We’ve stayed at The Landmark several times over the years and have always enjoyed it. The Landmark is a historic boutique hotel in downtown Marquette. It’s in a great location with easy walking access to downtown shopping, food and bars, the lower harbor and Lake Superior.
The rooms at the Landmark are each a bit different. We’ve had lake view, street view, QSB, KSB, corner rooms and suites and they were all nice. This time we stayed in a corner room with views looking both up Front Street as well as downtown. The corner room was nice because it was a little bigger than the normal rooms and we had 2 separate views – but we did not have a view of the lake. Our room had a KSB, faux-fireplace, 2 chairs, a desk, armoir, etc. Plenty of space for 2 people and all our stuff. The bathroom was nice and big, and as always, the Landmark provided is with a clean, well appointed room!
Another big plus about staying at the landmark is that there are 2 nice bars on site. The Pub, off the lobby, is a comfortable place to get a good pint or drink. Leslie, our bartender, was super friendly and personable. Great small-town service and charm with a big-city selection of micro-brews and top shelf whiskey. On the top floor is the Sky Lounge. A small room with a bar and an amazing view of Lake Superior, the old ore dock, and the lower harbor of Marquette. It’s not always easy to find a spot to sit up here, and it’s a bummer that they close early (11pm?) but it’s a great place to at least check out and have a quick drink before hitting the town. They also have the Capers restaurant which I haven’t tried in all these years, but we have ordered room service and the food is always good and super fast.
The one issue with the Landmark is that due to the fact that it is an old building, there can be a lot of noise. This is sort of a crap-shoot and depends a lot on how packed they are and the courtesy of other guests. This last time they were booked solid with a big wedding and we were kept awake at all hours of our first night by our neighbors who were constantly in and out of their room and slamming the door every single time. The door didn’t have to be slammed, and most people would be more considerate, especially at 3am, but not these people. Anyhow, we called the desk the next morning and they sent a maintenance tech up right away who tried to slow down the door stopper, but wasn’t able to do much. Fortunately the subsequent nights were much better! Not really the hotel’s fault, not much they could do, but it was worth mentioning.
The Landmark is a great place to stay. If you have kids who want to run wild and need a pool, please consider the Ramada or the Comfort Suites. If you’re looking for a great place downtown with all the comforts of home – check it out!