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Maple Lane Resort

Certificate of Excellence
8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630
Maple Lane Resort
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very skeptical because we have mainly stayed in name brand properties in the past, however I was pleasantly surprised by Maple Lane. The room was outdated but clean and comfortable, the window AC did a fine job. The bed was small but cozy and comfortable. The bathroom served it's purpose, despite being small and limited counter space. The... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are glad that you gave us a try. The wicker, not really sure what to say about that as it isn't a favorite of mine either. The owners have it in a couple of rooms for a reason. I would say that on your next stay ask for a room that doesn't have the wicker. The bonfire is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place bc of their reviews and it's worth it! It's quaint and rustic. Only a 4 house walk to the water, which was picturesque! It's easy for kids to swim there bc it's very very shallow -- the deepest part is only 15 ft. At night they have a bonfire and you can by stuff for Smores... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words! The lake is a great view any time of the day. We all love to play on it as well, and it really helps to cool down during the hotter parts of the summer. The fire pit at night is a great favorite to sit around and talk, or just watch the stars.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last-minute room here during the height of the summer season based on the recommendation of another hotel owner. We had a basic hotel/motel room with some surprise amenities: toothpaste and men's body lotion, in addition to your basic soap and shampoo. The facility is located exactly halfway between Empire and Glen Arbor which makes it perfect for... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Susie, We are always happy to hear from our customers. I hope you are staying cool in Florida. The electric in the lower part of the motel is out dated due to being built in the 1950's. There have been some additions for the AC units, and we are planning additional upgrades soon. I am really happy that you got... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights and enjoyed this unique "up north" motel. We booked a studio with kitchenette and trundle beds for the kids. It was small/ cozy but impeccably clean. The a/c and TV worked great, also appreciated the wifi. Mattresses / pillows/ linens/towels were in good condition. The staff was super accomodating. We enjoyed the boats and nightly bonfire... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the feedback on Maple Lane Resort. We always look forward to hearing how we are doing. We are really glad that you got to take part in all we have to offer, and that you enjoyed it. As a boater, I am always glad to hear that others are getting out to enjoy the lake... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect spot for a family getaway with our 4 year old. Our room was charming and comfy. The common areas were a great way to relax and meet other guests. We loved the outdoor area, particularly the nightly bonfires...our sons favorite part of our trip, as well as getting to play with other children. Great to be... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Glad to hear you were able to make the most of all we have to offer! We are working hard to make this a great family get away. The outdoor life here really makes it as well. Have a great rest of the year, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, not the tourist trap of Traverse City; but still close enough to visit the great restaurants of Traverse City. Also at the southwest corner of Lelanau peninsular and just miles away from Leland, Glen Arbor and all the towns. Home of the sand dunes; great Natural shoreline dunes park. they have bonfire every night - grills to cook on.... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello Diane! We are happy to see your great review of Maple Lane Resort. It sounds like you got to see all that we had to offer, and we hope that you had a great time. We and many others like the family atmosphere here at Maple Lane Resort, and we always get a kick out of seeing reviews from... More 

Litchfield, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looked so nice by the pictures and description when we booked it. In reality it is more like a motel than a resort. The rooms are dark and very dated. The window air conditioner was over the bed. The room was just cleaned but there was hair all over the blow dryer and dust everywhere. Toilet was not... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello. We often hear that it is not a resort from those who only stay one night. It is sad that you didn't get to enjoy everything Maple Lane has to offer. Maybe in the future you can stay longer, and take advantage of all that this place has to offer. The house cleaning issues were discussed with housekeeping this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price is right, the extras that Maple Lane throws in for nothing, are priceless. Queen Bed, Kitchen, sitting area, small and quiet. Free Vollyball (sand court), bikes to ride, canoes/kyak's, beach, dock, campfire every night, breakfast, playground, basketball, charcoal grills, and the best staff around. Not to mention the simple walk to Little Glen lake on the private road.... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello! We thank you for your comments, and are really happy that you had a great stay. You hit the nail on the head about the lake views. You would have to go to the tropics in order to get something comparable. We look forward to your many more great stays here. Have a great day. More 

Livonia, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never book a room in the main house, all rooms are located on the second floor of this 1809 house. The room we stay in was called the Todd it was in great need of attention, it had a very bad odor and wasn't clean. We ask if we could change rooms after seeing the room the first time. Also... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello, and we hope the day finds you well. I am sorry that you had such a bad stay in our 1901 guest rooms upstairs. We moved you to an upgraded room in the hotel building as soon as one became available, when you mentioned that Todd was to small. We wish you had mentioned the other issues as well... More 

Warrenville, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place on Traveladvisor when I was looking for a top rated hotel in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area and what a great place! The people that run the resort were very helpful for starters. I brought my big (137 lbs) dog and they were perfectly OK with this and even seemed welcoming. Every night at 8:00 they... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We really enjoyed having you here, and seeing your four legged friend as well. It's always nice to hear that customers get to make use of the amenities, and we really love the lake as well. We hope you also got to take in some of the sunsets while you were here. Take care,... More 

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