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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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Aurora, OH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been looking for a mid-point hotel/motel at which to stay during our annual trip from Ohio to northern Michigan. We have found it! Great accommodations, excellent service, and wonderful restaurants close by. See ya next year!

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

Great to hear. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your annual stay! Have a great year. DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Aurora, OH
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the greeting to the room to the checkout, a pleasurable experience that we will be sure to enjoy again next year going north. Our room, although slightly understated, was well worth the reasonable price. We're old enough to sleep through the sounds of the carilon in the university bell tower, which for some might be the only negative.

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

There are noises associated with a downtown location but the good news is that the chimes stop playing at 8:00PM. I am sure there are special occasions when they play later but I don't believe it is on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location cannot be beat if you have a function on the U of M campus. Importantly, the bed, bedding, pillows, and bath were clean and comfortable. However, the aesthetics are dated. It's a classic case of paying for location.

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy to say that we are starting a room renovation immediately after football this year that will change the decor in the room which includes carpet, wall cover, drapes, bedding and furnishings. I look forward to your thoughts post renovation. Thanks again for sharing! DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the location can't be better for a visit to U of M the hotel is old and tired. Our room was dark and musty when we arrived. The bathroom had some odd renovation so there was a big step up to enter it, but the door was still all the way down to the original floor at the bottom... More 

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

The bathrooms are newly renovated. Sorry that you did not prefer the decor of the room but the good news is that we are starting a room renovation this year. Not sure you are correct about "powdered eggs". The good news is there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance if you prefer something other than our fresh cut strawberries... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was nice, very convenient for a sentimental journey back to UM. However the trash pickup was at 6 am right outside my window. Since I had flown in from the West Coast this was 3 am my time. However, my sister had a room in which the windows had been replaced with new sound deadening windows so it they continue... More 

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

You are correct, we are in the process of replacing the windows on the alley side of the hotel with soundproof windows. This project has started and will be complete by the end of October. Sorry you were not in a room with a new window but we look forward to your return when the windows are installed. Sincerely, DeWayne... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are old looking but lobby has great charm and character. Rooms could use a mini fridge for waters and leftovers. TV in bathroom is coo but wasn't working. Pillows were very comfortable. Great location!

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

Thank you for your review. We are mocking up three guest rooms for a redesign project. I am sorry the television in the bathroom mirror was not working. We have since reviewed it to ensure it is working properly for future guests. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bell Tower hotel is located just right at the border of the Michigan campus. So location-wise, it is a top choice in Ann Arbor. Main street and Blake center at a walking distance. The hotel offers good-sized rooms, big and comfortable beds, big showers, plenty of towels, and has really nice staff, very friendly. It also has water available... More 

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

I am sorry that we did not follow up with you about extending your stay. That is hospitality 101. I will make sure to discuss this with my management team so it does not happen again. I am happy to say the internet has been replaced since your stay. We installed a completely new system so the signals are strong... More 

Gaylord, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you drive up to valet parking and everything in between is a first class operation with happy people serving you. The room was spotless.The morning breakfast is excellent. Stay at the Bell Tower hotel with total confidence.

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Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your return visit to our hotel! Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to UM each summer for a week of instructor training on the UM campus. The Bell Tower's location is such that we can walk to class, and to meals, and do all our shopping. We also like the breakfast set up, which allows us to make it quick (like if we are running late to class).

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

We appreciate your group coming back year after year. You are a very respectful group and we look forward to your return! Have a great year! DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

Detroit
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay here each year for the Ann Arbor Art Fair. The service in this small hotel is always wonderful. Over the years I have more than 20 visits and am already registered for next year. The restaurant that was housed in the hotel has closed but a new one is under development

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

We are excited that the new restaurant "eve" is under construction and is due to open in September. Eve will deliver excellent quality like she does in her other establishments. Please feel free to share your experience next time you are able to stay with us. Regards, DeWayne Grann General Manager More 

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