Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square - Houghton

ex. Franklin Square Inn

820 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, United States, 49931-1840  show map
 3 stars
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Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square - Houghton

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The 3-star Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square is situated a mere 3.9 km away from Nara Nature Park. Renovated in 1997, the hotel has welcomed guests since 1985.

Mineral Museum of Michigan are within a 20-minute walk of the property. It is located 192 km from Escanaba and 9 km from the center of Houghton.

Guests can reach Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square by car from Houghton County airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

This property offers 104 non-smoking guestrooms complete with individual climate control, a heating system, pay TV, an individual safe and a writing desk. The guestrooms look out on the city. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A ski area features Cyberia Cafe and The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub within 250 meters of the venue.

Services

The hotel provides a storage room, a vending machine and a lift along with a business center and a meeting room to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

A wellness area, a Jacuzzi and a sauna as well as a gym and a fitness centre are offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   104.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 15 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
15 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

820 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, United States, 49931-1840

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City Center
  • Houghton
    5.5 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub
    900 ft
  • Four Seasons Tea Room
    800 ft
Parks
  • Isle Royale National Park
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    104

Rooms and availability

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square photos Room
City Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

2 Queen Beds, Non-Smoking - television, alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, smoking policy - non-smoking available, heating, hair dryer, internet access - wireless (complimentary), telephone, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Local calls
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

1 King Bed Non-Smoking - television, alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, ironing facilities, smoking policy - non-smoking available, blackout curtains, heating, hair dryer, internet access - wireless (complimentary), telephone, air conditioning

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center5.5 mi

Places of interest

Amusement

  • U P North Amusement4600 ft

Museums

  • Seaman Mineralogical Museum2700 ft
  • Copper Range Historical Museum5.0 mi

Parks

Halls

  • Best Western Inn400 ft

Local attractions

  • Nara Nature Park2.4 mi
    47375 US Highway 41, Houghton
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park9.9 mi
    25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet
  • Swedetown Ski Trails6.4 mi
    Osceola Rd, Calumet
  • Coppertown USA Mining Museum9.9 mi
    25815 Red Jacket Road, Calumet

Near the hotel

  • Isle Royale National Park400 ft
    800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton
  • Mineral Museum of Michigan4500 ft
    1404 East Sharon Avenue, Houghton

Restaurants nearby

  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub900 ft

    Address: 62 Isle Royale St
    Phone: 906-487-5882

    75% likes this, based on 109 reviews

  • Cyberia Cafe900 ft

    Address: 524 Shelden Ave
    Phone: 906-482-2233

    68% likes this, based on 34 reviews

  • Victoria's Kitchen1000 ft

    Address: 518 Shelden Ave
    Phone: 906-482-8650

    73% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • Four Seasons Tea Room800 ft

    Address: 606 Shelden Ave
    Phone: 906-482-3233

    86% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Suomi1200 ft

    Address: 54 Huron St
    Phone: 906 482 3220

    79% likes this, based on 84 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    104

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 18 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 6.6

    Room was large and clean.

    Breakfast took a long time -- only one server. Not impressed with the food. Did not get much either.

  • 3.2

    Ac notveirking

  • 7.0

    The rooms were very nice and the staff was nice

    The hot tub was dirty

  • 7.4

    access to snowmobile trail and restaurant.

  • 8.8

    The lakeside view is worth the additional expense, especially if you're an early riser. Polite, courteous staff.

    Breakfast at the restaurant was good ( again the view is exceptional) but dinner was marginal. Jimmy johns is just across the street, probably a better bet.

  • 6.6

    Management responded to a peoblem with an acceptable solution.

    Noise from a wedding celebration

  • 5.8

    Staff all very friendly.

    Room was kinda smelly. I read that there are certain floors that have "remodeled" rooms that are nicer. I must have got one of the old ones. Smelled old, and a bit musty. Bed not very comfortable, and bed-spread kinda scared me.

  • 7.0

    Large room. Location is good. Reservation and room rate was handled correctly.

    Breakfast was bad. Service was poor and the food was terrible. Room has a musty odor.

  • 7.8

    Location and price.Clean. We were there for a funeral so didn't stay in the hotel much.

    It was very noisy, people in the wee hours coming in and being loud.

  • 9.6

    Love the fact that we can park the car and walk whereever we want to go. Beds are very comfortable. Free breakfast coupons are great. Have stayed here many times.

    Cannot think of one thing. Price is somewhat high (in my opinion), but still worth it due to the convenience of the location.

  • 9.6

    Pulled in late after a long drive. The young lady at the front desk was very friendly, inquired on our trip and checked us in quickly. Went to the top floor for a drink before turning in. Beautiful view of the water and the surrounding town. The free breakfast in the morning, while limited on choices, was very good and did the trick. My wife said that she definitely would stay again if back in Houghton.

  • 8.2

    View of Portage and convenient location w/store next door...Walking to downtown...

    Little noisy in the halls...

  • 6.6

    We had a room with a view overlooking the river that was nice. The hotel was in walking distance of the downtown area snd college.

    Although the rooms are non- smoking they still had the smell of stale smoke. The noise between the rooms was more than others hotels we have stayed in. The resturant which is not owned by the hotel was under staffed for the amount of people booked within the hotel.

  • 7.4

    The location, walking distance to resturants and shops.

  • 8.8

    The location: you're right downtown, walking distance from good cafes and restaurants, and of course just minutes from Michigan Tech. The view of the waterfront is great. The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were comfortable and clean. The free breakfast was good, cooked to order and brought to your table, not the all-too-common make-your-own-waffles and steamer trays full of old scrambled eggs.

    We were there on a really busy weekend (Michigan Tech preview day) and parking was a little tight, which might have been a problem as Houghton has overnight restrictions on parking on streets and in lots in the winter. We didn't have to find out what to do in that case, as a spot opened up the second time around. That's the only negative thing I could think of to mention -- it was a great stay.

How to reach hotel

hotel Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square - Houghton Houghton location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

820 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, United States, 49931-1840

Get directions
City Center
  • Houghton
    5.5 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub
    900 ft
  • Four Seasons Tea Room
    800 ft
Parks
  • Isle Royale National Park
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    104