The Franklin Hotel

164 East 87th Street, Google Maps
Telephone 212 369-1000
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What to expect: This boutique hotel fronted by a polished copper marquee caters to couples and business travelers who appreciate its Upper East Side location and intimate setting. Vintage elevator doors are among the period details from the hotel’s 1930s origins. Just beyond the reception counter is an inviting breakfast lounge, as well as a library/business center with complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Amenity highlights: This New York City hotel serves a complimentary European-style breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, croissants, and pastries daily in the breakfast lounge. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, and wireless cards can be borrowed from the front desk.

Insider tip: Seven blocks from the hotel is the Jewish Museum, a French Gothic–style chateau, formerly a private mansion. The collection numbers 28,000 items, including paintings, sculptures, artifacts, and other pieces that reflect the evolution of Jewish identity through art. In addition to offering one of the largest collections of its kind, the museum curates impressive new exhibits throughout the year.