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4.0 out of 5

"They no longer have a breakfast; otherwise it’s still a bargain in a great location. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

3.5-star boutique hotel near Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Heart of New York

Within a 10-minute walk of this Upper East Side hotel, you'll find Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Central Park. Metropolitan Museum of Art and Madison Avenue are also within half a mile (1 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out are available at this hotel. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, luxe bedding

The 50 guestrooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and TVs. Premium bedding, free newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Franklin Hotel ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Franklin Hotel

Everyone (21) Couples (3) Family (5)
4 out of 5
They no longer have a breakfast; otherwise it’s still a bargain in a great location.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5
My room had a loud and unreliable heater, holes in the plaster in the walls. I would not recommend this hotel, especially for the money. Disappointed.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very clean and comfortable. The hotel street appearance worried me since I had never stayed there but once we got settled we had a great experience.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5
It was a pleasant stay, the room was small but very clean and quaint. The only complaint was that the AC did not work very well so we kept the bathroom window slightly open to keep the room cool. It was comfortable in October but I imagine it would be unbearable in the summer months. We couldn't find the remote to the TV and the staff did not bring one up but other than that, it was a pleasant stay.

Posted by on 4 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5
Reasonable price, great location, a little like a tired dowager--beautiful old details, but makeshift modern repairs. Would stay again because of price and location.

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2019

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1 out of 5
Nothing to like except location. Poor bedding , poor facility , breakfast with no utensils

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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1 out of 5
This is the most miserable hotel/motel experience on recent memory. Sheets may have been reused. Rug was soiled, the chair was filthy, and soiled. The free breakfast had no hot food. the cost was High. the and esp the bathroom was tiny. Never agaom Expedia or Ben Franklin hotel'

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
I love this little hotel, where I have stayed twice. It is old school so if you like modern trendy places this may not be for you, but it's my fav type of hotel. The beds are very comfy, they brought up extra pillows on request, and it was clean and cozy. The continental breakfast is a nice start to the day, and they provide luggage storage which is a big help for that quick overnight trip to NYC.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2019

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Property Features

The Franklin Hotel offers its guests a library, multilingual staff, and concierge services. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Franklin Hotel also features express check-out, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a porter/bellhop. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (13.4 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Train station: New York Harlem 125th St. Station (3.3 km / 2 mi)
  • Metro station: 86 St. Station (Lexington Av.) (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

The Franklin Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 44 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Franklin Hotel
  • Franklin Hotel New York
  • Franklin New York
  • Hotel Franklin
  • Franklin New York City
  • The Franklin Hotel Hotel
  • The Franklin Hotel New York
  • Franklin Hotel New York City
  • The Franklin Hotel New York City
  • The Franklin Hotel Hotel New York

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.