About the Franklin
Tucked away on New York City's Upper East Side, the Franklin feels like a home away from home. The intimate bed and breakfast hotel is a quiet, elegant respite away from Manhattan's noisy tourist hubs. Plus, with complimentary continental breakfast and other free perks, the Franklin offers guests a comfortable, relaxing stay.
Built in the 1930s, the Franklin retains many of its vintage details like its red brick façade and original chrome elevator with swing-open door. Every hallway features beautiful mosaic artwork and mosaic-decorated room numbers next to every door. Rooms range from guest room petite to suite-sized and feature stylish furnishings like European-style antique beds, romantic chandeliers, Egyptian sheets and flat-screen televisions. Other touches of luxury include complimentary Wi-Fi, Bvlgari bath products and Frette cotton terry bathrobes.
In the first floor lounge, guests can sit and enjoy complimentary cappuccino, espresso, coffee or tea from the 24-hour self-serve machine. Every day in the early evening, guests can help themselves to a snack during the wine and cheese reception in the lounge. In the hotel's charming front sitting room, guests can sip wine, chat, read the paper and even play a game of chess. For a little exercise, guests can use free New York Sports Club passes upon request.
The Franklin is conveniently located near Central Park and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Museum Mile featuring the Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of American Art and Design, and numerous Madison Avenue designer shops. Three movie theaters are located within a few streets as well as several popular national retail stores.
Because of the Franklin's quaint and homey ambiance, couples and empty nesters will enjoy the quiet Upper East Side accommodations. The Franklin is also an ideal place for out-of-towners to stay near their Upper East Side family members during the holidays.
The Franklin Location Information:
164 East 87th St.
New York, NY 10128
4, 5, 6 to 86th St. (Lexington Ave.)
Start every day with a complimentary continental breakfast of coffee, tea, juice, a variety of pastries and muffins, yogurt, cereal, cheese, cured meats and healthy breakfast bars.
Daily Wine and Cheese Reception
In the early evening, guests can sip on complimentary red or white wine and nibble on cheese in the hotel's comfortable lounge on the first floor.
No room service available.
- 24-hour front desk
- Air conditioning
- American Express
- Bathtub or shower
- Concierge services
- Daily housekeeping
- Designer toiletries
- Diners Club
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Free breakfast
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Free newspaper
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Free toiletries
- Free use of nearby fitness center
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- In-room massage available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Multilingual staff
- No rollaway/extra beds available
- Pets allowed (no fees)
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channels
- Private bathroom
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk