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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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a born and bred NYC boy as 52 of my 57 years were spent within it's limits. I moved away 5 years ago in retirement with my two daughters. In my years on the Upper Eastside, I had 2 apartments, one a studio which was 450Sq Feet and a one bedroom which was 575Sq Feet. Neither of those... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice small hotel in the upper east side of NYC. I've stayed a few times over the years. Very small rooms but nicely appointed. Nice array of treats for breakfast. The staff was pretty helpful. If staying in the UES, a good choice.

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Baldwinsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny but cute botique hotel. Friendly helpful staff. Excellent location in downtown Manhattan. 10 minute walk to Central Park and the Museum mile. Easy but expensive parking in the garage across the street(~$52/24hr parking). I'm not sure how that compares to other parking in the city as I usually fly.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd like to be clear from the beginning that I have not stayed at The Franklin Hotel but I felt that my dealings with them should be shared as a warning for others. My partner and I are currently planning our honeymoon and came across The Franklin Hotel on the usual comparative websites. Looking to see if we could get... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first room was a Queen bed room. It was microscopic in size. The furniture was worn out. No dresser or much of a closet. The air conditioner did not work. We moved next day to a King bed room, which was better, but still no dresser. The lobby is entered from the street up 3 steps covered with a... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Older hotel, clean and comfortable. Front desk staff very friendly. Rooms small but somewhat updated. Clean.....that's what I care about. My husband and I stayed one night. Visiting our daughter. So we were out most of the day into the night. We got a very good night sleep. Definitely would recommend to friends.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This feels like an older hotel with charm and character. If you're looking for a new bells and whistles type place this probably isn't your first choice. I loved the feel of the whole place especially my room which had a sitting room attached off the bedroom. It was perfect for having cocktails before heading out for dinner and then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I get the previous reviews: the location is several blocks from Madison ave., and it is clean. However, the place is LOUD. The air-conditioning is very loud and if you have a room next to the elevate, it feels like someone is opening the door in your room. Construction work starts at 7:20. We made the reservation in July, there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

clean enough, got a good night's sleep, but really nothing extraordinary, and thus the average rating. staff was polite. allowed me to use the ground floor toilet to change my clothes, becasue I arrived early before check-in and she had no room free. room was cramped. I had no view, and doubt there is any to be had in any... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Just before we set out for New York we read rather negative reviews of the Franklin. The staff was kind and helpful. The breakfast was limited but fresh. The room, while small was tastefully furnished and very clean. If people want a large anonymous hotel room they should book a chain. If they want a quaint well cared for piece... More 

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