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Bambi Motel

1100 E Bay St/ U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
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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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Madison
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bambi has been around forever so don't go if you are seeking ultra plush modernity, but if you want a spotlessly clean and friendly place less than a mile from downtown east Tawas and right on us 23, this is your spot! Friendly owners who are local members of the business community. There is even a small area of... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bill and Kay make every stay in the Tawas area enjoyable. The rooms are always clean and cozy.The nightly gathering around the campfire makes everyone feel like family. The small motel with all of the updated rooms make every stay enjoyable.

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We managed to snag the last room available on a Saturday night. We were told that they usually allow only 2 night minimums on summer weekends, but this was available, and that it was the smallest. It was. It's perfect for what you need it for. A place to sleep. It was clean. Smelled clean, looked clean. Full size bed... More 

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Croswell, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We loved this little mom-n-pop motel!! The rooms were spacious, charming, and the cleanest of any we've stayed in. the rates are very reasonable. Super friendly owners Bill and Kay take great pride in their business. The single-story style makes it great for sitting outside and visiting with the others in our group, unlike large multi-level hotels. We will definitely... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is an old-style drive-up-to-the-door motel that's updated, clean and neat. Rooms come with refrigerator, microwave, flat-screen tv, wifi and a/c. There's free coffee in the office every morning. The on-site owners are friendly and helpful, and have a wonderfully friendly boxer dog.

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Bokeelia, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent rooms clean neat owners live on site they are there to make sure you have what you want rooms are excellent service is excellent priced at a good price dont go anywhere else well kept this is the place to stay why go anywhere else I have stayed at alot of motels this is top shelf

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Pinckney, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Clare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Tawas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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