New York City Hotels



The Franklin


At a Glance


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


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

The Franklin Review

The best luxury boutique hotel north of 57th Street, the Franklin, in a nine-story town house, is a gem nestled 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 comp pass to the nearby New York Sports Club.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 164 E. 87th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves. Upper East Side, New York, NY 10128 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/369–1000; 800/607–4009
  • Website:
  • Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St.
  • Location: Upper East Side

    Hotel Details

  • 50 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

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