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The Franklin Square Inn is centrally located on U.S. Highway 41 in downtown Houghton, Michigan – the gateway to Isle Royale National Park and the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. Our Inn is approximately 1/2 mile from Michigan Technological University, and Finlandia University is only slightly further. We are within comfortable walking distance of all the city services, city parks, downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Franklin Square Inn has a tradition of exceeding the business traveler’s needs. Our management and staff go the extra mile to satisfy our clientele.


Bonfire Steakhouse

Spectacular views are served with every order as you enjoy a casual dining experience from the seventh floor of the Franklin Square Inn.

For more information, visit our restaurant page.

Health & Leisure

Massage Therapy

The pressures of daily life can take a toll on your body. Stress will appear disguised as body aches, illness and disease. Take care of your body and soul with massage therapy. In-house massage now available at the Franklin Square Inn by Golden Touch Massage Therapy.

Available By Appointment

Call 906-281-0969 for more information or to make an appointment.

For more information, visit the Golden Touch Massage Website: http://www.goldentouchmassage.org/   

Fitness Center

Energize at our gym located on the third floor. Greet the sunrise with a refreshing workout to perk you up for the entire day. For those that enjoy an evening work out, there’s nothing better than basking in the glorious light of a sunset while pumping up your body before heading out to enjoy the night life in historic downtown.

Operating hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm


Prepare for that tropical vacation, get a base tan before Summer or chase away the Winter blues. The Franklin Square Inn has two well maintained, state of the art tanning beds. We offer accessible drop in tanning as well as appointments for your convenience. Individual session or monthly packages are available for purchase.

Operating hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Swimming Pool

Take a refreshing dip in our indoor heated pool. Enjoy early to energize your mind and body or cool off after a long day of enjoying the Keweenaw.

Operating hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Spa & Sauna

A perfect way to unwind, relax and warm up after a great day of snowmobiling or skiing.

Operating hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm


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820 Shelden Avenue
Houghton Michigan 49931
United States

888.487.1700 [Toll Free]
906.487.1700 [Phone]
906.487.9432 [Fax]