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Houghton Michigan Accommodations

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The Houghton center point is approximately the area of Seaman Mineralogical Museum and the area of Michigan Technological University.

Welcome to Houghton, the gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula and one of the best small towns in America. Whether you're planning a romantic waterfront getaway or hoping to enjoy the area's many recreational opportunities, Houghton offers an abundance of beauty and excitement that makes it the perfect vacation destination. More from this guide...

Houghton Hotels/Accommodations

Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton
+1-888-389-4121
820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in property
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Terrific location
Ramada Hancock Waterfront in Hancock
+1-888-675-2083
99 Navy St., Hancock, MI 49930 ~0.43 miles northwest of Houghton
  • Affordable Riverfront property
  • Check in time: 12:00 PM
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Super 8 Houghton
+1-800-716-8490
1200 East Lakeshore Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
  • Economy Lake property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
  • Personable people at the desk
  • Wonderful sightseeing
From$69
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Country Inn & Suites
+1-800-805-5223
919 Razorback Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Professional service
  • Counter space is very minimal
From$112
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Houghton Keweenaw : 1110 Century Way
+1-888-965-1860
1110 Century Way, Houghton, MI 49931 Website
  • 3-star Rural property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Average value
  • Great location
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Magnuson Copper Crown
+1-888-788-5576
235 Hancock St., Hancock, MI 49930 ~3.53 miles north of Houghton
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Spacious rooms
  • Free breakfast
Americinn of Calumet : 56925 6th St.
+1-888-897-9207
56925 6th St., Calumet, MI 49913 ~9.84 miles northeast of Houghton
  • Two star Rural property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Wonderful breakfast
  • Nice historic district
From$130
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details

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The area now known as Houghton was originally occupied by native tribes who mined the land for copper. French explorers described the area as early as the 17th century, and it was officially prospected for copper in 1772. Many Finnish and Cornish families arrived to work in the mines, which greatly influenced the area's cuisine and culture. The city takes its name from Douglass Houghton, an American physician and geologist who was known for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Today, Houghton is regarded as one of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America” by author Norman Crampton. Located on the hills bordering the Portage Waterway, Houghton has a docking area for both motorized and non-motorized boats. Waterfront Park is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, with its RV park and 4.5-mile long Waterfront Trail. Houghton is also home to Michigan Technological University, a public research college. Thousands of visitors descend on Houghton every February to see the amazing snow sculptures at the Winter Carnival event held at Michigan Tech.

Whatever your reason for visiting this gorgeous waterside community, you'll want to find the right hotel that meets your travel needs and budget. Fortunately, there are a variety of hotel options to choose from.

When is the best time to visit Houghton, MI

The best time to visit Houghton is the summer, when you can take full advantage of the area's outdoor recreational activities. Average highs range from 71 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit from June through August. The only downside to visiting Houghton during the summer, however, is that you'll have to contend with more tourists and higher hotel rates. Still, you can't beat a trip to Houghton during peak tourist season.

If you'd rather avoid the crowds and save a few dollars on accommodations, consider a trip during the spring or fall. The Keweenaw Peninsula comes alive with spring blooms and autumn color changes, making it a beautiful destination for off-season travelers. Expect chilly temperatures, though, as average lows can fall below 40 degrees.

Those who don't mind the cold should take advantage of a winter getaway in Houghton. Upper Michigan experiences a true winter with lake-effect snow, subzero temperatures, and plenty of winter sports opportunities. Just remember that road conditions can be hazardous, so only visit during the winter if you're comfortable driving in ice and snow.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Houghton, MI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Houghton

Houghton, MI: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. price trends by star rating class in Houghton, MI. Browse these line graphs to evaluate the least expensive time to book a room in Houghton for your upcoming travels.

What about luxury hotels in Houghton, MI?

If you'd prefer more upscale amenities during your trip to Houghton, you won't be disappointed.

Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn is Houghton's only full-service hotel, boasting the best hospitality the Keweenaw Peninsula has to offer. Centrally located in historic downtown Houghton, this hotel features a state-of-the-art spa and sauna, an indoor heated pool, tanning beds, a fitness center, and in-house massage therapy sessions.

The on-site Bonfire Bar & Grill provides a casual dining experience on the hotel's 7th floor, offering excellent views of the Portage Canal. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu items featuring steaks, seafood, burgers, pasta, fresh tableside guacamole, and daily drink specials.

Guest rooms at Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn could use some updating, but they have everything you need to enjoy a quiet, comfortable stay. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs with extended cable, high-speed Wi-Fi, clock radios, coffee and tea makers, hair dryers, and ironing facilities. Room service, cribs, and rollaway beds are also available upon request.

Another upscale option worth considering is Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Houghton MI. This suburban, family-friendly hotel boasts an indoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, a lobby fireplace, and free Wi-Fi. Business amenities include a business center, free newspapers in the lobby, free parking, and express check-out. Every guest can take advantage of the delicious continental breakfast served each morning.

Guest rooms at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Houghton MI include pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Suites with jetted tubs, whirlpools, and sofa beds are also available.

Are there any low-cost hotel options in Houghton, MI?

3 Star Average Prices: $132.69

Travelers on a tight budget will be happy to know there are a few budget-friendly accommodations close to Houghton.

