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Waters Inn

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10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015
Erik B Menominee, Michigan, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Menominee, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was pleased with the cleanliness and comfort. Great people, clean room, great service. Recommend highly! I will definitely stay again when I am in the area. Close to the expressway. Not many places to eat nearby.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Erik Thanks for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to the Gaylord area. Your review means a lot because it's exactly what we strive for; clean, comfortable & affordable! By the next time you visit we should have 2 places for guests to eat within a nine iron. Thanks again for your business and taking time to... More 

Ann Arbor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The room was very clean and well appointed. Even though snow-mobilers were located next to us, we couldn't hear a thing. To Frank W.: this isn't a 4 a star hotel, but it is the only hotel in Water, and very affordable. You need to look at location and what is offered. For this small town it is a great... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking time to write a review, it helps folks that haven't tried a independent motel understand that it is possible to have a great experience without paying extra for the logo on a sign. We strive to be clean and affordable, and it sounds like we hit the mark with you. Glad you enjoyed the complementary... More 

Tallahassee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I expected great things after reading the TripAdvisor ratings, but my experience has me wondering about those reviews. This is a basic strip-style roadside motel, with nothing notable. The decor is OK--our room had a golf theme, with old golf equipment tacked to the walls, and homemade window valences and older quilts on the beds, but the rooms are small,... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Frank, thanks so much for staying with us as a small family owned business we appreciate EVERY customer. I am pleased that your "room was clean and safe" and that our WiFi worked well for you. I enjoyed your description of our bathrooms as "freakishly small", (I'm still trying to figure out how I could make a TV commercial out... More 

Jenison, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Definitely lives up to the positive reviews. Pleasant themed décor, crisp clean linens, great service. Recommend room 5 for a larger bath and shower. Thanks for a great stay! Glad to recommend for a classic northern experience.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your business and hope you will visit us the next time you travel to the northern lower peninsular. More 

Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Booked the Waters Inn based on the reviews on tripadvisor and I am very happy to say everyone's reviews were absolutely correct! The Waters Inn is a nice, clean, motor lodge right off I-75 just a few miles south of Gaylord. The room was exceptionally clean, which is my #1 criteria, but it was also safe and charming with its... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Because we only have 10 rooms we can focus on each and every customer. We appreciate your compliments about Bob who checked you in. (You were close Jim & Bob both have 3 letters!) Bob is actually our business partner and our secret weapon because he is both a clean fanatic and someone who... More 

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The room was clean and neat. The room was spacious and had a microwave and mini-fridge. There was a table that was big enough to eat a meal at. The bathroom was small, with a tiny sink and a shower in which I could barely fit my 6'3" frame, There was a large party of people in the adjoining rooms,... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The next time you are in the area please try to reserve room 5 I'm confident the shower will accomidate your 6' 3" body. More 

Holland, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Water's Inn is a quaint, inexpensive, very clean, and friendly place to stay. Our family has a reunion on Otsego Lake every year and several of us book our rooms here. We actually call it (our family name) hotel. We always enjoy our stay and love the atmosphere and ability to sit outside on the covered area. Yes, the bathrooms... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us so many times over the years, we really appreciate you business. We are actually blessed with many family's like yours that come each year and take over one section of the motel and make it their own. We are looking forward to your visit. More 

Green bay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although the bathroom was tiny it served the purpose and the room was clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. We had free wifi too. The manager lent us playing cards when asked. Not much to do in the immediate vacinity but Gaylord was not too far away. Would stay here again! Easy access to the highway.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Your review said it all, THANKS for staying with us! More 

N. Ft myers
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Clean and bed was very comfortable. Bathroom, especially the shower was small, but clean. Manager was friendly and I would stay there again. Price was reasonable. Each room has a theme, and is rustic. I would stay again

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your "Comfortable and Friendly" review! Yes our bathrooms are similar to those on a cruise ship, but we pride ourselves in keeping everything clean & neat. Hope to see you again soon More 

Echo Bay
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place by far exceeded expectations. Very clean and well maintained. The manager was extremely friendly and accommodating. Only 15 minutes from Gaylord and 5 minutes from I 75 you couldn't ask for a better location! Will definitely be returning!!!

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review, hope to see you again soon! More 

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