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The Waters of Minocqua

8116 US Highway 51 S, Minocqua, WI 54548-9145
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#3 of 7 hotels in Minocqua

Welcome to The Waters of Minocqua, your Minocqua “home away from home.” The Waters of Minocqua aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the resort.

The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to The Waters Of Minocqua Hotel, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Great Northern Coffee Trader, The Island Cafe, and Signature JMK, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, Stiegler Artworks is a popular art gallery that is relatively easy to get to.

The Waters of Minocqua puts the best of Minocqua at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Water park
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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b3schmidt wrote a review Nov 2020
18 contributions22 helpful votes
My family of 6 stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. Our first room had a toilet that over flowed. The next room was so dirty. The carpet was stained, the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks. There was garbage in the corners and along the bed box. The room smelled musty. We had a great time at the pols. All 4 kids loved the water. The hot tub was wonderful. In this time of COVID-19, I felt like the hotel handled it appropriately. Breakfast was all safe. I just wish the hotel had been clean.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Havecoffeewilltrvl wrote a review Oct 2020
Sandown, New Hampshire28 contributions2 helpful votes
So disappointed. Staff assured me prior to visit that they were a safe (staff and patrons masked, extra disinfection, etc) - a place to spend the night while we are up here to get some prep done for our lake house lot. The hotel itself tries to be safe (signs for mandatory mask wearing inside, SOME employees wearing masks, plastic barrier at front desk, individual pens for singular use, to-go packages for breakfast, etc.), but CLEARLY ARE SUCCUMBING TO BULLYING of public who refuse to wear masks. One employee clocked out, no mask, and bid goodbye to front desk guy. Two unmasked guys enjoying the lobby, one unmasked guy confronted us in our hallway who told us "You better conform! There is a whole bunch of people without masks drinking beer in the lobby" and, (I guess because we were wearing masks?) "YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!" Needless to say, we cancelled our reservation. Not safe, not okay. The front desk guy was super nice and accommodating - I think he feels helpless, bullied. We are EXPERIENCING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, safety is not a joke. This is not a matter of rights (just like seatbelts) - and folks are acting angry, crazy, reckless. I don't want to feel threatened or unsafe where I stay. You do take a chance staying anywhere, but risk mitigation helps so much. The room is fairly clean, but we found a used cotton ball & coffee stirrer on the floor (so not well vacuumed), and the carpet is dirty. I won't stay here BECAUSE OF THIS. We arrived late and had to sleep here (opened deck door to air out), but we are cancelling second night and will go home early (and NOT through lobby). This does not need to be this way; no one likes Covid, but it's here. It's disgraceful to think there are people that don't care about their fellow man, and places you can't/won't be safe staying. I actually feel bad for the hotel- they are trying, but they clearly do not feel they can enforce good practices. So sad.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Maddison J wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I stayed here thinking it would be fun to go on water slides. Turns out they’re only open on the weekend and it didn’t say on the website. Total waste of 100$ There was also blood on the bedsheet
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sandra s wrote a review Oct 2020
Sussex, Wisconsin118 contributions68 helpful votes
I go for my pool workout several times a week. I’m a “seasoned senior” who in this time of Covid desperately needs the pool for my own mental health!! It certainly fits the bill!! Towels are also provided which is always helpful. After my time there I always feel better. I may not look younger BUT I feel younger!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Max W wrote a review Sep 2020
Rochester, Minnesota4 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed here on a business trip. The front desk folks are disgruntled employees, never smile, marginally helpful, and don’t pay any attention to details. My trip was supposed to be charged to my employer’s credit card, which they had on file. They wanted my credit card for incidental expenses. Then they go ahead and charge my entire stay on my card, despite me cautioning them not to do so. This created a lot of unnecessary paper work for me. The rooms are mediocre. The carpets and sheets were stained, and smelled of animal urine. COVID-19 is their excuse for not providing any housekeeping services. The free breakfast is a joke. They have a Starbucks log on their outside signage, but they don’t serve any Starbucks menu. They have a tiny disclaimer posted inside the store, stating they are not a Starbucks store. I would not recommend this place, the other hotels in Minocqua offer better service.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
$84 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waters of Minocqua
Which popular attractions are close to The Waters of Minocqua?
Nearby attractions include Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center (2.8 miles), Bearskin State Trail (1.3 miles), and Northwoods Wildlife Center (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waters of Minocqua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Waters of Minocqua?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Waters of Minocqua?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waters of Minocqua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waters of Minocqua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Norwood Pines Supper Club, Minocqua Pizza Company, and The Boathouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Waters of Minocqua?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Waters of Minocqua?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Waters of Minocqua offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is The Waters of Minocqua accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.