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The Franklin Hotel, St. John's

3-star3 stars
193 Water StSt. John'sNLA1C1B4Canada

Downtown St. John's hotel by ocean
  • Free WiFi
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  • Gave a four just because of housekeeping service but spoke with Manager about issue when…Aug 31, 2018
  • Location was great and an easy walk home from a good night out; however, there were…Mar 18, 2018
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From 62 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Franklin Hotel, St. John's

from $71
  • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Patio
  • Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Signature Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around The Franklin Hotel, St. John's


  • In Downtown St. John's
  • St. John's Courthouse - 1 min walk
  • Leyton Gallery of Fine Art - 1 min walk
  • Atlantic Place - 1 min walk
  • Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - 4 min walk
  • Masonic Temple - 4 min walk
  • Longshoremen's Protective Union Hall - 5 min walk
  • Anglican Church of Canada - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • St. John's, NL (YYT-St. John's Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

The Franklin Hotel, St. John's’s small print

Also known as

  • Franklin Hotel St. John's


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 5 percent cleaning fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 99 reviews

The Franklin Hotel, St. John's
Great deal
Was a great value...nothing fancy but clean, warm, comfortable, and quiet considering you're on Water st in St Johns...right in the downtown core...close to everything...will definitely stay there again
Dave, ca4 night trip
The Franklin Hotel, St. John's
Clean, Quiet, Location
Downtown St. John's for $9X / night. Great room for a few nights. Fantastic location, clean, comfortable. Modern conveniences with some character of an older building. Nice. No check in counter, person texts you the door code for building, key on door. Never saw an employee.
A Traveler, ca2 night trip
The Franklin Hotel, St. John's
Very Good8.0
Barbara, ca2 night trip
The Franklin Hotel, St. John's
Promising, but needs work
So, this place has a lot of promise—we had a comfortable, attractive room in an excellent location—but there were a couple of pretty serious issues. First: mice! And not just once—we saw it/them on two occasions, running through our room! I understand that this is an old building in a port town, and sometimes mice happen, BUT over a three night stay our trash was never emptied, and there was no mini fridge. These are both things that are going to contribute significantly to problems with vermin. The hotel must do more to counteract and keep up with this issue (every little speck of lint on the sheets had to be checked to make sure it wasn't mouse poop). Otherwise the room was clean, and beds comfortable. The hallways smelled like cigarette smoke—this is something else that could be effectively ameliorated with a bit of care. The staff we interacted with were all very helpful and gracious, but not always easy to find (there is no real "front desk"—you have to call, and sometimes you get a confused kitchen worker). If you don't have a front desk or someone on hand, make sure a room has a backup roll of toilet paper!
Sarah, ca3 night trip
The Franklin Hotel, St. John's
Awesome location, easy check-in/check-out. Excellent courteous communication prior to my arrival. AC worked excellent in the hottest heatwave in years! May be time to renew the bedding and linens though - still my favourite choice for St. John's though!
Patrick, caOther trip

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The Franklin Hotel, St. John's

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