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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

I have been many times to NYC and my experience in The Franklin was one of the best. It is a cute classic building but rooms are completely remodeled in a very modern way. Bed, bathroom & amenities are fantastic! Breakfast is good and staff is really amaiable. It's location could not be better: one block from a subway station... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

My husband and I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Franklin and I can't say a poor word about the hotel, it was a wonderful experience. Our room was beautiful and incredibly sheik. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the plasma screen tv was a real treat. The room was luxurious, complete with a ihome alarm clock and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

My husband and I spent a nice night at the Franklin Hotel in New York City. The hotel is small and on a quiet street and right off the 86th Street subway stop. Very easy to find. It is within walking distance to "Museum Mile" with most of New York's finest museums. Also within walking distance to Central Park. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

This hotel is tiny. We booked a superior queen and without knowing it were upgraded to a Deluxe King. Even that room was ridiculously small. Take a look at the pictures on their website. The photographer has done wonders making it look bigger than it feels. There is not enough room to leave your case open apart from on the... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ca
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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

After seeing reviews here, we booked for 5 nights. We've stayed in Greenwich, Midtown, now wanted a different feel. Loved the location--1 block to subway--and the boutique-ness of the hotel. We booked petite queen but certain we got a king--fabulous! Bath very nicely appointed as is the entire hotel. Our room faced the street--pros and cons of nice light and... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

We were looking for a hotel that had a cool atmosphere and was reasonably priced and was on the upper East Side. The Franklin seemed to fit all the criteria. Their website wasn't working when I booked, so I called. I specifically asked the man I spoke with if they had valet parking and he said yes, even quoted a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2008

My husband, I, and another couple just spent 5 nights at the Franklin. We had a Petit Queen, while the other couple stayed in a King. The Petit Queen is not for large guests: ours was small with a tiny bathroom, a very small box-like cloth hanger (suitcases will crowd the floor), and a wash basin in the room rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2008

Although I tried for countless hours to find something reasonable in Times Square, I'm so glad I didn't, and ran across this gem! It is in the Upper East side, right off the subway line, and it was so refreshing to get out of the hustle and bustle of Times Square each night after a full day of "fighting crowds".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

I cannot speak highly enough about our stay. The staff was so friendly and accommodating that I felt guilty if I beat them to the elevator door and opened it myself, which didn't happen often! The continental breakfast each morning was great and saved us spending the extra money at a corner Starbucks or deli before starting our day. And... More 

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Burlington, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

If you are even slightly concerned about how small the rooms might be at the Franklin, I suggest you look elsewhere because they are SMALL! But...if that doesn't bother you, everything else about the Franklin is a delight. The staff is outstanding and even though we only stayed for 2 nights, we felt that they knew us, welcoming us when... 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 > Upper East Side , Manhattan
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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#174 Family Hotel in New York City

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