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Bell Tower Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Ranked #7 of 30 hotels in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Consistency is a virtue. This is a quiet hotel right in the middle of Ann Arbor activities. Great location for concerts, the Art Fair and other central campus events. I have already booked for next year's Art Fair.

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bell Tower in Ann Arbor was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in for 2 reasons: 1) The bed had zero support and created a concave pit around me and my wife. Not only did we not sleep a wink, we now need chiropractors. 2) The customer service does not solve problems or empathize. We told the manager about... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is amazing, right on campus. The room is somewhat small, but in this type of hotel, it really is part of the old charm. The staff could not have been nicer and more accomodating, and greeted us warmly each time we walked in without being obtrusive. The housekeeping staff was also so nice and bent over backward to... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Ann Arbor for freshmen orientation in June. The location of the hotel is very convenient. It is walking distance to everything The University of Michigan has to offer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only reservation we have about the hotel is that the bathroom and shower were very small (shower around 3ft X 3ft).... More

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

I hope you enjoyed Ann Arbor while staying at the Bell Tower. We have recently renovated all of our bathrooms and some do have stand up showers. The showers may seem a bit smaller because we built in a tiled shower seat but it is the same area as a tub. If you prefer, we kept a few bathtubs for... More

Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming vintage hotel in a great location to walk to restaurants and shops in Ann Arbor. The room with the one queen bed was minimum on space - and a step UP to the small spaced bathroom - wouldn't recommend it for seniors - could see them tripping on the step everytime - need a note on the outside of... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. I agree that our Queen bed is great for a single traveler but can be tight for multiple guests. We have a few options that allow someone to choose a larger room for just a few dollars more. Sorry that you had to wait for the... More

Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We travel back to Ann Arbor where we lived for many years a few times a year, always trying to get into the Bell Tower. We finally succeeded, and it was a great stay. Location is excellent - easy walking distance to all areas of downtown. Prompt valet service. This is a historic hotel as many have mentioned, but many... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very sorry to hear that you were/are having trouble finding rooms online. We have recently inspected every day through the end of the year to verify they are online and didn't see anything out of the ordinary but I will have our reservations manager double check. Please feel... More

GRAND RAPIDS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Best location if visiting fun city of Ann Arbor or the University. My two female friends and I stayed one night and had excellent room with comfortable pullout couch/bed. Not cheap by any means but the location and quality make it worth it. Had included breakfast in dining room and had nice, but not great a breakfast as they make... More

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

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay. I am sorry that the breakfast did not exceed your expectations. We feel that with the addition of the potatoes, eggs, bacon or sausage, fresh cut blueberries and fresh cut strawberries, guests would be happily surprised. I am glad you found the location to be outstanding. It is nice to... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a nice, well-located hotel. If you like the charm of an older hotel, you'll be right at home here. The rooms have obviously been updated (especially the bathrooms) and everything is clean and comfortable, I slept very well. Lots of options at breakfast, from healthy fruits and yogurt to scrambled eggs and bacon, so something to please everyone.... More

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

Thank you for mentioning some of our amenities. I am glad you found them to be nice and inviting. We strive to offer the best guest service in the Ann Arbor area. We would be happy to reserve a front room during your next visit to the Bell Tower. Again, thank you for your stay and your review. Sincerely, DeWayne... More

cleveland, ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed here recently because I wanted to be near The Ark music venue. Hotel rates are a bit more than I wanted to pay but did it for the convenience of being able to walk to downtown Ann Arbor. Unfortunately it was raining so we didn't get to walk as much as we wanted but that's not the hotel's fault.... More

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

I am sorry it was raining throughout your stay. It is nice to be able to walk where you need to go but not so much fun if it is rainy. We are working on full length mirrors for the guest rooms. Hopefully they will be installed soon. We also have full bath tubs in a hand full of rooms.... More

Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wonderfully renovated with incredible style in a classy manner. Old meets new in a great way! Front desk staff very friendly and car awaiting at front door at check out. This place is located in the heart of everywhere you ever wanted to be in Ann Arbor . Nice job to the proprietors for their determination to make this a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to respond to your recent stay. It is nice to hear you enjoyed being in the heart of campus and downtown. Have a great week and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More

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Address: 300 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Location: United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bell Tower Hotel 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#7 Business Hotel in Ann Arbor #12 Family Hotel in Ann Arbor
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