October 27, 2009

Arriving in New York City

About halfway through our northeast travels we arrived in New York City. I have always loved visiting New York. It is a fun and vibrant city with great diversity unmatched in anywhere else. It is also an intense place – hectic and full of life 24 hours a day.

For this trip we picked the Franklin Hotel on the Upper East Side. When we arrived the staff held our bags while we headed out to Madison Avenue for an afternoon of shopping, returning later in the evening to check into our room.

The Franklin Hotel property was perfect for us – it is located in a beautiful old building in a quiet Upper East Side neighborhood. The rooms are charming, the building has a great old elevator, and hotel provides excellent amenities. Throughout our stay we were thrilled with this hotel. Every morning the hotel provides continental breakfast – croissants, brioche, cheese, and prosciutto with espresso, tea, and juice. And in the early evenings the hotel serves wine, cheese, crackers, and nuts – a perfect way for guests to relax at the end of a great day in city. The hotel staff is very friendly and worked hard to assure we had a wonderful stay. Next time I go to New York City I will definitely stay at the Franklin Hotel again!

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