Franciscan Square

About Franciscan Square

An artist's rendition of Franciscan Square

Developed by Franciscan University of Steubenville with the help of local partners in cooperation with city and school board officials, Franciscan Square on University Boulevard serves as a gateway to the city of Steubenville and Franciscan University.

Franciscan Square includes The Inn at Franciscan Square, restaurants, businesses, and The Rink at Franciscan Square—a permanent ice rink that also provides a turf-covered green space during the off-season. Plans are underway for even more!

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The Inn

Hotel Room

Stay with us and rest at The Inn and Suites at Franciscan Square, a Best Western Plus property, featuring 113 rooms ranging from King singles to well-appointed suites. Or you can stay awake and swim in the indoor pool, lounge by the outdoor fire pit, work out at our 24-hour Fitness Center, or catch up on work at our Business Center.

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Dining at Franciscan Square has everything. From morning coffee and a sandwich, through a delicious (and quick!) lunch, to a fulfilling dinner and relaxation, let the offerings at Franciscan Square become your go-to destination for fine dining.

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Diners eating at a restaurant.


Crowd at an event.

Immediately in front of the Inn, the Green at Franciscan Square is fast becoming one of the favorite spots in Steubenville for fun! From concerts to family nights, keep an eye out for events from spring to fall. In the winter, the Green is transformed into The Rink at Franciscan Square—the area’s only outdoor ice-skating venue. Like a scene straight out of a Hallmark movie, the Rink is a great place for making family memories.


The goal for Franciscan Square is a mixed-use development that provides hospitality, recreation, and refreshment for local community members, guests, and college students alike. As of spring 2024, seven acres remain for future development. These development opportunities include the potential for construction of multi-use buildings including office and retail space and multifamily housing. Check out the potential in Steubenville at Franciscan Square.

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