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Franklin Square Inn

2.5 of 5
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820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
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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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Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were small, but clean. Parking was in the back, and not very convenient to the room or the lobby. The breakfast was not a buffet, it was a ticket for a cheap breakfast, or apply $3 towards a regular breakfast menu item. The cheap breakfast indicated coffee or tea. We were pretty annoyed when the waitress tried to... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I hoped for and more. The Inn's location gave me, a single woman visiting my son, the access and ability to walk to many downtown sites safely. Every night we enjoyed beautiful sunsets while listening to great, local musicians in the bar on the top floor of the Inn. The room was clean and comfortable. From the minute I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a five star hotel but clean, comfortable, well designed rooms with everything working. Friendly staff. A view of Hancock, Quincy Mine and the Ranger being loaded for its trip to Isle Royale from the restaurant and half the guest rooms. Nicely located in downtown Houghton.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint comes to mind for this place. There are stairways that you would expect to go to certain floors, but don't, and several different ways to enter the building since it is on a steep hill. Even the driveway and parking are a bit odd. But it is all likeable. We have a family of five and our 16-year old... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 14, 2015

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 June 8, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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