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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 of 5 stars
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Marne, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was so nice to find Empire Lakeshore Inn right in a perfect, old town, with Lake Michigan within walking distant. The town is small and peaceful, but has a grocery, sandwich shoppe, bar, bike and swimming gear rentals, antique shoppe etc... Also, it's near the Visitors Center, so there is no question about what to do and where. It... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we found a used tube of hair conditioner in the bathroom which was empty.There was only 1 container of coffee.Althpough we were instructed to throw the dirty towels on the bathroom floor,they were rarely picked up until we clled the front desk and they were finally replaced.The trash cans were not empty on a daily basis.

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Sharonville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the Lakeshore Inn. And loved the Town of Empire. Such a quiet, quaint area just on the edge of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. So accessible to everything in the area that we wanted to do and just an enjoyable walk around town and down to the park/beach area. The room was surprisingly large and very comfortable for my... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Lakeshore Inn for a weekend getaway. Arrived a little after regular check-in & Megan was very accommodating, waited for us & helped us out. Room was nice & clean, recently updated. Had a great night's sleep prior to an area race. Close to Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes & other area attractions. There aren't many hotel rooms... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms have been updated, so close to everything, yet quiet and tranquil. We've stayed several times over last 10 years and the new owners are making nice upgrades. The beds are comfortable and service was very good

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the place was nice. I think if the people above me wouldn't have been so loud it would've been better. There was no one in the office when I was there to check in at 3 pm and had to call on my phone several times to get in contact with someone to come to the office so I... More 

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Copley, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in on a Monday afternoon. We arrived at 2:00 pm and since the office is only manned from 3 to 7 pm we had lunch and came back. The clerk who seemed quite young (college student?) was new to the area and could not recommend a good restaurant. He did call the owner and they suggested a steak... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was generally clean but gross stains on bedspreads and no blankets yuck ! Was not about to use the bedspread as a blanket substitute to cover up with. also noise level was an issue. walls paper thin and next door neighbors returned from the bar to socialize until after 1 am. needless to say we did not get... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was very nicely decorated and very clean. The building itself is aged but the atmosphere is comfortable! I came with my mom to see the dunes and the visitor center is right across the street! The beach is a short walk away passing by many lovely shops. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks!

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and nicely decorated. Very nice and accommodating staff. I would return again. Room is small, but fit our family of four fine for the weekend. Parking lot only has enough spaces as there are rooms.

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