Let's face it, the Franklin is a bit quirky. There are only about 50 rooms in the entire hotel, and most of those are very small, even for New York. There is only one (!) elevator, which means you may well be riding with a house keeper. And the building is only two rooms wide - at it's widest point. BUT...it easily has the most comfortable beds in New York, the rooms and baths are spotless, the staff is delightful, the small lounge is like a private living room on the Upper East Side, the (free) breakfast buffet is wonderful, your fellow guests are consistently pleasant, and very quickly you begin to feel very much at home. And the location is excellent - about a block to the 86th St. subway, which has both local and express trains, and a short walk to both the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museums. The Franklin is not for everyone. But most of the people I meet in the lounge have usually been there several times before. Which says a lot.
- 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