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“Great location”
Review of Bella Vista Motel

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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Copper Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
White Lake, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

As other reviews state, this is a good place to stay based on its location. The rooms were definitely outdated. A chair in our room was pretty well shot & should just be removed. The bed was uncomfortable. The service was great. The office person gave great tips. They had fresh coffee in the morning. It was nice to have a fridge.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Apple Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights at this motel . Motel was clean, though old, room was on the small side but we got along just fine. It had all the necessities. The owners were very nice and coffee was provided in the am at the office as there were no coffee pots in room. The outside chairs were not specifically put outside each room so it tended to be a bit difficult to find one at times. I would recommend the owners buy more outside chairs so there is at least 2 by each room. View was delightful and it was very pleasant to hear the waves washing up. It was very affordable and the price was reasonable for our room. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Tk M
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Fall Creek
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Walls are paper thin, felt like we were sharing room with people next to us.
We had a room with two double beds. The beds were very uncomfortable and seemed extra short.
Shower was also very short and cramped.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank frostijo
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We really enjoyed this quaint, old fashioned motel and were glad we got the last room available. It was lovely to sit outside on the long porch and watch the water and the Isle Royal ferry come in. One thing I will note, though, is that it was sort of weird how other guests would "reserve" outside chairs by placing a personal item on a chair and then just leaving. When we arrived, there were two chairs outside of our sliding glass door, but by the next day, we had just one. Since I didn't feel comfortable taking a chair from another guest's porch and parking my sweater on it to reserve it, I sat on one of the small tables. Certainly not the motel's fault, but just be warned if you intend to relax in a chair outside on your porch. You might have to put your name on it or something.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We just returned from spending a week at Bella Vista Motel in Copper Harbor. Even though the cabins/buildings are older, the owner has kept the property in tip top shape and both cabins we happened to stay in were very clean. Mike, the owner, makes you feel right at home. The weather last week was perfect for our girl's getaway. The motel is within walking to a wonderful bakery with great coffee, plenty of gift shops and a waterfront view too! We enjoyed the setting, the peacefulness and all the nice flowers on the grounds. Had it been cool one evening, we could have enjoyed the nice campfire ring on the grounds - but was a rather warm week!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Columbus_OhioDeb
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed here for one night before getting on a boat to Isle Royal. The room was on the small side but clean and comfortable. It is located right on the lake. We haven't stayed anywhere else in Copper Harbor but just walking around the town, it looked like the Bella Vista was one of the better kept motels. The wi-fi internet access didn't work in our room (room 9) do to very poor reception.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nathanael H
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Oak Ridge
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a room on the lakefront for two nights, and it was just perfect. Homelike, very clean, and with a great scenic view through our sliding glass doors. The manager was friendly and welcoming, and went out of his way to service us. I highly recommend the Bella Vista if you are looking for some peace and quiet on Lake Superior.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth G
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Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: P.O. Box 26, Copper Harbor, MI 49918-0026
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Copper Harbor
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Copper Harbor
Number of rooms: 15
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