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Water's Edge Motel

1000 State St., Alpena, MI
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This hotel was a favorite for me and my sons when we visited family in Alpena for years. Then it went downhill; and I mean really downhill. Some of the other older reviews attest to the decline. Since I have family in town, they told me there were new owners and the new owners have done a lot of work;... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Other than not seeing what renovations they were talking about in our room #9, we did enjoy our stay. So much could be done with this place. I spent a lot of time imagining what I could do with the place if I owned it or just managed it. I would love to put my touches on a place like... More 

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Thank lcphibbs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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 August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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