by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Located close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Empire Lakeshore Inn — formerly the Lakeshore Inn Motel — offers families 12 guestrooms with double, queen and king beds. Some have kitchenettes and all have flat-screen TV’s, coffee makers, cable and Wi-Fi access. Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request. The beach and downtown area, with restaurants and shops, are within walking distance of the Inn. There is no onsite dining or swimming pool.
Our Editor Loves
- Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
- Walking distance to beach and downtown
- Kitchenettes available
by naomi D
I traveled with another person to the area on a business visit. There was a little confusion as we went to the "old" Empire Lakeshore Inn. As it is off season, no one was in the office, so we could not get into our room, which was confusing. So we called the listed ph. # for the Inn. We were quickly re-directed to the new Inn by a very friendly and helpful lady. Our room was perfectly clean and neat. The beds and pillows very comfortable. The floors are a little thin, and my fellow traveler, a lighter sleeper than I, was bothered by the noise from guests in room above us, as you could hear every footstep. There are few places to stay in the area, especially in the off season and I am very glad to have discovered this clean comfortable accommodation with such friendly and professional staff. Just know, if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. Overall, a great value and I recommend.
by Tom S
Love the Empire Lakeshore Inn. We have stayed in the original (now Annex) building several times. This time we stayed in the new building. The room was spacious, clean, and well-appointed. Check was friendly and easy, as always. Would not hesitate to recommend this place.