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Bell's Motor Lodge Motel

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230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783
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San Diego
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little motel just down the road from downtown. Plenty of free parking, and a very nice receptionist. The rooms are very small, but for the price and the need to stay only one night it met my needs. I would stay again, but it would be very tight if more than 1 to 2 people were staying... More 

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1 Thank Dugger56
Scott S, Owner at Bell's Motor Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. Bell's is a family-owned, single level 1950s motel configured such that most guests can park directly in front of their room. We have several sizes of rooms. Our smallest has one full-sized bed. We also have somewhat larger rooms with one queen bed. Still larger rooms have two full-sized beds.... More 

Butler, Tennessee
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252 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Very helpful owner/front desk, small room and bath (shower only) , very good heater (cold outside) , park at door ,walking distance to restaurants (some open) , great for a one night stop on westward trip

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1 Thank wataugaman
Scott S, Owner at Bell's Motor Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Five of our thirty rooms have a shower rather than a bath/shower combination. We can accommodate most guest's request for one or the other. More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We did not have a lot of time here but the room was big and had a full kitchen in it. The bed was comfortable but there was a lot of noise coming through from the adjoining door. The guy working in the office is a wealth of information.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I visit Spearfish, SD on a regular basis and while we knew about Bell's Motor Lodge, for whatever reason we just have never stayed there. Man has that ever been a mistake on our part! Two weekends ago, we finally got the chance. For the money, the place just cannot be beat. It is very clean, good... More 

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3 Thank msmith5353
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I stay here whenever I am in the area. I book through booking.com. I booked a room and then had to cancel. Something went wrong and the cancellation didn't show up. To make a long story short- the owner of Bell's could have charged me for the room-but he didn't. HOW OFTEN DOES THAT KIND OF COURTESY OCCUR THESE DAYS?... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Friendly staff at check in who were more than willing to offer suggestions for things to do in the area. My room happened to be around back and seemed to have been added to an area that was possibly originally a garage? That being said, It was inexpensive and I wasn't looking for more than a place to sleep for... More 

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Saskatoon
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night on a drive through. This a basic, older property and offers a cheap rate. Our smoking room was large, functional and clean. Everything worked ok but note this is not in the same quality scale as a chain. This is a family owned property and it looks like it has seen better times. It's very close to... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Stayed here recently. Not really sure how to rate this. Rooms are small and very plain but have everything you need, bed, TV, frig, microwave, WiFi and the pool looked great. Owners are great and very helpful. As I am not in the room much, except for sleeping, everything was fine. I have no complaints, room was quiet, parking esay.... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Friendly staff, efficient check in, good location, free wi-fi, attractive rates, and quaint 1950's motif. However, 4 travelers, 2 rooms (1 very small, 1 medium size), 2 too soft beds, 4 aching backs, and 0 bathroom fans.

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Thank gail3845
Scott S, Owner at Bell's Motor Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Let me address the last comments in your review. We have pillow-top mattresses less than six years old at our motel. Most guests like this type of bed. However, I have found that some individuals who have back trouble want a firm mattress. In response to such a request, I... More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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299 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best value for our trip to South Dakota, and I don't believe we sacrificed much if anything by staying here. We stayed in room 127 in the back, next to the laundry room. Sure, at time it felt as if there was an earthquake when the spin cycle kicked in, but we knew from Scott that there would be more... More 

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