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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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Empire Lakeshore Inn
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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I had to cancel a reservation. I called well within the cancellation period. No one picked up so I left a message. It's a one-woman operation so I understand she can't be at the phone at all times. I was charged the penalty even though I explained exactly when I called to cancel. Bad business.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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328 reviews 328 reviews
46 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place to be very nice, clean and moderately priced. We wanted to visit the Dunes Park and wanted plenty of time and this was very conveniently located. We were greeted by Megan at check-in. She was very friendly and explained everything to us about our room and the local attractions. The room was clean and comfortable with... More

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McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Owner Megan was very pleasant and helpful. We were able to get a rollaway bed and squeeze it into our room, which with the 2 beds made it comfortable for the 5 of us. I loved the town of Empire, small, and uncrowded; the hotel was within easy walking distance down a quiet... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little hotel sits a few hundred yards from the downtown in Empire and just up the road from a beach. The facilities are clean and comfortable. This will not disappoint anyone but those who can be pleased by no one.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent two nights at this hotel and it suited our purposes just fine. We chose it specifically for the location to Sleeping Bear Dunes and it's proximity to the beach. The room was comfortable, and our host Megan, was very friendly and accommodating. My only complaint (and I'm using that term very loosely!) was that a more thorough cleaning... More

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Gaylord, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a last minute trip to sleeping bear dunes. The rate was fair and the room was clean and comfortable. It is close to the dunes and and hiking trails. Close to shops, outfitters and a great coffee shop - Gemmas. We also found the air conditioner it have a bit of trouble keeping up, but the evening was... More

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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed here for a quick trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Booked in May for August and they were almost completely booked. Rooms are clean, not fancy. Quiet location but can walk to charming little town of Empire. You can also walk to the local beach (on Lake Michigan), but it is more convenient to drive if bringing kids, coolers,... More

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Additional Information about Empire Lakeshore Inn

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): $
Number of rooms: 12

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