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Franklin Square Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed in Houghton for a few days.My room had a Portage view, as does most of the hotel. The restaurant was okay. The rooms were clean (dated, but clean). I slept really well on the bed. Comfortable; no complaints.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

People keep saying how this hotel is getting a little tired, needs a refresh, etc. Me included, a time or two. But it just keeps meeting my needs when I visit the Houghton area (and the needs of others, based on how crowded it was on a recent weekend). The room? Clean, spacious, quiet. Comfortable bed, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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201 reviews 201 reviews
31 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

There are things to like about the hotel, and there are things that could be improved. Firstly, the hotel has a good location in Houghton, and is fairly clean and well run. The staff is friendly enough, they have a pretty nice bar upstairs for a drink with friends, and the rooms are a good size. As far as things... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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376 reviews 376 reviews
49 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for two nights on a business trip. The location of the Franklin Square Inn (a Magnusson Hotel) simply can't be beat in Houghton. It is right in the heart of the downtown area, and adjacent to the dock for the ferry to Isle Royale. The 7th floor restaurant and lounge has a fantastic view of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Staying at this hotel was more than an experience. Check-in was by far the easiest part of the whole stay. The people were nice and helpful. After arriving to our floor, reality came crashing in. The hotel offered us one room for four people, 2 adults, 1 17 year old son, and a 14 year old daughter. For us, they... More 

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tomtom60, Owner at Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

I'm greatly saddened that your experience at our hotel was substandard. Each turn seemed a great disappointment for you and your family. You made a smart decision to return to our front desk staff and ask for something better suited to your needs and expectations. Eric, our assistant general manager, upgraded you to two adjoining rooms on the waterside of... More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Franklin Square Inn is the definition of relaxation and the view is wonderful. The view from their restaurant is an additional plus, be sure to eat there. Houghton is a great town with a history. If you plan on visiting this town, stay at the Franklin, you won't be disappointed. Centrally located in downtown Houghton, you'll find a great... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The customer service at this hotel was very kind and friendly. they directed us to sites and restaurants very efficiently. we had problems getting on thier WI-FI and they were very patient and helped us. The room was clean, the pool was great and water was warm! I was also a great location to the center of town.

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Kansas City, MO
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187 reviews 187 reviews
114 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the second time I stayed here. The location is great if you are wanting to be downtown. My room was very clean as was the bathroom. The view over the river was wonderful. When I come back to Houghton I will not hesitate to check in here again.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were coming from Isle Royals and this hotel is a mere stones throw from the ferry dock. Perfect. Desk staff charming & helpful. Room fresh and clean with great view. Restaurant above average for dinner & breakfast adequate and the server was rushed as help did not show up but still made us feel welcome. We needed a ride... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed nine days on business and found my room to be comfortable with a great view from the fifth floor. The soundproofing between rooms is not so good. The free breakfast was a nice surprise, but it was a hassle having to go to the front desk each morning to ask for my voucher. Why can't they give them... More 

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Address: 820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Franklin Square Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Franklin Square Hotel Houghton
Best Western Houghton
Houghton Best Western

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