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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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Louis, MO
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this place primarily for the location and we were pleased. It was somewhat difficult to get in touch with the manager to confirm our check in, but other than that the service was good and the manager pleasant an polite. It is essentially a two-story motel. It is no-frills, but the rooms are clean and somewhat updated. There... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice location, nice people and a great price. We enjoyed sleeping bear dunes that were very close as well as a few more towns on the peninsula. The beds and pillows were comfortable and everything worked. Great shower too.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened up on this cozy inn after a long drive through Michigan and what a happy surprise it was. Absolutely delightful room, with plenty of space and lovely furnishings. Clean, clean, clean. Reasonable rates and the Manager was so friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked here because it was near the Dunes area. Our room was clean and the beds comfy. The wifi signal was really strong. The facility was small and very quiet. The office manager was super laid-back, although very helpful when he checked us in. The building is older, and not at all fancy, but it suited our needs. AC was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little inn had curb appeal and a cute room to boot. Our bedcovers didn't give that hotel vibe; I felt like I was someone's guest. It was quiet and peaceful; the gentleman who checked us in was friendly and helpful with local recommendations. It was also quite close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, which is why we were there. In... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, very close to Empire beach, and the dunes, very good bar and grill in walking distance. Would like to see lower price, but very competitive for this area during peak season. Staff member very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time. Nice rooms and grounds. Walking distance to shopping, food, an Lake Michigan. Also close to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Made for a great vacation. Only problems we had were lack of hot water at times, and no hair driers. Small window units also didn't cool the rooms in the afternoon.

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Sheridan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived after a day at the beach and were promptly checked in. The room was updated and linens were clean. Only complaint was there was a huge clump of long brown hair on the shower wall when we arrived...indicating to me that it had not been cleaned. Not a huge deal but something that should be addressed. Bed was... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Empire Lakeshore Inn. Very simple and clean. Great location for Empire Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Glen Lake. We will be back! Thanks so much for your service. PS...parking area was a bit tight.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights and we were pleasantly surprised how clean it was. Mark was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed it. However, bring your own sleeping pillows because the pillows there were very flat and uncomfortable.

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