Hotel The Franklin

193 Water StreetSt. John'sA1C 1B4Canada
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About Hotel The Franklin

Situated in the heart of North America's oldest commercial street, Hotel The Franklin offers boutique-style accommodations in an historic building.

Rooms are individually decorated and feature en suite bathroom facilities. Amenities include a flat-screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a work area. Some rooms also come with a patio.

Hotel The Franklin is a smoke-free property and offers conference space and a meeting room. Laundry facilities and dry cleaning services are available.

Guests can enjoy Bulgarian-inspired cuisine at the onsite restaurant, The Bistro and Seafood Bar which is open for lunch and dinner. Specialties include Scallops, Chicken Poutine, and Pasta Carbonara.

Located in downtown St. John's, many attractions are within walking distance including St. John's Courthouse, Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, and the Masonic Temple. St. Bonaventure College is also within walking distance.


193 Water Street, St. John's, A1C 1B4, Canada
Telephone: +1(709)7549005 | Fax: +1(709)7263767 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Wonderful Location

People who have stayed here certainly think the hotel’s prime location on Water Street is a huge plus. Guests have said that shops and restaurants are within walking distance, which helps to save on cab fare. Others have noted that you can easily get to George Street and the waterfront via a short stroll.

Comfortable and Clean

Travellers felt that the accommodations were quite tidy. People have noted that the space is well appointed and the rainfall showers are a nice perk. Others commented that the beds were super comfortable as well.

Great Character

Guests love the design of this hotel housed in a building with exposed brick and original decor. Others have noted that they appreciate that it’s a departure from standard chain hotels.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Refrigerators

Incredibly noisy refrigerators bothered quite a few people who stayed here. Guests have said that the noise was a huge distraction throughout their stay and could be an issue for light sleepers. Others said that they had to unplug it every night just so they could go to bed.

Stair Access Only

Travellers with limited mobility should note that this hotel does not have lifts. While the hotel is only three stories, they found that having no lifts can be an inconvenience especially with luggage and other bags.

No Front Desk

This hotel does not have a traditional front desk. Rather guests have to check in at the restaurant below. So if you’re expecting around the clock, in-person service you won’t find it at this hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 605 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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    7.9 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 605 reviews