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By a verified traveler on Mon 31 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

Beach motel near Philip A. Hart Visitor Center

City center stay

At this motel, you'll be steps from Philip A. Hart 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).

Renovated in 2016

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.

Deluxe King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$109* Per night/room Dec 4 - Dec 5

2 Double Beds Annex

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Empire Lakeshore Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 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 (3) Couples (2) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Nice property. Well kept. Would come back.

Posted by on Oct 31, 2022

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5 out of 5
We found a towel in our refrigerator when we checked in.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022

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4 out of 5
A nice setting close to the sights at the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Motel rooms were quiet and clean.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2021

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1 out of 5
Travelocity overbooked the room . We were turned away with no options. No response from Travelocity. Will never use Travelocity again.Do not trust them after this experience. Not worth any hotel savings for the frustration.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

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2 out of 5
The village of Empire is charming and the beach is very nice. The motel is not really within walking distance of the beach. Our room was plenty big. Nice that it has a mini fridge, microwave,and Keurig. The motel has very thin walls...you can hear everything. The window unit air conditioner when kicking on sounds like a freight train coming through the wall. We were in room 102 right next to the "office" and in the middle of the night on our first night the washer and dryer kept us up. The bathroom door did not shut. There is no ice machine on this property. Had to go across main road, behind gas station to other hotel property to access ice machine.Will not be staying here ever again or recommending it to others.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2021

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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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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. A complete renovation of Empire Lakeshore Inn was completed in January 2016. 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/bodyboarding 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 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 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 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.

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - 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
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • 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.