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Empire Lakeshore Inn

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May 7 May 8
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, comfortable room - updated rooms with nice bedding, memory foam mattress, and pretty finishes. Very friendly & accommodating staff. Great location for exploring Sleeping Bear and the entire TC bay area.

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Petoskey, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really close to lake michigan. Rooms were clean and everything worked. Everyone in the family had a great time. Downtown and sleeping bear dunes visitor center and hiking all within minutes walk. No breakfast self serve - but able to pick up easily enough.

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Livonia
Reviewed 8 March 2017

At the last minute my son and I needed to find a place for the night. We found Empire Lakeshore and called. Mark was extremely accommodating had our room ready within 15 minutes with a Wi-Fi password and asked if there was anything else we needed it was a very nice easy stay and was much appreciated!

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was the perfect place for a quick getaway. The Inn was right in town and close to restaurants, gas station, etc. Our room was spacious and clean and the management was extremely courteous. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Our stay at the Lakeshore Inn was amazing. We stayed for one night before going on a snow shoe hike with the park rangers and the owner, Mark, was more than accommodating. We got in late and he made sure the heat was already on for us in our room, everything was in order, and the place was SUPER cute...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Staff very friendly. Rooms clean, spacious. I always stay here when in this neck of the woods. Just a block away from town and two blocks from the great beach there. Easy to find. On the corner of M22 and 72.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Terrific staff, very easy, polite and helpful. Great place in an amazingly beautiful part of the world. Conveniently located in the middle of everything near Sleeping Bear Dunes. Great neighbors. I saw deer each morning while drinking my coffee. Wonderful place.

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Kentwood
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a lovely stay. The room was clean and nicely decorated. We were happy to have a refrigerator and microwave included! We drove up for a 3 night stay, right after Thanksgiving. We were able to hike and enjoy the holiday festivities, and be able to come back to a warm and cozy room.

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our son wanted to show us a beautiful part of Michigan. We had visited the peninsulas near Traverse City and were impressed, but tired. He had secured a cozy, comfortable and reasonable spot for us to spend the night on the lake (which looks like an ocean!) It was the ideal resting spot for the night and launching pad for...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Neat and clean and friendly! I had everything I needed in my room. Located in a small town, just down the street from where I was having Thanksgiving dinner. I met another guest who has been there before and loves it.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just Under Went a 12 Room Makeover! Empire Lakeshore Inn is the only hotel located in the quaint little village of Empire, Michigan. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, grocery stores and the famous Empire Beach. We are nestled in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, with close access to hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and much, much more. Come stay with us in one of our our 12 unique rooms. This old fashion Mom and Pop hotel has undergone many fresh updates but still holds true to that good small town nostalgic feeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Empire Lakeshore Inn

Address: 11730 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9403 (Formerly Lakeshore Inn Motel)
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Price Range: RM330 - RM739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empire Lakeshore Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We were on the first floor and it was quiet.”
JanelF2949CA, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room, ask for room 204. ”
DEBRAL984, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“it was great for me ”
735dennyr, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 202. It's the other side from the ice machine (quiet!) and one room in from the steps (more quiet), so a good choice.”
Mdejaco, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We could have had an another towel / washcloth, but I could have asked too. Owners are wonderful ”
SandyVN, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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