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
Loved my stay at Empire Lakeshore Inn. Supporting local owners who love the area is priceless. Laid back style helps you feel home and relax which is what a visit to Empire is all about. Clean accommodations, quiet inn and wonderful location to explore the dunes. Great value and opportunity to feel a part of the area!
Perfect location to the incredible beach in Empire - its right down the street and around the corner. You could walk, ride a bike, or drive down the road. We found some Petoskey stones too! The views are incredible in Empire from North to South.....not just the sunset.
This hotel is almost in the center of the small town. This is up north Michigan and while the furniture may have needed updating, at least it was clean and nothing was broken. No foul smells, no old cigarette smells. The price was very fair for this time of year, too. The owners were running the show this Spring and they were very gracious, friendly, kind hosts. They said they were building a new hotel across the street too - most likely needed for this area!