We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waters Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
10565 Old US Hwy 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
Waters Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Anna G
Add Photo

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    44
    20
    4
    3
    2
See reviews for
17
19
4
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (73)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (31)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (13)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (17)
All months
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay