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Franklin Square Inn

820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay here. It is not cheap, but a good value to be right in downtown Houghton with a back-side view of the river and the hills of Hancock. The people behind the desk were friendly. One of the elevators went down for part of the visit and one time my key didn't work, but other than... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent three nights there in mid June. Check in simple, staff pleasant, got chits for drinks at the bar and for free breakfasts. Have used Franklin Square as a base in Houghton for over twenty years, so was worried it would be tired. Not so. Wifi works flawlessly, staff helpful, still a marvelous view of the Portage from the dining... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mid-grade hotel in a small town. Not a boutique hotel and not The Ritz or a Hyatt Regency. Friendly staff. Motorcycle friendly. We had lake trout in the 7th floor restaurant two nights in a row and it was excellent. High quality free coffee starts in the lobby at 4:15a.m. for airline pilots turning at Houghton Airport. This is nice... More 

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saginaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice sized rooms, easy location to walk to downtown restaurants/bars. I thought the beds were very comfortable. Staff were very good. Would stay there again. We were there for two nights for college graduation.

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great place to stay in downtown Houghton. The rooms were clean and warm. The restaurant was fine, and had a great view, plus we didn't have to go outside in -15 degree weather! With business at Michigan Tech, it was very close and convenient. No complaints!

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Usakos, Namibia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Tried to check in around 11 PM or so and there was nobody at the front desk. Waited 30 minutes for someone to show up. The rooms are tired and there was a smell in the hallways. The view from the restaurant upstairs was nice but the food wasn't great. Bed wasn't great. There probably was a day when this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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detroit
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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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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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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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