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1100 E Bay St/ U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
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Bambi Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pinckney, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Here it is in a nutshell. We have stayed at Bambi Motel a half dozen times and will continue to go back for the following reasons: room is extremely clean, owners ( Bill and Kay ) are friendly and caring, prices are reasonable, quiet and relaxing surroundings, central location between Tawas Point and downtown. Something about staying at a smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very few chain motels in this area so have to depend on reviews. This was our second stay in this area where mom and pop motels abound but many not available after September. Bambi Motel is clean, homey, and comfortable. Decor is very dated and parking is tight but doable. Owners are very accommodating and friendly. Even though dated, there... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I were just up in East Tawas this past weekend. We were told about the motel and thought we would check it out. What a GREAT place to stay. The price was right and it was very quiet. Bill & Kay are to wonderful owners! I had noticed a fire pit outside and asked Bill how often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't believe how clean our room was.. Spotless!! I would recommend the Bambi Motel to everyone :) soon as we pulled in, they came out to make sure everything was ok. Friendly people. We will say here again:))

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Madison, Connecticut
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Bambi, run by Bill Childs and his wife, was one of the best values I've ever encountered. Very basic, but clean, with what you need - frig, microwave, comfortable bed. The Childs are very service oriented, and keep plugging away with upgrades despite what is obviously a limited revenue stream. It cost me less than $60 a night. Convenient... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We were thinking of spending a couple of nights in Tawas, decided to try the Bambi for the second time in two years. So we gave them a call Thursday morning,to see if they had any rooms. The owner Bill said that he did,wanted to know when we would be there,and we told him later that day.He said that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We travel often to East Tawas as there so much to do. From local shops and scenery to the once a year Blues By The Bay festival. We know there isn't much to upscale lodging in East Tawas, but one thing is true is they take good care of you. Everything is spotless and odor free. We're already booked for... More 

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Chicago, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed here last week and it is not for us. The cost is the same as bigger brand name hotels with all the amenities that are lacking in the Bambi Motel such as a microwave, coffee machine, shampoo, conditioner, newer beds, and decor. I guess that is why it is a motel not a hotel but then the prices should... More 

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bambimotel, Owner at Bambi Motel, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Please give us a second chance! Please call me the owner "Bill" and schedule a night stay on me at no charge anytime from August 11, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014. Note: At the moment, the remaining weekends in August are sold out but would be happy to put you an a cancellation... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I would highly recommend the Bambi for an inexpensive mom and pop motel. The place is immaculate, smells wonderful, which I cannot say is the case with most small motels. The owners are very nice, and were happy to recommend a place to eat.

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Springfield, Illinois
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28 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First, you have to know that my companion and I are used to staying in upscale chain and resort properties. When you are visiting a little burg like Tawas Michigan, you won't find any of those. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked at the Bambi, and hoped for the best. When I called, the owner, Bill, answered,... More 

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Address: 1100 E Bay St/ U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Bambi Hotel East Tawas

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