The Franklin was ideal for my needs. I was a single traveler staying for three nights - I didn't have a lot of luggage and I didn't need much space. My room had a modern look, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and worked well, and the AC kept the room cool (though it was a bit loud). A few really nice features: free use of the NY Sports Club one block away, great espresso/cappuccino maker always available, free wifi in the room, complimentary breakfast, plus wine and cheese offered in the early evening. I also liked the location. The 4-5-6 train was one block away and it was very simple to catch the 86 bus across the park when I wanted to get to the west side. Plus, there were plenty of good restaurants on 2nd Ave a couple blocks away. It was a good place for exploring the city, especially if you are interested in the museums. As others have mentioned, rooms are small. Not sure if they have larger rooms to accommodate larger parties. Depending on your needs the Franklin might be a good option.
- 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