The Franklin  3 stars

164 East 87Th Street, New York, United States, 10128  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • 4,5,6 subway train was around the corner - Free computer with internet access - Steps away from central park
  • Lobby is really small - Breakfast were excellent - Free internet access
  • Parking is available right next door - Staff were all very friendly - Small rooms
  • No pool, no gym - Buffet breakfast of quality bread, pastries, cheese, cereal - Staff was generally helpful
  • Bathroom and room were quite comfortable - Aircon is very very noisy - Wonderful linens

Overview

Located in 6.9km away from La Guardia airport, the three-star The Franklin Hotel is in 8.4km from the city center. The hotel with the classical style facade offers its visitors free of charge Wi-Fi internet access.

All 49 air-conditioned rooms offer wireless internet in the bathroom as well.

At the hotel continental breakfast is served for free.

The nearest train stations are Grand Central Station and Penn Station, 3.6km and 4.6km away from the hotel and the nearest bus stop is in 100m.

Number of rooms   49.

City Center New York - 5.3 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 4.4 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 7.4 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 2.3 mi, Penn Station - 2.9 mi
Underground stations 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 400 ft, 96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Shake Shack - Upper East Side (cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs) - 300 ft, Papaya King (cuisine: Hot Dogs) - 300 ft

Rooms

General information:

The rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned with the hair dryer, telephone and in-room safe.

Room types:

Standard room is equipped with the telephone and in-room safe.

Double room with the double bed has soundproofed windows, and is equipped with the work desk and offers mini-bar

Standard single room with one single bed is air-conditioned with safe deposit box and TV-set

Deluxe Queen room with the queen size bed offers toilet and TV set.

Executive King room with the king size bed is equipped with the safe deposit box and is air-conditioned.

Dining options

Guests of the hotel are served with continental breakfast for free.

The nearest restaurant at the hotel is Windows, offering different kinds of meals, is opened daily from 6am to 10am from Monday to Friday and from 7am to 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

The hotel The Franklin provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Work

Business center with Wi-Fi Internet access are offered at the hotel.

Free of charge Wi-Fi internet is available in the hotel and the hotel rooms.

Leisure

The guests have rest at the indoor swimming pool or do exercises in the fitness center or visit spa & wellness center.

Additional features

Rooms with the facilities for people with disabilities are possible onsite.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Coffee shop
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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General information:

The rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned with the hair dryer, telephone and in-room safe.

Room types:

Standard room is equipped with the telephone and in-room safe.

Double room with the double bed has soundproofed windows, and is equipped with the work desk and offers mini-bar

Standard single room with one single bed is air-conditioned with safe deposit box and TV-set

Deluxe Queen room with the queen size bed offers toilet and TV set.

Executive King room with the king size bed is equipped with the safe deposit box and is air-conditioned.

Double Queen Room
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The Franklin Double Queen Room Petite Queen
Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed or Queen Size Bed

The room room of 14m2/150 sq. feet offers a Queen size bed, writing desk, plush linens, flat-screen LCD television, Bvlgari amenities, clock-radio, restful interior in natural hues.

Room facilities
    Superior Queen Room
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    The Franklin Superior Queen Room Superior Queen

    Luxuriously appointed room of 19m2/200 sq. feet offers a Queen size bed, writing desk, plush linens, flat-screen LCD television, Bvlgari amenities, clock-radio, restful interior in natural hues.

    Deluxe Queen Room
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    The Franklin Deluxe Queen Room Deluxe Queen

    Luxuriously appointed room of 21m2/225 sq. feet offers a Queen size bed, writing desk, plush linens, flat-screen LCD television, Bvlgari amenities, clock-radio, restful interior in natural hues.

    Executive King Room
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    The Franklin Executive King Room Executive King

    Luxuriously appointed spacious room of 21m2/225 sq. feet offers a King size bed, writing desk, plush linens, flat-screen LCD television, Bvlgari amenities, clock-radio, restful interior in natural hues.

    The Franklin LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    City Center is in 8.4km

