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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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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
225Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
36Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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I echo the sentiments of other reviewers who assumed based on the website that they would be getting a luxury experience. While the sheets and mattress on our queen bed were of good quality, they were just about the only thing that fit in the room, and the bathroom was an even
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This hotel presents itself in pictures and description to be a 4 or 5 start hotel but is more like a 2 to 3 star. We stayed there for 2 nights at a 5 start hotel rate and were appalled by the hotel and lack of value. While the location is superb and elevator is very cool,
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I attended the Matthew McGrorty Memorial Golf Outing, which is a charity fund raising event. I won the silent auction for a two night weekend stay at the Franklin Hotel in NYC. When I called to use this gift certificate for the two night stay I was told they had no idea what I
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We have stayed here often. Sadly it is in need of some refreshing. The staff are generally friendly and helpful, but the breakfast quality has declined, the common areas are tired and the continuing noise from the construction next door is irritating. It is, however, the only
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Last minute decision to stay in a non-chain, small boutique-type hotel close to museum mile. Reserved queen size room over phone - pleasant experience. Located on 87th street just off Lexington Avenue. Entrance somewhat hard to see due to scaffolding in place for adjoining
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OUR BED Was HEAVENLY And The ANNIVERSARY Wishes Upon Our Arrival Made It X-Tra SPECIAL !!!
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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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"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!"
US$195 - US$342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUpper East SideCarnegie Hill
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