Guests were roused from their beds just before 1:20 a.m. Friday at the Homewood Suites on Bass Road.
We had a sprinkler head get charged, for some reason, and flooded out some areas, said Macon-Bibb District Fire Chief Stephen Stafford.
The fire alarm sounded throughout the hotel and everyone safely got outside.
Once Firefighters discovered there was no fire, they allowed guests to re-enter the lobby.
My cooks started making breakfast for everyone, said Catherine Garofalo, hotel manager.
Fire crews spent about three hours going floor by floor before gradually allowing people back into their rooms.
Stafford said they had to make sure there were no electrical shorts triggered by the water.
Fire isnt always the evil we chase, he said.
An investigator will try to determine what tripped the sprinkler and alarm system.
When asked about some guests getting an early shower or wake-up alarm, Stafford said that although the hotel was near capacity, no one seemed to complain.
Everybody was real nice and cooperative and understanding, he said.