    Shar Lawrence Fine Art Inc is in 300m

    Guggenheim Museum New York is in 500m

    National Academy of Design is in 500m

    Serge Sabarsky Foundation is in 500m

    Solomon R Guggenheim Museum is in 500m

    Cloisters Museum is in 600m

    Jewish Museum is in 600m

    The Pratt Mansions is in 600m

    Metropolitan Museum of Art is in 600m

    Ubu Gallery is in 800m

    C and M Arts is in 800m

    Gagosian Gallery Inc is in 900m

    Tourist attractions
    • Chinatown
      1400 ft
    • Upper East Side
      1700 ft
    Museums
    • Shar Lawrence Fine Art Inc
      1000 ft
    • Serge Sabarsky Foundation
      1700 ft
    • Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
      1700 ft
    • Guggenheim Museum New York
      1700 ft
    • National Academy of Design
      1700 ft
    • Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
      2000 ft
    • Jewish Museum
      2000 ft
    • The Pratt Mansions
      2000 ft
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
      2300 ft
    • 2300 ft
    • C and M Arts
      2700 ft
    • Ubu Gallery
      2700 ft
    • Gagosian Gallery Inc
      3000 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • American College-Acupuncture
      700 ft
    • NY Psychoanalytic Institute
      1400 ft
    • Brandeis University
      3000 ft
    Medical care and Hospitals
    Underground stations
    • 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
      400 ft
    • 96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
      2300 ft
    • 77th Street – Lenox Hill Hospital
      2700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Central Park
      1.2 mi
      59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
    • American Museum of Natural History
      5200 ft
      79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
    • El Museo del Barrio
      5000 ft
      1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th Street, New York City
    • Museum of the History of New York
      5000 ft
      200 Central Park West, New York City
    • Conservatory Garden
      5200 ft
      Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York City

    Near the hotel

    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
      2400 ft
      1000 Fifth AvenueA, New York City
    • Park Avenue
      1000 ft
      Manhattan, New York City
    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
      1800 ft
      1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City
    • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU
      1700 ft
      15 East 84th Street, New York City
    • Neue Galerie New York
      1800 ft
      1048 Fifth Avenue, New York City
    • National Academy of Design Museum
      1900 ft
      1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City
    • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
      2000 ft
      2 E 91st Street, New York City

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Shake Shack - Upper East Side

      70% likes this, based on 108 reviews
      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 22

      300 ft
      154 East 86th Street

      Phone: 646 237 5035

    • Papaya King

      60% likes this, based on 74 reviews
      Cuisine: Hot Dogs

      300 ft
      179 E 86th Street

      Phone: 212-369-0648

    • Bocado Cafe

      71% likes this, based on 52 reviews
      Cuisine: Café

      200 ft
      1293 Lexington Avenue

      Phone: (212) 289-9004

    • Panera

      72% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      400 ft
      E. 86th between Park and Lexington
    • Trattoria Pesce Pasta

      60% likes this, based on 30 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      300 ft
      1562 Third Avenue
    Getting there.

    Airport La Guardia is in 6.9km.

    Airport Newark Liberty International is in 20.4km.

    One may use train to the train station Grand Central Station in 3.6km from the hotel or Penn Station in 4.6km from the hotel, or take the bus to the bus stop 100m away from the hotel location. The city quests may also use underground station to the 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) in 100m from the hotel or to the 96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line), which is 700m away from the hotel.

    Getting around.

    Bus stop is in 100m

    Train station Grand Central Station is in 3.6km

    Penn Train Station is in 4.6km

    No parking is available onsite.

    The Franklin Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Franklin

    Average guest rating

    7.8
    out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 96 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Dining
    8.7
    Value
    7.7
    Service
    7.1
    Location
    8.3
    Rooms
    8.4

    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      recently renovated

      room very small, far from center

      • Average rating
        5.4
    • Single

      Pleasant and efficient reception Furnishings were very clean and in good condition

      Very small rooms (even for its era of NY buildings)

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Older travelers

      We stayed at the Franklin to be close to our friends apartment. All we really dud was sleep and shiower there. Teeny room- comfortable.

      • Average rating
        7.0
    • Single

      Staff service and cleanliness.

      No free TV service at any level. I was disappointed not to have the regular channels available to watch, such as CNN, CBS, NBC, etc.

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Older travelers

      Room was very comfortable, however, the bathroom was very small. Friendly staff. Would stay there again.

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Single

      Friendliness of staff. Good location, very convient for the subway on Lex and restaurants on 3rd & 2nd Avenues. Small and personal

      Rooms are small, but adequate.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Couple

      Location + nice decor

      Room size + breakfast choice (fine for 1 or 2 days but for a longer stay like mine is not - I had to eat the same every day which wasn't great).

      • Average rating
        6.2
    • Older travelers

      The location is great with the metro nearby.the room although small had all the necessary facilities.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Older travelers

      the staff was excellent!

      small rooms and rather cramped...

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Older travelers

      The Franklin was comfortable and chic. We were visiting family and it was a great find in the area. We will visit again.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      Wi-fi never worked through 7-day stay. The free lobby PC is a laptop mounted at an awkward angle - don't think even an astronaut would manage it.

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Single

      The staff was helpful and friendly.

      Shower/bath had no hot water. WiFi did not work properly, I could not get internet connection and had to go to Starbucks to get online. Not good at all.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Older travelers

      Staying at the Franklin reminds me of being in a European city. It has an old world feel but modern luxuries. It is located in a great residential neighborhood that does not have alot of hotel options.

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Single

      I was pleasantly surprised with The Franklin Hotel as I picked it somewhat randomly for a business trip into NYC. It was very cozy, quaint, and had a very strong European feel to it. Would definitely stay again.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      The friendliness, the athmosphete, the breakfeast,taste and refinent in. Interiör.

      à little crowded st breakfeast and not very much space to dit there

      • Average rating
        9.6
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