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The Franklin

3.5 of 5 164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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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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Louisville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Loved how quaint and luxorious this hotel was. Free esspresso machine access, and wine happy hour each evening was a great amenity. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in at a hotel. Great customer service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This place has gone down hill. I'm wondering if management has changed. Namely, the quality of the continental breakfast went from excellent to poor. A few years ago they offered a gourmet cheese tray, fresh plain yogurt, homemade granola; think European and healthy. This time I was shocked and disappointed to find a chain-hotel-grade pastry tray, processed cereals and cheeses,... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We knew the rooms at the Franklin were small so we opted for the exec king, but the bed took up 2/3 of the room so it was STILL cramped. It wasn't even possible to open the closest door all the way because the nightstand was in the way. There's not a drawer to be found. You have to live... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place to spend our 1 yr Anniversary. It's romantic and charming with it's Art Deco feel. The staff were awesome, friendly and helpful when needed. We loved the 5pm wine and cheese and the coffee/breakfast every morning. Everything is assessable in the neighborhood...We will definitely stay here next time...hopefully, soon :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Although it is uptown, the hotel is near from metro station, so it's easy to go everywhere. Good restaurants nearby if you don't want go far. Staff was very nice and neighborhood was quiet. Just a walk from the Metropolitan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed here in december, Vintage style boutique hotel, wine and cheese in the evening is offered, and a complimentary light breakfast. Around the corner from the subway and shops and restaurants. The rooms are really small, but very clean and beautiful, that being said we were very kindly moved to a bigger room the next day when we asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Upper East Side hotels are dwindling and The Franklin is probably the best value of any of those that remain. The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. The staff is very helpful. Continental breakfast is included, coffee is always available (good coffee) and nice snacks are offered in the afternoon.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012 via mobile

Convenient location. The room was comfortable but too small. Continental breakfast. Friendly staff. The hotel was clean. I recomended it my friends

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Knoxville,TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012 via mobile

Charming little hotel. Friendly staff. Room small but immaculate. For the price, and for a lot more, you can't beat this hotel. No reason to stay elsewhere unless you want a guy with a waistcoat unloading your luggage, or some guy with a tip jar playing a piano. Really, really pleasant stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed in NYC every year since 1998 and this hotel is by far the best value I have come across. Dont stay for room service or rambling suites because they aint here, stay because it is Upper East Side, bang next to Madison Ave shops, museums and Central Park. Staff helped us with ice hockey tickets and delivery... 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*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
The Franklin Hotel New York City
Franklin New York City
Franklin Hotel New York City
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#167 Family Hotel in New York City

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