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Empire hotels and places to stay

Charming Cottage In Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Near Lake MI Beach
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2.71 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Quaint Cottage in the Heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes

"Quaint cottage was perfect home base for our stay on the Leelanau peninsula. Plenty of room for our family of five and walking around town was very convenient. The cottage is well appointed for a fun stay. We hope to come back!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Charming Cottage In Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Near Lake MI Beach
All Seasons Log Cabin Rental
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5.47 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
NICE!!!

"NICE!!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

All Seasons Log Cabin Rental
The Wine & Coffee House Near Lk Michigan Beach & Sleeping Bear Dunes
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"Lovely decor, comfortable and easy to walk around village"…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The Wine & Coffee House Near Lk Michigan Beach & Sleeping Bear Dunes
New! Glen Arbor, Walk to Town, Theater, Pool Table, 60 Game Arcade
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Fun Girls Trip!

"We had a blast. Perfect spot for our needs! ( Had trouble figuring out the big TV - only challenge.)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

New! Glen Arbor, Walk to Town, Theater, Pool Table, 60 Game Arcade
Glen Arbor Area Cottage - Little Glen Lake w/ private waterfront - Now w/ A/C!
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WONDERFUL!

"We had a great time at this property! It is so cute, clean and is in a great location! Our family fit perfect in the space and had many things to do and the water is absolutely beautiful as well! We would recommend this place to everyone!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Glen Arbor Area Cottage - Little Glen Lake w/ private waterfront - Now w/ A/C!
The Nest at Sleeping Bears South Bar Lake
Immaculate, new Build Home, Perfect for Couples, Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes
The price is $175 per night
0.71 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Great stay

"This is a very nice and well-appointed house and the owners were great to deal with. We especially appreciate that they allow guests to bring pets. I recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the area and would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Immaculate, new Build Home, Perfect for Couples, Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes
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1.56 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
It was absolutely perfect!

"We would defiantly love to stay again! When we walked in we were so happily surprised at the cozy, warm and impeccably clean cottage. We came for a ski weekend, which the central location worked out great for skiing at both the Homestead and Crystal mountain. After long days of skiing , sitting by ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

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M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $89 per night
1.79 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (64 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Close to all the activities we had planned. Pet friendly and had no problem with my 2 labs."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

M22 Inn Empire
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $109 per night
23.6 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,130 reviews)

"Very clean and a great team of staff members. Could not get any closer to the lake."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

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Visiting Empire

Visitors to Empire are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's coffeehouses and parks.

  • You'll find 586 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Traverse City
  • The closest major airport is in Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Empire

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 24 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Empire. Below is a top accommodation based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Empire Lakeshore Inn - Amenities at this 2.5-star motel include free parking and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and helpful staff.

Dressing for Empire

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 45°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 18°F
  • From April to June, the average is 76°F during the day and 30°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 77°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 62°F as the daytime average and 20°F as the nighttime average
  • About 34.88 inches of rain falls on Empire each year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 76°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 19°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Empire?
Empire Lakeshore Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This property is a short 8-minute walk from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. M22 Inn Empire is another favorite option for your stay based on traveler reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Empire, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Empire.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Empire?
For more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Empire, click here.
What's the best hotel to stay near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore?
Empire Lakeshore Inn is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free WiFi and free parking. It’s located 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Other good choices within a few miles include M22 Inn Empire and The Sylvan Inn.
What about the best place to stay near Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center?
One of the top choices for your stay is Empire Lakeshore Inn, located next to Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center, and this property offers free WiFi and free parking. M22 Inn Empire, located 3.7 mi (6 km) away, is another good option for your stay.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Empire?
Empire Lakeshore Inn is a top beach property with free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best accommodation near Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)?
Grand Beach Resort Hotel is a popular hotel, featuring free breakfast and an indoor pool. It’s located a short 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Cherry Capital Airport. Other places to stay within close proximity to the airport include GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City and ParkShore Resort.
How is it to stay in Empire?
Visitors to Empire are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s coffeehouses and parks. Top sights around the area include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Clinch Park Beach. In Empire, there are 15 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Empire?
Landmarks like Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive might be worth a visit. The natural setting is picturesque, in particular the beaches, with places to see including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Glen Lake. Additionally, you’ll find Clinch Park Beach in the area.
What's the seasonal weather like in Empire?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 27°F. Average annual rainfall for Empire is 35 inches.

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