• Apartments
  • Kitchen
  • River view
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Balcony
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe

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In York’s historic center, Franklins Apartments are a 5-minute walk from the Jorvik Viking Center. 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, a fully fitted kitchen, and a bathroom with Molton Brown toiletries. If required, Bathrobes are available with advance notice prior to arrival. The modern kitchens have an oven, microwave and refrigerator, and kitchenware is provided. On arrival, guests will receive a chilled bottle of sparkling wine as well as a welcome basket of locally sourced produce such as artisan bread, handmade biscuits and jam, eggs, butter, farmhouse yogurts, still and sparkling water. A selection of tea, coffee and Nespresso pods is also provided with compliments. Franklins Apartments are located 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Franklins Apartments has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 18, 2011

Property Highlights

Located 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.

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Accommodation Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
This property is taking steps towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for York
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  • Graham
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Central position in the city, great shopping and sight seeing. Facilities and complimentary welcome package were appreciated.. Thank you..
  • Justine
    Spacious, thoughtfully designed, place. Comfortable sleep, great shower/bathroom and fully stocked kitchen. Welcome basket with champagne is a lovely touch. Staff very friendly and helpful. Location in Fossgate is fantastic. Highly recommend and...
  • Michael
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A very good welcome basket with drinks, champagne , eggs , bread , butter jam etc Excellent location - quiet but central, Bed very comfortable. Kitchen excellent, fully equipped. City guides and map very useful . Restaurants nearby , great...
  • Jacqui
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Centrally located, clean, well equipped with some very luxurious touches
  • Lynette
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely spacious and homely feel. Has everything you need and more. Great location in the centre of York with everything on your doorstep.
  • Catherine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The flat was close to all the York attractions, restaurants and coffee shops. The flat was well appointed and had everything you needed. The welcome basket was lovely and perfect to be able to have a cup of teas on arrival
  • Graeme
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Met by Kirsty who showed us the entry system and around the apartment. The parking spaces at Franklin’s yard were occupied but Kirsty showed us around to Stephenson’s Yard for the additional spaces then led us the short distance back to the...
  • Tracy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything Best weekend away in York, ever Super. Perfect!!
  • Kay
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent apartment in a superb location to explore York. Loved the welcome hamper thought of everything. Great to find an apartment with parking. Kirsty was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. Had a wonderful anniversary weekend thanks to...
  • Roy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    perfect location, exceptional apartment, easy check in with helpful staff. Bottle of fizz and food basket was a lovely touch. Highly recommend.

Property questions and answers
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  • 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
  • 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
  • What is your pet policy please?

    Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid we do not allow pets, only registered assistance dogs by prior arrangement and subject to our terms and ..
    Answered on 13 August 2020
  • Do all bathrooms have shower facilities?

    Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, all bathrooms have shower facilities - Apartment 1 has a walk-in shower (no bath), Apartments 2 & 4 have free-standin..
    Answered on 19 July 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
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Managed by Franklins Apartments

Company review score: 9.8Based on 262 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

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 info

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.

Neighborhood info

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.

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Amenities of Franklins Apartments
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Private Bathroom
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Franklins Apartments takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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


From 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment 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.

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.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Franklins Apartments 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.

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

FAQs about Franklins Apartments

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

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

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

  • Franklins Apartments is 1,000 feet from the center of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Franklins Apartments is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

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

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

  • 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.

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

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

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