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Marquette's EconoLodge Lakeside is a great place to stay

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EconoLodge Lakeside


If you are traveling to Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’ll need a great place to stay. Marquette, home to Northern Michigan University, also has a wide range of places to visit, and fun just waiting to be discovered. This year-round playground offers much, and at the end of a long day of exploring, you’ll want a nice, restful place to relax and unwind.

As a hockey mom, I have spent my fair share of nights in hotels across the Midwest, but there is one particular hotel in Marquette, which remains foremost in my mind. The EconoLodge Lakeside, a Choice Hotel, provided us with a memorable and relaxing stay. Yes, there are many hotels in Marquette, and I have stayed at most of them, but it was the service which really set this hotel apart from the others.

The Houle family, part owners of the hotel, spend a lot of time on site, making sure things are running smoothly and that the guests are properly tended to. Moments after we checked into our room and set our bags down, our phone rang. It was the owner, just checking to see if everything was alright with the room. How often does that happen? I know…like never!

Since we were staying at the hotel during a hockey event and had very early morning games, the front desk staff bent over backwards to make sure our girls got breakfast before leaving the hotel. The owner, upon learning of our early morning game, made sure to tell the desk staff to have breakfast served-up early.

Located right across from Lake Superior, this hotel offers a lovely continental breakfast, clean rooms and a superior view. They even have pet-friendly rooms, so if you are traveling with Fido, consider the EconoLodge Lakeside your home away from home!

We have stayed at the EconoLodge Lakeside on a number of occasions, but I think it is now my first choice! The weekend we stayed at the EconoLodge, we had friends that stayed at a hotel that cost more than twice the amount we paid, and they complained about lack of appropriate heating and noise. We arrived at our games well-rested and ready to play.

Thank-you to the Houle family for providing service with a smile…and service that is worth writing about! Your EconoLodge Lakeside gets top ratings in my book…and I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere!




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