This is, it appears, one of the two nicest hotels in the area. It looks like the hotel caters to whatever visiting professors and parents MTU gets. We paid less than $100 per night and were very impressed with the size, cleanliness and newness of the room (the king bed, the bath, the linens, etc)--as well as the awesome view from the window (if you're staying there, splurge for a room with the view of the Portage--it's really lovely and worth it). The Restaurant on the seventh floor (Spica?) was all right--I liked my food and my travel companion did not like his; but the service there was irreproachable, the view was lovely, and the prices were very reasonable for a hotel place. The staff at the hotel was knowledgeable and helpful, gave good directions and excellent advice as far as places to eat. Would gladly stay there again!
- 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