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

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square is a 7-story hotel in Houghton within short distance of Isle Royale National Park, T-Bar and Mont Ripley. This business hotel dates from 1985 and was refurbished in 1997.

Located in a tourist area with a stadium, restaurants and bars, guests will see why Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square is admired by many tourists. The city center lies within 9 km from the venue.

The hotel features excellent location with proximity to a national park and a river.

Houghton County airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square.

Rooms

There are 104 non-smoking rooms appointed with a writing table, individual climate control, flat-screen television, a laptop safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square offers rooms with the city view. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The coffee shop Cyberia Cafe is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

This property offers a luggage storage, a free car park and a lift along with a conference room and a business centre to answer the needs of all guests.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a sauna, a wellness area and a Jacuzzi. Active travelers will appreciate a fitness centre, a gym and cardiovascular equipment available on site.

Internet

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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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
  • 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

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

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 6 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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

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City Center
  • Houghton
    8.9 km
Airports
  • Houghton County (CMX)
    7.7 km
Restaurants
  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub
    250 m
  • Four Seasons Tea Room
    220 m
Parks
  • Isle Royale National Park
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    104

Rooms and availability

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Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center8.8 km

Places of interest

Amusement

  • U P North Amusement1.4 km

Museums

  • Seaman Mineralogical Museum800 m
  • Copper Range Historical Museum8.1 km

Parks

Halls

  • Best Western Inn100 m

Local attractions

  • Nara Nature Park3.9 km
    47375 US Highway 41, Houghton
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park16.0 km
    25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet
  • Swedetown Ski Trails10.3 km
    Osceola Rd, Calumet
  • Coppertown USA Mining Museum16.0 km
    25815 Red Jacket Road, Calumet

Near the hotel

  • Isle Royale National Park100 m
    800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton
  • Mineral Museum of Michigan1.4 km
    1404 East Sharon Avenue, Houghton

Restaurants nearby

  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub250 m

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

    75% likes this, based on 109 reviews

  • Cyberia Cafe250 m

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

    68% likes this, based on 34 reviews

  • Victoria's Kitchen300 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • Four Seasons Tea Room220 m

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

    86% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Suomi340 m

    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
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Houghton
    8.9 km
Airports
  • Houghton County (CMX)
    7.7 km
Restaurants
  • The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub
    250 m
  • Four Seasons Tea Room
    220 m
Parks
  • Isle Royale National Park
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    104