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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a hotel that charges $350/night, they could certainly keep up the place better. Nothing really wrong--but it's getting frayed around the edges. They serve pretty good wine at wine hour but cubes of cheese??? Smallish room for the price, too.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 1 block from the 86th Street Metro Station and close to the restaurants on 2nd Avenue. The rooms are very small and there is only one 1940's style elevator. The rooms have limited clothes storage and the Minibar does not list the cost of the liquor. These shortcomings are overcome by a friendly and helpful staff. We also... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Franklin would be great if it were cheap. Small property with proportionally tiny rooms. Old fashioned elevator (the kind with a swinging door on each landing) and fixtures help you step back in time. It's almost like being in a Wes Anderson movie. Window unit air conditioners work but really need to be kept on continuously because rooms get... More 

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Lausanne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from the entrance to the hotel to the breakfast via the wifi is lousy. The staff struggles on grimly, but even the location cannot redeem the stunning mediocrity of this property and its management. Stay away.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in August , employees were all very friendly and helpful . rooms are tiny but clean ! I traveled alone and I only need a clean room & bed to sleep at night . this hotel located in perfect location , 5 minuted walking distance from Central park , MET & Guggenheim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room in this hotel last-minute via Hotel Tonight and I didn't regret doing so. The hotel itself is very small and cosy, conveniently located near the subway, CVS and clothing stores like H&M, Urban Outfitters, GAP and others. The staff at the Franklin was very helpful at any time of day. The room was small, but clean.... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An overnight visit to NYC meant finding an inexpensive hotel. I learned staying in NYC on a Sunday night means affordable. We stayed in a studio king room. Good water pressure, comfortable bed, fluffy towels, Beekman boys (Schoharie -Sharon Springs) shampoo, soap, conditioner, lotion and a great air conditioner made for a perfect evening. Art Deco elevator, and interesting mosaic... More 

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lanark, scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here whilst visiting my daughter in the city. Good clean and friendly hotel. Plus points are close to the subway on 86th st good diners and Dylan murphy's irish pub nearby on third avenue. Rooms are small but they all are in NY. Well appointed and comfortable bed. AC is a little noisy but it works well which was... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I had another wonderful stay at The Franklin and this time I brought my daughter. Clean and quiet room, warm and friendly reception. We weren't around for the wine hour or breakfast. Great location with great dining options and a Whole Foods a block away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I was greeted by a very friendly staff, they were eager to help in any way. My room was small but clean. There was NO wifi on the upper floors but you could go to the lounge area for wifi. I was most grateful for the air conditioning as it was near 100 the days I was there.

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about The Franklin

Address: 164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-2206
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper East Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $151 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Franklin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
The Franklin Hotel New York City
Franklin New York City
Franklin Hotel New York City
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#228 Family Hotel in New York City
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