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Overview of Empire Lakeshore Inn

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Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Empire Lakeshore Inn

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center2 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

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Deluxe King Bed

5/5 guest room rating
  • 355 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

2 Double Beds Annex

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 301 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe, 2 Queen Beds

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 355 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

King Bed Annex

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 301 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Empire

Located in Empire, Empire Lakeshore Inn is in the city center and near the beach. Travelers looking for local activities can try Empire Bluff Trail and Old Indian Trail, while those looking to experience a bit of culture can stop by Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snow tubing and snowmobiling.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center - 2 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

  • Tiffany's Cafe — 4 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

Beach motel near Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center
This motel features express check-in, express check-out, and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 12 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. LCD TVs, pillow menus, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Empire Lakeshore Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

This Empire motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - 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

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

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.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated guestrooms - January 2016

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

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

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late 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 Guest's check in at 11626 S. Sunset Drive Michigan
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

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; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

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 Apr 14, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empire Lakeshore Inn on Apr 15, 2021 start from $79, 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 is from 3:00 PM - 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
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 Sleeping Bear Dunes Park 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. 164 out of 357 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 124 out of 357 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 40 out of 357 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 17 out of 357 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 357 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room is new, clean and comfortable. There are 2 dog friendly rooms in the new part of the Inn, if you are traveling with a pet. They have 2 locations across the street from each other, but the original building is not open until May. My review is on the new build. The Inn is located right by the Philip A. Hart visitors center and is the perfect place to stay for our Sleeping Bear sand dunes trip. The owners were very kind.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Apparently there are two Lakeshore Inn locations in Empire and they upgraded us to the newer location since the older facility is closed for the season. We were pleasantly surprised how nice and modern our room was. The decor was delightful and they had thought of everything. The fridge and microwave were an extra bonus. The bed was super comfy. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really clean place next to sand dunes visitor center. We booked this place since we were visiting the sleeping bear national lakeshore, empire bluff trail and the pierce stocking scenic drive which is quite near. There are just 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop which is around 10-15 mins drive from this hotel, there are not many options though since its a small village. I agree with the other reviewers that the walls are paper thin so as long as your neighbors are not noisy you should be fine. Overall we had a fantastic stay. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

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