Overview of Waters Edge Motel

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On the beach
Free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free rollaway beds, free WiFi

Waters Edge Motel

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationStarlite Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationBlair Street Park1 min walk
    Popular LocationMich-E-Ke-Wis Park6 min walk
    AirportAlpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional)13 min drive

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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 549 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Cottage, 4 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 1800 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 9
    • 4 Queen Beds
    More detailsCottage, 4 Bedrooms
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • 800 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsCottage, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

About this area


Located in Alpena, Waters Edge Motel is on the beach. Thunder Bay Theater and Alpena Civic Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Northern Lights Arena and Besser Museum are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Starlite Beach - 1 min walk
  • Blair Street Park - 1 min walk
  • Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park - 6 min walk
  • Thomson Park - 8 min walk
  • Bay View Park - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportAlpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional) - 13 min drive


  • The Court Yard — 6 min walk
  • Gen-Ar's — 10 min walk
  • Mangos Mexican Cuisine — 13 min walk
  • Arby's — 16 min walk
  • Nowicki's Sausage Shoppe — 4 min drive
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About this property

Waters Edge Motel

Beachfront motel for sun and fun
This motel features a picnic area, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas. All 12 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, ceiling fans, and showers.
Waters Edge Motel offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Family friendly

  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Beachfront location
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free rollaway beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator



Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Waters Edge Motel Alpena
Waters Edge Alpena
Waters Edge Motel Motel
Waters Edge Motel Alpena
Waters Edge Motel Motel Alpena

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waters Edge Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waters Edge Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waters Edge Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Waters Edge Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Waters Edge Motel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Waters Edge Motel?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 7 PM.
What time is check-out at Waters Edge Motel?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Waters Edge Motel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Alpena motel is just steps from Starlite Beach and Blair Street Park. Thomson Park and Lake Huron are also within 10 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 6%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 39%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 22%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Alpena beach motel
Great location near a good beach. Decent appliances, good tv and ceiling fan. BUT, needs serious upgrades! Very tired carpet, linoleum, cabinets. Kitchenette cabinets stuck shut. Overall, a gloomy room.

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My husband and I had the WORST experience, and we will never go back. After confirming our reservation the DAY BEFORE (we were assured if we made it there by 7 our room would be ready), the "manager" gave our room away to another couple. We didn't find out until we had drive 5.5 hours to get there. Oh, and there was NOTHING available at any other hotel around until we drove to Mackinaw City. So, being tired, hungry, and angry, we had to drive another 1.5 hours to find a place to stay. The "Manager" did offer to have us stay with him (no thank you) or stay with another person in the house nearby (H#@$ no thank you) or loan us a tent to camp (f%&# you). Worst experience ever, and I felt like we were in a bad National Lampoons Vacation movie. RUN AWAY

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Affordable with beautiful view
The hotel staff was very welcoming and friendly. I would have liked the room to be a little bit cleaner but you get what you pay for. Bed was very comfortable!

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
They overbooked and bumped us after 1 night, no tv, no phone, no frig, no wi-fi

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
close to the beach
It was a small clean room, no extras like chairs for the table or a coffee pot. Used the microwave and fridge. bathroom was nice, towels furnished, more when requested. beds were comfortable and room was clean. Beach was nice, fire pit and was beach was raked after a storm and nice for the kids to play on and in the water. No breakfast offered, just suggestions for places to go. Personally would not stay there again.

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