What We Love
- A brand-new home base in a hip Brooklyn neighborhood, with an apartment-style suite or loftBeing among the first to stay in this brand-new, industrial-chic hotel
- Having a spacious, apartment-style loft or suite to call home during your city break
- The excellent location in the heart of hip Greenpoint, surrounded by loads of bars and restaurants
- Doing New York City differently, with a stay in its coolest outer borough
What To Know
- The hotel is slated to open April 2016
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Greenpoint is widely thought of as one of ever-trending Brooklyn’s next frontiers, attracting artists and fresh-out-of-college intellectuals faster than you can say “skinny jeans.” When you come to New York, you’re going to want to visit this hipster ‘hood, and when you visit, you’re going to want to stay somewhere as cool and creative as the natives. Choose Franklin Guesthouse, where every industrial-chic suite and loft is styled like an apartment, so you can also feel like a native yourself.
In addition to these slick abodes, the property offers a sauna, plus a fitness center, so you can keep off the weight from those Smorgasburg ramen burgers. The rest of the time, hit the subway, or stick around and pound the pavement. In addition to being a hub for up-and-coming culture, Greenpoint, sharing McCarren Park with neighboring Williamsburg, is an oasis for nature – which not all of its Manhattan counterparts can say for themselves. And why not be where the grass is greener?
Lofts and suites
No miniature, Manhattan-style rooms here. That’s not how they do things across the river – at least not at Franklin Guesthouse. Here, you’ll have a spacious, apartment-style loft or suite to call your home, complete with retro-inspired, industrial-chic décor; cozy hardwood floors; cool, contemporary art; and a luxe, en-suite bathroom.In the open-plan Studio loft, you’ll have one queen bed. Deluxe Loft suites, meanwhile, contain a 3/4 wall partition, which separates the bedroom from the living area. In these abodes, you’ll have a king bed, plus a comfy sofa bed.
Amenities – Wi-Fi- Coffee and tea- Mini-fridge- Ironing board- Hair dryer- Individual climate control- Writing desk- iPhone dock- 42-in. flat-screen TV with premium cable
Franklin Guesthouse is right in the heart of vibrant and cozy Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood and one of its most charming. Adjacent to hipster hotspot Williamsburg, this former Polish enclave is today a welcoming mix of old and new, home to loads of bars, restaurants, boutiques and, of course, plenty of kielbasa vendors. You’ll be able to explore your outer-borough home base with ease, thanks to the hotel’s complimentary local shuttle and nearby Citi Bike rentals. And when the big city (that would be Manhattan, directly across the East River) beckons, you’re just minutes from the G subway line and – should you prefer the scenic route – the East River Ferry.
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Many of my good friends live in Brooklyn, but I've never looked forward to staying there. Franklin Guesthouse may change all that! It was a splurge, but one that was totally worth it, and one that I now plan to make again! Our room was so home-y, cozy and well-appointed. I was surprised by how large the room itself was, and it included a kitchenette, so it really helped us save money on meals out.
The hotel is centrally located in Greenpoint, so that no place seemed too far to walk, but one very rainy night, we employed the hotel's car service. It was so convenient, and we loved our driver (be sure to come prepared with a cash tip!). The staff was friendly and unpretentious. I'm really not into places that try too hard to be "cool" (so... all of Brooklyn?), but Franklin Guesthouse was like staying at a very chill, but very clean, friend's apartment. A perfect friend who offers you reasonably-priced snacks, and knows when you need alone time.
Friendly staff and comfy rooms in a very convenient location. That makes me happy! My favorite aspect of FGH is that they offer you a ride to your destination if it is in a certain radius of FGH. That is a great perk!
Clean, modern but comfortable place with private limo and amazing front desk service. A few subway stops from Manhattan but a whole different world. Great location. Safe neighborhod with both upscale restaurants and classic pizza joints. Walk to East River. I’ll be back.