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“Nice, quiet place to stay in Gaylord, MI”
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Waters Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence
Grass Lake, MI
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice, quiet place to stay in Gaylord, MI”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

My friend & I stayed in the Waters Inn in Gaylord, MI, in August 2013. We stayed in the golf themed room. Everything was very clean. The bathroom was a little small, but adequate for a night's stay. The hotel manager, Bob, was very nice. Very reasonable price. I would recommend it for a good night's stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
I'm so glad we could make you and your friends visit to the Gaylord area an enjoyable one! As a small family owned business we appreciate EVERY customer! Our bathrooms are small (about the same size as a cruise ship), but we strive to keep everything clean, clean clean!

Thanks for taking time to write a review, it just may convince another traveler to give us a try.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Awesome stop. Great and easy access. Very clean. Bob was very friendly, didnt really visit. Gas Station very close, bar across the street as is post office. Woild definitely stay again. Parking directly outside room.

  • Stayed August 2013
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for taking time to write a review, we like to think of our place as "the peacefull alternative" to staying in downtown Gaylord, where your room might have a great view of the Walmart parking lot. Your review mentioned clean, and we make a big deal out of making sure your room will be squeaky clean. Hope we see you again soon.
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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Been here twice in the last couple years. Both times my dad and I were golfing in the gaylord area and wanted a nice clean mom-n-pop style place to stay at. I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite places that i've ever stayed at. Each room has its own up-north theme to it. The first time we stayed our room was a skiing theme. The second it was more of a hunting fishing theme with a buck on the wall. They have flat screen tv's with a nice picture. The bathrooms are really small, but when you're only staying a couple days it's not a big deal. The rooms are fairly new, nice bedding, and very neat and tidy. The bathroom is also spotless. If you're ever in the Gaylord area, you should definitely give this place a shot. It's cheaper, cozier, and more unique than any chain hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for choosing to stay with us during your golf adventures to the Gaylord area. We pride ourselves in providing a great room at a reasonable price. We look forward to your next visit.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our first stay was great. Manager was very friendly. Very clean room & beds are very comfortable, each room have a different theme that was so nice & different. Coffee maker, fridge & Microwave, & right across the street a bar with great food. We really enjoyed the wood cabin theme. & location very convenient. We will be back. Highly recommend Waters Inn!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
As a first time customer we appreciate you staying with us and writing a review. You mentioned clean and comfortable, and that's exactly what we strive for! Your words just may convince someone who usually sticks with the big brand names to give us a try, and once they do they almost always come back. Thanks again for staying with us!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Loved our brief stay at Waters Inn. Bob was great - super helpful and friendly. The rooms were perfectly clean. The bathroom (while very small) was also spic and span. We loved the nightlight in the bathroom! Such a personal touch. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for taking time to provide your feedback. We are very proud of our resident partner Bob, he works very hard to make sure everyone feels at home. Thanks for noticing the night light in the bathroom, they were added as the result of feedback from another guest. We are looking forward to seeing you the next time your travels bring you to the Gaylord area.
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Three Rivers, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The manager goes the extra mile for you. Very personable. The rooms were very comfortable and have everything you need. I love the wood cabin theme. I come here every year to fish Bradford Lake. I will be back next year. Highly recommend!!!

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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for your kind words, we look forward to your next visit to your favorite fishing spot!
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Grawn, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good thing there wasn't an emergency because after they took your money you couldn't get them to answer their phone. The pillows were very thin and I needed another, the water pressure in the bathroom was just a trickle so a shower was out of the question, the sink was way to small with no counter top to set anything on and the walls were so thin, we could hear snoring coming from the next room. The parking spaces aren't marked so someone encroached into our spot making it impossible to park in front of our room. The only good thing was the room was clean.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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HSBicknell53, Owner at Waters Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m happy you found your room clean, because clean is our #1 priority! I’m sorry our resident manager was hard to reach by phone, but I know you got the extra pillow needed. I’m surprised about your concerns with the parking and water pressure, we have never had complaints about either before. All our rooms have new 32” Flat Screen TVs, new windows and new bathroom floors. Thanks for giving us a try, sorry we weren’t the place for you.
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Property: Waters Inn
Address: 10565 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735-9471
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Location: United States > Michigan > Otsego County > Gaylord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Gaylord
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Waters Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just off I-75 at Exit 270 on Old US-27, the Waters Inn is The Peaceful Alternative, with access to everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the traffic, noise and neon. On the snowmobile trail and a nine iron from dozens of lakes and golf courses. Lodging for those who would prefer to enjoy everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the noise, the big box stores and the traffic jams, just 8 miles south of Gaylord. ... more   less 
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