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The Franklin

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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Historic Hotel
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
976Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
130Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Upper East Side
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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Sadly, our NYC anniversary hopes were dashed by this hotel. We had booked it with points, and after one night in a room where we could barely turn around, the threadbare sheets gave me hives, and construction awakened us at all hours, we asked for a refund of our points for the s
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Well located on the Upper East Side, this hotel was a boarding house built in 1929. The rooms are small; the sink was located in the bedroom. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly and responsive to guest requests. There was no real closet. A light conti
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Firstly, the staff are very helpful and friendly. The room was clean, (small queen). WiFi worked well which was surprising given the other reviews. Breakfast was what I expected, (continental).

Room V HOT and dark! A/c working to compensate but V noisy, almost remined me of a
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I recently stayed at The Franklin Hotel because it was within walking distance of the event I attended.
The staff are very accommodating, perhaps making up for those areas that are lacking. There are old world facets such as the elevator, the heavy wood trim and finishes, though
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Nice hotel in a very good location. Room nice and clean, comfy bed, old style hotel, staff very nice and friendly, small lobby and carpets old. Breakfast was simple but good, wine served at 5pm. Good experience while visiting family. Big plus, it is a non smoking hotel!
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Does this hotel have a luggage room?
When we checked out we were offered the option of leaving our luggage, but it wasn't necessary. I'm not sure why DEngelJ said to not stay there. We enjoyed it more than any other NYC hotel in which we've stayed. It is quaint, good location, and the staff was excellent. It's not the Ritz, but it is also affordable (by NYC standards).
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Are there hairdryers in the rooms
yes there is
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Do the rooms have a bar refrigerator? Iron? Ironing board? Thank you.
no fridge sorry. You can ask for a iron and board we did.
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I have an infant (1.5years). Is She allowed in the hotel?
I believe so. But honestly, it is not clean enough.
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I reserved a room for June online. My reservation was confirmed. Called hotel to ask a question and phone number has been disconnected. No reply to my emails as well. Are you open? Is my reservation safe? How can I get in contact?
Did you email them as well?
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"Suggest lower floors as elevator is slow."
"go elsewhere"
"The petite rooms are very small and good for one person only. Get a larger room (studio) for two people"
"Find another hotel!"
"Do not stay there!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUpper East SideCarnegie Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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