The Franklin Hotel – Upper East Side Hotels

Hailed as one of New York City’s most romantic hotels, The Franklin Hotel sits nestled on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Manhattan’s cultural center, a short walk from Central Park, Museum Mile and the shops of Madison Avenue. Rooms at The Franklin are crisp, clean, modern and comfortable, with all of life’s luxuries taken care of and a pinch of historical correctness that comes through in the architecture and the lines of the furniture. The Franklin is small, with just 50 rooms, making it a boutique hotel perfectly suited for those who want a bit of peace and quiet during their stay in frenetic New York.

Features and Amenities

Home-y touches are limitless at this boutique hotel on Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side. With flower boxes on the window sills, free newspapers stacked on the coffee table in the lounge and an assortment of fluffy ottomans in the common areas, the Franklin will make you feel right at home. The provincial décor is supplemented by modern amenities like plasma TVs and stainless steel bathroom sinks. Stylish and intimate, the hotel boasts more than 50 guest rooms, each appointed with European-style antique beds wrapped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens, pillow-top mattresses, Bvlgari bath products, and Frette cotton terry bathrobes. Guest rooms also feature original photographic works by internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville.

The hotel doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities; there’s no gym, spa or business center – in this sense, The Franklin functions much more like a bed and breakfast than a New York hotel. That being said, there’s something distinctly opulent and European about the space. It’s as though you’ve walked onto the marriage of  a quaint Parisian apartment and a scene from popular TV show Gossip Girl, all glittering chandeliers and martini shakers. They do offer concierge, dry cleaning, fax services, internet access, laundry, parking, room service, and wifi.

Location

The Franklin is located on 87th Street and Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side, on a quiet tree-lined block that’s not far from Manhattan’s famed green oasis, Central Park. Experience the very best of New York, easy walking distance from your home away from the Franklin Hotel. Explore the galleries, upscale boutiques and restaurants on famed Madison Avenue, stretch your legs in the natural beauty of Central Park or take in a new exhibit at the Met- your option are endless. The Upper East Side has long been known as the home for Manhattan’s wealthiest inhabitants, and for good reason. The homes are stately, beautiful, and expensive, and the area is one of the cleanest and quaintest neighborhoods in the city. Whether you’re looking to stroll along Museum Mile or take in the shopping on Fifth Avenue, The Franklin Hotel’s Upper East Side location is the perfection place from which to do it.