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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is very close to the Subway (6). This is not a fancy hotel. The staff are friendly, the room shows signs of ware but it is clean and tidy. Our room was small with the sink in the main room and the shower and toilet en-suite. The bed was very comfortable, there...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here Nov/Dec 4 days....Stayed in room 54 which was small but adequate. Bed and bedding clean and bed very comfortable. Hairdryer very good. Not much of wardrobe very small but didn't cause any problems. Breakfast was good basic...cheese..fresh bread ..jams ..butter..croissants .muffins...breakfast bars...Yogurt...cereal..coffee.. tea..selection of teas green etc...coffee machine use 24hrs. . Staff were lovely ready to help. This...

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1Thank Citrine_12
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing that could go some way to justifying the price of this 'hotel' is its location. Minute rooms, bad pipe work in the bathroom which looked like vermin could get through, dingy...student accommodation was better

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially, it is difficult to adjust to its tiny rooms and having the wash basin in the bedroom. Very hard to brush your teeth in the same room you sleep especially when two sleeping in a room. But the New York life gets to you and you adapt to it. The neighboring land is being constructed but the drilling noise...

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mesa, arizona
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Other than the rooms being very small, the hotel as a whole was fine. The small breakfast they offer is suitable for early morning grab and go. We needed to be close to Central Park as my daughter was getting married there and this place fit the bill. There is a dry cleaners right across the street which we utilized...

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1Thank nyldy
Manchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cozy little room, friendly staff, short walk from the park, around the corner from the subway, the BEST espresso machine! We were in town for an event in Central Park and this was the perfect place to stay.

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2Thank Rebecca776
Monmouth, Maine
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Accompanied a friend in New York & she booked in this hotel. When I arrived i request if we can check in early as our flight came early morning & i don't mind if there is a charged, but the front desk woman, guess looked liked a either a hispanic or what what so rude and said no check in...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Tiny but great, clean and quiet room. Comfy bed. Also, really friendly and nice staff. Perfect for a couple nights stay! Walking distance to Central Park, museums, etc. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

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Epping, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When arriving in late September 2016, the hotel was covered in scaffolding due to building works next door. If you can ignore this, the first impression of the reception was very poor. It was dark and needed some serious TLC - along with the downstairs rooms. They could so easily be improved if the owner spent some money and not...

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Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood, 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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 )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper East Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $197 - $578 (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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“Rooms have limited storage for clothes. Also the Minibar that offers bottles of wine should state what is the price so the customer is not blindsided at checkout.”
 of 5 bubbles 316wadep, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“check your FLOOR before booking if Wifi is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles 482jakee, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect wifi to work”
 of 5 bubbles lloydm972, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles putrificato, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the east side of the hotel away from the construction”
 of 5 bubbles CrispyG, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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