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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby


Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool


Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square is positioned 850 meters from Mont Ripley, in a tourist area of Houghton. The hotel was opened in 1985, renovated in 1997 and is housed in a 7-storey building.

The property is 1400 meters away from Mineral Museum of Michigan. This business venue is 9 km away from the center of Houghton.

This hotel is ideally placed close to a stadium, restaurants and bars.

The hotel's excellent location offers to get to Houghton County airport in 10 minutes by car.


There are 104 non-smoking rooms fitted with a writing desk, individual climate control, an individual safe, a sofa and wireless internet. Some rooms at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square have a view over the city. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste special cuisine in the large on-site restaurant. The venue is set next to a bus stop and just 250 meters from The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub and Four Seasons Tea Room with a broad selection of dishes.


Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square offers a conference room and a business centre for business guests.


Guests will enjoy using a sauna, a wellness area and a Jacuzzi after a busy day in Houghton. On-site amenities for fitness include a fitness room, a gym and cardiovascular equipment.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

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

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  • 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


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • 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
  • Reflex 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


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


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



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.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Houghton
    5.5 mi
  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub
    900 ft
  • Four Seasons Tea Room
    800 ft
  • Isle Royale National Park
    400 ft
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    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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Rooms and availability

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Queen Room
City view
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    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center5.5 mi

Places of interest


  • U P North Amusement4600 ft


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



  • 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
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    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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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
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
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Hotel Address:

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

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