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Reviewed 31 August 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...

Thank Jojo M
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We were so happy to stumble onto this place when we were planning our week-long stay for a family event in the area. We utilized the big house right on the shore, as well as the villa and a couple of the rooms. 2015 seems to be the year of transition for this place as they were doing some major...

Thank geoe852
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The benefit of this motel was that it was on the water and it had a convenient location. And while the manager was kind and generally helpful, this place was not clean or at all updated...wifi was horribly inconsistent, sheets weren't clean, window blinds didn't fully cover window which opens to parking lot, etc. We would stay here again in...

Thank dpejr
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 31 July 2015

My family spent the weekend at Waters Edge in Alpena, Michigan. My family is there and our family from Columbus, Ohio came up. We had the best accommodations in the big house. Everything was clean and neat. It was perfect for what we wanted. Under new ownership, it has certainly been upgraded. Thank you very much. We will be back.!!!!

Thank Debi G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Had a little snafu when we first checked in, made reservations a long time ago but they didn't have it saved. The manager quickly made adjustments and got a us a very basic room. Clean and basic with a great view, what else could you ask for. Renovations are getting there, place will look good once it's all done.

2Thank EricF1989
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Came to Alpena for a one night stay, wanted the water close by and something inexpenceive. We had arrived at the hotel and not a single soul was there to great us, we had to call a phone number that was in the window to have someone come back to check us in. I also did not receive any kind...

1Thank Mary L
Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This place has not been upgraded as the other reviews stated, but for the money spent and the time we spent in the room, it more than satisfied our needs. The owners were very accommodating for whatever we needed. The wife loaned me her blow dryer and the husband came right up with a knife when I requested something sharper...

3Thank kayakgirl1110
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Checked several online sites on a place to stay for our Honeymoon in my wife's hometown. I picked this place mostly because of its close proximity to my inlaws home. Walking distance, etc. This place online looked very clean and quaint. Especially compared to the competitors motels/hotels around. The suite I upgraded to they called it a Anniversary Suite but...

3Thank Zach A
Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is by far the worst excuse of a motel that we have ever encountered.We stayed one night and we should have run in the opposite direction. The room was run down, old, smelly and filthy. We should have looked elsewhere the moment we arrived but we were too tired from travelling. We were not provided any paperwork for the...

3Thank Ted P
Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 5 August 2013

website very deceiving - appears to be a quaint clean place - WRONG - filthy dirty smelly - cannot believe it is still open. Refrigerator was dirty, sinks were dirty, carpets appear to only get a once over occasionally with a vacuum and cobwebs/dust hanging from the lamp same and power cords. Unbelievable It was the worse I have ever...

2Thank Sandpiperjb
Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this review

A friend of ours alerted us to the comment regarding our accommodations. It was obvious that our housekeeping staff was not performing their duties to our satisfaction. They have since been dismissed and we have hired new staff. We would like the opportunity to accommodate you again. Susan and Pete - Owners

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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Price Range: $64 - $122 (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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“Very clean, quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles MinasMom, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book early as the rooms are variable in size and quality”
 of 5 bubbles Sandy879, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The WiFi was there but wouldn't work!”
 of 5 bubbles BettyL673, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The only room with a "great view" is the apartment that overlooks the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles wandering-until-, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“great views, beach front, bargain”
 of 5 bubbles jojom538, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
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