We'd stayed at the Franklin years ago - maybe 2004 or 2005, I think - and we really liked the hotel. Coming back for a friend's wedding, we again booked there because it was close to the wedding location (a hotel that WAY beyond our budget!) and the proximity to so many restaurants, shops, the Metropolitan Museum, Natural History Museum - the list goes on. It's simply a great location.
As many have said, most of the rooms aren't big, but they're comfortable. If you need to charge multiple electronics, I'd recommend bringing the longest cables you can, because in our room at least the only outlets we found were in the lower corner of the room past the foot of the bed, or in the bathroom, so we couldn't keep our phones or other things nearby if they were charging. All in all that really wasn't such a big issue. The bed was REALLY comfortable, we had closet space and a flatscreen on the wall (didn't use it), and the bathroom was small but just fine for our needs.
We didn't go to the wine receptions but it's great that they are offered. The staff was amazingly friendly, helping us plan on how to get to Laguardia on the morning of the NY Marathon (!) - they truly do want to help and we appreciated the friendliness and great service.
We had a room facing the back alley so it was fairly quiet, too. We'd definitely book there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Franklin Hotel New York City
- Franklin New York City
- Franklin Hotel New York City