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The Franklin

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#409 of 498 hotels in New York City
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.
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
208Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
35Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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Nice staff but not knowledgeable. When we arrived only 1 hour early for check in they said the room would be ready at 3 it wasn't and she could not tell me when. Breakfast is all starch and dairy. There was no sweetners for diabetics and when I asked I was told the shipment
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This hotel is an old hotel. It is well kept however, the room did not have many outlets, the closet gets blocked by the end table so it can't open, there is no light in the closet and elevator is old and have to open the door to enter or exit. It is clean and the people
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Next to a construction site this Hotel might need an overhaul as well. Upon entering the reception area one notices the weared down carpet. My room was clean and size was OK, however I needed to stand sideways in front of the wash basin as the space was not wide enough. The TV
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Only three positives: Staff was friendly, breakfast was better than expected and location was good. Other than that it was a massive letdown; overpriced, dated, room had damp carpet and which stunk for duration of stay thankfully one night stay, bathroom sink area cartoonishly
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I booked the Franklin for the recent Easter weekend. I was looking for a safe, clean, place to sleep, convenient to the museums on upper Fifth Avenue. Considering the neighborhood, the Franklin seemed a bargain, and I crossed my fingers hoping that it would not be a horrible
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$192 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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