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The Franklin
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Upper East Side)   |  
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“The Franklin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

European style hotel. rooms and bathroom was very small ( we got the largest in the hotel) but were clean, comfortable and adequate for our needs. We liked the breakfast in the am and wine and cheese at night. There was also coffee and tea 24/7. I found the staff to be very nice and accomodating. Have to walk across the street for coke or water at cvs but really no big deal. Nice place to eat across the street for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good substitute for this hotel without dining option

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Ann H,
Our team will be very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Franklin Hotel. They will be specifically happy that you noted the service, amenities and guest rooms were accommodating to all of your needs. We hope on your next visit to NYC you can stay with us again!

Be well,
David Sandler
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Rating summary
  • 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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Portland, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Nice people, great location. Free breakfast and wine. You have a choice, you can bake over night or you can spend the night listening to the AC to keep from baking. Either way, you are not getting any sleep. We would have loved to have gotten up early to enjoy NY. Not possible with lack of sleep.

Room Tip: Seems other have commented against winter stay as well. So, it appears this place is limited to spri...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Alex M,
Thank you for staying with us at The Franklin hotel. We appreciate all of our guest reviews because it allows for our team to evaluate potential mistakes and improve upon them to ensure for 100% guest satisfaction. Our team will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed their service, amenities and location. It is unfortunate to hear that you did not sleep well because of the AC noise which we are currently addressing in our guest rooms. Please feel free to visit us again as we hope your second stay will allow you to enjoy your time better in NYC!

Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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n.tonawanda, ny
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here in NYC while getting her visa for Paris. It was close to central park and the subway. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful. It was raining when we arrived and they allowed us in our room early for check in. Very convienient!! We enjoyed the quaint breakfast in the morning. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Pnorris,
Music to my ears to hear that you “can’t wait to visit again”, we want every one of our guests to have that kind of attitude. Thank you for staying at The Franklin with us and also taking time out of your day to provide us with a positive review! We are excited to welcome you back whenever you please!

Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Evergreen, Colorado
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107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

In Manhatten, location, location, location means everything and this little boutique hotel is located close enough to the action but far enough away that you don’t feel like you’re in the middle of the throngs of tourist that come to New York. Located on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks from Central Park and the Museums Mile, the Franklin offers clean well decorated rooms. I thought the bed was great, but my wife thought it was just too soft. Continental breakfast every morning starts off your day and will tie you over until lunch. And the staff is friendly and very helpful with recommendations for dinner to ordering a car. So the good news is location, nice rooms, and friendly staff.

Now for the bad news. Since this is an older building central air conditions is non-existent and the rooms have window style swamp coolers. Our window AC unit was noisy to the extent that in order to sleep we had to turn it off….but then you wake up in a sweat….so you have to turn back on the AC unit…..and the cycle repeats itself. Unfortunately, if you come during the warmer months, such as summer, expect the possibility of a noisy AC unit.

Every afternoon, wine and cheese is served. This was actually a selling point for my wife, but after experiencing the afternoon wine and cheese….it was no longer a benefit. The wine was just OK but the cheese was cubed cheddar and Monterey Jack – so don’t drop what you are doing to have wine and cheese and think it will be something special. Bring your own cheese and the Franklin will supply the wine.

Room Tip: Ear plugs maybe needed during the summer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear SpazCat,
It pleases my team and me to hear you enjoyed the location, beds, breakfast, friendly service and amenities of The Franklin Hotel. Thank you for staying with us, and also providing us with a review. Your comments will be taken into deep consideration by our team as every guest review helps our team achieve 100% guest satisfaction. Thank you for taking time, and we hope to see you back at the Franklin soon!
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Upon our arrival, we were informed that they overbooked us for the night and put us in different hotel. It was very upsetting because I've planned my itinery for the weekend around this particular hotel as my husband and I were stying in the city less than 24 hours.
We had to come up with whole new plan and it was very stressful.
It was very unprofessional and inconsiderate of the management of The Franklin Hotel!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Lynn K,
As we strive to ensure all of our guests have complete 100% satisfaction it upsets my team and myself to hear that it caused you a great inconvenience. I hope that when we brought you to another close by hotel it was to your satisfaction. Again our deepest apologies for your inconvenience and we hope you change your mind and come back to our hotel again!
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Pasadena
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is an excellent location for using the subway and walking to Central Park and Museum Mile. Hotel front and lobby are not as elegant as the interior of hotel, guest rooms, and amenities, which are all superior. An excellent value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Janet E,
It makes us extremely happy to hear that you had a great time when you stayed with us at The Franklin, and we thank you for staying as well. Our team will be pleased to know that you enjoyed the guest rooms, interior of the hotel and the amenities. We would be very pleased to welcome you back to our Upper East side abode! Visit anytime..
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Bloomfield Hills
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166 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed at The Franklin when our flight was cancelled. It's location was very convenient for us. Our room (16) was satisfactory but tiny. The air conditioner blew on my head all night and couldn't be adjusted.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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david_sandler, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Caslin,
We apologize for your inconvenience of a cancelled flight, but thank you for staying with us at The Franklin during that time. It is great to hear that the room was satisfactory, and possibly on your next visit you choose a larger room to accommodate you better. Please feel free to visit us again and thank you for your positive review!

David Sandler
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Additional Information about The Franklin

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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#215 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Franklin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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, and 24-hour cappuccino machine. ... more   less 
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