Super 8 by Wyndham Houghton is a trusted budget hotel with good reviews. The property offers ample parking — including spaces for RVs, buses, and trucks — a 24-hour front desk, a meeting room, an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a complimentary continental breakfast. The comfortable guest rooms feature free wireless internet access, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, work desks, irons, and ironing boards. Cribs are available upon request.

AmericInn by Wyndham Calumet is another highly rated property with a convenient location. Located in Calumet's historical district, this accommodation offers a free continental breakfast, a complimentary evening reception, an indoor pool, a sauna, a spa tub, free Wi-Fi, a gift shop, and a fireplace in the lobby. Business travelers will appreciate the 24-hour front desk, the 24-hour business center, free parking, and the complimentary newspapers in the lobby.

Guest rooms at AmericInn by Wyndham Calumet feature flat-screen TVs with cable programming, mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, toiletries, and phones with free local calls.

Located near Finlandia University, Magnuson Hotel Copper Crown is an affordable option with a great pool, sauna, and wellness facility. Amenities include a meeting room and conference space, a spa tub, free parking, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, coffee makers, ironing facilities, deep soaking bathtubs, hair dryers, and free Wi-Fi.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Houghton

2 Star Average Prices: $105.80

What are the best hotels in Houghton, MI for discounts?

AAA members, seniors, government employees, and military personnel may be eligible to book special rates at hotels across Upper Michigan. For example, military and government employees can enjoy special rates at Ramada by Wyndham Hancock Waterfront.

Located near Mont Ripley Ski Area, this highly rated hotel features an indoor pool, a spa tub, a picnic area, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, laundry services, and event space. Guest rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Hancock Waterfront include mini fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, desks, hair dryers, toiletries, and flat-screen TVs with cable programming. There's also an on-site restaurant that specializes in American cuisine, and a complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Room service is available during limited hours.

If you do qualify for a special rate, be sure to make your selection when booking your hotel room. You'll then need to present proof of eligibility, such as a membership card or ID, at check-in.

What are the best value options in Houghton, MI?

Holiday Inn Express Houghton Keweenaw consistently ranks high with customer reviews and is conveniently located near the city's attractions. In fact, its within a five-minute drive of Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University. The grounds of this hotel are also also nicely landscaped.

This Holiday Inn Express offers a complimentary breakfast buffet daily, an indoor pool, a spa tub, outdoor barbecue grills, a fireplace in the lobby, a 24-hour business center, express check-out, a meeting room, and ample parking. Guest rooms are well-appointed with mini fridges, microwaves, shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, designer toiletries, 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable, pillowtop beds, premium bedding, and both wired and wireless internet access.

Another great option is Quality Inn & Suites, which is conveniently located in central Houghton. Take advantage of the 24-hour front desk, event facilities, free parking, spa tub, sauna, and complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, hair dryers, toiletries, safes, desks, and flat-screen TVs with cable.

What are the top attractions in Houghton, MI?

Quincy Mine is a popular Houghton attraction because it showcases what life was like for locals before mining operations closed in 1945. The site offers guided tours of the underground copper mine, rides on the Quincy Electric Reversible Mine Transport, and access to the shaft house, steam hoist, and other key landmarks.

Families will also enjoy the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, which is located at Michigan Technological University. The official mineral museum of Michigan is also a heritage site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park, making it a must-see for anyone visiting the area. The museum houses over 25,000 specimens from around the world, including the world's finest collection of minerals from the Great Lakes region.

If you visit during the summer, you won't want to miss a ride on the Isle Royale Ranger III ferry. The 73-mile, six-hour trip takes you to Isle Royale National Park, a rugged, remote island in Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, where you can hike, dive, camp, go boating, and see wolves and moose. The island also features a historic lighthouse, Rock Harbor Light, which was completed in 1859. The Isle Royale Ranger III runs from late May through early September.

No matter what your reason for visiting Houghton, Michigan, you'll discover a naturally beautiful and friendly destination with a lot to explore. Whether you prefer a low-cost hotel or upscale accommodations with extra amenities, you can find the perfect hotel in Houghton to meet your family's needs. Start planning your trip to Upper Michigan today!

FAQs about hotels in Houghton

What are the most favored hotels in Houghton?

Country Inn & Suites, Americinn of Calumet and Ramada Hancock Waterfront are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Houghton?

Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Country Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express Houghton Keweenaw are the top 3 luxury hotels near Houghton city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Houghton?

Magnuson Franklin Square Inn, Ramada Hancock Waterfront, and Super 8 Houghton are the properties closest to Houghton city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Houghton cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Houghton can be as cheap as $105.80 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Houghton cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Houghton has been $132.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Houghton?

Magnuson Copper Crown and Magnuson Franklin Square Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What did travelers think of the city of Houghton?

Below are reviews of the city of Houghton, MI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Brewery "
Score 5.0 / 5

We didn't have a lot of time to tour the city of Houghton like we would have liked, but we were able to visit Keweenaw Brewing Company and I think I found my new favorite brewer. We need to return to Houghton to try some of the many other local places that we missed. We enjoyed the paved bike/walking path along the waterfront for a little morning exercise.

Craig P., from 29-Jul-2019
"Good Food"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great restaurants.

Lisa C., from 29-Jul-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Houghton, MI shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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