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Bell Tower Hotel

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300 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Central New Jersey
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Bell Tower hotel in downtown Ann Arbor for 2 nights in June 2015. The Bell Tower is a small boutique hotel - which I prefer to the larger chains. Work meetings brought me into town and I was hoping to stay somewhere in close proximity to the U of M campus as that's where all my... More 

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to document the positive items as well as the items you thought could use some improvement. I am glad to let you know that the sound proof windows are on order. We installed one mock up window and it eliminates every sound from the outside. They are going to make those rooms so much... More 

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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bell Tower is nestled in the shadow of the Bell Tower in Ann Arbor. Go figure that. One interesting tidbit for the nature lovers are the peregrine falcons that nest in the bell tower and the various bird part that gather beneath the tower as vestiges of the falcons feeding. Sorry for the detour there. The Bell Tower has... More 

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a tastefully written review. Well said! Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bell Tower was exceptionally great. We stayed at one of the renovated rooms which was nicely done and very clean. Service was excellent and very convenient to have free valet. Breakfast was simple but with sufficient choices. I will definitely stay here again.

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and noticing the excellent service and newly renovated rooms. We look forward to your future stays with us. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away hotel tastefully and thoughtfully appointed. Enjoyed the breakfast, room amenities and location to campus. The bathroom with the TV in the mirror was quite a high tech touch, and the fresh berries and grapefruit at breakfast appreciated!

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad to see that you enjoyed the little touches that we offer that other hotels in the area do not offer. We take pride not only in our service but the amenities like fresh fruit that we cut each day. Thank you for your response and we look forward to your future stays with us. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a wedding and although we prefer trendier or boutique hotels we had an overall good experience. Hotel staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. There was complimentary wifi and breakfast which was a nice perk. Good walking distance to shops and restaurants and near the beautiful University of Michigan campus.

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our service to be excellent. As always, we enjoy offering excellent amenities like the complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Indianapolis, IN
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40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great central location and valet parking Rooms are nice yet a bit outdated and loud w doors closing in hallway; ice machine in hallway loud; and elevator next to rooms are loud; Wi fi is free yet signal strength is akin to a string on a tin can and makes doing work difficult Also, stairs where you have to lug... More 

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. You are correct, we have a valet on duty 16 hours a day to assist with luggage from the guests' vehicle to their room. Again, thank you for your review and we hope you will stay with us again in the future. DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location, well run property, rooms need updating. Linen wallpaper from the 80's on the wall of the room, seams coming apart, The food was very good in the restaurant. The staff was very nice. I would stay again but I wanted to be honest in my assessment.

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and your recent stay. We are in the process of reviewing a few mock up guest rooms that will hopefully be completed by the end of the year. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Bell Tower Hotel. We enjoyed our stay in this historical hotel in Ann Arbor. The location is within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants and also the campus of Michigan. We stayed in a double room. The beds were very comfortable. The shower seemed newly remodeled and had a TV incorporated into the... More 

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed our newly renovated bathrooms. We look forward to your return to the Bell Tower Hotel in the near future. Regards, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent fresh berries at breakfast, but an unbelievably Greyhound station type setting. Poor lighting in the rooms, a seventies' look and smell. Modern bathroom with loose fixtures. An eternity till hot water is hot. Overall, not a value. Friendly valet. Reception personnel not accommodating.

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not satisfied with your recent stay. I just sent you an email requesting to speak with you about it. I look forward to fully understanding more about your stay and how we are able to improve so other guests will not experience the same disappointments you experienced. I look forward to speaking to you. DeWayne... More 

Pitman, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When checking out, the service was not friendly and accommodating. Also, the decorating in the room definitely needed to be updated. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay. The location was especially great!!

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belltowerhotel, General Manager at Bell Tower Hotel, responded to this review

I just tried contacting you and left a message. I would like to speak to you regarding your recent stay. It is highly concerning that you did not feel our staff was pleasant. I would appreciate it if you would contact me at (734) 769-3010 to discuss this. I appreciate your input and feedback. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

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