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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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Rating summary
  • 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews 19 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

Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
103 helpful votes 103 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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