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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in mid-August. We had a kitchenette room, which was nice (we didn't cook, but used the mini-fridge to keep drinks and snacks cold). The bed was very comfy and the room was clean. The motel is a short walk (like, a minute or two) from Little Glen lake. There's a small beach and dock for... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We stayed at Maple Lane Resort with our three children and brother and sister-in-law with their three children. The children enjoyed the play set and outdoor toys available. There is also a common room with games and books, which the children also appreciated. The water is shallow in the lake, and all the children enjoyed playing in the water. It... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent a Saturday night at the Maple Lane Resort, and it had lots of things going for it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facility is very clean. The location is great. The bed was comfortable. The nightly campfire was delightful. The Lake is a short walk away, and gorgeous. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is real close.... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We stayed here twice, the first time we arrived after a big storm that left the place without power for a few days. The staff was so nice to let us stay and reduce our rate. We enjoyed our stay so much we decided to come back again. The rooms are simple, some rooms have a kitchenette. the hotel is... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you want to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes, this is a great place to stay! It is just minutes away and after climbing and hiking, you get to come home to beautiful Glen Lake! The resort has their own waterfront and provides kayaks and a SUP for you to enjoy! We also appreciated the nightly campfire which was a great... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Conveniently located by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Quant, clean and friendly. Common room with kitchen to eat our carryout dinner, campfire and free breakfast. My boys loved running down to the lake and using the kayak, YOLO and using the bikes (all included). The room was clean and we slept four very comfortably.

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Located between Empire and Glen Arbor, MI on beautiful Glen Lake the hotel resort includes kayaking, canoeing and paddle boards. The room and especially the bed were very comfortable. We stayed two nights starting at 90 plus degrees the first day where the lake was most welcomed after a long day of site seeing at the national lake shore. What... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is centrally located between Glen Arbor and Empire. Only about 30 minutes to Leland or Traverse City, and less than 10 minutes to the Dune Climb, so you have really easy access to everything. Lake access on little Glen Lake is just a few houses down with a beach and kayaks/ canoes to use. The lake is absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Maple Lane Resort is in a perfect location for visiting any of the attractions at Sleeping Bear Dunes. We stayed in the Carriage House upper apartment for 3 nights and it met our needs perfectly. No, it is not near many restaurants, but we had planned on cooking our own meals anyway. The apartment was clean and comfortable if a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We took a four day weekend and enjoyed our stay here. We have been to the area before but we decided to stay closer to the Sleeping Bear area this time. Daily rate is very reasonable - the prices are not jacked up like Traverse City. The hotel has a dock just down the road where you can use their... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! I am glad you had a great time, and got to make use of the new paddle board. I know it has been a great hit recently. We hope you choose to stay with us again! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here 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. 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. Amenities* 25 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 Seasonal Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Free wifi in rooms and across the site. Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, SUP, Canoes, and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with Kitchen. We also now have large banquet room available in the new pole barn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maple Lane Resort

Address: 8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9715
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Price Range: $42 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Maple Lane Hotel Empire
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