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Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

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318 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54911-5437
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Appleton
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
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
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Reg A wrote a review Sep. 12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions8 helpful votes
Great place, great food, super comfortable. Keith and Lori are first class innkeepers! As the title of my review states, there really is no better place to stay in the area. Perfect for any occasion. Dropped off our son at Lawrence and received wonderful advice on the area and school.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Keith Hansen, Innkeeper at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 week ago
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate it.
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Maggie R wrote a review Sep. 9
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I had booked a stay here for my family's annual Girls' Weekend that consists of my Grammy, mom, sisters, and sister-in-law! We had an AMAZING time! Keith + Lori are extremely hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and "home". Not to mention that Lori's cooking is phenomenal - best Bed + Breakfast we've ever stayed with. The seven of us all stayed up in the Turret Suite where we enjoyed a slumber party with our pampering products, wine slushees, and jacuzzi time. The room was very clean, and Keith made sure to ask us if we needed any more towels or accomodations for our second night. Since we were right next to downtown, Appleton, we were able to enjoy our days at the Farmer's Market, local restaurants, The Fire, and walking the Ave. If you're looking for an extra perk, we booked a Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery Party with our stay which was an absolute BLAST. Keith + Lori provided apps and beverages, and took fun candid photos throughout the night so we could remember the great time we had. We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Franklin Street Inn Bed + Breakfast, and can't thank Keith + Lori enough. Book now - you'll thank us later!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so glad you had a great weekend! We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to serving any of you again in the future!
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georgigirl2014 wrote a review Aug. 2021
North Prairie, Wisconsin37 contributions12 helpful votes
Having always wanted to stay at the Franklin Street B&B, we finally had an unexpected opportunity to do so this past August 2021. As a cherry on top, we happened to be the inn’s only guests for the night! So it was like staying overnight at a friend’s house, and ‘friends’ Lori and Keith couldn’t have rolled out a nicer red carpet. The house is charmingly appointed, just enough to make it interesting but not busy. No stuffiness here. Our second floor room, the Franklin, sports a queen-size bed and large bathroom with a 2-person Whirlpool bath. All amenities have been thought of and the innkeepers are keen to accommodate any forgotten necessities. The inn is within walking distance of Lawrence University, restaurants, the History Museum at the Castle, a lovely city park, and other architectural and historical homes. Park your car off-street provided by the inn and give driving a rest! Breakfast is served in the dining room and artistically plated. We were served honey orange French toast, sausage, fruit, juice and locally roasted (and hot!) coffee this particular morning and left the table satiated. A delicious and relaxed way to start the day. Indeed, the inn sells both Deneen and Sunset Hill mugs with the B&B’s logo on the front, making for an excellent souvenir should you want to be reminded of your stay. A large- breed dog does live on the premises but is only allowed to roam in public areas at guests’ approval. And Cody’s a real sweetheart. Give him a pat! So, you are going to be in Appleton overnight? Do yourself a favor. Treat yourself to a stay at the Franklin Street Inn B&B. Your new friends Lori and Keith will make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We greatly appreciate your taking the time to write a very thorough review. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon!
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Gene C wrote a review Aug. 2021
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I travel a lot and found this place in error. It is a treasure. I would take this place over the Ritz. You cant go wrong at the Franklin Street inn. Close to down town and the owners know how to treat people.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Keith Hansen, Innkeeper at Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug. 17, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to seeing you again when you are in Appleton.
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Lynn L wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We were in Appleton for my son’s wedding and we chose The Franklin Street Inn for a 2 night stay. Keith and Lori are the best hosts - they’re super accommodating and go the extra mile to make sure their guests to have a memorable stay. Keith gave a brief history of the Inn along with area sights to visit while we ate the fabulous breakfast prepared each morning. The Inn is a block away from the Downtown Appleton Farm Market - so no worries about parking. Keith and Lori’s attention to detail is evident everywhere you look. If a quiet, relaxing trip is in your future, this is the place to stay. My only complaint is that I was unable to convince Keith to tell me the secret ingredient in their yummy lemon sauce😉
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Aug. 16, 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again when you are in the area.. Thank you for your review!
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PRICE RANGE
US$167 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (0.5 km), The History Museum at the Castle (0.2 km), and Lawrence University (0.5 km).
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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Appleton.
Are there any historical sites close to Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hearthstone Historic House Museum (1.5 km).