The 113 key, four-story Inn at Fransiscan Square is flagged a Best Western Plus. The new structure boasts six VIP suites, an indoor pool, an outdoor lounge and fire pit, 24-hour fitness and business centers, and multiple meeting rooms.
Best Western allowed architectural themes inspired by Franciscan University buildings to be incorporated into the hotel structure. The Franciscan theme was continued in the interior design with murals of FUS landmarks and downtown Steubenville in the hotel lobby, along with inspirational quotes from St. Francis and St. Teresa.
The unique challenge to this project was a combination of a tight time line and shortage of local subcontractors.
To meet these demands we hired supplemental local subcontractors and made use of overtime. In essence the success of the project was due to the local community “all hands on deck” effort.
The inn replaced the previous Best Western on University Blvd. which was constructed in the early 1960s.