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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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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8 reviews
5 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 

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Everything was clean and comfortable, Management was friendly, and help us find places we wanted to go. Even gave us a map so we wouldn't get lost. Spent time on the beach with a fire. We will be going back next year.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Motel in very poor condition. Needs major updating. Stayed there one night only because all other area motels were filled. Now I know why. I would suggest checking out a room before formally checking in.

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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 

Jackson, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I chose this motel based on the pictures and descriptions shown on its website. Because we were staying for a night during a holiday weekend, I thought it best to make reservations first. Since I had given my credit card up front, I was afraid to back out in fear that my card would be charged anyway. I should have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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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