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Waters Inn

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10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Flower Mound, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a few nights here as it was central to the locations we wanted to visit in MI and did not want to pack/unpack each night. Cute place, quite rooms but they are a little dated. WiFi if you use it was not good at all, owner would "reboot' the switch and it would work for an hour or so,... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On our way taking our daughter to college, we made a short layover at the Waters Inn. Very quainte log cabin feel, very clean but small rooms. Nice touch leaving a bag of popcorn to pop in the microwave. Wish we could of stayed longer and definitely will stop back for a longer stay when in the area.

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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family booked 5 rooms and all were nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable and the host/owner very accommodating. We took advantage of the coupon and also enjoyed a discount on dinner across the street.

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michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what we use to call a "mom and pops" motel. What makes this difference are the details. Popcorn and mints in the room. A microwave and small fridge. They placed a rag in the room to clean off the windows in the morning. Information about the local area. Very clean and the persons who own/manage the motel care... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

"Love this place" it doesn't get much better than that! Thanks for staying with us, hope to see you again soon! More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location. Beautiful grounds. Friendly service. Very small cabin like feel to rooms especially bathrooms, but with some nice amenities such as microwave and fridge. Room was clean even though obviously old.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review, coming from a person for the beautiful state of New Hampshire it means a lot! I glad you enjoyed our amenities and "cabin like feel". Our new picnic area and grill has been very popular with guests this summer. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bellaire, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Immaculately clean, spacious room. Quaintly decorated. Great value. Mints and microwave popcorn included. What a great find. Would definitely stay here again whenever in area. Will recommend this great inn to all my friends

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Sandy - I love when people use words like "Immaculately clean, spacious room. Quaintly decorated. Great value" Thanks for taking time to write your review. As a small business we can't afford TV advertising (heck we can't even afford a billboard!), so our customers words are so precious. Thanks for saying " Will recommend this great inn to all my... More 

Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment of check-in, it's obvious the owners take pride in the Waters Inn and want to make your stay comfortable. These accommodations are simple, affordable, clean and cozy. The rooms provided everything we needed for our overnight stay. I would stay again if we return to the Gaylord area.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

We DO take pride, thanks for noticing. As a small family owned property we take pleasure making sure each gust feels at home. we are looking forward to your next visit to the Gaylord area. More 

Marquette, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed an escape from the tourist high-season crowds, noise and frazzled motel staff and found a wonderful alternative at the Waters Inn. Can't imagine exactly why we had not booked in before - but we will definitely be back. Rooms are small compared to chain places, but more than adequate. Very comfy bed, wall-mounted flat screen tv with good... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

John - we often refer to our place as "the Peaceful Alternative", but I agree with you that staying at the Waters Inn is less stressful as well! After all, our guests rarely wait in a line to check in, never wait for an elevator, and parking within 15 feet of your bed can be a good think if you've... More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel surpassed our expectations! After 4-wheeling all day we stayed at this motel and found it very clean. It is in a quiet rural area, but still had a restaurant/bar across the street with excellent food. Bob that we spoke to at the motel was very friendly and it was easy to see he took a lot of pride... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Kay, thanks for your review, sounds like you had a great time 4-wheeling! I'm glad we surpassed your expectations and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Troy, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hotel near a friends cottage so we have stayed there several times. Every visit has been great. Make no mistake about it, this is not a chain hotel, but is easily the best independent motel I've ever stayed at. The decor and amenities are simple, but the rental rate is a great value. The rooms have been... More 

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Bob H, General Manager at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. As a small family business we take pride in our motel , Our mission is Clean, Comfortable, and Affordable. We are very pleased you have chosen us a,s your ( Go To ) location . We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the forward . More 

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