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“"Resort"?!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Maple Lane Resort

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Maple Lane Resort
8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Empire
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2007

My family and I were up traveling in Michigan and for some reason decided to stay here..we must have been out of our minds. The appearance of this "resort" was rather unkempt and ratty looking, and our room was even worse. Sheets were stained, threadbare, and we were afraid that they had not been washed in ages. Our room had a sickening aroma of rotting ham and cheese, as my children described it, a rather musty scent. Our shower was very small and the shower head sprayed water everywhere except on your head. Overall quite an unfavorable experience. Just being honest.

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2006

We have stayed at Maple Lane Resort many times mainly becasue it is a very reasonable family motel and close to the hiking trails, dunes and Glen Lake. It does not compare to a popular hotel you would find in Traverse City, which is about 1 hr away. But, the rooms are adequate and clean. They have a rec room and a community fridge that we have used to keep milk for breakfast and left overs from previous dinners. I have also seen families cook dinners in the rec room. My boys enjoythe horse shoe pits, and there is also a small playground for the children. It is a short walk to the lake where we have enjoyed our morning coffee. It is a nice clean hotel very close to the dunes and lake.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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saginaw, mi
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2004

Reasonale rates. It would be better if all rooms are airconditioned though. We have a room that only has a ceiling fan and we have to open our front door open overnight so we can sleep comfortably. It gets too warm if the door is closed.

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, Owner at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review, April 4, 2006
Maple Lane now has air-conditioning available in most rooms.
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Additional Information about Maple Lane Resort

Address: 8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Empire
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTHere at Maple Lane Resort, time stands still...Nestled in the splendor of wildlife and towering maple trees, Maple Lane Resort is a place of comfort and gracious hospitality. With our spectacular setting just off the shore of one of America's most beautiful lakes, along with the area's most vibrant landscape and year-round activities, we continue to be the destination of choice for travelers from all over the world.Come celebrate whatever your heart desires under a canopy of maple trees. Make an event out of any occasion here at MLR! We specialize in weddings &receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations, retreats, anniversary celebrations and many more!For wedding celebrations, we can make your long anticipated day more special here at Maple Lane Resort. Your reception will be set in a historic yet elegant early 1900s setting providing you with breath-taking scenery for pictures. Through our wedding planning experience, we have worked with many caterers and other vendors throughout the local vicinity as well as statewide. They prepare their food freshly with care, style and attention to detail all while doing their best to use local foods. We ensure you there will be hours upon hours of careful planning going on behind the scenes. You will be provided with your own wedding coordinator to help with the planning process.Amenities* 26 units including kitchenettes, standard motel rooms, king suites, guest suites & guest rooms. Most rooms accommodate 2 to 6 people.* Air-conditioning in all rooms* Free Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, Canoes, Row Boats and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with KitchenWe offer four season packages such as: * Golf * Charter Fishing * Tours by sbd tours * Wine Tasting on select days * Cross-country skiing * Snowshoeing ... more   less 
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