a little hotel with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Franklin Hotel in NYC for a long weekend. Initially, its location on the east side was the big selling point for us as it was within walking distance of Museum Mile as well as close to many neat restaurants. The friendliness and service orientation of the staff soon became the big attraction as they all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overview: I would definitely stay here again. Staff: The staff here are super. Really helpful, really friendly. I was travelling alone for work and I couldn't have felt more welcome. Hats off. Price: The Franklin is not cheap. Nowhere in this area of town is cheap. For where it is (ten mins walk to the Met Museum) it's good value.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived on the Upper East Side 2 years ago. I divided my trip back for visiting friends by staying with a friend for a few nights and staying at the Franklin for a few nights. I like the proximity to the 4,5,6 train, the restaurants in the area, and the ability to walk to Central Park. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent four nights in NY week of July 27. Made reservations last minute and the Franklin was convenient for our needs. Room available was the standard; very, very small for 2 people, sink was in the bedroom. Room was clean. We made do with the small size. AC unit worked fine, was a bit noisy, but not bad. Shower was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Franklin. We liked it so much we extended our stay! If you want to experience the real New York. .. this place is it. The hotel STAFF Freddy,Carmen, Masud,Diamond,Angier and Tanette were the best

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had two problems which I reported every morning. My complaints were met with disbelief and a bad attitude. The air conditioning was inadequate and everyday I was told that I had the ac was on energy saver which was untrue. It was my fault not the hotel's fault. The tiny bathroom was bad enough but in addition the toilet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed at the hotel three nights after visiting our grandkids in NJ. The hotel location is great; the staff is friendly, efficient and helpful. The property is well maintained and well appointed. The content breakfast is typical; but, the 24/7 coffee and cappuccino and evening wine/cheese are a bonus. The rooms are a bit small; but adequate for two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I loved visiting New York, and this was a PERFECT boutique hotel. We navigated our way through the nearby subways, ate at some of the surrounding restaurants - Maison Kayser was our favorite! Although our bedroom was small, and the bathroom was even smaller, it was not a problem for us being a petite couple, but I... More 

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Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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