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Water's Edge Motel
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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 room and when we asked, the owner asked why? As we left EARLY in the morning, we noticed a small for sale sign in front of the property. It appears as if the owners have given up and just want out.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ted P
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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

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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Reviewed 4 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 seen - didn't stay. checked in, took a ride around town, found someplace else to stay and left. Still shaking my head how anyone can rent out a unit that is that dirty.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Sandpiperjb
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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

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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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Traveling through up north I stumbled across this quaint motel on the lake..the owners had greeted me with a warm smile,hospitality and a cozy room.The room was warm and inviting. It was very clean and I felt right at home. The lake front view with the sunrises and sunset was so beautiful and with the complimentary morning coffee it left my heart a sadness because I knew I had to go home but I will travel this road again and will stop at what I call my second home.

Scarlet A

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have stayed at many hotels/motels in Alpena. This is the worst. The refrigerator in the unit was filthy. There was way too much old furniture in the unit, huge stains on the rug and the smell was horrible. Road noise was very loud. We didn't stay a single night. Packed up and left.

Room Tip: If you are in desperate need of a bed and shower, and I mean desperate, only stay in one of the units as far away from the street as possible.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AmericanTravelerJ
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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

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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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Rooms look comfortable......
Outdated electrical outlets. Wifi sucks, bed is a rock, homemade cobbled wiring that poses a fire hazard. One owner nice the other rude. Beachfront they are on is filthy. Had to walk at least a football field length down the coast for cleaner beach. This could be a nice place if they truly cared.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank wakaloon
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Susan M, Owner at Water's Edge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

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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