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Empire Lakeshore Inn

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11730 S Lacore Rd., Empire, MI 49630 (Formerly Lakeshore Inn Motel)
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Empire Lakeshore Inn
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Gaylord, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a last minute trip to sleeping bear dunes. The rate was fair and the room was clean and comfortable. It is close to the dunes and and hiking trails. Close to shops, outfitters and a great coffee shop - Gemmas. We also found the air conditioner it have a bit of trouble keeping up, but the evening was... More

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Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a quick trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Booked in May for August and they were almost completely booked. Rooms are clean, not fancy. Quiet location but can walk to charming little town of Empire. You can also walk to the local beach (on Lake Michigan), but it is more convenient to drive if bringing kids, coolers,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved two rooms in late July 2014 and both were very clean and comfortable. We did benefit from cooler temperatures during our stay. The window air conditioner in both rooms may have had trouble keeping the room cool if the temperature had been in the upper 80's. The inn's location was perfect! It was within walking distance of the... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Easy to find. Walking distance to restaurants and beach. Clean room. Remember it is a small town family run motel (garbage emptied, beds made but not clean towels daily; low amenities), not large luxury hotel with breakfast and you will enjoy your stay.

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Omaha, NE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay here. The family who owns it is so nice. We wish we could have spent our whole trip here but they were booked for part of it. Make sure you don't wait too long like we did. Empire is a great little town too with kid friendly beaches.

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batavia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Lakeshore Inn. Super Mom Megan runs a darling place to stay. Each room is nicely decorated and close to everything. You can walk to the tiny town with the outstanding Joes Friendly Tavern and to one of the nicest beaches!! Right off of highway 31, easy to find. Across from the tourist center... More

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Allen Park, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Caution! This Inn is an overpriced, dirty, shady motel. They only provided 2 towels for a 2 bed room with 4 occupants. The staff's response was to "borrow" towels from another room! The rooms were dirty, the carpet was nasty with stains & was falling apart (looked like it was 20 yrs old). Oh btw, the sheets had old small... More

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Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Like the reviewer said below, "the original Mom & Pop place" for up north Michigan. You can tell that new owners have remodeled the hotel with noticeable updates in an older building. The new décor makes you feel more at motel, and the flat screen tv is nice. The hotel is located at the edge of Sleeping Bear Dunes National... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had read the reviews for this location prior to staying. The reviews were accurate. It is a Mom and Pop place. The Inn is ran by a young woman, Megan. She is welcoming and friendly. She provided us with extra towels and toiletries upon check in. We were in a double bed room on the lower floor. I was... More

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Additional Information about Empire Lakeshore Inn

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): $

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Empire Lakeshore Inn is the only hotel located in the quaint little village of Empire, Michigan. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, grocery stores and the famous Empire Beach. We are nestled in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, with close access to hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and much, much more. Come stay with us in our 12 unique one of a kind rooms. This old fashion Mom and Pop hotel has undergone many fresh updates but still holds true to that good small town nostalgic feeling. ... more   less 
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