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Recent guest reviews

Empire Lakeshore Inn was immaculate, updated and a great location for the Heritage Biking Trail. I would stay here again and again!

Great location, very clean and nicely appointed. It got a little noisy on the ground floor, but would be better on the 2nd floor.

Very clean, excellent condition . Good area for sight seeing. Quiet community.

I've stayed at this inn before and enjoyed this visit too

Convenient location for the dunes. Room was clean and updated. WiFi was weak and it was difficult to get in touch with staff since they are only on site for limited hours. No iron in the room - had to go to front desk to grab it and were told to bring it right back to them. Not very service oriented! Also - window unit for AC was an issue in the rain - very loud and disruptive for sleep.

Close to all of the action. This hotel is great. Great location. Friendly staff. Has a nice cottage feel but yet mins to beach and Glen Arbor. Great hot water. Coffee was a nice touch.

Great place to sleep and shower. If you are looking to spend time in your room instead of the National Park, you may want to look elsewhere.

The room was cute, but the coffee maker was too dirty for us to even consider using, and the bathtub stopper didn't work (which was a problem when we wanted to bathe our very sandy kids after a dune visit). When we called the office and left a message (the office was closed, but it was fairly late at night) they did send someone over fairly quickly, but by then we'd already started to get the kids into PJs. We were also disappointed in Orbitz because we booked a double room and were assigned a king (not the hotel's fault - the woman showed me the booking at check in - it clearly showed that we booked a double but that the hotel was sent instructions that we wanted a king). With five of us in the room, including three small kids, that didn't work very well. The hotel wasn't able to switch us because no doubles were available.

S. Lacore Rd Empire MI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Empire Lakeshore Inn places you next to Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center and a short stroll from other popular sights like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This 12-room motel has in-room conveniences like balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Rooms

All 12 recently renovated rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer designer toiletries. Free local calls and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Empire Lakeshore Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Free parking is available if you drive. Other amenities at this beach motel include a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area.

Room options

King Bed Annex

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

2 Double Beds Annex

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Empire Lakeshore Inn

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (7)
4
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Empire Lakeshore Inn was immaculate, updated and a great location for the Heritage Biking Trail. I would stay here again and again!

By , from Minnesota on Aug 16, 2020

5
Partner Couples Family

Great location, very clean and nicely appointed. It got a little noisy on the ground floor, but would be better on the 2nd floor.

By , from Iowa on Jun 28, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2020

5
Family

Very clean, excellent condition . Good area for sight seeing. Quiet community.

By , from Twin Lake on Nov 5, 2019

5
Everyone

I've stayed at this inn before and enjoyed this visit too

By on Oct 6, 2019

4
Family

Convenient location for the dunes. Room was clean and updated. WiFi was weak and it was difficult to get in touch with staff since they are only on site for limited hours. No iron in the room - had to go to front desk to grab it and were told to bring it right back to them. Not very service oriented! Also - window unit for AC was an issue in the rain - very loud and disruptive for sleep.

By on Jul 20, 2019

5
Family Family

Close to all of the action. This hotel is great. Great location. Friendly staff. Has a nice cottage feel but yet mins to beach and Glen Arbor. Great hot water. Coffee was a nice touch.

By , from Westerville, OH on Mar 18, 2019

5
Family Partner Couples Family

Great place to sleep and shower. If you are looking to spend time in your room instead of the National Park, you may want to look elsewhere.

By , from Harper Woods, MI on Mar 14, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2018

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