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Established in 1855 The Franklin Hotel is for the traveler who wants it all. A beautiful pub downstairs and small boutique hotel upstairs! Featuring free Wi-Fi, a bar and a restaurant, The Franklin Boutique Hotel Adelaide is located in the center of the city. Guests enjoy free snacks in-room upon arrival. All rooms offer a smart TV and Nespresso coffee machine. The kitchen downstairs has an offering of pub classics and modern Australian dishes to keep you satisfied. As well as the bar serving a variety of beverages for you to enjoy there, in the beer garden or on the upstairs balcony. Decorated with original, unique artworks from local artists, all rooms include a refrigerator and modern furnishings. Some rooms offer a bathtub in their private bathroom. Franklin Hotel is located across the road from the bus terminal. It is 8 minutes’ drive from shopping at Rundle Mall. The Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Zoo are both within 15 minutes’ drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

The Franklin Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jun 4, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Adelaide, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Adelaide
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  • Elisa
    The decoration of the hotel looks really beautiful. The room looks good too and very artistic. The tv was big and we enjoyed our welcome goodie bag and the drinks in the fridge. We can store our luggage before check in.
  • Vicki
    Welcoming friendly helpful staff, clean lovely room with you need plus some. Awesome courtyard area, and communal balcony for hotel guests. Bar and food also Great
  • Dominic
    The room was very tidy and the staff made sure of that everyday. The room was very spacious. The place is strategically located in the city.
  • Liang
    The room on the first floor of an older style hotel was rennovated with modern facilities and friendly staffs. The location is perfect, in the City Centre, next to the Adelaide Central Bus Station.
  • Foreman
    Good location, room and facilities were above my expectation. I genuine effort has been made to make the customers stay welcomed and comfortable.
  • Signe
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    Great location, attentive staff, quirky space with surprising amenities and attention to detail.
  • Victoria
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    The location was perfect, just around the corner from the market and near everything we wanted to see. The rooms were nice and the minibar was appreciated.
  • Tamara
    Beautiful, modern and spacious room and very clean. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was so lovely. Good strong Wifi (free), Nespresso machine and the pub downstairs had fantastic selection of craft beer and a great place to chill...
  • Owen
    Minimalist decor, minibar and gift parcel given on arrival. Prime location, easy going staff and great facilities. Bed was comfortable, bathtub was amazing.
  • Rebecca
    Staff/Owners were amazing, the room was very comfortable (especially for the price) and the location was great. The Pub food and beer selection alone was worth the visit! Best boutique pub we have stayed in :)

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it stair access to rooms only?

    Answered on 28 November 2019
  • Does this room have a bath?

    Rooms 1, 2 and 3 all have free standing deep soak bath tubs.
    Answered on 27 November 2020
  • Is there anywhere on venue where you can have a drink and a smoke at the same time?

    We have a fully functioning bar downstairs ready for you from 11am daily. Smoking is available out the front of the hotel downstairs.
    Answered on 6 June 2021
  • hi I am visiting with my adult daughter. can the bed be split to 2 singles

    Hi There, Unfortunately the beds cannot be split Kind Regards, The Franklin Team
    Answered on 26 March 2023
  • Do you have parking available and what is the cost?

    Unfortunately we do not have designated guest parking. There is however a few secure parking lots just a short walk from the hotel.
    Answered on 6 February 2020
  • We have stayed with you before and would like to book Room 1. How are we able to make sure that we get this room? Keen to book asap. Sue Blackmore

    Hi Sue, If you book a Premium Room you will be guaranteed either room 1 or 3. if you write a note in the requests part of your booking I should be ab..
    Answered on 16 July 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Franklin Hotel
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Franklin Boutique Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Temporary art galleries
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Franklin Boutique Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash The Franklin Boutique Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please let The Franklin Boutique Hotel Adelaide know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found in the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Please inform The Franklin Boutique Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Franklin Boutique Hotel

  • The Franklin Boutique Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Live music/Performance

  • The Franklin Boutique Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Franklin Hotel

  • Room options at The Franklin Boutique Hotel include:

    • Double

  • The prices at The Franklin Boutique Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Franklin Boutique Hotel is 1,300 feet from the center of Adelaide. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Franklin Boutique Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.