The hotel is owned and operated by a couple so the service was friendly and personal. They do a lot of catering so the wait staff can get spread pretty thin. Nonetheless I was quite pleased with the level of service.
The room was clean and spacious. We had one of the lake view rooms. It turns out the room they gave us was the honeymoon suite. When I told the owner that our daughter was thirty he replied "just pretend".
The suite consisted of two room decorated in a Victorian motif. The main room was the sleeping room with a small enclosed half bath. The second room was furnished like a sitting/reading/dressing room with a second enclosed half bath and a stand up shower with a glass door.
The hotel's location borders Ludington park. It's a nice place to walk around and enjoy the afternoon. The downtown restaurants are reasonably close. Shopping is far enough away that you'll want to drive.
The hotel has a very nice pub. Sort of a saloon meets 50's cocktail lounge meets new industrial chic. The dining room is open evenings and serves very good food. The food is not only good but it's a reasonable value. I had the simply broiled white fish because I wanted to taste the ingredients rather than the sauces. I can't say I've ever had better. The fish was fresh and well prepared. My wife also complimented the food.
The rest of the hotel's amenities are pretty sparse. It's not geared for the business traveler and never will be. It's a 140 year old hotel and the owners seem to want to keep it that way. There's no pool, no exercise room and I don't believe there's wi-fi. As mentioned earlier it seems geared for the vacation traveler looking for some peace and quiet.
The best part of the hotel was the service. There's honestly nothing to complain about.
- Also Known As:
- House Of Ludington Hotel Escanaba
- Hotel Of Ludington