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Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City

2.5-star2.5 stars
11730 S. Lacore RdTraverse CityMI49630United States of America

City-center Empire motel with private beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
75See all 75 reviews
From 285 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City

from $139
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Signature Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Bathtub

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Guests planning to arrive after 7 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1987
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City’s small print

Also known as

  • Empire Lakeshore Inn
  • Empire Lakeshore


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City


  • In a national park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center - 3 min walk
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 9 min walk
  • Empire Bluff Trail - 25 min walk
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Old Indian Trail - 13.8 mi / 22.1 km
  • Mistwood Golf Course - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km

Getting around

  • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 43 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 75 reviews

Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City
Joseph, us2 night trip
Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City
A pleasant and comfortable place to stay in a supe
Great location for Sleeping Bear Dunes area, admittedly the season has not really begun but Empire is a is a pleasant town with facitlies. The staff at the Lakesure were pleasant and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean and Ideal for our short stay. Some facilities are a little dated but in keeping with the decor and fully functional. We woukd have not hesitation in staying there again
Gareth, us1 night trip
Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City
Room was clean and came with mini refrigator' microwave and coffee pot.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City
Empire's Lakeshore Inn
This Hotel is like coming home. Mark is the best Host, E-V-E-R! The place is sparkling clean, always welcoming... Downright perfect.
robin, us7 night trip
Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City
Very Good8.0
A perfect spot
cozy and I really appreciated the organic coffee and sound machine
Stephanie, us1 night trip

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Empire Lakeshore Inn, Traverse City

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