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Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

318 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54911-5437
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
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
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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My daughter and I recently spent two nights here on a visit to Lawrence University. Keith is an affable host but our favorite innkeeper is Cody, the flat coated retriever-border collie mix who ate up affection. If you don’t like dogs, not to worry, he’s only permitted to greet guests who want to say hello and he doesn’t go to the rooms or the dining area. The location is super convenient to campus, about a 5-minute walk. The rooms all vary so check first to select the room with the amenities you desire. One of them includes an amazing bathroom. Keith buys good coffee and grinds it each morning. There’s a fridge and microwave available as well. We were very comfortable.
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Response from Keith_Lori_H, Owner at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 10, 2020
We are glad you enjoyed our Inn while visiting Lawrence University. "Kodi" certainly does eat up attention and is a guest favorite of those who wish to meet him. Thank you for your review and rating!
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Great room, tremendous service, exemplary food. Enjoyed our stay immensely. Keith and Lori are awesome people. Stayed in the Grand Suite. Comfortable and cozy. Located close enough downtown for a walk a bout adventure while still being far enough away for a quiet restful sleep.
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Response from Keith_Lori_H, Owner at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 10, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a restful weekend. Thank you for taking time to write a review!
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The stay was just what we wanted. The owners where very accommodating and friendly. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was good. Good location. Yes i would recommend this B And B and stay when in town again.
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Response from Keith_Lori_H, Owner at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Feb 26, 2020
We are glad you enjoyed your stay> Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in the area.
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Fantastic room and breakfast. Keith is the perfect host. Great location to walk or ride to many area landmarks. Learned some breakfast making tips from Keith and found out he, my wife and I had some mutual people in our lives.
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Response from Keith_Lori_H, Owner at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 30, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Thank you for your review.
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The rooms were lovely and comfortable and the hosts were gracious. I was disappointed by the breakfast--it was highly processed ham, eggs, and toast. Based on the photos and positive reviews, I was expecting something more special. When we left, the host sent us an email thanking us for our visit and asking us to only leave 5-star reviews online, providing any complaints to them directly. This rubbed me the wrong way, since I was swayed by the 5-star reviews and then disappointed in the experience.
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Response from Keith_Lori_H, Owner at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 30, 2019
I am sorry your breakfast was less than you expected. Our egg dishes are often guest favorites and we usually serve choice meats, although occasionally we are unable to do so. We take all reviews seriously and yours prompted me to re-read my thank you/review request. I do ask guests to review us online and to contact us directly with any concerns, however it does not indicate to only leave 5 star reviews - it simply states it is our goal to achieve 5-star ratings. We ask to be contacted directly with complaints or concerns so we can try to rectify any issues privately rather than in a public forum. If you had let us know of your disappointment while you were here, or contacted us directly with your concerns, we would have discussed how we might have made your experience with us more positive.
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$167 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Franklin Street Inn
United StatesWisconsinAppleton
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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.
Does Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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).