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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an amazing trip staying at the Empire Lakeshore Inn. Innkeeper Mark was very hospital and gave me some great suggestions of things to do and places to see. The room was great and looks like it just went through a renovation. The room was very clean and mattress super comfortable. The hotel is in a great location. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were grateful to reserve a room online. The Room was ok except for the fact it absolutely reeked of dog Urine. The hotel hosts were only on site a certain hours in the eve. Maybe another room would have been better.

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

We really like the little empire Lakeshore Inn for when we come to town for the festivals a couple times a year. We can walk downtown leaving our car parked for the evening. You can take day trip to many local wineries, drive 20 minutes to Traverse City, or head to Fish Town. If you're looking for just a place... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have business in the area periodically and always stay here. It is a close walk to the village beach, the grocery, the gas station/shopette and a great restaurant with excellent subs and pizza plus a store with beach gear and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The staff is friendly and the rates are appropriate for the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to stay to visit sleeping bear dunes! Quaint town with very friendly people. Good restaurants nearby! Also right across the street from the visitor center. Make sure you do the Empire dune walk and the dune climb!! Thanks for a great visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great off-season prices. Clean and comfortable stay. The owners are very nice and took time to have small talk. The location is perfect for access to both the upper and lower parts of the park. A beach and park are just a short walk or minute drive, great for our little man. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Clean room, friendly owner. Perfect for what we needed (a place to crash after hiking miles and miles of lake shore). Love the area and would recommend the hotel to those looking for a place to lay their head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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 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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