The Franklin Hotel

164 East 87th St - Upper East Side Map
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164 East 87th St

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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164 E 87th St, Off Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-2206
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Recent Reviews:
travelbelle10
Chicago, Illinois
Trip type:
Business
Sketchy security and dirty room
Feb 9, 2020
Don't do it! Just don't. Whether Hotels Tonight or some other travel website entices you to stay here due to the price and the location, just don't do it! I... more »
nyupstater2020
Trip type:
Business
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Jan 30, 2020
PROS: EXCELLENT LOCATION in Upper East Side neighborhood, easy access to buses and train, museums and places to eat in or take out. Great for walking, enjoyed seeing a diverse... more »
Robert C
Montreal, Canada
Trip type:
Family
Adequate accommodations
Jan 23, 2020
The room was quite small as is the bathroom. It was clean but the common area could use some updating. Booked the room on Expedia which indicated that for an... more »
DSBAKKER
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Cozy and Quaint
Jan 20, 2020
Some of the rooms are small and others are smaller. Everything is clean and the service is excellent. I stayed twice in two weeks and it was consistent. Beds are... more »
dmnickel
Virginia Beach
Just a Room
Jan 1, 2020
We needed a reasonably priced place to stay while visiting family in the neighborhood. Our usual chain hotel was unavailable, and the Franklin seemed affordable. It's OK if you just... 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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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

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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
Smoking/Non Smoking
 

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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

Smoking/Non Smoking

 

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