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Empire Lakeshore Inn

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Deluxe, 2 Queen Beds | Primary image
2 Double Beds Annex | Desk, free WiFi
2 Double Beds Annex | Desk, free WiFi
Deluxe King Bed | Desk, free WiFi
2 Double Beds Annex | Desk, free WiFi

Overview of Empire Lakeshore Inn

Empire Lakeshore Inn

2.5 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
Map
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI, 49630

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPhilip A. Hart Visitor Center3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore13 min walk
  • Popular LocationEmpire Bluff Trail3 min drive
  • AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)48 min drive

Room options

About this area

Empire

Located in Empire, Empire Lakeshore Inn is in the city center and near the beach. Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • Philip A. Hart Visitor Center - 3 min walk
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 13 min walk
  • Empire Bluff Trail - 3 min drive
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - 5 min drive
  • Glen Lake - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 48 min drive

Restaurants

  • Empire Village Inn - 3 min walk
  • Joe's Friendly Tavern - 5 min walk
  • Bluewater House - 9 min drive
  • Trattoria Funistrada - 14 min drive

About this property

Empire Lakeshore Inn

Motel in the city center, revitalized in 2016
Empire Lakeshore Inn provides amenities like a terrace and a garden. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out and express check-in
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Empire Lakeshore Inn include perks such as pillow menus and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • Balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - January 2016

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Entertainment

  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

86% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 11626 S. Sunset Drive Michigan
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping fee: USD 25.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Empire Lakeshore Inn
Empire Lakeshore
Empire Lakeshore Inn Motel
Empire Lakeshore Inn Empire
Empire Lakeshore Inn Motel Empire

Frequently asked questions

Is Empire Lakeshore Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Empire Lakeshore Inn?

As of Oct 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empire Lakeshore Inn on Nov 1, 2022 start from $86.9, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Empire Lakeshore Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Empire Lakeshore Inn?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Empire Lakeshore Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Empire Lakeshore Inn located?

Located in the heart of Empire, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Philip A. Hart Visitor Center and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 324 out of 619 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 184 out of 619 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 60 out of 619 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 619 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 619 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

William
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and comfortable in the heart of the gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes. What more can you ask?
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

Patricia
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
We stayed here only because of his proximity to the sleeping Bear Lake shore. The guy at registration had not gone to hospitality school. It was OK. Location location location.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Steven
Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms very clean. Bed/bedding/pillows all very comfy. Location is great!! Would def stay here again!!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

eric
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice inside and out
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Emily
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean. Easy check in and check out. Beautiful and newly renovated.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Yonghua, Mason
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The property is old and the AC was very very load noisy. There was nothing around the property for dinner or breakfast. Check in was confused since we had to walk to different inn to get the key.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Heidi
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes. Property was new so very clean. I would've liked some interaction with staff (office was closed when we checked in and when we checked out) but otherwise a great experience.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rebecca A
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is a small, but quaint property and is in a great location. Cafes and shops are within walking distance. Empire beach is within 5 minutes - a great beach area with a lighthouse, picnic area and playground. The rooms are well apportioned. There is a table and two chairs outside of each unit. I would give this property a ten and highly recommend anyone going to this area of Michigan to book a room here.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Claire
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location, VERY helpful and friendly employees. Rooms are clean and comfortable. We will be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Frank
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place to stay. Room was clean and smelled good. Staff was friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022