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Waters Inn

10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Trish J Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was traveling one cold wintery day (Southbound on I-75) and found myself smack dab in the middle of a winter (white-out) storm. I pulled off to stay the night at the closest motel I could find. I lucked out, because the manager gave me a great room (very cozy and clean) and went above and beyond the call of... More

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west unity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A very clean place with a great manager. The price was great, rooms were very clean along with the bathroom. And you get a free microwave popcorn too boot!!!!! I would say - stay here if you want a great room at a great price.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

"A great room, at a great price!" I love it when we get a review like yours, because that is EXACTLY what we strive for! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Don't get me wrong, we know we're not the Ritz, but as a small family owned business we really do try to make sure each guest... More

Redford, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

I would like to start off by saying this motel is super cute. Very "up northy". We are snowmobilers, so the location was perfect. Our only complaint was that the walls and floors to the rooms seem very thin. We had to leave the tv on all day for two days just to try to drown out some of the... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review, we read every word carefully. I'm glad you found the staff friendly, the rooms clean and the price great, because that's what we strive for every day. The walls between each room are heavily insulated, but sometimes it's just not enough. I'm a light sleeper myself so I completely understand. The next... More

Midland, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We could not have had a more wonderful experience. This inn was small and quaint, with the manager attending to any need we might have. Perfect location and cozy, rustic furnishings. Hotels like this should be in every town in America. Love!!

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it really helps other travelers know that the small independent motels can be nice too. I'm not sure we're "Perfect" but we sure do try to make all our guests feel at home. Hope you can stop by again soon, thanks again for choosing us. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We have stayed here twice now for snowmobiling season, and once at the other place up the road. Honestly, there is no comparison. I could go on and on about how bad the other place was....but instead I'll turn my attention on how great Waters Inn is. The most important thing of all is these rooms are clean (unlike the... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write about your recent stays while Snowmobiling in the Gaylord area. We appreciate you mentioning how clean our rooms are, for us there is no higher priority. We know our guests enjoyed having a bar/restaurant across the street, and hope it will reopen soon under new ownership. So sorry for the misunderstanding about the wireless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We found this little gem a few years back and ended up going there several times a year for our anniversary and weekend getaway. Last year we called to reserve our room...the new owner was rude and uncooperative. We had always brought our 10# dog with us and she was perfect every time and even got along wonderfully with the... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and your GREAT review about your many stays with us. We changed our pet policy because all of our rooms have new carpeting and we take great pride in our cleanliness. With the rise of allergies due to pet dander and the possibility of an"'accident'" on the carpet we made the difficult decision to stop accepting... More

South Branch, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We got caught in an ice storm and couldn't drive any longer. We got off interstate 75 at exit 270 and had no idea if the little town of Waters had a motel. We found the waters Inn. This is a 10 unit motel where the rooms are as nice as any 4 star hotel, The owners of the motel... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your GREAT review. We appreciate you taking a chance on our small family owned motel. Many people pass us by to stay at the big chain places. Because we're small we really do think of people who stay with us as guests. Thanks again for staying with us and proving that "LITTLE CAN BE AWESOME". More

Newville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

So this was our last stop on a 6,000 mile trip. We began our trip at a family run inn and wanted to end it that way. The place is easy to find and the manager was nice. He gave us room 10. The room was on the small side but cozy and cute. The room wasn't totally clean though.... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your through review, as a small family business we read every word carefully and are always trying to improve. We strive for a home run at every at bat, but even Domonic Brown, hits a triple once in a while. Bob, our resident manager did find the dust in the lamp, and has vowed to stand on his... More

Bay City, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My son and I stayed here last weekend during our golf trip to the area. After checking all the other Gaylord hotels and comparing the rates and reviews we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We only needed the room from 7:30 at night until 8:30 in the morning and it certainly had everything we needed... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO Much for giving us a try, so many people drive by assuming that the big name brand places just have to be better. We all start with the same mattresses, sheets and towels and we are VERY PROUD to have been rated #1 in Gaylord by customers for well over a year. We only have 10 rooms and... More

Midland, Michigan
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The room in which we stayed at the Waters Inn was clean and comfortable. There were two double beds, a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker. The bathroom is tiny and the shower is small. Lighting in the room is poor. If you stay here, check the TV as it receives many more channels than the list in the... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and letting us know about our out of date TV channel guides, we have updated them and are proud offer nearly 70 channels on our new 32" flat screen TV's. Thanks for mentioning our room amenities and our reasonable pricing. We know our bath rooms are cruise ship sized, but we do have one of the... More

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Address: 10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Location: United States > Michigan > Otsego County > Gaylord
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Gaylord
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just off I-75 at Exit 270 on Old US-27, the Waters Inn is The Peaceful Alternative, with access to everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the traffic, noise and neon. On the snowmobile trail and a nine iron from dozens of lakes and golf courses. Lodging for those who would prefer to enjoy everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the noise, the big box stores and the traffic jams, just 8 miles south of Gaylord. ... more   less 
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just off I-75 at Exit 270 on Old US-27, the Waters Inn is The Peaceful Alternative, with access to everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the traffic, noise and neon. On the snowmobile trail and a nine iron from dozens of lakes and golf courses. Lodging for those who would prefer to enjoy everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the noise, the big box stores and the traffic jams, just 8 miles south of Gaylord. ... more   less 
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