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Water's Edge Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Alpena B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 October 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend anniversary trip (Friday-Sunday). Our room (only $55 per night!) had a king size bed, full bathroom, full size fridge (not a mini), stove, microwave, kitchen sink, dishes & silverware! This place is homy, comfortable, and surprisingly quiet. The owner is very nice and since we were planning to arrive late, she left our room light on and the key inside for us. We would definitely stay here if we visit Alpena again, and we recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, quiet place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

The Water's Edge is not the Ritz, and does not pretend to be. However, if you find yourself in this part of Michigan, you can do a lot worse--a heck of a lot worse. The motel is literally right on the edge of the sand. The management was so friendly and personable that I felt personally responsible to get them listed and recommend them to others. The hotel is just a mile or two from downtown Alpena, close enough that you can easily reach any business or restaurant there--and yet, it's far enough from downtown that you get peace and tranquility at night. The room was perfectly clean, the bed was comfortable, and had almost a "cottage-like" feel to it. TV worked fine. Bathroom was clean as well.

Check-in was about as easy as could be. Check-out was also easy and facilitated my quick exit back to the highway. Spent about an hour or two on the beach, which was a beautiful part of the Great Lakes region.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Water's Edge Motel

Address: 1000 State St., Alpena, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Alpena
Price Range: £32 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Water's Edge Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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