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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stayed here on our 5th Anniversary,Sept, 16th 2011 And we totally loved it. Owners were very nice and Our room was very clean and neat. We did not have to eat out because of the full Kitchen. We totally enjoyed the beautiful Sun rises and sun sets. We will be staying here for our 10th anniversary this Sept. Thanks... More 

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Troy
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50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Small hotel, nothing fancy although the rooms do have full kitchens. What makes it special is that it is right on beautiful Lake Huron with a beautiful sandy beach. It is next to a rather challenging Miniature gold course, close to town and restaurants.

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Spring Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After finding the motel office closed with a cell phone number on the door, we called the cell number. The new owner was down at the beach with his kids on a slow day. Water's Edge Motel is the only motel in Alpena on the beach. The beach is nice and they are right next door to a large public... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

' Can't really tell you much about this place... EXCEPT... Being a local I have not stayed there. It is located just two doors away from Starlite Beach, net to Lee's Miniature Golf & a few doors away from the Colonel (KFC). They have a nice beach, and it is a mom-n-pop place as opposed to a major chain. I... More 

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Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Phone etiquette and service are lacking. I called Waters Edge Motel on a Wednesday in March, 2016 to see if they had any rooms available for that evening. The person on the other end of the line barely muttered a greeting, said a flat out "Nope" to my inquiry, then hung up. I drove by the motel shortly after and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This could be a really nice motel if they had the proper house keeping(hair in the beds and on the pillows). Up grade the beds, windows (which didn't lock correctly). I found a prescription bottle that was behind a make shift curtain (hand towel) covering the bathroom window. Stains on the carpet and water marks on the tongue and groove... More 

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Curtis, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We were told we would have WiFi, Queen Size beds in the four bedrooms ,and jacuzzi tub. 1. WiFi non-existent. None of my devices would connect. (Owner said they had the best in town - I'd hate to see the worst) 2. We had 4 bedrooms; however, the beds were double beds not queen. The sheets were terrible, polyester not... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This hotel was a favorite for me and my sons when we visited family in Alpena for years. Then it went downhill; and I mean really downhill. Some of the other older reviews attest to the decline. Since I have family in town, they told me there were new owners and the new owners have done a lot of work;... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Other than not seeing what renovations they were talking about in our room #9, we did enjoy our stay. So much could be done with this place. I spent a lot of time imagining what I could do with the place if I owned it or just managed it. I would love to put my touches on a place like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stayed at the cottage right on the water - gorgeous views, very spacious, lovely campfire area on the beach. The outside of the cottage was filthy, and the inside wasn't much better. Cobwebs all over, halfway finished basement, and spiders galore. With a good power wash on the outside and deep clean on the inside, I'd give it 5... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Water's Edge Motel of Alpena. Located on beautiful Thunder Bay, the Water's Edge Motel of Alpena is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure. Whatever you are looking for, the Water's Edge Motel of Alpena is the perfect hotel choice for your visit.The Water's Edge Motel is just steps away from some of Alpena's finest attractions. The hotel is walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shopping, museums, and many beach front parks.Loaded with comforts and amenities, the Water's Edge Motel is an outstanding value. Pets welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Water's Edge Motel

Address: 1000 State St., Alpena, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Price Range: $45 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Water's Edge Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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