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Indian River
6100 M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9366
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#3 of 6 hotels in Indian River
We are now under new ownership as of 6/12/19! We are formally the Coach House Motel and we are in the process of re-branding and making updates! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms. All double rooms have a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot and coffee. In addition, we have free wi-fi and direct dial phones in each room. Unfortunately, we are not pet friendly at this time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Picnic area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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The Inn was super convenient off I75 on our way south from Mackinac Island. It has a chalet style with decorative wood railings. It is an older property that is being actively updated. Bed was new and comfortable, and the room clean and spacious. Service was notable with younger owners that live on site. We ended up hanging out at the fire ring in back. Great little coffee shop down the street.
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Our car broke down on I-75, it had to be towed to to Dan's Auto Repair in Indian River ,Mi.The auto repair did not open until Monday morning so we stayed in one of the trailers that are located on the property of the Waterway Inn for Saturday and Sunday night . Jess and Chris were wonderful hosts! Their hospitality can not be beat! The trailer was a two -bedroom set -up with a full kitchen, and it was VERY clean ,and had comfortable beds There was a campfire with with a swing and other seating. This location is close to 1-75, and close to Burt Lake. (We walked to the public Access Beach Area) Another stay here has already been booked! ;)
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Response from waterwayinnir, Owner at Waterway Inn
Responded Aug 27, 2019
It was very unfortunate that your car broke down but we are very happy you found us and had a great stay! You and Amy have been wonderful guests and we welcome you back any time! Hopefully it won't be as another stranded traveler :)
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This was a comfortable and clean room. The room was spacious with extra room for using the computer table and the chair. The staff was friendly staff and the location was convenient to the trail, the freeway, and the area restaurants.
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Response from waterwayinnir, Owner at Waterway Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We work very hard to make sure our rooms are clean and comfortable, so it makes us happy we accomplished that. Thanks again for choosing the Waterway Inn. We hope to see you back in the future!
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We again enjoyed our stay at the Coach House Motel / Waterway Inn. Chris and Jess are wonderful hosts who are really putting their heart and soul into the property. It had a lot of deferred maintenance and is a work in progress but they are doing great! This year we stayed in one of the mobile homes on the property - two bedroom units with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The two window A/C units were sufficient to keep the place comfortable in hot, humid, and rainy weather. The mobiles are very dated (let's call them vintage) but have been cleaned well and brought up on basic maintenance. The double beds are comfortable and clean. And the WiFi was strong, even back in the mobile units. This was a surprising benefit. For our multi-day visit with friends who were camping at Burt Lake SP, we were able to sleep well, wake up and cook breakfast to bring and share with the camping group before spending the day outdoors and on the lake. It is an ideal place to stay, right next to McDonald's & Burger King, Ken's Village Market, and a couple gas stations, not to mention beautiful Burt Lake. It will be interesting to see what Chris and Jess can do with the place in the upcoming months/years. Meanwhile if you like to support "mom and pop" motels, I think you'd appreciate this one.
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Response from waterwayinnir, Owner at Waterway Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2019
Thank you for your feedback, Kevin! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We are certainly working hard to freshen up the motel and we are happy the changes are being noticed by our guests! We hope you come to stay with us again in the future!
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Would stay here anytime I'm traveling. Close to everything. Close to I 75 its right there. A good value for you dollar, beds are comfortable, rooms are good size and clean. Owners are very nice, helpful and accommodating. It's a little outdated but they are making improvements.
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Response from waterwayinnir, Owner at Waterway Inn
Responded Jul 14, 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are certainly looking to make improvements including updating the style by rebranding the motel. Your feedback is very helpful to us! We hope to see you back again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterway Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Waterway Inn?
Nearby attractions include Burt Lake State Park (0.5 miles), Big Bear 18-Hole Adventure Golf (0.4 miles), and Brass Rail (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterway Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Waterway Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waterway Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterway Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterway Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wilson's Rivers Edge, Christopher's Cafe, and Drost's Chocolates.
Is Waterway Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Indian River.