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Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8258 Arnt Blvd, 140 and I-94; exit 41, Watervliet, MI 49098 (Formerly Ramada Watervliet)
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Watervliet
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Kyle H Clinton Township, Michigan
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Clinton Township, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were initially attracted to this hotel because of the indoor water park. The 2 big slides are closed during the week, which is just fine for my family. We enjoyed our 1st trip last year so much that we came back again this year. This year, the staff really is unbelievably accommodating. It starts with the manager Brad who... More

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Kokomo, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here in 2013 for family reunion. Loved it then, still do. Staff were great hosts, rooms perfect, clean, spacious, modern. Full breakfast, restocked quickly despite 4th of July crowd. Rates a bit steep but again- 4th of July. Most memorable were the hostesses who checked us in and out- very helpful. Has a small version of a water park... More

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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great stay. Clean, spacious and over the top awesome staff!, we had two rooms for two nights. There were 7 of us. Breakfast was delicious, dining room clean, host very nice. Massive entry and nice wide hallways. We will make this our annual stop from now on. Thanks again!! Nice and quiet.

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South Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I did not stay overnight at this hotel today but I was there today at Surfari Joe's and had interaction with the hotel lobby staff. I just want to acknowledge the front desk supervisor named Andrew. Andrew, if you are reading this, thank you so very very much for your kindness and hospitality. When every other member of the hotel... More

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New Buffalo, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We decided to stay one night at this hotel to enjoy the water park. We live within 40 minutes of the area and wanted to try it out. The water park was ok, but was not kept clean and the bathrooms were nasty. The rooms in the hotel looked decent and the night front desk guy was super nice. As... More

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Brad S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. It is aways our goal to provide the best service to our guest that we can. I am so sorry to hear that you experienced issues in the waterpark and the hotel. I have brought these issues to my team so we can use... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were extremely clean & The breakfast was excellent. The weather was 45 outside but the park was perfect temperature along with the water. Some one did puke in the pool they did shut it down for about 45 mins to get it cleaned up. The lifeguards are young but they did get on kids for horse play or... More

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Brad S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review of our hotel with the Tripadvisor Community. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Surfari Joe's Indoor Waterpark. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brad Scmitz General Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Consider where you are geographically and the price you are paying. If your expectations are realistic, you are more likely to be pleased. I was looking for a fun place to take my kids for a few days without spending a boatload of money. I did not want to pay for the Kalahari or drive that far, so I was... More

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Brad S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review of our hotel with the Tripadvisor Community. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Surfari Joe's Indoor Waterpark. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brad Scmitz General Manager More

LaGrange, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I took my kids there to burn off some energy. Their ages are 6 & 8. They really enjoyed themselves! There were plenty of staff/life guards on duty and they did a great job keeping everything flowing good and all of the kids in check. I have to give them big kudos for that! I have heard about parents that... More

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SBNWL, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Surfari Joe's Indoor Water Park and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet. Your feedback is extremely important and I am would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the lack of lockers. We are currently looking into lockers to improve the guest experience. If you would like to discuss... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

First when we got to the hotel the room was set at 55 degrees brrrr! Waterpark was so cold, our kids lips were blur within 25 mins. Lifeguards WHEN there were ANY were too busy either sitting or talking. They haf sweatshirts and winter boots on. Kids in the "spa" the whole time so we couldnt even relax. Kids going... More

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SBNWL, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. It is aways our goal to provide the best service to our guest. I am so sorry to hear you experienced the many issues in the waterpark. I have brought all of these issues to my team so we can avoid this happening in... More

Zeeland, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Our family had a great time here! The hotel was clean, breakfast was great, staff was friendly and we had a fabulous time in the waterpark. Our kids ages 5,3 and 1 are already asking when we can go back.

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SBNWL, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review of our hotel with the Trip Advisor Community. We are happy you enjoyed your experience at the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Surfari Joe's Indoor Waterpark. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brad Schmitz General Manager More

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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph

Address: 8258 Arnt Blvd, 140 and I-94; exit 41, Watervliet, MI 49098 (Formerly Ramada Watervliet)
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > Watervliet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Watervliet St. Joseph 3*
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Also Known As:
Surfari Joe`s Hotel Watervliet
Watervliet Ramada

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Surfari Joe's Indoor Water Park and Hotel is a 96 Room Property with an attached Indoor Water Park. We have recently been purchased and are under new ownership. The hotel has been newly renovated and is now open as a Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott on May 15, 2013. We are working on upgrading the look of the water park and the Ripcurl Arcade. The Water Park will still remain open during renovations. If you have stayed with us prior to May 15, 2013, please try us again to see the wonderful changes that have been made to the Hotel. ... more   less 
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