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Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn

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lyle7692
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a little pricey and a little dated. But for the lack of choices in Houghton, it's great. It's clean, well staffed, has good amenities. It has a view! And is down town where a lot of the fun spots are.

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Michigan
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We treated ourselves to a suite with a whirlpool. After raining most of the day, it cleared up when we entered the Keewenaw Peninsula, and we had a lovely view of a golden hillside across the river in Hancock. We were told we might have a suite with a half-wall, but we got the Bridgeview Suite, which was huge, with...

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear MichiganTraveler02, We truly appreciate your kind review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff works hard to make sure all goes well for our guests. We hope you stay with us again when you return to the beautiful Keweenaw. Thank you , Jan Lubinski Owner

Planeet Maa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were told the hotel is freshly under new management, which is good because it needs it. But for now the breakfast service moves at a glacial pace, the internet speed isn't fast enough for a Skype call, and well, where do they get that carpet?

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear ReisjaPlaneetMaa, My deepest apologies regarding the internet speed. Our local cable company in the area is in the process of upgrading. As a result, our entire area has been experiencing internet issues. I'm hoping this issue has been resolved as we have not had recent problems. We have been replacing carpet. My apologies if you were not in an...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Be careful where you park. At night it's hard to see the signs that indicate that parking is or is not for hotel guests. No complaints. I wouldn't stay there again because just so dated. Bathroom sink is WAY too low. Check in was fine. It's in a good location for the town and close (not walking distance though) to...

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear COO1, Thank you for your input and I appreciate your kind words. We are updating the hotel from top to bottom. The unfortunate part is that it takes time. With our high occupancy rate this summer, we've had to put updates on hold until our off season. Thank you for staying with us! Jan Lubinski

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Older hotels the heart of town. Good location. Supposed to be best hotel n town. Staff generally friendly. We had no problems with our reservations but my brothers family had a nightmare. They messed up their reservation. Didn't have their suite available the first day. Made them check out the next day and wait around until 2:30 to get into...

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Sigourney, Iowa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We arrived late, but the front desk staff was very pleasant! Our room was very comfortable---excellent mattress!! Our view was of the canal, which we enjoyed. It is downtown, close to the local Coffee spots. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant, and it was very good. Their staff really tries to please their guests. This is not a majorly...

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel property. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'd like to clarify that we are not affiliated with Radisson. Our property is Magnuson Franklin Square Inn. We do not have the same amenities as Radisson which is on a higher tier than we are. Thank you again for staying...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My mom and I were staying at our family's cottage 20 minutes outside of Houghton in July 2016 when power to most of the Upper Peninsula went out. Since we have an electric pump that brings lake water into our cottage, we didn't have any water for bathing. We headed into Houghton and stopped at the Magnuson Hotel hoping that...

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and the help they able give you. I'm glad we could be of service. Jan Lubinski

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Magnuson is right on the Portage River with a view of the giant lift bridge and Hancock across the way. Our room was large and comfortable. Breakfast was encluded which was made to order. A special delight was large original paintings on the landings between floors.

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear WildflowerMama, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn. Our staff works hard to unsure that every guest is comfortable and pleased with their accomodations. We hope you will stay with us again should you return to our beautiful area. Thank you for staying with us. Jan Lubinski Owner

Fremont, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I will start this review with the fact I was given a 50% discount after I demanded it but DO NOT STAY HERE! Bloody boogers on bedspread, cobwebs everywhere, wet musty smell throughout entire hotel, the tub doesn't drain so only I could take a shower, its a long-term housing option for the local college, the pool is from 1960...

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear amc020881, Normally during the summer we close down our rooms that students live in during the school year. At times if our hotel rooms are completely full and other area motels full, we will rent out a student room for distressed guests at a significantly lower room rate with the guest understanding in advance that the room will not...

Buchanan, Michigan
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice hotel with continental breakfast. Reasonable priced with pool and hot tub. Staff friendly able to answer any questions And in convenient place close to everything. Will definitely stay again if in the area.

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tomtom60, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, responded to this review

Dear cobra6860, Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at our hotel. I'm very happy you were pleased with our staff, restaurant and your guests room. We hope to see you again. Jan Lubinski Owner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seven-story Hotel adjacent to Michigan Technological University & Isle Royale National Park Headquarters, overlooking Portage Lake. This Houghton, Michigan hotel offers unique views of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Situated at the gateway to the beautiful and historic Keweenaw Peninsula, the Best Western Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, Michigan is the only full service facility in the area. Visitors particularly enjoy the view while dining in the 7th floor restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn

Address: 820 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1872
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Price Range: ₹ 7,648 - ₹ 9,475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Franklin Square Hotel Houghton
Best Western Houghton
Houghton Best Western
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“Quiet room with a very comfortable mattress”
 of 5 bubbles lavonneb172, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the canal side of the hotel. Breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles Mkoski, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best to get a corner room”
 of 5 bubbles Rjh8115, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“request a room on the river side”
 of 5 bubbles Wrightbythesand, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the north side and one of the upper floors for a very classic Copper Country scene.”
  • View to the north from 4th floor.
 of 5 bubbles T-RexFromTheVille, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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