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1100 E Bay St/ U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
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Bambi Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in East Tawas
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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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English first
Chicago, IL
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
29 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Pinckney, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at the Bambi motel May 4-7th 2014. This was our 4th time to stay there in the last couple of years. We like the Bambi because the rooms are extremely clean,and the property is well taken care of. The owners Bill and Kay are very friendly and do their best to make sure your stay is peaceful and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

For the second time my wife and I have stayed in East Tawas on our annual vacation up north to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Bambi Motel has and will continue to be our place to stay. For both price and cleanliness, the pleasant owners, heck - even the charm of the wood panel rooms (to us anyway), you can't beat... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I chose The Bambi Motel for a quick one-night get-away last weekend. It's been years since we stayed here and we really didn't remember much about the place. Yes, it's one of the dying breed of family run motels. Yes, it's a throw-back to simpler times and evokes a certain nostalgia for that era. But then you... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Read the Trip Advisor reviews, and decided to give it a try. All we can say is the reviews are spot on. This small family run motel is spotless, clean, and very we'll maintained. The room was large, comfortable. The bathroom was spotless, and I mean spotless. I've stayed in 5 star hotels that weren't nearly as clean. Next time... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I spent one night at the Bambi Motel this fall. We had a king bed room that was spacious and comfortable. The room was very clean. The bed was too firm for my taste but I was able to sleep through the night. We rode our bikes to the State Park and Lighthouse which was delightful. We... More

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I admit I was a bit leery of staying at a little motel, but we checked trip advisor and this place had great ratings. I understand why now. Our hosts were very pleasant and our room comfortable, well appointed and extremely clean. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Southeastern Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I think with all the positive reviews on here, this place is no longer a hidden gem, it is out in the open. Yes, it is a gem. The place is as neat as a pin and clean, clean, clean, as others have said. The bed was comfortable, the room had windows that open to let in fresh air (although... More

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

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One of Tawas Area's preferred motels, extra clean, quiet, cable T.V., full, queen & king beds, waterfront easement, near shopping. Facilities: Motel, Air Conditioning, over half the rooms are non-smoking. NEW - wireless internet ... more   less 
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