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Bell's Motor Lodge Motel
230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Spearfish
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Skip the name brand hotels - This Mom and Pop Motel is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This Mom and Pop motel is the best at a great rate! Scott is friendly, and very knowledgeable of the area. He recommended places to eat and some awesome hikes. Clean, comfortable and best of all for us pet friendly at a great rate. We ended up staying many more days than we had planned. The rooms have all your basic needs; fridge, microwave, towels, soap, TV and wifi. The pool looked clean and inviting but we didn't have time to use it as we did a lot of hiking in the area.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We love old mom and pop type motels so whjen found a coupon in the travel guide for Bell's we decided to check it out. Scott was so friendly during check-in and gave us a recommenation for breakfast. Our room was spacious and clean - the sheets smelled so fresh! It is also EXTREMELY affordable.

Thanks Scott!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Stayed here after calling ahead to reserve with a coupon. Owner kept the light on and honored our price. We were beat after many hours on the road and welcomed the ease with which we settled in. Room clean and tidy - bath accessories just what we needed. Easy checkout and best of all -- NO PROBLEMS. Thanks, y'all.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Mason City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

If you are looking for a clean, affordable place to stay..This is the place! The staff was extremely friendly and the motel allows pets for a reasonable charge. The location was great, with easy access to restaurants and shops downtown. The outdoor pool was refreshing on a 100 degree day! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cameron, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We have been staying at the motor lodge for 6+ years now and always have a great time as well as a wonderful stay at the lodge. Scott and the crew are always trying to help in any way they can. We have never had a bad stay. During one of our stays, one of us was injured and Scott volunteered to take us to and from the hospital to make sure all was taken care of. These are genine caring folks who run an honest business and enjoy their customers. On top of this, you are within walking distance to some very nice establishments for eating or enjoying the cold drink of your choice.
We would not consider staying anywhere else while in Spearfish ! !

Thanks Scott !!!!!!!

Tim D.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stayed last 2 nights at Bell's. Still trying to recover from the shock of finding such a gem for such a fabulous price. The owner was very accomodating and pleasant to do business with. Housekeeping staff does an fantastic job, the rooms are older and rustic but spotless! We met one of the housekeepers outside the room one morning and she was friendly and helpful. We stayed in rm 126 and have no complaints. I believe that you would have considerable difficulty finding a room this well tended to for twice (or more) the money here or in many of the surrounding communities. The location is wonderful for accessing the Black Hills, it has free wifi, nicely tended grounds and pool, awesome coffee shop next door.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011 via mobile

Returning from a week long trip to the Tetons & Yellowstone, we were fortunate to stumble on Bell's. The room was clean and included a microwave and fridge. The price was half of what we paid for rooms in Jackson & Cody that had neither. I plan to be back again and will use it as base for day trips in the area.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 230 N. Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Spearfish
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Spearfish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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