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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 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Frank W Tallahassee
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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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Tallahassee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 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
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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

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

N. Ft myers
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are no surprises on the cost of the rooms, resonable. Rooms are well maintained, clean and comfortable. We stayed 7-4-14 and 7-5-14, for the Traverse City Cherry Festival, and had a great night sleep. Bathrooms are small but its like your in an RV and everything works. I highly recommend this motel and we will be back!

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit during the Cherry Festival and we appreciate you taking time to write a review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit. More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We needed an inexpensive place to stay the night before picking our son up from Wolverine band camp. My husband was skeptical, since motels aren't typically on his radar, but this was a very pleasant surprise for all of us. We stayed in the accessible room only because it's the theme my daughter picked out. Everything was clean except the... More

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a chance and staying with us! Your review (along with many others) helps us convince others that the small independent places like ours can be a good choice too! Thanks for your kind words about CLEAN, it IS a focus for us. So sorry about the fly,one of our sharpshooters must have been sleeping on the job.... 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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Number of rooms: 10
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