Ratings based on 46 Guest Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
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4 out of 5
by bilochunfrom San Francisco, CA, USA

Rooms are tiny but very clean/modern and have everything you need.

Posted Dec 12, 2011
Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Staff are overwhelmingly helpful. The continental breakfast was a nice offering. Coffee/tea was available all day. The room is cozy but comfortable. It's very modern and clean. I had a queen bed, and it was more comfortable than my bed at home! Also the location is just a block to the subway station.
3 out of 5
by Travelsfinefrom Houston

I felt like I was in Europe in the middle of New York

Posted Nov 20, 2011
Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, charming, friendly staff, clean, great neighborhood
Cons: Poor breakfast, small, too expensive for old 3 star
The hotel was quaint, the staff nice. The room was so small we had to store luggage in another room to be able to walk around the bed. I have stayed in New York in many hotels and this one would have been better for half the money.
3 out of 5
by dfosterfrom Texas, USA

Noise woke me from a dead sleep

Posted Oct 31, 2011
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
The hotel was in a great location for my conference. The room and bathroom were clean. The pillows and the bed were excellent. However, the noise was awful! Not street noise, not noise from other guest rooms, or even other guests. The noise was from the staff in the lobby. 2 out of 4 nights I was woken out of a dead sleep at 3am by the staff talking and watching videos on the internet in lobby. The sound carried all the way down the hall and into my room, and when I got up, went to the lobby and asked the staff to be quiet, she asked me which guest was being loud. Incredially unprofessional and unacceptable for an upscale hotel.
5 out of 5
by Mark2011from Detroit, Michigan


Posted Apr 12, 2011
Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
I found this hotel very comfortable and conveniently located to local restaurants, pubs and other upper east side attractions. The subway is only about one block away making it easy to get around Manhattan. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice affordable and quite place to stay.
4 out of 5
by A traveler

Pleasant hotel

Posted Mar 18, 2011
Courteous, effective, warm and helpful but unobtrusive staff - absolutely perfect. Good location, relatively quiet but accessible. The rooms are excessively small (almost completely filled by the bed), but otherwise entirely pleasant: claustrophobes absolutely should not ever go here, but if you're okay with lack of space it's otherwise an excellent experience.
5 out of 5
by NYCLovers

A lovely intimate place to stay in NYC

Posted Mar 2, 2011
Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
We felt like we were in a boutique hotel London. The rooms are not large but offer a cosy, comfortable and quiet almost residence stay. The completementary breakfast is very european and is served in a bistro room at the back of the hotel. The staff was welcoming and extremely friendly. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who does not want extraneous amenities like a pool, health club or in hotel restaurant. The location on the upper east side is very convenient to many of the highlights of the city.
5 out of 5
by A traveler

Most comfortable beds and no bedbugs in sight

Posted Feb 25, 2011
My husband commented when we stayed here that this hotel had the most comfortable beds of any hotel we'd ever stayed in - we even went so far as to check the mattress tag to see who was the manufacturer. Typical of New York the room was very small (just room to walk around the bed and that's about all) but we didn't see any signs of bedbugs and this was definitely a plus. The breakfast was simple but adequate and the staff were always gracious and helpful. This hotel is also not in the touristy part of town which was a plus for us as well.
5 out of 5
by MotherOfTheBride2011from Richmond, VA

We really enjoyed our stay in this boutique hotel.

Posted Feb 7, 2011
Pros: Free Internet
The staff was very friendly and the location was great!
4 out of 5
by NYFANfrom North Carolina

Very Cozy hotel

Posted Feb 4, 2011
Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
We love the location, atmosphere, great staff, wonderful continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception. Appeals to a congenial cliental there were a delight to share a cozy hotel with. We felt right at home. Rooms are extremely small so it takes some organization, but very worth the effort.
5 out of 5
by A traveler

I Love The Franklin

Posted Aug 7, 2010
The Franklin was perfect for us. Personal service spotless room most comfortable bed ever and great location! I tried to book a room in Time Square but couldnt. This hotel was my second choice but it will ALWAYS be my first choice now. We had the King so it was a bigger room. I requested to see the petitte queen room. It was TINY but the beds comfort make up for the room size. I would be willing to stay in the petitte next time. Besides tiny rooms are part of the NYC experience especially when the room is so comfortable! Oh yea the elevator has an quotold NYquot feel to it and it added to the charm of the hotel. The breakfast was light rolls cereal juice and coffee. Not as big as I expected but good enough to get going in the morning. Wine and cheese in evening was a nice way to relax before getting ready to go out for the night! The doorman made us feel like we were his only guest but I saw him treat all guest this way. The front desk people gave great suggestions for eating out. Even the maids did a fanstatic job Thank you to the wonderful staff. The qualiity of their service can not be understated! The Franklin Hotel and all of NYC made me fall in love with our great country again.