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Bell's Motor Lodge Motel

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230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Acton, Massachusetts
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54 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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La Palma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at this motel because of the comments by other TripAdvisor reviewers. I was skeptical about the motel since the rates were a lot lower than what I'm accustomed to paying. As it turned out, I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms, though old, were clean and even had a microwave and refrigerator. I had to smile when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at the Bell's Motor Lodge during the Sturgis Rally. It is an eclectic, well maintained motor lodge and we love it. Scott, the owner, actually runs and works on the property. He is knowledgable and a super nice guy. He does raise his prices during the rally but it is a far cry from what the competition raises... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to be able to stay at older motels on our trip to get that "road-trip" feel and this one fit the bill. Great neon sign and small but comfortable rooms. Owner was nice and even gave us a jump when our battery died. The only issue is that we didn't know that he was leaving or going to... More 

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Only stayed one night at Bell's, but it was a great stay. This property is definitely dated, but it is well maintained and very clean, plus the price is a great value. The owner was very knowledgable about the area and gave us some tips on places to eat, as well as directions to Devil's bathtub. We will stay here... More 

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Melrose, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped here for 1 night while we were hiking in the Black Hills. Our room was small but very clean and the owner was very nice. He had great suggestions for some hiking areas and a great restaurant in town. We would stay here again with out a doubt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Scott and his staff are the best. I have to do dialysis three days a week on our first visit they moved all our stuff while we were in rapid getting treatment to our other room. The rooms are clean and they recomended some places to eat. Felt like we were at home , when we come back here we... More 

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Princeton, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed one night at Bells motor lodge late june early july 2015. Nice small locally owned motel reasonable price and very well managed.The owner greeted us and was very friendly and even helped us with travel tips for the area. It is an older hotel with a 50's touch,so it is not a hampton Inn but it is like staying... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Its a motor lodge, so don't expect luxury. But our rooms were very clean with an updated bathroom. It was perfect for our needs. It has a pool that is advertised as 82F, however it was more like 74F. Would stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This motel was rad. Scott at the front desk welcomed us late at night with a warm smile and a cozy/clean/affordable room. The motel is better than most best cheap chain motels and has a hip old school vibe to it. Super nice place to call home for the night and leaves your wallet full for great breakfast down the... More 

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