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Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel

3.0 star property
Waterfront hotel with restaurant, near St. John's Courthouse

7.4/10 Good

198 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Map
193 Water St, St. John's, NL, A1C1B4
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown St. John's

Getting around

  • St. John's Intl. Airport (YYT) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • Basho - 3 min walk
  • The Reluctant Chef - 3 min walk
  • India Gate - 3 min walk
  • Seto Kitchen + Bar - 3 min walk
  • Merchant Tavern - 4 min walk

About this property

The Franklin Hotel

Situated by the ocean, The Franklin Hotel is a great choice for a stay in St. John's. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travelers say good things about the central location.

Languages

English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 2 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • 24-hour offsite parking within 427 ft (CAD 12 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Whale-watching nearby

Services

  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower

Accessibility

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • 8 bathrooms
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features

Dining

COJONES TACOS & TEQUILA - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 30 (subject to availability)

Parking

  • Parking is available nearby and costs CAD 12 per day (427 ft away; open 24 hours)

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 December to 31 March.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Franklin Hotel St. John's
The Franklin Hotel Hotel
The Franklin Hotel St. John's
The Franklin Hotel Hotel St. John's

Frequently asked questions

Does The Franklin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Franklin Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Franklin Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Franklin Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Franklin Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 2 AM. There's a charge of CAD 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of CAD 30 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Franklin Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include St. John's Courthouse (1-min walk) and George Street (4-min walk), along with Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (8-min walk) and St. John's Convention Centre (8-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near The Franklin Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, COJONES TACOS & TEQUILA. Nearby restaurants include Merchant Tavern (4-min walk), Yellowbelly Brewery (4-min walk), and The Celtic Hearth (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Franklin Hotel like?
The Franklin Hotel is located on the waterfront in Downtown St. John's, a short 4-minute walk from George Street and 3 minutes' walk from Masonic Temple. Travelers recommend the hotel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings

7.4

Good

7.7/10

Cleanliness

7.4/10

Staff & service

6.8/10

Amenities

7.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

6.9/10

Eco-friendliness

4/10 Fair

Fridge was so load it had to be moved into the bathroom. Requested help on first day and nothing happened for our entire 4 day stay.
Brenda, 5-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Joanne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great central location for dining, sightseeing, shopping & entertainment, and in a lovely old building. Even though it's a self serve hotel, the staff were very helpful, frendly & accomadating. And it was very well priced.
Terence, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Courtney, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We had a good stay. First day no working air conditioning during heat wave but called the manager and we had a great working one the next day. All questions and issues were taken care of. Would definitely stay there again. Great location.
Connie, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Natasha, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location in downtown St John’s in walking distance to everything. We would certainly stay again. Room was large and clean with great washroom. Although no staff onsite housekeepers were very helpful and pleasant.
Jodi, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Connie, 5-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No available parking
Kathi, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Accommodation was good once we got into the room. Did not see the E-mail before we showed up at 0400. Had to go to another hotel the first night. Had to talk to businesses to get ahold of someone to contact the owner to get the code to get in the front door. Big screw up.
irvin, 3-night romance trip
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