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Empire Lakeshore Inn

11730 S Lacore Rd., Empire, MI 49630 (Formerly Lakeshore Inn Motel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dearborn, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I have stayed at the Empire Lakeshore Inn 3 times now, and each time has been a wonderful experience. The hotel is in a great location with Glenn Arbor and Traverse City nearby, but you don't need to travel far to get that Michigan up north experience. Empire has a beautiful long stretching beech along Lake Michigan,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The motel is located right in town so it is close to everything! Megan is the most delightful woman ever and her daughter and baby boy are so cute! The staff is amazing and they are so nice and they get you whatever you want. They have an awesome king size room for those special trips and the other rooms... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I spent a night at the Inn during a round lake Michigan road trip. We were surprised by the lack of choices for an affordable stay in the area. The inn was incredibly overpriced for what it is. Not up to date in terms of style, design and the drains were kind of stopped up. I guess... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a good location for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; half lies to the north and half to the south. Our room was very clean and comfortable and we would definitely stay here again. The owner was busy with her children when we arrived but she was very friendly and we had no problems. Our room was on the... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We checked on a Friday night. Friendly staff and great location. Right in downtown and walking distance to all Empire had to offer. The room was clean and updated. My only complaint is that we were in room 103 and there was a door that connects to the front office area. In the morning we were awakened by the sound... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Unfortunately I had to cancel a reservation. I called well within the cancellation period. No one picked up so I left a message. It's a one-woman operation so I understand she can't be at the phone at all times. I was charged the penalty even though I explained exactly when I called to cancel. Bad business.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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339 reviews 339 reviews
49 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this place to be very nice, clean and moderately priced. We wanted to visit the Dunes Park and wanted plenty of time and this was very conveniently located. We were greeted by Megan at check-in. She was very friendly and explained everything to us about our room and the local attractions. The room was clean and comfortable with... More

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McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Owner Megan was very pleasant and helpful. We were able to get a rollaway bed and squeeze it into our room, which with the 2 beds made it comfortable for the 5 of us. I loved the town of Empire, small, and uncrowded; the hotel was within easy walking distance down a quiet... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This little hotel sits a few hundred yards from the downtown in Empire and just up the road from a beach. The facilities are clean and comfortable. This will not disappoint anyone but those who can be pleased by no one.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent two nights at this hotel and it suited our purposes just fine. We chose it specifically for the location to Sleeping Bear Dunes and it's proximity to the beach. The room was comfortable, and our host Megan, was very friendly and accommodating. My only complaint (and I'm using that term very loosely!) was that a more thorough cleaning... More

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Address: 11730 S Lacore Rd., Empire, MI 49630 (Formerly Lakeshore Inn Motel)
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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