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By a verified traveler on Fri 21 Jun 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel with water park

In Minocqua

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Minocqua hotel, you'll find Campanile Center for the Arts and Torpy Park Beach. Bearskin State Trail and Island City Antique Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Water park, dining

A water park and an indoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, waterslide, and arcade/game room. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, the 106 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Furnished balconies or patios, pillowtop beds, and microwaves are also available.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
$80* Per night/room Apr 22 - Apr 23

The Waters Of Minocqua ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Waters Of Minocqua

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

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5 out of 5
I loved this place! Staff was so pleasant! Very homey!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

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5 out of 5
It was fun. Life guards,need to,be more,vigilant,though

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

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2 out of 5
Rooms were outdated and carpet needs to be replaced. The walls were very thin and we struggled to get our kids to sleep because of the constant banging from above. Also there was a wedding right outside our room and the bass was extremely loud. A couple of the staff members were friendly, including the cleaning staff, but overall they seemed annoyed to be there. The 'free' high speed internet rarely worked in our room. Overall we were disappointed with the quality given the high price.

Posted by , from appleon, wi on Jun 27, 2018

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1 out of 5


We just checked in for our anniversary weekend and fall celebration. Not only was the sink clogged that water would not go down at all, the refrigerator would not turn on or work and the bathroom was filthy. My husband went to the front desk to complain and the guy behind the front desk was a huge jerk about it and despondent and annoyed.....they sent a maintenance man to fix the sink but nothing about cleaning the bathroom and/or fixing the fridge. No compensation period! WILL NEVER EVER stay here again!!!!!!! We always stay downtown at the Concourse Inn and will go back to staying there. They are wonderful, everything is always clean and it's a great location and very quiet!

Posted by , from Seymour, WI on Oct 10, 2017

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4 out of 5
Our kids are 4 and 6 and they had a great time playing in the different pool areas and in the game room.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Relaxing time at the Waters

My family and I came up to Minocqua for a few days in early June and were very happy with our choice of staying at The Waters. The rooms were super clean and it was an easy walk to the waterpark. My kids loved the kiddie pool to the point they cried each day when it was time to leave. The staff throughout the hotel were super nice to us and made suggestions for places for us to visit and good restaurants for dinner. I would highly recommend this hotel to others who want a great hotel! I loved the lodge décor throughout the hotel. Made me feel comfortable in the Northwoods.

Posted by , from Wausau wi on Jul 4, 2013

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4 out of 5

Nice for the price

Pros: Free Internet, clean room!
Cons: out of control kids
This place was a nice surprise. Rooms would be great for a family. My one and only complaint was I wish they had staff monitoring the pool/play area more closely. There were some not so well behaved children with no adult supervision. Granted it is a waterpark, but a little control would have been good.

Posted by , from milwaukee, wi on Aug 9, 2012

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5 out of 5

Cant wait to go back!

All the different things they have to do make it almost impossible to be bored on your stay! The indoor water park makes it feel like summer all year round, the arcade keeps the kids accupied and the downstairs pub has reasonable prices for the aduluts on the trip. Will for sure be booking a trip to go back to this hotel. Keep up the good work guys!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2008

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2 out of 5


While on vacation in Minocqua last week, we were looking for a new restaurant to try. Based on a menu printed in the phone book, we chose the Rendezvous restaurant in The Waters. Very inexperienced staff. No managers on property. Dirty dishes on buffet line. Poor quality food on buffet as well food ordered from menu. Facility has great potential. Just needs better management.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2006

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Property Features

The Waters Of Minocqua offers its guests a water park, a waterslide, and an indoor pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 5150 square feet (478 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are also featured at the family-friendly The Waters Of Minocqua. Self parking is free. This 3-star Minocqua hotel is smoke free.

  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5150 sq ft of conference space
  • 478 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Rhinelander, WI (RHI-Oneida County) (41.8 km / 26 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

The Waters Of Minocqua offers 106 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with queen sofa beds. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

The Waters Pub - This pub specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only.

The Waters Coffee Shop - Onsite coffee shop.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.