Quaint, cozy hotel conveniently located
Posted Sep 20, 2016
We chose The Franklin based on proximity to our son's apartment. Located in more of a residential area, the king bed room was comfortable with plenty of room to walk around the bed, a desk, and space for our two suitcases (MUCH larger than our son's apartment bedroom). With a window on the street side, we did hear some street noise but, nothing to keep us up at night. The noise did wake us at about 7am on weekdays when construction starts. Looks like they will be there for some time to come. The window A/C unit helped to cover some of the noise.
Breakfast, which was included, consisted of croissants, bread, muffins, yogurt, granola, one cereal, apples, and oranges. There was also juice, milk, and coffee. The dining area seats 8-10 and an adjacent sitting room holds another 6 and somehow, it always seemed to work out. If you want more than a light breakfast, there are countless places to go within a blocks walk. Starbucks fans will be relieved to have two within a couple of minutes stroll. There was also a small grocery store (very expensive) and a Whole Foods nearby.
The hotel is old which is what gives it the quaint feeling. The only elevator requires some effort to open the door. As we're used to fully automated elevators, we spent a bit of time waiting on the door to open to let us in or out. Waiting doesn't make it open but will eventually help your memory. Surprisingly, there was only one time the elevator wasn't available.