We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bella Vista Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Bella Vista Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 51: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Let me premise this by saying we are used to staying in hotels as opposed to Motels so that may sway my review a bit, that being said there are not a lot of hotels to choose from in this area. I will say the day we stayed it was in the low 90's and my kids were looking forward... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ron M
Traverse City,
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Belle Vista is the kind of motel popular with family travelers in the 1950's. It has clean, functional rooms. Ours came with a tiny refrigerator - that was not turned on when we arrived--and a microwave. The bathroom was small, but clean and had original fixtures. All was well maintained though. The management loaned me a hand vacuum so... More 

Helpful?
Thank KirZar
Rockford, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Great CLEAN motel. Very well maintained motel. Great price!! I usually avoid motels but this place is very clean and just a nicely kept motel. Would stay again. Bear Lake is just across the street. Owners onsite. Had a nice stay.

Helpful?
Thank berrywar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I took a group of women to Bella Vista for a bachelorette party and we stayed in one of their chalets -- it was HUGE and such a great deal! Very up-to-date, right on the water, and super cozy. We spent time at the bar as well, which had great service, drink prices, and food. The big dance floor was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ashley P
Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A great personally owned motel by a great couple. You can see the amount of time and effort they give to keeping it clean and retro! unloading the truck right in front of the door to the room was a real treat! Bear Lake is a quaint little town and a beautiful lake. There is nothing like upper Michigan!!

Helpful?
Thank MichiganMarkie
Baldwin, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice place for a family get away. Motel was roomy, nice, had all the necessary amenities and was very clean. The kids were easily entertained after a day of sight seeing with the nice sized pool. When traveling through the beautiful north west side of the state this is a very accessible motel right off US-31, we will make a... More 

Helpful?
Thank JerryDoolittle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Wonderful location. Kids went straight in the pool for a 7pm dip. Rooms clean and warm welcome. This is an old fashioned quirky little place with lovely atmosphere and owned by veterans. We were given clean towels on arrival and told breakfast was until 10pm. Great if you like a lie in. Breakfast was continental with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisajobb
Okemos, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My wife reserved two nights. We arrived late which they kindly accommodated. We had a dog which we thought was acceptable (obvious misunderstanding) although I notice on a review below on this sight that they accommodated a pair of Golden Retrievers for another family. The first morning my wife stepped out the door with the dog (obviously not hiding the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank johnolk

Travelers are raving about these Bear Lake hotels

Ravenna, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We booked our room the night before we arrived at double the advertised rate, telling the owner we would arrive around 4 or 5 the next day. Arrived a little after 5 the next day and the owner told us he gave our room away. He ran the credit card used to hold the room at 4 and it wouldn't... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank shel0780
Muskegon, Michigan
Level Contributor
241 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stayed here on a whim traveling through Bear lake, wife spotted the "Vet Owned" sign. The owner is prior Army and a friendly guy. The rooms are typical Motel style, window shaker A/C, WiFi, and in room coffee service. Awesome stop, glad we saw the sign. For around $100 during peak service nearly on the lake, it's a bargain. There... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank snipe49445
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bear Lake
12.8 mi away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Manistee
15.3 mi away
Northwoods Lodging
Northwoods Lodging
#2 of 4 in Beulah
4.5 of 5 stars 43 reviews
4.2 mi away
Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.3 mi away
BEST WESTERN Scenic Hill Resort
15.6 mi away
Days Inn Manistee
Days Inn Manistee
#5 of 9 in Manistee
3.5 of 5 stars 457 reviews
15.3 mi away
The Hotel Frankfort
The Hotel Frankfort
#2 of 2 in Frankfort
4.0 of 5 stars 132 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bella Vista Inn

Address: 12273 West St, PO Box 117, Bear Lake, MI 49614-9440
Location: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Bear Lake
Price Range: $93 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bella Vista Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Travelocity so you can book your Bella Vista Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay