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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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233 reviews 233 reviews
47 hotel reviews
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
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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GREENWOOD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

Rooms are teeny-tiny, but comfortable and clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. It is very quiet. Close to the subway.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

I was in NYC to help my daughter move into her new apartment on the Upper East Side and needed a hotel in that neck of the woods. Having traveled and stayed in NYC a gazillion times, I have my favorite hotels but wanted to try something new and hadn't previously lodged quite that far away from Midtown. But now,... More 

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London
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18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

The Franklin has a lot going for it: Clean rooms, friendly staff, a good breakfast and wine and cheese in the evenings. It has free wireless. It's in a great location. The 4,5, and 6 train stop is around the corner and Central Park is only a few blocks away. The downside is the size of rooms. They are tiny.... More 

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valencia, CA
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

I had a very last minute stay in NYC. My daughter had walked by this small hotel often, and called and booked a room for me the same night. They were offering a summer special, stay 2 nights, get the third free. What my daughter and I hadn't counted on: free European breakfast every morning, wine and cheese every afternoon,... More 

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Northwest Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

Went to visit my new grand daughter in April and wanted not to stay in a crowded one bedroom apartment on the upper east side. My daughter, a long time NYC resident found this little gem one block from her apartment! There was wine and cheese every afternoon and a nice little breakfast every morning included in the price. The... More 

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Bris Vegas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

On arrival I didn't expect much from the small opening off the street but the service was excellent and I was escorted to the room and given all the information regarding their services. The room was small and I think you can get a better deal elsewhere - see my other review on the Hilton Garden Inn at Times Square... More 

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los angeles, ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

This hotel felt exactly like a charming hotel in Europe. The breakfast was wonderful crusty bread, cheese, pastries, yogurt and granola. Any sort of coffee - including cappuccino and lattes (and decaf options) are available 24 hours. In the evening, they have wine and cheese - with proper cheese (no yellow cubes!). We would sit and chat with the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I've stayed at many moderately priced NYC boutique hotels on business. This one is great if you can get a good rate and if you don't mind a very small facility (feels more like a little apt building than a hotel.) I prefer this intimate feeling and also like being on the upper east vs. crazy midtown. You'll feel like... More 

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Los Angeles
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38 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

We were in-town for a friend's wedding and stayed at The Franklin for 3 nights in 2/09 before heading down to stay 3 more nights on the lower east side. The hotel is located in a great spot on the upper east side very near the 86th/Lex subway stop. The hotel is walking distance to the park, the met, and... More 

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