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Waters Inn

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10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
Waters Inn
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Gaylord
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the overnight traveler it has all you need. A bit off of the highway in a quiet town. No continental breakfast, but what you save on the price you can buy a real breakfast at a restaurant and lunch also. I have slept in Gaylord hotels dozens of times and none compare. In the future this is my only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed here twice and are about to stay again on a fee weeks. This is probably the cleanest hotel I've ever been in. The rooms are so cute & Cozy and the prices are absolutely unbeatable. The owners have obviously put their hearts into the place. It's just a beautiful peaceful place to stay. Even my kids love the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small motel that probably was remodeled from a 1940s version. It is very (very) clean and cozy. Rooms are small and the bathrooms tiny, but it met our needs for a place to lay our heads. The bathroom sink was so small, my girls splashed water on the floor--but when I wiped it up with a white... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

When customers use words like "very (very) clean and spotless", it puts a big smile on our face. Yes we are small (just 10 rooms) and we like to think of our bathrooms as "cruse ship sized" but to us there is nothing more important than clean. As a small family owned motel we really appreciate EVERY customer. Thanks again... More 

Yale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a darling, cozy little getaway. The service Is fantastic. Easy access to everywhere, Gaylord, hiking trails, fishing. Great to be away from all the noise and commotion. It is so affordable too. Last of all, and most important, is how clean it is

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Jacklyn thanks for your "priceless" review, we strive to provide a clean comfortable room at an affordable price. Your review just may convince someone else to give us try and that is "priceless" to us. Hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before finally settling on the Waters Inn, I read the reviews of other hotel/motels in the area some of which I was utterly horrified by. I like the idea of a 'homey' atmosphere and 'room themes'. Also by looking at the picture of the building, I figured it to be an older style road side motel....I WAS RIGHT! This place... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Rhonda thanks for the GREAT Review! We are so glad you felt right at home in our place. With only 10 rooms we strive to make sure each guest feels at home. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very cute place. Cozy and cute and located close to Gaylord but not in the heart of town. Wonderful little bar/restaurant across the street. Too bad we didn’t get a chance to enjoy the firepit. Highly recommended for the price.

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Anna, we really appreciate your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay, we think most people enjoy looking out their windows at rolling hills rather than a shopping center parking lot. Hope you can enjoy the fire pit on your next visit. More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The building is old and the wiring is... interesting but the owners have put a lot of love into this place and it shows. As a previous reviewer noted, all of the rooms have a distinct theme and ours was also very charming. Everything is well-maintained (the internet was very nice) and the beds are very comfortable but there are... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Paul, thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business at a "price that can't be beat"! Obviously a "Free Breakfast" has to be included in the price of the room. So sorry you found our cruse ship sized showers a bit claustrophobic. On your next visit you might choose our Handicapped Accessible room... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You might read a motel describing itself as "charming and cozy," and would (in most cases correctly) assume that was code for "outdated and cramped"-- but the Waters Inn was actually both charming and cozy, and an absolute delight. From the minute I entered my room, my impression was "I want to live here!" Each room is themed, and I... More 

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your kind words, so sorry you could only stay one night, but we look forward to your next visit. More 

Menominee, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
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 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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 

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