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The Franklin

  • 164 E. 87th St. Map It
  • Upper East Side
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  • Neighborhood-y location
  • Free Wi-Fi and generous breakfast
  • Pet-friendly


  • Far from many tourist sights except Museum Mile
  • Small rooms

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

The best luxury boutique hotel north of 57th Street, this nine-story townhouse is a gem in a decidedly residential neighborhood. Though quite small, rooms are well appointed with name-brand knickknacks, including Bulgari toiletries, iHome stations, free Wi-Fi, and Frette linens. The lobby feels comfortable and lived-in, with newspapers laid out on comfortable couches and a free 24-hour cappuccino machine behind it. The generous complimentary breakfast uses a local bakery for all goods, and the hotel hosts a wine-and-cheese reception on weekday evenings. You can meet (sweaty) locals using a free pass to the nearby New York Sports Club.

Hotel Information


164 E. 87th St., between Lexington and 3rd aves., New York, New York, 10128, USA

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212-369–1000; 800-607–4009

Hotel Details:

  • 50 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 06/26/2015

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