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Water's Edge Motel

1000 State St., Alpena, MI
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the cottage right on the water - gorgeous views, very spacious, lovely campfire area on the beach. The outside of the cottage was filthy, and the inside wasn't much better. Cobwebs all over, halfway finished basement, and spiders galore. With a good power wash on the outside and deep clean on the inside, I'd give it 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so happy to stumble onto this place when we were planning our week-long stay for a family event in the area. We utilized the big house right on the shore, as well as the villa and a couple of the rooms. 2015 seems to be the year of transition for this place as they were doing some major... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The benefit of this motel was that it was on the water and it had a convenient location. And while the manager was kind and generally helpful, this place was not clean or at all updated...wifi was horribly inconsistent, sheets weren't clean, window blinds didn't fully cover window which opens to parking lot, etc. We would stay here again in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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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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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 

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