People at the Franklin are really friendly and the deal we got was great....a large K bed and a nice comfortable couch that could have been pulled out for an extra bed, a circular table with chairs, large, new LCD tv, small refrigerator/freezer, and nice bathroom with all the amenities, except a jacuzzi ...all for $98. This price also included a wonderful full breakfast meal, served by nice waitresses...this restaurant is on the 7th floor with large windows overlooking the river on which the hotel is located, plus we were given 2 coupons at check in for free drinks at their upstairs bar. OUR room was spotlessly clean (Hurray for that!!) with nice up to date furnishings that were better than average for this price....and this rate was for their High season. We came with friends, and all of us said we would definitely return here.
This hotel is very convenient for seeing all of the nearby area and also adjacent to the main street of town, a quaint street with 'old town' architecture buildings....along with many good restaurants to choose , or you can just take the elevator to the hotel's nice 7th floor restaurant for dinner. We didn't go there only because hotel food is often overpriced and often just so-so. But the view from up there was very nice.
Anyway, we are sure you will enjoy it at the Franklin Square in for a night or longer....it is a great stop over location for much of the Keweenaw Peninsula area.
This hotel is also close to Michigan Tech. University, but not so close as to be over run with college students.
- Official Description (provided by the 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 and Portage Hospital, the Franklin Square Inn offers 104 well-appointed guest rooms and deluxe suites with friendly, professional service. Even our casual dining from the 7th floor Shelden Grill and Franklin Square Tap are sure to please. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the beautiful fall colors on the Hancock hillside and the convenient access to recreational and snowmobile trails just outside their door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franklin Square Hotel Houghton
- Best Western Houghton
- Houghton Best Western