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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Stayed here as it was close to appointments and I like the UES. I had a petite queen which was fine for one person, though not two. The Superior Q or K would be better. that being said, the bed was soooo comfortable I didn't want to get up. Staff is lovely, Doorman always there, Place is very clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

I chose this hotel because it was walking distance from the apartment of a friend I was coming to visit. I stayed at the hotel with my 5 year old daughter. The hotel is small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. First, the place is very clean and the staff is helpful. When I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

We just stayed at The Franklin for three nights. Got a great deal, they were offering a "stay three nights, get one free". Still had to pay taxes on that third night..but oh well. The location can't be beat if you want to be on the UES. The subway is at 87th and lex....about a block away. The main reason... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we pulled our car up to the entrance of the Franklin Hotel on the Upper East Side of NY. I chose this hotel because it was close to our children who live in Harlem and close to the subway. It was an alternative to a Marriott in the same area. In addition... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

they put me in room 53...said it was a deluxe queen and that it was roomier than most. OMG...I'd say maybe 100sq ft and if you include the bathroom 110 sqft. low water pressure, an A/C that needed to be on because the room was so hot(in December) and it rattled all night. Cold cofee in the AM and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I Am HONORED To Write A Review On The Franklin Hotel !!! I MUST Give A HUGE Thank You To Showkat And Francelle, They Added An EXTRA Plus On The A++++++ That I Am Giving The Franklin Hotel !!! From The Moment That We Arrived On The Door Step, To The Moment We Checked Out... EVERYTHING Was PERFECT !!! I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

I spent 4 nights here in September and was excited about staying at a "boutique" hotel since I was in the mood for something a little different than a chain hotel. The hotel did not lack for character. I loved the old elevator circa. 1930's, the old world feel of the room with chandelier hanging above the bed. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

We just finished a three night stay at this hotel. The staff was super friendly and helpful and the extra amenities were definitely a plus. The subway was around the corner and we were able to get from one end of Manhattan to the other with ease. The area around the hotel had wonderful shops, resturants and fruit stands. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Yes, our room at The Franklin Hotel was tiny! We had the basic queen room and the space was sufficient for us two and our stuff for a two night stay. Our room and the public areas were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The view from our window was a brick wall with a glimpse of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights in late August and loved everything about the hotel - well, almost everything. The bed was the most comfortable in the world and the pillows were excellent quality . The bathroom was very clean. The breakfast of fresh baguettes and French pastries, prosciutto, jam, cereal, yogurt, juices and coffee bar was fantastic (a little... More 

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