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Empire hotels and places to stay

M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI
The price is £75 per night
1.79 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (64 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Close to all the activities we had planned. Pet friendly and had no problem with my 2 labs."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

M22 Inn Empire
Hotel Indigo Traverse City
3.5 out of 5
263 W Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellation
The price is £167 per night
19.41 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (442 reviews)

"Nice hotel but when you pay that for a room it should not be all the mechanical for a view out the window."…"

Reviewed on 29 May 2020

Hotel Indigo Traverse City
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
3 out of 5
420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £96 per night
21.61 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (566 reviews)

"Clean and updated. The rooms were cozy and clean. The decor was really beautiful as well."…"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI
The price is £111 per night
2.62 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (253 reviews)

"Super cute and renovated inn! Will definitely stay here again next time we take a trip up here!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2020

Empire Lakeshore Inn
Cambria Hotel Traverse City
3.5 out of 5
255 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £142 per night
21.38 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (565 reviews)

"Great location, awesome deal for the suite and we had a great experience. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Cambria Hotel Traverse City
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1773 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is £118 per night
23.72 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,620 reviews)

"Breakfast was always right on time and when I asked for extra coffee packets- they brought them right away. Staff is extremely nice and very helpful! Bringing our whole family up to stay there again in 2 weeks."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Pointes North Beachfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2211 U.S. 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £114 per night
24.23 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (426 reviews)

"The staff and location were the best things about my experience. The room was nice, it just needed a deep clean and a little bit of fresh paint. Barely anything was open because of COVID which has nothing to do with this hotel/resort."…"

Reviewed on 30 May 2020

Pointes North Beachfront Hotel
ParkShore Resort
2 out of 5
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £103 per night
23.41 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)

"Loved everything ...we had so much fun. My favorite part was that if I didn't want to go down to the lounge I can order room service"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

ParkShore Resort
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is £118 per night
23.6 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,132 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel - staff was friendly and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2020

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
3 out of 5
615 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £123 per night
20.24 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (907 reviews)

"Great location to beach and down town. Very nice staff"…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
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Pocket Guide: Empire

Visiting Empire

Guests will appreciate the beaches, restaurants and coffeehouses in Empire. Scenic landscape and welcoming, this lakefront city also attracts visitors with its parks.

  • You'll find Expedia hotels in the surrounding area
  • July is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas December is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Empire

  • Adventures is just one of the many top activities, whereas Empire Bluff Trail and Old Indian Trail are great sights to visit
  • The lakes, beaches and parks provide a picturesque setting, and Sleeping Bear Dunes is one place worth a visit

Staying in Empire

You may appreciate Empire Lakeshore Inn for a romantic getaway or boutique stay.

A favourite with Expedia travellers is Empire Lakeshore Inn with a 3.7 out of 5 user rating.

Dressing for Empire

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 7°C during the day and -8°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 25°C, while the average at night is -1°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 25°C with night-time averages of 9°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 17°C and nighttime averages of -7°C
  • About 888 millimetres of rain falls on Empire each year

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Empire?
Empire Lakeshore Inn is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data. This property is a short 8-minute walk from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your stay include M22 Inn Empire and The Cottonwood Inn B&B.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Empire, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Empire.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Empire?
Empire Lakeshore Inn is a top beach property with free WiFi and free parking.
How is it staying in Empire?
Visitors to Empire will definitely enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s coffee shops and parks. Top sights around the area include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Clinch Park Beach. In Empire, there are 14 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Empire?
Notable city landmarks such as Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive might be worth a visit. The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake. Additionally, you’ll find Clinch Park Beach in the area.
What's the seasonal weather in Empire?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of -3°C. Average annual rainfall for Empire is 888 mm.

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