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Bella Vista Inn

12273 US 31, PO Box 117, Bear Lake, MI 49614
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ludington, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the area in 2011. Our plans were to attend an event at the casino--and stay the night at a nearby hotel. Upon arriving at the Bella Vista we were shocked to see it looked nothing like the beautiful pictures featured on the site.. We went to the Bella Vista prior to our casino event..This motel is in a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and a group of friends stayed here during the 4th of July weekend. I did read the negative reviews here n should say that the owner can come off as a bit straight forward guy but we didn't have any issues. We had a comfortable stay. Nice beds, there ain't a large number of amenities available but the grill... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is the cleanest hotel/motel room I've ever stayed in. The bathroom especially was remarkably spotless. The beds were comfy too. DIdn't use many of the other amenities, but there was hot coffee in the office, lots of TV channels, fridge and microwave in the room, as well as a portable air conditioner. Pool was closed as we visited after... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed our first stay a couple years ago, so we came back for Labor Day this year. We like it for its price, the fact it accepts dogs (we have 2 golden retrievers), the nice pool and its location to Bear Lake (the dogs can swim at the public park across the street). The rooms are average--clean and cozy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Bella Vista is a great little strip motel. It has very clean, albeit small rooms. The first morning, I went to the lobby for the continental breakfast. The coffee was great. They had an assortment of fruit, bagels, and sweet breakfast baked goods. There was also orange juice. I sat and visited with the owner while I was drinking... More 

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Williamston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have stayed here off and on while visiting family in the area. This is a nice simple very clean place. I am not a tv watcher, I use my iPad and am happy. Thanks goes out to small nicely ran business like this. Just what one thinks northern michigan is like !

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

very clean and the rooms are nice. Great pool. Owner's very friendly and accommodating. TV's are only 19", Could use an update to newer/larger style flat-screen. Continental breakfast daily. Coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave in room. Free wi-fi also.

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Southgate, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Mom and Pop motel! A pleasure to stay in a very clean motel that is not a large chain motel. Personal service, staff is very knowledgeable about local outdoor activities and willing to help with directions! Outdoor pool is very clean with lap lanes. Outdoor seating areas with grills and flowers. Close enough to Traverse City for day trips, far... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have no complaints. Stayed here in august 2013. The room was clean and cozy. There was no shampoo, but when I asked at the front desk, the owner gave me some small samples to use. The pool was clean and inviting. The morning coffee was a short walk from our room. The hotel was about a ten minute drive... More 

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Topinabee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A group of 8 of us attended a wedding at crystal mountain and with the color tour in full blast this was our last choice for a motel for the night. If we would have only known I would have driven the 3 hours home and saved my $60.... Well 66.60 with tax.. Right from the moment four of us... More 

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