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Bell's Motor Lodge Motel

230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Spearfish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Braham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

love this place we stay here during Sturgis bike week . perfect for us , owners were nice and helpful close to downtown and the restaurants and B&B bar . we stayed a week and had no problems . lots of great people stay there prices alittle high but it is bike week and we could have payed a lot... More

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Foley, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed one night after a great day of riding in the Black Hills. Older single story motel was clean but needs updating. Pool was nice and the motel is a short walk to downtown. We booked a number of rooms as a group but were not located next to each other as there are two buildings.

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

We are continually updating beds, carpet, bathroom fixtures, and paint to lift the quality of our motel. Admittedly, we need to do more to the exterior of the buildings. Our last exterior update was new storm windows last year. More

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed here for one night and were pleasantly surprised at the great value, given the very inexpensive price! Scott was very friendly and helpful, and suggested that we park our U-Haul truck on the side street, which was very convenient. The room was spartan but clean. Do remember to bring your own hairdryer, though. Scott also suggested places to... More

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

When you stay at a mom and pop motel, you avoid paying for two big expenses at a motel/hotel. One is franchise fees and associated costs. The second is for high interest, insurance, and property taxes associated with a high capital cost facility. Ours is a basic, one-story, older motel that we take pride in keeping clean and comfortable...and affordable.... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Firstly I would like to give thanks to Scott for being so welcoming and helpful on our arrival - he gave us great recommendations for what to do and where to eat in the time we were there. Proprietors such as Scott are an asset to their businesses and we were grateful to find such a kind host in an... More

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

We have installed four wi fi signal sources in an effort to make the signal strong in each room. If your signal is weak, please do not hesitate to contact the attendant so we can reset that particular router. Thanks. More

Newton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We tend to stay in motels when road tripping since they cost half of what a chain hotel costs. The rooms were clean, and we had no problems other than the owner telling us we had to go back to our rooms at 10:30 rather than sitting outside on a beautiful night talking to some new friends. The next day... More

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

On warm summer evenings it is pleasant to sit outside the rooms and visit. My only concern is for guests in the next room wishing to sleep. An option is for guests to visit outside at a location away from sleeping neighbors. I am happy to have guests use the chairs around the pool for late night visiting. Thank you. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We expected to have to pay top dollar for a motel in the week leading up to Sturgis but luckily for us Scott is a decent bloke. There was no premium rate. The rooms are cosy, but clean. The desk girl was really nice and we felt like we were part of the family. There's no frills here, no breakfast... More

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

One of our buildings has two guest rooms bordering Main Street. Those rooms are exposed to the most traffic noise. We use these rooms last; but some days in the summer we occupy every room. When I personally check a guest into one of these two rooms, I first take the guest to the room so we can listen to... More

pierre, sd
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband had an appointment at the nearby VA hospital so I decided to come along with our 2 kids and very large dog. Found the motel on trip advisor and it was all and more Because my husband wasn't feeling well, the kids and I had a ball. First going to the local water park ($6 to get in... More

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

We have several coffee pots, hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks, and clothes irons availble in the office for guests who can use such items. Thanks. More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed at the beginning of the tourist season for several nights and were even given a free night by Scott, the owner. Very clean rooms just a bit on the small side. No road noise. Very good dining close by. There is parking for large trailers available in the back lot. We all felt very welcome. Yes, the walls are... More

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

Our rooms are on the small side. But we have four sizes to choose from. One full bed. One queen bed. Two full beds. Two queen beds or kitchenette. Scott More

alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was a nice surprise. Clean, well equipped kitchen, good central location. Owner? or the nice man who checked us in was very pleasant. Gave great places to have breakfast close by. Walls were a bit thin but for the price it was a good stay. Would definitely stay again.

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Littleton, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The rooms are clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, but the rooms do have a small refrigerator and a microwave. Can't beat the price and Scott, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. The walls are thin, so don't be surprised when you hear your neighbors.

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Address: 230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Spearfish
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Spearfish
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family owned motel on one level with parking in front of your room. We pride ourselves in providing a clean and comfortable room at an affordable price. We have a small outdoor pool, AC, and free internet access. Some pet friendly rooms are available. ... more   less 
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family owned motel on one level with parking in front of your room. We pride ourselves in providing a clean and comfortable room at an affordable price. We have a small outdoor pool, AC, and free internet access. Some pet friendly rooms are available. ... more   less 
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