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Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

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#1 of 4 B&Bs in Appleton
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
This property has identified as Women-owned.
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We welcome you to stay at our restored Queen Anne Victorian home in Appleton, WI. Located in a quiet and safe neighborhood of graceful historic homes, the Franklin Street Inn is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of a hectic world. Relaxation, enjoyment, and comfort are our top priority. We aim to go beyond your expectations to guarantee a pleasurable stay with us here in the Fox Cities. Come relax with us and experience the charm of our historic Victorian home with the amenities of today - whirlpool suites, fireplaces, smart TVs and free wifi! We also have free off-street parking! Enjoy fine dining and other local restaurants as well as some wonderful local attractions all within walking distance, or come enjoy one of the many activities available locally. Also, a short drive will get you to Green Bay or Oshkosh, and several guests have stayed during or on their way to and from a Door County excursion. Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Wifi
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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NorthStar380112 wrote a review Sep 2023
Skokie, Illinois2 contributions
The owners were very gracious and had plenty of suggestions on what to do in Appleton. We followed two of those and were quite happy. The bed and breakfast was quaint and clean. Also, it was a close walk to many good restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment! We were visiting a friend nearby and would definitely like to stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Sep 21, 2023
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Thank you for taking time to post a review, it is much appreciated.
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Coastal614912 wrote a review Nov 2022
This was our 2nd stay at the Franklin Street Inn and we’ll certainly return when in Appleton. If you want a beautiful, historic, safe, very clean, centrally located and relaxing stay, this is your place. Delicious breakfast too!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov 17, 2022
We are glad you enjoy our Inn and hope to see you again! Thank you for taking your time to write a review.
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Reg A wrote a review Oct 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions9 helpful votes
Visited for Packers game with family. Keith and Lori do a wonderful job with everything including flexible breakfast times and delicious home cooked selections including fresh fruit and coffee/tea. Accommodations are clean and comfortable. I would not stay anywhere else when in the area. Excellent.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 6, 2022
Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again when you're back in Appleton!
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David D wrote a review Sep 2022
Madison, Wisconsin6 contributions4 helpful votes
I was seeking a one night stay over in Appleton and was searching for something unique. The Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast exceeded my expectations. Located just blocks away from downtown restaurants, businesses and the convention center, this lovingly restored 100+ year old Victorian seems worlds apart. The hosts, Keith and Lori are the quintessential hosts - warm, welcoming, helpful yet respectful of guest privacy and needs. The inn is impeccably clean, climate controlled, and filled with up to date amenities. Breakfast was superb and was accompanied by freshly ground roasted coffee of local sourcing. You can tell that the hosts consider you Number One. It is truly a labor of love!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are on the second floor - no elevator.
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Responded Sep 22, 2022
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cathy j wrote a review Sep 2022
Stoughton, Wisconsin1 contribution
Superseded our expectations great breakfast, accommodating to all tastes, very clean; received wonderful recommendations for dinner, very relaxing, great area for walking, excellent park nearby; owners are wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep 22, 2022
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799carolyns wrote a review Sep 2022
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions
I stayed here for several nights when I dropped my freshman son off for orientation at Lawrence University. The location couldn’t be better…easily walkable to the university as well as shops and restaurants in the downtown area. The inn was absolutely charming as were its hosts, Keith and Laurie, and the breakfasts every morning were the best! I will definitely be back. Staying here was a ton more fun than at a chain hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 8, 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having you as our guest and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review.
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Sandy S wrote a review Aug 2022
Marion, Iowa30 contributions5 helpful votes
Franklin Inn was a wonderful bnb! We loved our one night there! Owners were friendly and easy to chat with! Gave great advice on where to eat and what to see!! We would stay again!!! It was conveniently located in Appleton and is a lovely Victorian, well-maintained bed an breakfast! Breakfast was yummy as well!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 30, 2022
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again! Thank upi for taking time to write a review, it is appreciated.
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Bonnie E wrote a review Jul 2022
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We were attending Oshkosh airshow but wanted to stay outside of Oshkosh. The Franklin Street Inn in Appleton had a cancellation so we were able to get in for two nights. The owners were ready for our stay well before check-in time and that was very helpful. The location is perfect, we attended the local Art in the Park a block away and the huge Saturday Farmers Market only a few blocks away. The room was small but had everything we needed. Nice to have our own private bathroom. Other rooms in the Inn are a bit larger and next time we stay will try one of the larger rooms. The breakfast was great, really good coffee. The owners are relaxed and friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Rhodes room is a bit smaller than the others, but still has private bathroom.
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Responded Aug 11, 2022
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BarbR wrote a review Jul 2022
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What a great stay! In the heart of historic Appleton, great hosts, delicious breakfast (really exceptional!) totally recommend for business or fun. Keith and Lori really understand how to make guests feel welcome.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jul 19, 2022
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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Lance C wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle, Washington, United States4 contributions
This was an enjoyable stay in which the hosts were friendly ...as was Koda the dog :) They were also helpful with restaurant suggestions and directions for the places we wished to see. The room was of adequate size with a huge bathroom with jet tub and shower. We especially enjoyed sitting outside on the verandah and reading and having tea. Especially one late afternoon when a summer rain and thunderstorm was blowing. My wife is vegetarian /turning vegan. And they were very accommodating with her breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 14, 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and excursions in the area. Thank you for your review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Building for Kids (0.3 miles), The History Museum at the Castle (0.2 miles), and Lawrence University (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Apollon, Josef's Gyros, and Antojitos Mexicanos.
Is Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Appleton.
Are there any historical sites close to Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hearthstone Historic House Museum (0.9 miles).