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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I took a two-day, one-night mini-vacation last weekend and chose the Empire Lakeshore Inn. Megan, the innkeeper, reserved the last available room for us, and we were very happy that we chose this establishment. She was very helpful with local information and restaurant recommendations. The rooms are homey, comfortable, and immaculately clean. I greatly appreciated the friendly... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were planning a spur of the moment getaway for Valentines Day weekend and booked our room through Hotels.com. Somehow our reservation got cancelled by the website, and Megan was gracious enough to call and confirm we indeed wanted to cancel. At the time we were halfway there, and had nowhere else to stay. When we arrived, Megan greeted us... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For the money, you can't beat this place! Peter was helpful and knowledgeable about Sleeping Bear Dunes (the reason for our visit), which was great! The place was clean, and well-maintained. It's close to the Ranger station, and to many of the Dune trails, and just a few miles from restaurants and other attractions. Only reasons we're not giving a... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in September of 2013. Yes it is an older hotel but the room was clean and neat. It is in a great local and priced great. The owners were pleasant. We would definitely stay again.

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When other accommodations fell through, I was happily surprised to find availability here for 3 nights during the Christmas holidays. Innkeeper Megan was simply amazing. Rooms were spotlessly clean and exceeded my expectations. Location is great - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Empire Lakeshore Inn.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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