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Bell's Motor Lodge Motel

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed overnight en route to Portland OR. We knew we'd be arriving after midnight, so I called the motel to let them know. Scott was very accommodating and checked us in over the phone, and gave us the room number. When we arrived the room was open, and the key & receipt were in the desk...

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

Bell's office is open from 8am to 10pm every day. Guests should call us in advance if planning to arrive after 10pm. Bell's Motor Lodge Motel 230 N Main Street Spearfish, SD 57783 605 642-3812

Bismarck, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want modern this is not the place, gret price great room for the price. Scott is very accommodating. I only wish they'd remodel a couple of rooms for handicapped. The pet fee is not $10- $15 like most now, the industry found another way to get more money from us. No hesitation.

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

Nick S. I am glad that you were comfortable here. A note regarding pets: We suggest that customers travelling with animals let us know in advance that you need a pet-friendly room. About half our rooms are reserved for customers who want a pet-free room; that is, a room that we do not allow pets in. When we know in...

Berryville, United States
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is your classic 50s-60s mom and pop motel. The front desk was very friendly and helpful with tips on local places to eat and see. The room was small, but very clean and very well kept. They conveniently had a refrigerator and microwave in the room. With money you save by staying here you can check out a local...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nice sheets- loved the velvet paintings. Smaller room and smaller parking spots- but the spots are numbered so if you leave- you will still have your spot when you get back. Cleanliness is always the most important thing in a room and that was the case here. But again- why do hotels in general believe that 1-ply is the answer....

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Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend 4 days here. The motel is a "50's roadside motel" neon lights and all. It was great. Bell's is well taken care of. Scott the owner was so nice and gave us great suggestions of places to visit during our stay. He and Jackie made our stay so pleasant, taking great care of us....

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Bedford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed at Bells for one night while in route on vacation. The room was very clean, although plain and simple, it worked great for an overnight. I parked in front of the unit and had to lug my bags about 20 ft! I forgot just how convenient motels like this are when you've been driving and just want crash....

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

Thank you for the review. We do our best to help visitors find the perfect restaurant and the most interesting area attractions. I have been a resident of Spearfish for 20 years and help customers find the best area waterfall, single track mountain bike trail, paved bicycle trail, Spearfish museum, Deadwood museum, mountain hike, picnic area, golf course, Frisbee golf...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed in this hotel with our small dog, and were quite happy with the kitchenette room we booked. Owner is friendly and room was impeccably clean. We liked that it wasn't your run of the mill chain hotel, and appreciated Scott's one on one relationship with his travelers.

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Waseca, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This motel is very clean, and the beds are comfy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My room even had a REAL TILE shower, that looked like it had just been installed! Unheard of in a motel like this. One of the nicest motels of this type I have ever stayed in. An added bonus, is that is on...

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

We have installed ceramic tile in the showers in three rooms over the past three years. This is a part of our on-going effort to remodel as much as possible each winter while business is slow. We have a little different focus this winter. We are mounting flat screen televisions on the walls of each room. We should be done...

Ratingen, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

On my this year's road trip, I have booked one night in this private owned and operated motel. Apart from the price, a reason for my decision were the comments of the owner Scott S on customers reviews on TripAdvisor. He is taking care of customers concerns - I like that. The motel is an old-fashioned one. The rooms were...

Thank DanielBoos
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Checked in to the hotel and we were unsure how many days we would be staying. The owner said, no problem, we can just add another day if you decide to stay. They provided towels for wiping down our motorcycle and I love the fact you can park right outside your door. Motel is within walking distance of restaurants and...

1Thank twstdsstr
Scott S, Owner at Bell's Motor Lodge Motel, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our swimming pool is located outdoors and is open from about June 1 to Sept 8 each year. Open 10am to 10pm. We have ice available for guests. We have a chest type freezer with ice buckets kept in the freezer.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Bell's Motor Lodge Motel

Address: 230 N Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2718
Region: United States > South Dakota > Spearfish
Price Range: $54 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bell's Motor Lodge Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“no breakfast, OK Wi-Fi, pool was closed”
 of 5 bubbles Tomsteffek, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Mine was a no smoking, no pets room toward the back ... it is located on the lower side of the property. Maybe a litte more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 966terrye, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 138 has one of the routers for wifi”
 of 5 bubbles TetonLover35, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Bring a hair dryer and shampoo”
 of 5 bubbles lisasN640WJ, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had room 138. King bed, roomis very clean. Fewer people on this side.”
 of 5 bubbles 968JudyB, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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