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Magnuson Franklin Square Inn

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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“top floor”(11 reviews)
“the river”(13 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
2 Star Hotel
At the gateway to the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, the Franklin Square Inn is the only full-service hotel and conference facility serving the city of Houghton. Located in the historic downtown district near Michigan Technological University and just minutes from Finlandia University...
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820 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1872
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7.8 km to Houghton County Airport
17 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We checked in and the young lady that checked us in was rude and lacked a welcoming smile and personality. Our room was ok nothing to brag about and needs updating. We had dinner at the hotel and was very delicious, as was the made...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the location of this hotel. Very close to everything. Beautiful view restaurant was great. A short walk to many restaurants and breweries and cute shops. Really enjoyed the variety of things to do downtown.

Thank Kerry S
Response from Gary L, Owner at Magnuson Franklin Square InnResponded 1 week ago

Sounds like you had a good time exploring the area, Kerry! We're happy you enjoyed the convenient location as well as the views, and we appreciate you choosing to stay with us. Hope to see you again! -The Franklin Square Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is centrally located near the city center. There are plenty of other laces to shop and walk nearby. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Would recommend this place to stay if you need to be in...More

Thank Nicholas H
Response from Gary L, Owner at Magnuson Franklin Square InnResponded 3 weeks ago

It's nice to know that you liked the convenient location, Nicholas! We're happy you enjoyed your comfortable room as well as the friendly service too. Your recommendation is much appreciated, and we hope to have you back the next time you're in town. -The Franklin...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Yes, it is a bit old and could use updating, but the UP in general is stuck in time in a good way, so you really don't mind! The hotel was clean, had adjoining rooms for our large family, nice views of the water and...More

Thank SMcKeonIA
Response from Gary L, Owner at Magnuson Franklin Square InnResponded 4 weeks ago

It's wonderful that you had a great stay! Sounds like you were happy with your rooms as well as the breakfast accommodations, and we couldn't be happier to hear it. The pleasure was all ours, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you next time....More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

The pictures online are misleading as this is a modern, up-to-date hotel. The pictures show an old room with a heavy quilt on the bed. However, the rooms are actually fully up-to-date with modern decor, fresh linens, and a duvet cover on bed. I had...More

Thank Chris D
Response from Gary L, Owner at Magnuson Franklin Square InnResponded 4 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the views and your up-to-date room, Chris! We're glad you liked the convenient location as well as the friendly service too, and we hope that you'll visit us again the next time you find yourself in Houghton. Thank...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$133 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$133 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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Pool & Beach (1)
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ytreiguts
4 July 2018|
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Response from rooks8027 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, you get a simple breakfast (eggs/sausage/toast) or $3 off any other breakfast. It's just something they throw in. They also give you a coupon for a drink at the bar.
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apierce1
22 February 2017|
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Response from tomtom60 | Property representative |
Yes. We do have 3 elevators in the building all of which access our parking lot. Thank you for your inquiry. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. Jan Lubinski, Owner
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"Rooms on the canal side have the best views"
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