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The Waters of Minocqua
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
chicago,il
Level 3 Contributor
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“Northwoods adventure!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I came up Labor Day weekend with a family and friends to view The Waters as a possible wedding venue. As a first time visitor, I did not know what to expect. I will say, overall I was very pleased.
The rooms were spacious and clean with plenty of towels and bedding available, The housekeepers were very nice when we asked for some extras. A big thing with me is that the bed was very comfortable, and it was great for relaxing and sleeping.
The morning breakfast has the hotel standards...the waffles, bagels, cereals and some fruit and juice. The coffee is free in the lobby all day. In their gift shop you can buy Starbucks, other fancy concoctions and some snack items. There are some fantastic food options in the town!
I did not have time for the water park as I was busy looking a wedding venues. Other members in our group said it was fun and it did look very nice with slides, pools and a great little kiddie area.

As an event venue, it looks like a wonderful place and they really go out to work with you. You get a lot for your money. The event coordinator is Shirley and she is very nice to work with.

The real attraction here is the "water park for families." That is how it is advertised and I think they do a great job of that! As long as you do not expect this to be a big name Dells resort, or a luxury spa you will be happy.

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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your nice comments about our hotel and we hope that you will join us again on your next trip to Minocqua!

Sincerely

Lisa B
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Nice accommodations in the Northwoods. Water park is beginning to show its age. Families with children will probably enjoy it but it is not worth the cost for an adult who is only interested in a swimming pool and a hot tub. The loft room we had on the third floor was very spacious and very comfortable. The housekeeping staff was friendly and conscientious. Be aware that the stated room rate has a number of fees and taxes added to it. Ask for the final price that your credit card will be charged per night so you won't be surprised on the final day of your stay. The breakfast in the lobby is a nice amenity. It is kept clean and well stocked.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed a Tuesday night. The hotel is located before you get over the bridge in to Minocqua. It is a quiet location. We booked a third floor room with balcony over looking the woods. The lobby is on the 2nd floor, those 2nd floor rooms in the front open right on to the parking lot. The first floor rooms open to the back. We had 2 beds & a sleep sofa. The room had a angled elevated ceiling, made it feel big.One wall had, sleep sofa, dresser w/ TV, a micro, frig, coffeemaker area with a bar sink & mirror; & a sink with towels, hairdryer, mirror. Then an open closet area. The other side had table & two chairs, Bed, nightstand, bed & closet area. The bath itself was a tub & toilet, a very small area.Bring your own Shampoo, etc. The bottles from the hotel are very small. The room & hallway was clean & vacuumed. The bedding was rough, and my pillows felt like rocks. The walls are paper thin, you can hear everything, and when a door slams down the hall you feel it in your room.Pets are welcome here, I heard a dog barking below us, when it was out on the balcony. The breakfast area is a long table in the lobby corner,staffed by the desk clerk. One area had two mismatched old toasters, white & wheat bread, bagels, & tiny muffins. The juice machine & coffee machine, The long table had oranges, apples, peeled boiled eggs, oatmeal packets, milk, 4 cereals, 5 waffle makers. We were there an hour & half before closing. The long table was filthy, nothing wiped up. The baked goods area was not stocked, there were no cups for coffee. We had to ask the clerk & wait til he got them. Then the Orange Juice was like water. We didn't wait and see if it would be replenished. The desk clerk was a young college aged man, later I saw a well dressed woman cleaning up the area. We didn't use the pool; restaurant was only open on weekends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I just got back from an enjoyable few days staying at the Waters in Minocqua! As I have been visiting the area for the past 33 summers, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and relaxing the hotel was! We stayed during the weekdays and found it to be very clean, large room complete with new frig and microwave, and friendly staff. Every morning they serve a yummy breakfast with eggs, juice, muffins, waffles, and toast that helped to start our day off right.The water park was small but very relaxing. It had an indoor\outdoor pool, indoor\outdoor hot tub, and two slides---one very fast! The park had plenty of towels and a small snack bar with very reasonably priced food and drinks. Try the pretzel with cheese---yummy! The only negative thing was that the hotel did not have a separate block of rooms or floor for people who had pets. We had asked for a room on the third floor (and the hotel was not busy)and were placed on the second floor next to a room that clearly had a large dog that barked most of the day and scratched on the walls and had a do not disturb sign on their door so staff couldn't do anything about it. If pet owners want to bring dogs to the hotel great but I think they should be in rooms that walk out to the grass areas and away from guests without pets. Otherwise a great stay! We will be back next year!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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wisconsin
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed for one night Aug 2nd on our trip to Manitowish,Waters , from the time my wife opened the door to our room , she would not stop saying "how nice this place is" , we actually had our 6 month old yellow lab with us and for a small extra fee she was welcomed also.
They have a later check out time of noon but we asked for an extra hour and the front desk said NOT a problem which worked great for us because we could not get in our cabin until 4:00PM
The breakfast they offer is simple and good so could not complain at all.
What a GREAT start to our "up north adventure" !!

Room Tip: book online and you will be upgraded if that's all thats left
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have stayed at Waters of Minocqua every year for the past six years. It is a very nice property, very clean, and the staff is great. The water park is small but just the right size for the hotel and seldom crowded. Breakfast buffet in the morning is a plus - simple food but very adequate. We will keep coming back.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but those on the first floor are the handiest.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have NEVER, in my life stayed at a better hotel than The Waters of Minocqua. The staff are courteous and extremely friendly. They went out of their way to provide some of the best service I have ever seen. The hotel is extremely well kept and the complimentary breakest is pretty good. Everyone there just breaks their backs to provide for their guests. The Housekeeping supervisor Susan went out of her way to help with anything my family or I needed as did Carl and the staff at the front desk. I will not stay anywhere else from here on in. The rooms are extremely clean and the hotel is within short travel to so many attractions in Minocqhua and the surrounding area. After a day of exploring it is very nice to enjoy a dip in the pool, a shot down the superslides or relax in the indoor/outdoor hot tub. Just a very enjoyable experience for my family and I.

Room Tip: for a family with at least two children I recommend the two bedroom suite. Nice and roomy and very r...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Waters of Minocqua
Address: 8116 US Highway 51 S, Minocqua, WI 54548-9145
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Minocqua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Waters of Minocqua 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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