Get an overview of this hotelRiverfront hotel with free breakfast and free airport shuttle


Situated on a river, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Houghton–Hancock Bridge, Michigan Technological University, and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Mont Ripley Ski Area are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 104 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Room service, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square

820 Shelden Ave Houghton MI 49931

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities consist of a business center and meeting rooms. This Houghton hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests during limited hours. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 104 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Restaurant Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Internet access 
  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 9.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Magnuson Franklin Square
  • Magnuson Franklin Square Houghton
  • Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square
  • Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Houghton
  • Franklin Square Hotel Houghton

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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