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“Up North atmosphere, Down home comfort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Waters of Minocqua

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The Waters of Minocqua
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Up North atmosphere, Down home comfort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were in Minocqua for a wedding reception (off site) in May. I enjoyed the rustic exterior and interior of this resort. The rooms were more than adequate, clean and comfortable. Coffee-tea machine, microwave, mini-fridge; all the usual amenities. The staff is friendly and check-in was smooth and trouble free. The water park was small by most standards, but clean and nice with a lifeguard present. The water park concessions served pizza and drinks including adult beverages. The included breakfast was the typical waffle maker, cereal, toast and rolls. Nothing special but adequate. Room rates were reasonable. Location is good for all tourist activities in Minocqua.

Room Tip: Three floors, elevators available.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peter K
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words about our hotel. We are glad you had a great experience with us and hope that you will join us again on your next trip to Minocqua.

Sincerely

Lisa B, GM
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed at the Waters last August and had such a great experience that we are returning in just a few weeks. Upon our arrival we found that the staff had upgraded our room to a one room suite to give our family of six a little more space. The rooms were clean and very nicely decorated. The water park/pool area was also very clean and never crowded. This is a great hotel for a family!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra M
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

It was sure a pleasure to have you as our guest again. Thank you for your nice comments about your experience with us. We hope you will be joining us again very soon!

Sincerely


Lisa B. GM
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Waussu
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Ok place to stay water park was nice, rooms were a little smaller than what I thought they would be. The breakfast was well below average not much to choose from and not much available. The holiday inn has a much better breakfast than this place.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mlb278
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the waterpark area. Each of our rooms do have two queen beds and a sofa sleeper for your convenience. We are sure sorry you felt the room was small and you were not happy with our breakfast. We do take your comments quite seriously and will work on improving our breakfast for the next time you come. Thank you again for sharing.

Sincerely


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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed here over the weekend with my family. We reserved two rooms; one was a standard two queen room, and one was a suite with an extra room attached. Both rooms were great size and fit all of us comfortably. The ceilings were tall and rooms were clean. The water park was great for the kids (and adults)! The continental breakfast was okay - our favorite was the waffle makers. Otherwise it was a pretty basic breakfast. We will definitely be staying here again next year!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brittany D
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for your nice review about our resort. It's great to hear you found our rooms spacious and comfortable for your family stay. We love to hear that and I will pass that on to our staff. We are always looking for ways to expand our breakfast area. We do offer make your own waffle stations, 4 types of cereals, yogurt, two types of fruits, hard boiled eggs, variety of bagels, 2 breads, a variety of mini-muffins, and donut holes along with two juices and coffee. Sometimes that may not be enough, so we have added Starbucks coffee and hot breakfast sandwiches for sale in the gift shop for those that would rather have a warm sandwich instead. We will continue to work on bringing in other breakfast items that may make your breakfast more enjoyable, so thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my weekend stay with my seven year old daughter and spouse. We splurged on the loft room and my daughter loved having her own space upstairs. The hotel seemed pretty full but the pool area was never overly busy. We loved being able to swim both inside and outside. We didn't hear ANY hallway or neighbor noise even when there was a wedding Saturday night. Our room was very nice and clean, it even smelled great, the beds were so comfortable, and the balcony was nice. The staff was very friendly and professional. Great weekend getaway! We had so much fun in town but would always look forward to getting back to our room and the pool.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Amanda N
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for your nice review of our resort. We try our best to provide a great experience for you and we hope that you will join us again very soon.

Sincerely

Lisa B. GM
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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124 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Had a work trip and stayed here with the fam. It was PERFECT! Incredible value, huge rooms, clean, and plenty to do on-site for little ones.

Rate includes breakfast (not the best I have ever had, but come on... they have waffles!) and passes to water park. This is no Great Wolf or Kalahari, but let's be honest, you don't come to Minocqua to stay inside!

Room Tip: Don't overlook the South entrance if your room is above X200. Much qucker and easier to get in.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Robert Z
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for the nice compliments! We hope that you will join us again at The Waters very soon.

Lisa B, GM
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Hancock, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I stayed there this past weekend - you cannot beat the price for waterpark admission, bar and grill, comfortable and clean rooms, as well as free continental breakfast. The bar and grill was just a burger and fry kinda place, so if you are looking for a nice sit down this isn't the place. They put the hockey game on the massive projection screen and the drinks were very affordable. We also utilized the indoor/outdoor hot tub one evening while watching the kids play at the slides. Also, the continental breakfast was more than just cereal and donuts- you could make oatmeal, toast bagels with an array of toppings, and even make your own waffle. Overall, I would recommend this hotel, I slept well and enjoyed my time there!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lena J
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Lisa B, General Manager at The Waters of Minocqua, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we are sure glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will join us again this summer.

Sincerely

Lisa B, GM
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Property: The Waters of Minocqua
Address: 8116 US Highway 51 S, Minocqua, WI 54548-9145
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Minocqua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waters of Minocqua 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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