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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 #9 of 30 hotels in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came to visit the university with my son, and chose this hotel for its proximity to the central campus. I loved that we didn't need the hassle or expense of a car, having taken the $12 shuttle from the airport and being able to easily walk to everything we needed. I expected the location to be great (it's the... More

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Philadelphia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Older place with good location and built-in supply of customers from the university. Staff very friendly and tried very hard. Complimentary breakfast nice. But, facility was inconsistent: beds way TOO soft, first room very small (like a NYC hotel room) with lumpy mattress and broken climate control, staff very helpful in moving us, second room was nicer, but that night... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. I am sorry that it took a room move to find a better room. You are correct about the different room sizes. We discount the smaller rooms on the south side of the hotel. Even with the new bathrooms, we feel those rooms deserve a discount due to their size.... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bell Tower provided perfect accommodations for our campus visit. Location and service are tops. The hotel itself will probably never be chic but our room was nice, very clean and, again, there was a wonderful focus on service throughout. Valet, bell hop, reception desk, housekeeping and adjacent restaurant all provided delightful midwestern hospitality.

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

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay during your campus visit. I hope you were able to see everything at the University of Michigan. It is a great school and we are happy to be located across the street from campus. Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and our staff. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel itself isn't that great, but the service is extraordinary. My family and I came for a college visit to U of M for my daughter and the location was perfect for everywhere we had to walk. One of the bellhops (I believe is name was Zack), mentioned he was a student there and was extremely helpful to the... More

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

I am thankful for your review of the new bathrooms. It sounds like your husband enjoyed the televisions in the bathroom mirror and I hope you enjoyed the upgraded marble counter tops as well as the elegant tile shower. Thank you and I hope you choose to stay at the Bell Tower Hotel during your next visit. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann... More

San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Really a nice friendly hotel - my cousin had his shaving cream confiscated at airport security, and the Bell Tower replaced it right in the lobby. Comfortable beds, great pillows. Free Wi/fi, breakfast included. Charming, clean. Free valet parking.

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

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad to hear we were able to replenish any amenities you needed. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Ann Arbor. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More

Belle River, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My friend and I went to Ann Arbor Michigan overnight to celebrate her birthday. I booked the Bell a Tower Hotel because I had stayed there previously with my husband. My friend and I loved it. The main feature was the eagerness of the staff to make sure everything was exactly what we wanted. The room was beautifully decorated creating... 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 am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and meals. I honestly think The Bell Tower offers the highest level of guest service in Ann Arbor. I look forward to your return when in Ann Arbor next. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More

Saugatuck, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I am sure Bell Tower is wonderful...and the location can not be beat, which is why I chose to stay there in the first place! (Anyone who has visited Ann Arbor knows parking is a challenge and hotels in the downtown area are limited.) However, just a couple weeks before my trip I received notice that Bell Tower was renovating... More

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

I am very sorry you were moved to the Ann Arbor Regent. We tried to contact you as soon as we knew we were not going to have the room available. I understand The Regent offered complimentary shuttle service but sounds like you were not able to utilize that. Again, I am very sorry that you were inconvenienced by the... More

Cadillac, MI
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Bell Tower is the perfect "Base" to experience Ann Arbor. It is an easy walk to everything and a great spot to be able to retreat to when you are ready for a rest. The service is wonderful and friendly.

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

It is awesome that you found it easy to relax at the hotel. We strive for that type of atmosphere and decor. I am glad you enjoyed the location and the fact that you were able to walk anywhere in Ann Arbor or on campus. Thanks again! DeWayne Grann General Manager More

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Ann Arbor is overflowing with great restaurants, but hotels not so much. BELL TOWER IS THE BEST option with an unbeatable location. It is a tad pricier than a Holiday Inn but the difference in service, amenities & location are worth it. The front desk staff was extremely knowledgeable on sightseeing & dining in both Ann Arbor and Detroit; helped... More

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

Thank you for such a good review. I am happiest to read that you based this on multiple experiences. I like the fact that we consistently offer top notch guest service and amenities. Thank you again and please introduce yourself to me during your next visit. I would love to thank you in person. Sincerely, DeWayne Grann General Manager More

Glen Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Yes it needs an upgrade, I believe it's in the works as we speak (the hall down from us was under renovation). Staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean. Breakfast/restaurant is a bit out of place, feels like an 80s bar. Overall great location if you need to be on campus.

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

Thank you for reviewing your last stay. You are correct, we are in the midst of renovating the remaining bathrooms. That project will be completed soon. Unfortunately, since the restaurant is a leased operation, I am unable to change the decor but I have really tried to provide a great complimentary breakfast. We have added fresh strawberries and blueberries and... More

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Additional Information about Bell Tower Hotel

Also Known As:
Bell Hotel Ann Arbor
Address: 300 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Location: United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Ann Arbor
#11 Business Hotel in Ann Arbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bell Tower Hotel 2.5*
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