The Franklin

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

The best luxury boutique hotel north of 57th Street, this nine-story town house 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 couches and a free 24-hour cappuccino machine. 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.

PROS

  • neighborhood-y location
  • free Wi-Fi and generous breakfast
  • pet-friendly

CONS

  • far from many tourist sights except Museum Mile
  • small rooms

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-369–1000 | 800-607–4009

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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