Ratings based on 938 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Portland,Oregon
close to central parkPosted Jul 29, 2015
Pros: friendly atmoshere great service
Location: location was great close to central park,shopping, and museums
I truly enjoyed my stay at the Franklin Hotel. Every morning during my stay I had a nice European buffet breakfast. Met lots of visitor and enjoyed chatting with them during my stay. every morning then went for my walk through central park. later during the evening had cheese cracker and wine.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 27, 2015
The service at the Franklin is top notch. We have stayed here several times. Location is ideal and subway access is good.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Central NY
Conveniently Located in Upper East SidePosted Jul 25, 2015
Pros: Location near the subway (#4,5,6 lines) very easy to get around from here. Staff was extremely courteous and place is very clean.
Cons: It is what it is, a small hotel tucked in the middle of the block in a 1930's bldg. Not fancy but does the trick for a place to rest between forays.
Location: 15 min to Yankee Stadium, Times Sq, MoMA, theaters by subway. Central Park and the Met is a short stroll away. 5th ave shopping nearby.
I would recommend this hotel to a single person or a couple wanting to spend a week in NYC. I would not recommend it for a family as there is very little room even in the "suite". The staff is very courteous and helpful. The room and rest of the hotel was very clean although a little bit worn. Bed was comfortable and the room was surprisingly quiet for being on the 3rd floor in the front of the building facing the street. They do offer a continental breakfast, but no other amenities at the hotel. I chose this hotel for it's location and price and it met my expectations and was more than adequate for a base to work from while sightseeing in NYC. It is easy to get to from Penn Station as long as you're not carrying much luggage. There are plenty of places to eat and a variety of styles within walking distance that were reasonably priced and serve nice meals. There are also a number of upscale restuarants nearby if you want something fancier. There is a variety of shops within walking distance as well. Also check out the neighborhoods to the east in Yorkville, there is a very nice park along the East River just a few blocks down 87th that is mostly used by the locals.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from linz
Posted Jul 21, 2015
Sehr nettes kleines Hotel! Gute Lage nahe der A C E Subway! Sehr gepflegte Gegend in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Central Park :)
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London, UK
Nice area, sweet hotelPosted Jul 19, 2015
Pros: Very nice hotel staff, great location for what i wanted.
Cons: Tea making facilities in the room would be nice My 'small Queen' room had a tiny wardrobe, which might have been a problem for a longer trip.
Location: Easy to walk to museum mile and central park, two grocery stores nearby, and the subway.
This was a perfect location for my needs - walkable to the museums and central park, and the subway just around the corner. I felt very safe walking around at night. Not in the heart of New York if you are interested in the sites, but I found the neighbourhood interesting nonetheless.
by A verified traveler from new york
Very small roomPosted Jul 19, 2015
Never again.very expensive for what you get A lot construction next to the hotel
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Vancouver, BC
Small hotel close to subways and busesPosted Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Location, cute decor, friendly staff, 24-hour access to hot drinks.
Cons: The "resort fee" should be renamed to "breakfast and hot beverages". For the nightly rate, they should ax the resort fee.
Location: Banking, movie theatre, Whole Foods, Ricky's, restaurants all along adjacent streets, Museum Mile, shopping.
I wanted to be in the UES as far away as Time Square and this hotel location was perfect for that. I was able to access the express trains, the downtown and crosstown buses within 1-block radius. Whole Foods, restaurants, banks all within 1-2 blocks as well. I had to upgrade (and pay) for a room that actually gets sunlight. Only the king size rooms face the street and thereby, get sunlight. I liked my first room (and even the small bathroom was adequate) but I hated that the "courtyard view " is an alley enclosed on all sides, blocking out any natural light. The king size room wasn't any bigger than my old room but just the layout allowed for a king size bed. Basically, I was paying for sunlight! The resort fee should be axed as the hotel rate for the size of the room is quite high compared to another UWS hotel I've stayed at (where the washroom alone was triple the size of this one). For my future visits, I will probably go back to that hotel unless I get a lower rate to "absorb" the sunlight upgrade and the resort fee.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from California
Near Central Parl-Museum MilePosted Jul 12, 2015
Pros: Bed, location, drinkable tap water, near the subway and Central Park, Museum Mile
Cons: Cable news, movie station like HBO, less noisy air conditioner
Location: Central Park, Museum Mileshopping along Madison and 5th Avenue
Room was small but adequate for one person. Bed was super comfortable. Cable stations like CNN and local news did not work. Breakfast offerings could be improved such as add boiled eggs and peanut butter for protein. Easy walk to all sorts of museums and shopping and food establishments or markets.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
マンハッタンのクラシックホテルPosted Jul 9, 2015
Location: セントラルパーク メトロポリタンミュージアム フリックミュージアム ・・・
レキシントン通りのすぐ近くで何かと便利 古いホテルですが清潔な印象です ウェルカムのワインとチーズ、ナッツが とてもホッとでき 嬉しかったです
by A verified traveler from New York NY
Good for one nightPosted Jul 4, 2015
We booked this hotel because it was the closest to where we were going and because it was the cheapest for one night. Rooms are small but clean. The building is clearly like most NY buildings, small, antiquated and no AC in halls and elevator. Staff is friendly and courteous.