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The Waters of Minocqua

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   8116 Hwy. 51 South, Minocqua, WI 54548
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Minocqua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Waters is a pleasant hotel located in the scenic Minocqua, WI. I think the hotel has an abundance of potential, but it's been worn down by a lot of use. Little changes could go a long way, and the staff seemed content to not be very solutions oriented. The Waters is a great place for a family weekend (large... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about our hotel. We continue to make improvements in our services and amenities. We have added new fitness equipment to our fitness center and are adding a gas fireplace for all guests to enjoy on the back patio. We recently added hand crafted Adirondack chairs and new wooden tables to all patios.... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights and had a pleasant experience. The room was large enough for 3 adults to be comfortable. We appreciated having the sink outside of the bathroom so multiple people could get ready at the same time. It would have been nice to have a bench or small table in the bathroom to lay your clothes on... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your nice experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will join us again for fall colors. Sincerely Lisa B, GM More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the night here again last week after spending the night last summer as well. I would say the hotel is an average hotel for the price. There is nothing special about it. The beds are comfortable, the room was large( I was told I was upgraded to a deluxe room) it had a separate sitting area with fireplace... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

We appreciate you staying with us again a second time and that you shared your thoughts and suggestions. We try to offer a very comfortable room with added amenities. Our rooms are larger than most standard rooms at hotels and we do have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee-makers, iron/ironing boards, a wet bar sink plus your standard sink vanity in the main... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptionally well run water park hotel in the Northwoods. I stayed for five nights on a work trip and found out locals also stay to give their kids a water park weekend. Lots of Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa license plates on nice cars in the parking lot. It is super clean with excellent service. My room was on first floor... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a wonderful experience at our resort. We are surrounded by beautiful tall pines which makes us a great place to observe wildlife. We often get comments from guests that like having their coffee on their patio or deck and take in the peace and tranquility of the outdoors. Thank you for sharing and... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding a hotel in the Minocqua area at the last minute so this is where we stayed. It is great if you're traveling with kids and/or pet. They have an arcade, water park and pool, a lovely grassy back yard, and every room has a patio/balcony. The included breakfast was a great treat and took... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words you shared about our hotel. We hope that you will stay with us again on your next trip to Minocqua. Lisa B, GM More

Downers Grove
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up here after not finding a hotel in St. Germaine for a 2 nite stay. Didn't want to pay the extra cost of having a water park, when we figured we wouldn't use it, since we were there for a wedding. But the "kids" (ages 18 and 25) loved having the waterpark- and were able to enjoy it... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such a nice review of our hotel. We are glad you commented about your older children enjoying the park as well as the younger kids. We do try to provide a variety of amenities that will interest all ages. Again thank you and we hope that you will stay with us again very soon.... More

Janesville, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a great place to stay. The arcade is a nice touch and lots of fun. I spent only a couple of nights. The rooms felt very clean and I was comfortable walking on the carpet barefooted. The restaurant may be a little overpriced but hey, it is a hotel. And there are plenty of other dining options in Minocqua... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are glad that we met your expectations. We do have a strong dedicated staff that strive to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I will pass your review onto housekeeping and let them know their work is appreciated. Sincerely Lisa B, GM More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can't thank Mary at the front desk enough for making our stay great, because otherwise it would have been a nightmare. Drunken wedding guests had taken our patio chairs and left us beer cans and cigarette ashes, not to mention their boisterous partying before the wedding even began! Not only did Mary find us another room, but she upgraded... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Thank you for understanding and we are glad that Mary went above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable! Sometimes guests do have a little more fun and it does infringe on others and we appreciate you bringing it to our attention and allowing us to make a room adjustment to rectify the problem. Thank you Mary for taking great... More

Whitehall, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I brought our three girls up for a weekend get away and stayed here and fell in love! The room was very spacious, clean, easy access and the hotel staff where some of the best we have encountered. Its very close to downtown action but far enough away it quite and peaceful. The water park was a... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great experience with our hotel and the waterpark. We are so close to town and the attractions, you sure can enjoy not only our amenities, but have time for both. Thank you in advance for rebooking for the holidays! Sincerely Lisa B More

Mount Vernon, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While we only stayed one night, as we were in town for a wedding, The Waters is very clean throughout, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the bed was one of the best I've ever had in a hotel, and I've stayed in lots of them. Just south of the heart of Minocqua, you can easily get to where... More

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our hotel and staff. We're glad you had a wonderful night sleep in our pillow top beds. We hope that you will join us again on your next trip to Minocqua. Sincerely Lisa B GM More

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Address: 8116 Hwy. 51 South, Minocqua, WI 54548
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Minocqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waters of Minocqua 3*
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