The Franklin Hotel

164 East 87Th Street - Near Near Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Map
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164 East 87Th Street

The Franklin Hotel is a deluxe hotel located in the Upper East Side district, within a short walk of New York's most exclusive shops on Fifth and Madison Avenues. This style conscious hotel is modern, sleek and cozy. The Franklin has completed a fabu... more

The Franklin Hotel is a deluxe hotel located in the Upper East Side district, within a short walk of New York's most exclusive shops on Fifth and Madison Avenues. This style conscious hotel is modern, sleek and cozy. The Franklin has completed a fabulous expansion of 92 guest rooms and The Franklin Restaurant and Bar. The hotel offers a signature drink upon arrival, complimentary 24 hour cappuccino and espresso, complimentary bottled water, belgian bed linens, frette robes and complimentary movie video selection. This contemporary hotel is appointed with various works of art by prominent artists, in its public areas. The guest rooms are appointed with an attractive ultra contemporary décor. The sleek guest room amenities make each room a wonderfully relaxing retreat CD player, VCR, personal safe and luxurious linens. This chic urban habitat lets you act like a tourist without feeling like one. The Franklin Hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues. The historic Museum Mile district on Fifth Avenue is nearby, as is Central Park.

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The Franklin
164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-2206
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Recent Reviews:
Justuszn
Brussels, Belgium
Trip type:
Business
How not to deliver customer service
May 13, 2019
Next to a construction site this Hotel might need an overhaul as well. Upon entering the reception area one notices the weared down carpet. My room was clean and size... more »
Sunseeker512
Austin, Texas
Trip type:
Couples
Disapointing and poor
May 11, 2019
Only three positives: Staff was friendly, breakfast was better than expected and location was good. Other than that it was a massive letdown; overpriced, dated, room had damp carpet and... more »
reluctantconsultant
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Trip type:
Solo travel
exceeded my expectations
Apr 23, 2019
I booked the Franklin for the recent Easter weekend. I was looking for a safe, clean, place to sleep, convenient to the museums on upper Fifth Avenue. Considering the neighborhood,... more »
Ahmed A
Trip type:
Family
STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL
Apr 17, 2019
I stayed there with my family, and it was the worst experience ever ! The room very small the bathroom not clean (not clean including roachs) old furniture not like... more »
MRSCEO_JUDY
New York City, New York
Trip type:
Business
Antique
Apr 7, 2019
The staff is actually great. They make the hotel. I understand antiquated, but damn. the hotel smells old as you walk in. The carpets are disgusting. The rooms are small,... more »
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Upper East Side Description

The Franklin Hotel is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. How best to describe one of the most famous neighborhoods in the United States? Aside from the extreme concentration of the rich and the famous, their opulent dwellings, and the army of doormen, butlers and chauffeurs who serve them, the Upper East Side is also a showcase for some of America’s finest cultural establishments.

Walk along Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile which features a veritable plethora of artistic and cultural institutions. For some of the best contemporary art collections, visit the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the recently renovated cylindrical wonder that is the Guggenheim. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim has always prided itself on being home to innovative and at times controversial works of art since its inception in 1959. There’s also the Jewish Museum, one of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture.

Of course, no visit to Museum Mile would be complete without to the city’s crown jewel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many special exhibits complement the permanent displays at the Met, yet the collection is so vast that the huge storage areas under Central Park are bursting with pictures, sculptures and other objects d’art. From rare, ancient Egyptian relics to medieval coats of armor to a costume gallery that spans seven centuries it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit, so multiple trips may be necessary. In addition, visit the nearby Whitney Museum of American Art and see thousands of works of art including collections by seminal artists such as Edward Hopper, Alexander Calder and Reginald Marsh. The Asia Society Museum, and Frick Collection are also nearby.

The official residence of New York City’s mayor, Gracie Mansion, is at the northern end of Carl Schurz Park on 89th Street. The main floor of the mansion is open to the public and is a showcase for art and antiques created by New York designers, cabinetmakers, painters and sculptors. Tours must be reserved in advance however.

From glamorous Fifth and Park Avenues to the fashionable townhouses in the East Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, there are too many noteworthy addresses to list, but a veritable Who’s Who of American society can be found here and if you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse of it. For your best bet, try dinner at Elaine’s. While the food is essentially secondary to the patronage, it remains a great spot for celeb-spotting. Named after its famed, cantankerous owner who can still be spotted their nearly every night attending to customers, the casual bistro is a frequented by a high celebrity clientele and counts Woody Allen, Michael Caine and Jackie Onassis among its devotees. Good luck getting a reservation. If it's fresh seafood you're craving try Atlantic Grill. Sample the daily selection of oysters and clams on the half shell from the raw bar. Or try their unique take on sushi and sashimi. Restaurant Daniel is another great dining option renowned for its award-winning French cuisine and elegant atmosphere.

The Upper East Side is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels in New York. There's the classic Carlyle, which has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. The Carlyle remains a landmark of elegance and refined taste. Other prestigious hotels in the area include The Mark, which has been cited as one of the top 100 U.S. and Canada hotels in a Travel + Leisure's readers' poll and the sophisticated Lowell. A bit further south at the southeastern corner of Central Park, of course there's the most legendary hotel of them all, The Plaza, which set the standard for luxury when it opened over a century ago. The tradition continues following a recently completed $400 million, two-year renovation. The passion and uncompromising service, which made the hotel a legend, has returned with a new and contemporary spirit.

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Room Type

1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Premium channels

Food & Drink - Refrigerator (on request) and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Studio 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

Relax - In-room massage available

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Premium channels

Food & Drink - Refrigerator (on request) and minibar

Sleep - Premium bedding

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Property Information

  • Free breakfast
  • Number of floors - 8

Popular Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • MiniBar In Room
  • Safe
  • TV In Room

Additional Amenities

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of floors - 8
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms - 50

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