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"The room was very clean and nice. The bed was super comfortable and the shower pressure was perfect. Will definitely stay here again! " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 19 Aug 2021

Hotel Description

Colonial motel near Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center

City center stay

At this motel, you'll be steps from Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center and within a 15-minute walk of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Also, Empire Bluff Trail is within 2 miles (3 km) and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is within 6 miles (10 km).

Terrace

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 12 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include LCD TVs, pillow menus, and free local calls.

2 Double Beds Annex

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$114* Per night/room Oct 17 - Oct 18

King Bed Annex

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Empire Lakeshore Inn ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Empire Lakeshore Inn

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The room was very clean and nice. The bed was super comfortable and the shower pressure was perfect. Will definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 16, 2021

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4 out of 5
Stay was great the only downside was the place has paper-thin walls, you can hear everything next door.

Posted by on May 17, 2021

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3 out of 5
Just okay- bathroom is so tiny- the place provided no ice or extra amenities. The location was the only good thing about this place.

Posted by , from Brighton MI on Jul 20, 2020

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2 out of 5
They didn’t have a reservation for me, so I couldn’t stay there. I had to find another hotel.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019

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3 out of 5
We found the room clean but the only seating were 2 not very comfortable chairs. The refrigerator was quite helpful and it was nice that there was a small bar type sink in addition to the bathroom sink. However, I would have thought dish soap might have been provided there. The desk, night stands and small chest appeared to be new but the drawers in the chest wouldn’t stay closed. The top drawer was especially annoying as it would slowly roll open at any given moment. I had to wedge an envelope in the frame to keep it closed. The most frustrating thing was finding the check in office. We were told to check in at a different location other than the Inn location. We didn’t realize that it was the office in the other Inn location across the street. A sign stating “check in” on the property perimeter would have been most helpful. The name of the Inn gave the impression that it was on a lakeshore. It was not. We paid over $800 for 4 nights and had more amenities and more room in the motels we checked into after leaving Empire.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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3 out of 5
This is a new facility and minor repairs need to be fixed. Our bathroom door would not stay closed and the sink would not drain. Since we only stayed the one night we waited until checkout to mention the areas that needed fixing. The lady in the office said that it was a frequent complaint but since they were booked solid all summer, it would probably be fall before the items were fixed. That is unacceptable. Clients should not have to brush their teeth over the bathtub.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2019 by Megan S.

Thank you for your review. We are working on these issues and we are in the process of fixing all of them. The hotel is brand new but we find time to time there or kinks. We are working diligently on making sure they are all addressed and corrected as soon as possible. We apologize the staff did not validate your concern with an immediate solution.

Property Features

As a guest of Empire Lakeshore Inn, you'll find a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Empire Lakeshore Inn also features express check-in and express check-out. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Empire motel.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1987
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • LCD television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

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

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

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
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Guest's check in at 11626 S. Sunset Drive Michigan
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival 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. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 Visa, Mastercard, Discover, 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Housekeeping fee: USD 25.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.