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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel last night. My room had NO HEAT. I repeat NO HEAT on a snowy December night. The front desk informed me "the heat is down" and I was offered "extra sheets." After an uncomfortable, chilly night, I complained to front desk staff the following morning when asked how my stay was. I was offered to...

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New Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great location next to the MET where I had a professional development day. Comfy bed, bedding was luxurious. Breakfast was nice and everything couldn't have been better! Loved it! Room was small but so what. Had a decent bath and high end bath and soaps. Everyone was so nice too.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had high hopes for this hotel. Especially considering the price. Here are just few of the reasons to avoid The Franklin.. - No WifI for free OR to buy (They recommended I use there greasy laptop by the front desk. I didn't dignify that with an answer.) - Walked in my room and the fire alarm was chirping every...

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1Thank Greg H
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This boutique hotel is pretty average..... needs a refresh badly. The rooms are clean but uninspiring the one thing people need is the basics.....Good shower, comfortable bed and power supply by the bed to recharge phone, unfortunately I got none of the above.

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1Thank Ian F
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I won't mention the crazy price my colleague and I paid for rooms there, but it's probably at least double of what it's worth. Simple rooms, ridiculously small bathrooms see picture, basic breakfast. Convenient location and many good restaurants around, but this is not good enough as a selling point.

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France
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via 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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1Thank LePatioDordogne
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via 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 29 November 2016

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
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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. ... 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: $297 - $536 (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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#227 Family Hotel in New York City
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