Econo Lodge Lakeside Opens

A 47-unit Econo Lodge Lakeside hotel, located at 2050 U.S. 41 South with a view of Lake Superior, and is now open.

The Econo Lodge Lakeside hotel, which formerly operated as the EdgeWater Motel, is now owned and operated by Hospitality Management, Inc.

The hotel recently renovated its 100-seat Harbor View Restaurant, which overlooks the lake with a rustic lounge. A $160,000 renovation will also involve redecorating guest rooms with new wallpaper, carpeting, drapes and furnishings. Serta Sleepers and new chairs will also be added to the rooms.

Thirty-six guest rooms include a queen or full size beds. The other 11 rooms feature a queen size bed. Remote-controlled cable television with HBO, telephone with data port, hair dryer and in-room coffee maker are available in each guest room.

Senior rooms feature brighter lighting, large button telephones and television remote controls, lever handles on doors and faucets, alarm clocks with large, easy-to-read numbers, coffee makers and grab bars in the bathrooms. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are also available.


In addition to the Harbor View Restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Sunday Breakfast Buffet and room service, hotel features include a 697 square foot meeting space capable of accommodating 60 people and a bluff for hiking. A paved bicycle path and the area`s main snowmobile trail along Lake Superior is across the street from the hotel. The Econo Lodge Lakeside also offers Casino Shuttle and Packages.

Room rates currently begin at $59.00. Children, ages 18 and under, stay for free when accompanied by an adult. All guests of Econo Lodge hotels receive a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee and free local telephone calls.

Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

Econo Lodge hotels participate in EA$Y CHOICE, a frequent traveler promotion that offers guests free lodging or frequent flier miles from participating airlines.

The Econo Lodge Lakeside is located one mile south of Marquette on U.S. Route 41. Outdoor activities including hiking, biking and boating are nearby. Also nearby are Presque Isle (5mi.), Yupper Dome (5 mi.), Northern Michigan University (4mi.), Tilden & Empire Mines (15mi.), Westwood Mall (6mi.), Sawyer International Airport (16 mi.), Downtown Marquette (1mi.), Marquette Mountain Ski Area (3 mi.), and Lake Superior right across the street.

The Econo Lodge hotel brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. There currently are 730 Econo Lodge hotels open and 66 under development worldwide.

For reservations at any Econo Lodge hotel worldwide, contact Choice Hotels` toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Econo Lodge Lakeside may also be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (906) 249-1453.

Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,000 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 47 countries. For more information on Choice Hotels, visit the company`s Internet site at