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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

I first stayed at the Franklin in the 90s right before I moved to New York City and it glamored me with its charm. After 10 years of living in NYC, moving overseas and returning to NYC, it was the place to stay to fall in love with NYC again. It is rather hidden away on the Upper East Side... More 

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basking ridge, new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Spent a wonderful night in a Petite Queen Room-as other have states it is just that. The room is very small. Having said that.....the beds a absolutely comfortable, the bathroom complete with a tub/rain shower head is absolutely sparkling clean. The evening wine and cheese and the continental breakfast in the am completely gratis are an added touch. The hotel... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

The Franklin is a very small (50 rooms) European style hotel. It is located on the Upper East Side at 87th Street between Lexington and 3rd. We love the location because it is very close to where our daughters live. However, in general I think it is a great location. There are lots of nice restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

The Franklin is an outstanding boutique hotel. Yes, the rooms are small but if you're in NYC for the rooms, you're not doing it right...I'm just saying. The rooms are very nicely decorated. They have large nice flatscreens, a small closet with full-length mirror, especially nice bedding with an angora throw. The bathroom is the cleanest I've ever seen...literally...ever. And... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Petit Room size: 10x15 feet!!! No closets or chests to store your clothes...very old carpet that knew better days....sink is outside the tiny ancient bathroom...Very boring location with not great restaurants...the constant noise of the window A/C unit will drive you crazy...tiny dark lobby with 1 lift...my rating is 2 1/2 stars. Please invest another $50 per night and get... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

As all reviewers have noted, the rooms are miniscule at this place. Quality decor and comfy bed/linens. No place to put the luggage and very limited hanging space for clothes (closet is about 6 inches in depth and protrudes from the wall behind the entry door). The bathroom sink with mirror was in the room at the foot of the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Just got back from a weekend trip at the Franklin. I really loved this hotel. The staff was fantastic. I was even able to get into my room at 9 am. I know that's probably not the norm but they were more than willing to check on availability at this time of day and they weren't rude when I asked.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We stayed at The Franklin for 5 nights to celebrate an anniversary and had a fantastic time. The hotel is small but everything about it is top class. The rooms are compact but quite luxurious, modern, very clean and quiet. Breakfast is continental with cereals,muffins,coissants and fruit and you can just help yourself. The coffee machine is great as is... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

This is a small and cosy hotel. The staff was welcoming and smiling, the bed was amazing, the address in Upper east - I guess that's an individual thing (I prefer to be situated on the lower manhattan), but it's new york city .. use the Subway. stayed in room 42, going on to the street - no real noise... More 

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Southwest England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

My room at the Franklin Hotel was comfortable and attractive. There is no view to speak of, but I had a great nights sleep. The staff was accommodating. On the downside, the Upper East Side is quite far from some places a tourist might want to go to such as Broadway theatres and some museums. The Metropolitan museum is only... 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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#166 Family Hotel in New York City

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