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Empire Lakeshore Inn

11730 S Lacore Rd., Empire, MI 49630 (Formerly Lakeshore Inn Motel)
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Empire Lakeshore Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Empire
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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West Coast, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights. Great Staff, Clean Rooms, Great Location. We were in room 102 next to the office. Walking distance to downtown and beach. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes the Visitor center is right across the street. Would stay here again.

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West Bend
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the original Mom and Pop place. It is run by the greatest looking young girl and he Mom is nice looking also. Really if you are looking for a good night sleep close to Sleeping Bear National Park you can not miss with this place. Nice and clean, 2 blocks to a nice place to eat and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I enjoyed our single night stay... the beds were comfy, the room clean, and the host was friendly. I am so glad I read other reviews because we took our kids down to the beach and it was amazing! So pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My family and I found ourselves rejuvenated after our stay at this motel. We found the staff to be both helpful and accommodating. Our children are all under the age of four, and as such we were in need of extra towels and toiletries for our room. The friendly staff were more than happy to accommodate our needs. Our room... More

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Flint, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My new wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon. We were a little sketchy based on some of the reviews but after a quick check, found out there were new owners since so we decided to give it a shot. The rooms were perfectly setup for the location. They were clean,well put together,and the service was exceptional. Warm friendly... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was my boyfriend and I's 2nd year staying at the Lakeshore Inn. We enjoyed our stay last May, but liked it even better this time. There are new owners which have updated a few things to make it more modern. Each room door has been painted yellow and the interior walls have been repainted. Each room has new bed... 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): $

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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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