Having done some research into hotels in the Upper East Side area I found the Franklin met most of my expectations for a 5-night stay for two of us in New York. The room was clean, comfortable and of adequate size for our visit (we had just one case each) but being at the front of the building it was somewhat noisy, even in the small hours. We found the bed very comfortable and were impressed by the tidiness/cleanliness of the room on return each evening; it was perhaps overkill to have clean towels every day but appreciated nevertheless. I share some others' comments about the lack of space for breakfast but managed to get a table most mornings; after all, it's a boutique hotel. The complimentary cheese and wine from 5 until 6.30 was a nice touch to unwind after a hard day's foot-slogging. Where the Franklin really scores is its location for those who want to do the museums and art galleries. Going down town was also easy with subway and bus stops nearby. Staff were welcoming, some more helpful than others. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a short distance from Central Park, the famed Museum Mile and Madison Avenue designer shops, The Franklin Hotel is the perfect Upper East Side getaway. Built in the 1930s, The Franklin Hotel is located at 164 East 87th Street. This romantic boutique hotel features 50 intimate guestrooms, daily complimentary continental breakfast from 7am-10am and daily wine & cheese reception from 5pm-6:30pm. Ideal for single travelers or couples, all guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary NY Times & USA Today (in our lounge area), Philosophy bath amenities, complimentary shoe shine, 24-hour cappuccino machine and New York Sports club passes upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Franklin Hotel New York City
- Franklin New York City
- Franklin Hotel New York City