Just like most old buildings all over the world, The Landmark Inn has its share of ghost stories and apparitions. This is one of the many reasons that make it a favorite for ghost hunters. The Librarian is arguably the hotel’s most popular ghost. It is said that during the 1930s, when the hotel was still named the Northland Hotel, a spinster librarian and a crewman fell in love and have made Marquette their home. The crewman was planning to marry his great love after his final cruise; however, the ship was swept away carrying the entire crew down with the ship. The librarian never recovered and died shortly after of a broken heart. It is reported, she looks out from the Lilac room on the 6th floor, waiting for her lover to return.
Since the hotel’s renovation and reopening in 1997, the Lilac room has remained the hotel’s most haunted room. The room’s first guest was a man who complained of the sheets having screws in it. The front desk apologized and housekeeping was told to change the sheets. Upon returning from dinner, he found that the sheets still had screws and asked to be moved to another room. The front desk has also reported getting calls from the Lilac room, even when there is no one staying there.
The Landmark Inn was constructed in 1917 and it was not finished until 13 years after, in 1930. The hotel finally opened to the general public on the 8th of January 1930. It ran as a full-service hotel with 100 rooms until the 1970s, when it started falling apart. The hotel finally closed in 1982.
It was not until 13 years after when someone else bought the hotel and restored it from top to bottom. The hotel reopened its doors in 1997. Throughout its colorful history, various prominent people have stayed in the hotel, including celebrities, athletes and even government officials. Some of the notable guests are the poet Maya Angelou, the comedian Bill Cosby, the President of Latvia Guntis Ulmanis, the governor of Michigan John Engler and Abbott and Costello.
The Landmark Inn has a plethora of specially named rooms which represent the various celebrities who have stayed there. Some of the most prominent people who have stayed in the hotel are Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Abbot and Costello. Amelia Earhart, one of the hotel’s guests even has a room named after her, room 502. Weddings at The Landmark Inn are exceptional and memorable, thanks to the impeccable service and the well-trained staff.
The hotel has a complimentary wedding consultant to help you make your celebration one less thing to worry about. For meetings and other events, the hotel has various rooms and spaces to offer, such as the Sky Room, Board Room, Harbor Room, Penthouse and Capers.
- High-speed internet
- Cable television
- Docking stations for iPhones, and iPads
- Indoor pool
- Complimentary bath products
Things to Do
Guests come to the Landmark Inn not only to stay in rooms where famous people once slept but also to enjoy other thrills in town. The Pine Music Festival is held annually near the hotel and thousands of people flock for this celebration. Ore to Chore is Michigan’s largest mass start point-to-point race and each year hundreds of athletes participate in the event.
Women from all over the country also go to Michigan for the Women’s Winter Tour. The tour has been celebrating women, winter, and chocolate for 14 years. The Noquemannon ski marathon is another winter activity that draws crowds to the area.
- Rooms with two full-size beds start at $129
- Jacuzzi suite starts at $209
- Rooms with king-size bed start at $129
- Rooms with queen-size bed start at $129
- Lakeview rooms with queen size bed start at $139
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