River view
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box

Stay in the heart of York Excellent location - show map

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In York’s historic centre, Franklins Apartments are a 5-minute walk from the Jorvik Viking Centre. Awarded 5 Star Gold by Visit England, the stylish self-catering apartments feature free Wi-Fi access.

Each spacious apartment features a seating area with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and fully fitted kitchen, as well as a bathroom with robes and Molton Brown toiletries.

The modern kitchens have an oven, microwave and refrigerator, and kitchenware is provided.

On arrival, guests will receive a chilled bottle of Champagne as well as a welcome basket of locally sourced produce such as artisan bread, handmade biscuits and jam, eggs, butter, farmhouse yoghurts, still and sparkling water, premium Gin & Tonic and Whisky. A selection of tea, coffee and Nespresso pods is also provided with compliments.

Franklins Apartments are situated in the exclusive Franklins Yard area of York, beside the River Foss. Free on-site parking is available, and the magnificent York Minster is within a 5-minute walk.

This is our guests' favourite part of York, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10.0 for a two-person trip.

Franklins Apartments has been welcoming guests since 18 Aug 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of York, this property has an excellent location score of 9.9

FREE private parking!

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

Reliable info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is the parking far away?
    We have 2 car parks, each accommodating 3 cars (1 per Apartment). One car park is directly outside the Apartments and the other car park is located to...
    Answered on 3 July 2021
  • Can you choose the Apartment you stay in?
    Yes, when you click on the accommodation type (shown as 'Large One Bedroom Apartment', 'Two Bedroom Apartment' etc...) further details are shown. This...
    Answered on 22 May 2021
  • hi we are thinking of booking to stay and wanted to ask which is the nicest room as its our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted something nice quite l...
    Hi, all 6 Apts have been awarded 5* Gold S/Catering, so are decorated & equipped to the same standard. The best river views are from Apts 2 & 4 which ...
    Answered on 1 September 2020
  • Hi. Is there free or payable parking nearby? Thanks
    Hi; thanks for your enquiry. We provide parking on site (1 car per Apartment). This is included within the rate. There is no additional charge. Please...
    Answered on 15 March 2021
  • Hi,what apartment has the 4 poster. Looking to book
    Hello, thanks for your enquiry. Apartment 2 (Studio Apartment) and Apartment 4 (Studio 2 Adults) both have 4 poster beds, as well as riverside views f...
    Answered on 11 May 2022
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Managed by Franklins Apartments

Company review score: 9.8Based on 193 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Formerly 'The Blue Rooms @ The Blue Bicycle', our six 'Franklins Apartments' have been open since 2003. Franklins Apartments is owned and managed by the original Blue Bicycle team, just rebranded.

Property information

Nestled in Franklins Yard, tucked behind vibrant Fossgate in the heart of the historic York, Franklins Apartments offer a choice of interior designed apartments with sumptuous soft furnishings and varying individual characteristics; Studios with four poster king-sized beds, free-standing baths & riverside views, One bedroom apartments with original vaulted ceilings, and our Maisonette accommodation appointed over two floors, with a free standing bath. Each of our apartments have their own private bathroom (with bath and/or shower) and a fitted kitchen equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine and all the built in appliances you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Whether you prefer to put your feet up, relax and enjoy your surroundings or head into the City to sample some Yorkshire specialities, our kitchens are equipped to offer guests the option of simply grabbing a coffee before heading out for the day or equally rustling up a gourmet meal to enjoy at the dining table in each apartment after a long day exploring the City. Our beds are layered in crisp white linens and plumped pillows, whilst our bathrooms offer Molton Brown toiletries, luxury bathrobes and Egyptian cotton towels.

Neighbourhood information

York is a beautiful historic City with Roman roots and a Viking past, filled with culture, art, history and heritage as well as a varied and vibrant calendar of events and festivals throughout the year. Fossgate even has its own regular street Festival held on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. Combine this with boutique shopping, a huge variety of cosy bistros and pubs and you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to see and do during your stay; all located within just a short walk of our apartments. For those who prefer to venture further afield, the glorious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds are on doorstep of the City and easily accessible by a variety of methods of transport. We have detailed just a few of the attractions York and the surrounding area have to offer in our guest information folders.

Language spoken

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Facilities of Franklins Apartments
  • Private bathroom
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules Franklins Apartments takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 00:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


09:30 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Franklins Apartments accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Franklins Apartments in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Franklins Apartments

  • Check-in at Franklins Apartments is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Franklins Apartments (subject to availability). These have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Franklins Apartments on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Franklins Apartments by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Franklins Apartments (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Franklins Apartments is 350 yards from the centre of York.

  • Yes, Franklins Apartments is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Franklins Apartments offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The prices at Franklins Apartments may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.