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Landmark Inn
230 North Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Marquette
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“Love the Landmark!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2007

The Landmark Inn is a historic hotel 1 block off Washington St in downtown Marquette. The location can't be beat and the hotel has a historic charm unmatched in the area. Antique furniture, comfortable beds and decent views of the lake, depending on the room. The Inn offers a pub and a nicer restaurant as well as a beautiful sky lounge with an unparrallelled view of the lower harbor. It is a bit pricey for the area - but that's part of what sets it apart and probably helps weed out some of the louder tourists you might encounter at more family friendly chains.

The building is one of the taller, lager ones in the city. The air conditiers outside of the room can be loud if your window is open, and the fire escape and parking lot detract a bit from the lake view rooms, but we have found these drawbacks forgivable given the positives of the location. We will stay here again and recommend it to anyone who want to stay in "the" place to experice Marquette.

  • Liked — Location, historic charm, local experience, pub and skylounge
  • Disliked — Loud air conditioners
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

This once lovely building was left to literally rot - for lack of an investor with both love for the historic and money - for at least ten years -and was then rescued twelve years ago and redone magnificantly to its original 1930 standard. Our room - #501- was showing its age with a mattress that needed replacing and bed covers that were somewhat faded. However, the fact that it was a corner room with fireplace and lakeview for the $99 wedding rate softened any objections. The bathroom was huge and everything was very clean. We took a look at the Longyear Suite and it looked as if they had recently refurbished that space completely. A lot of the rooms are really charmingly done.

We love Marquette and this is the only downtown lodging with personality and a rich history. The dining room food was very good at breakfast with attentive service ( not the Four Seasons, but this is not New York City and that is its charm!)and the bar restaurant is excellent with terrific hamburgers. We did not sample dinner because we love The Sweet Water, the New York Deli, and The Vierling, plus the really terrific Border Grill.( fresh Mex as close to LA's as you will find in the UP) Do the new bike/hiking trail that passes by Settler's Landing, down by the Big Lake; it's really lovely. And visit the Historical Society across from the Landmark for the walking tour brochures. Marquette is a fun walking town.

  • Liked — Love the historic ambiance
  • Disliked — Mattress looked old.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

Not a place I would bring my family again. The staff was not friendly at all, I also felt like we were a burden to them when we had to wait for our room.
I hear good things about the hotel but the place is nice just not friendly.
When we checked out early the staff never asked why and didnt seem to listen when we told them why we wanted to leave.
We ended up in Munising at the Hoilday Inn on the water and had a great Time....so I guess it worked out.

  • Liked — it a nice room
  • Disliked — the staff
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2007

Marquette is a beautiful college town on Lake Superior. The Landmark Inn is a jewel: beautiful restoration, good food, and a hospitable staff. We were there on a cool July day, and a staff member even volunteered to take a chair out to the porch so I could read and enjoy the weather while my husband was in the business center upstairs.

We had a late dinner in the bar; the food was warm and comforting, and the waitress was helpful in our quest to rent a kayak the next day.

The price for our harbor view room was a bit steep, but I recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — Beautiful building, nice staff
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2006

Landmark is without question the place to stay in Marquette if you wish a central location, ability to walk to restaurants, a way to survive nicely a snow storm, rain storm, or a day of sleet and a clean antique filled room in a very nicely restored hotel. It is not cheap, but there is reasonable value. However, eating at the hotel is another experience. Capers, the trying to be sophisticated restaurant on the ground floor has a wonderful chef, the food was well prepared and inventive, but the service is unbelievably inept. We were one of three couples in the restaurant one rainy night, but four servers could not find the time to smile, fill water glasses, clear the table, or show the basic etiquette one expects from fine dining. Instead, they had to be prompted and prodded, and turned a beautiful meal into a hilarious attempt at impersonating a server. For instance, we were asked if we would like desert. My wife said yes. The server brought one menu. We asked for another. The server returned with it. All the while the dinner plates were only partially removed by another server. The water glasses were empty. Upon leaving, the greeting was the same as the welcome, cold stares. The service works very hard to kill a good meal. Breakfast was a similar experience. After that, we ate at great places just down the street. So our advice, pass on the restaurant, do go to the top floor bar, where service, beverage, and view is great. Do not be offended by the cold distant fromt desk clerks....it may just be the winter lack of light.

  • Liked — Well appointed room filled with antiques
  • Disliked — Queen sized bed instead of king size
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay up high-sixth floor but away from the bar
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

This is a great hotel! I just absolutely love it when I find hotels that really exceed our expectations. I say that because, in all honestly, I wasn't expecting to find such a gem in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It just seems like an out of the way location for a hotel of this caliber. Marquette is so lucky to have the Landmark. The history of the hotel is interesting, with a peak and a long period of decline, with many groups attempting to bring it back. The group that owns it now has been successful! Our room was very comfortable. Nice bed, spacious, good tv with lots of channels, great bath of considerable size. Staff were so helpful and gracious! We had breakfast every morning and it was wonderful, good value. We had dinner one evening and it was good...certainly not best food we've ever eaten, but very good. We did not find parking to be too much of a challenge, yet I could understand how it might be (however, there were two weddings at hotel while we were there, so hotel was very busy). There is nice bar on top floor of hotel, with good views of Lake Superior. Our room looked out over city and library. Not one complaint! I would return to this property in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — Historic hotel, restored with lots of care. Great service. Very comfortable home away from home
  • Disliked — Rooms could use a bit more light, especially in evenings (this is common complaint of mine!)
  • Tips/Secrets — You'll enjoy your stay!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marquette, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2006

Beautifully restored Historical "Landmark" in downtown Marquette. It certainly is the best in the area, but there aren't any other luxury hotels, and it certainly has its flaws.

Stayed on the busiest weekend of the year--NMU's graduation. To begin with parking was atrocious. Two of my fellow guests had to park on the street significantly away from the property. It's to be expected on a busy weekend, but it seems that hotel guests got the shaft while restaurant diners were able to get the good spots.

Check-in was easy with a minor glitch. Front desk worker did call to check in slightly after I arrived in the room which was a nice touch.

Stayed in the M. Tavernini Suite (a jacuzzi suite). Large room with a king size bed and a sofa and two chairs. The beds and sofas were hard and somewhat difficult to sleep through the night on. Furniture is showing signs of age. The all-white upholstered chairs were showing dirt spots and there were multiple chips on the armoire and TV stand. Bathroom was large with a toilet, shower, double sink and of couse, a jacuzzi with a window.

View was amazing, however, and looked out on the Lower Harbor and the South Marquette ore docks. Clearly the selling point of the room as Lake Superior is beautiful at any time of year.

Check out was as easy as check-in.

Room price was a bit high for what you received, but it is a beautiful hotel and very unique.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 230 North Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855
Location: United States > Michigan > Marquette
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Marquette
#4 Business Hotel in Marquette
#4 Family Hotel in Marquette
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