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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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Farmington, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thank you Empire Lakeshore Inn for making our first family vacation wonderful! I had absolutely no worries from the time we made our reservation to the day we checked out. You were amazing to work with and will definitely stay with you the next time we visit! Loved everything about our stay!!

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This inn was such a find! The location is ideal. Minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes. Hiking, boating all nearby. Empire Public beach and park within walking distance. The rooms were clean and bright with cute bedding. Nothing fancy but very comfortable. The front desk friendly and helpful . A fair price too.The only negative was the door to the... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose to base ourselves in Empire for a weekend visiting the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Options are rather limited for lodging, but this was a good pick. Small, older style motel that's been given a really nice facelift. Nothing fancy about this place, but the location is great, within walking distance of dining and the family-friendly beach/park in Empire. Just... More 

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Romulus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small motel located on the main street of the village of Empire (does not look impressive from the outside, but keep reading...). The rooms are clean, has wifi (better performance than most chain hotels), decent cable channels, and the manager is very accommodating. The location is excellent as it is a short walk away from the beach... More 

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few options near the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Lakeview Inn is conveniently located near the park's the park entrance and it's reasonably clean. But, very small bathroom & AC unit didn't really work. Bathroom sink barely drained and no one was in the office to check us in...for 30 minutes! But it beats a tent!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happen to stay two nights after a major storm that knocked out power to the whole community for the whole time we where there. The hotel had a generator and running water. The staff.was very helpful. This is a very small and older hotel so you do hear some squeaks and creaks but it some how adds character. The... More 

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Beecher
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, clean nicely updated room. Exceptional service. We were made to feel very welcome. I asked if we could have a little later check-out and our request was graciously allowed. .We enjoyed our stay and just wish we'd had more time so we could have stayed longer. We would definitely return sometime, if possible. Wonderful location near sleeping bear dunes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manager was very accommodating. We checked in after the big storm that hit the area on Aug. 2. The motel was running on a generator which made it possible for air conditioning and hot water which was a blessing. Our room was clean and well decorated. If you are looking for a fancy hotel with loads of ammetites this isn't... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needs sprucing up but clean. Lighting poor and air conditioner was noisy. The location was great for first time to sleeping bear dunes. Town is quaint and friendly. The beaches were awesome nearby. I hope to visit again

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midland mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased from the welcome from Mark to the time we left. Very accommodating, friendly and helpful! Wonderful place to come and rest after a relaxing day floating the platte and the next day to travel a small distance to sleeping bear dunes.

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