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Water's Edge Motel

1000 State St., Alpena, MI
Water's Edge Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family spent the weekend at Waters Edge in Alpena, Michigan. My family is there and our family from Columbus, Ohio came up. We had the best accommodations in the big house. Everything was clean and neat. It was perfect for what we wanted. Under new ownership, it has certainly been upgraded. Thank you very much. We will be back.!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a little snafu when we first checked in, made reservations a long time ago but they didn't have it saved. The manager quickly made adjustments and got a us a very basic room. Clean and basic with a great view, what else could you ask for. Renovations are getting there, place will look good once it's all done.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Alpena for a one night stay, wanted the water close by and something inexpenceive. We had arrived at the hotel and not a single soul was there to great us, we had to call a phone number that was in the window to have someone come back to check us in. I also did not receive any kind... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place has not been upgraded as the other reviews stated, but for the money spent and the time we spent in the room, it more than satisfied our needs. The owners were very accommodating for whatever we needed. The wife loaned me her blow dryer and the husband came right up with a knife when I requested something sharper... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Checked several online sites on a place to stay for our Honeymoon in my wife's hometown. I picked this place mostly because of its close proximity to my inlaws home. Walking distance, etc. This place online looked very clean and quaint. Especially compared to the competitors motels/hotels around. The suite I upgraded to they called it a Anniversary Suite but... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is by far the worst excuse of a motel that we have ever encountered.We stayed one night and we should have run in the opposite direction. The room was run down, old, smelly and filthy. We should have looked elsewhere the moment we arrived but we were too tired from travelling. We were not provided any paperwork for the... More 

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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners More 

Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

website very deceiving - appears to be a quaint clean place - WRONG - filthy dirty smelly - cannot believe it is still open. Refrigerator was dirty, sinks were dirty, carpets appear to only get a once over occasionally with a vacuum and cobwebs/dust hanging from the lamp same and power cords. Unbelievable It was the worse I have ever... More 

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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners More 

Alpena, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Traveling through up north I stumbled across this quaint motel on the lake..the owners had greeted me with a warm smile,hospitality and a cozy room.The room was warm and inviting. It was very clean and I felt right at home. The lake front view with the sunrises and sunset was so beautiful and with the complimentary morning coffee it left... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have stayed at many hotels/motels in Alpena. This is the worst. The refrigerator in the unit was filthy. There was way too much old furniture in the unit, huge stains on the rug and the smell was horrible. Road noise was very loud. We didn't stay a single night. Packed up and left.

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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Rooms look comfortable...... Outdated electrical outlets. Wifi sucks, bed is a rock, homemade cobbled wiring that poses a fire hazard. One owner nice the other rude. Beachfront they are on is filthy. Had to walk at least a football field length down the coast for cleaner beach. This could be a nice place if they truly cared.

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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners More 

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