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The Franklin Hotel

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164 E. 87th St., New York, NY 10128 40.779932 -73.954622
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-369-1000 | 800-607-4009 | Fax: 212-369-8000 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel
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Sample Room Rates

Standard classic, $249-$499; superior, $269-$599; deluxe queen, $299-$699

Official Website

franklinhotel.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots

A lot directly across the street is $29-$39 for 24 hours.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fax Services
  • Gym Passes
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

Homey touches abound at this 50-room boutique hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. With flower boxes on the window sills, free newspapers stacked on the coffee table in the lounge and an assortment of fluffy ottomans in the common areas, the Franklin could make even Dorothy feel at home. The provincial décor is supplemented by modern amenities like plasma TVs and stainless steel bathroom sinks. However, this attempt at quaint minimalism sometimes translates into cramped rooms and unadorned walls. Guests looking for more space should opt for a Superior Room, but be assured that all quarters at The Franklin come with free high-speed Internet access and iHome clock radios. Off to one side of the lobby lies a small, unassuming reading nook stocked with Dumas, Eliot, and Dostoevsky.

Pros

Free European-style breakfast in the first floor lounge and complimentary wine and cheese hour, daily, 5 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Cons
Views from some rooms, especially those on the lower floors, are obstructed by neighboring buildings.

Claim to Fame

The same Otis elevator has been operating in the Franklin since its inception in 1929.

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