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Dinner Bell Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunnellon
Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Close to restaurant”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We stayed in Dunnellon FL for the night at the Dinner Bell Motel. Rooms were clean and the best part is the restaurant you can walk to. Parts of Dunnellon are very historic. Small town charm and not to far from Rainbow Springs. Staff was really nice and helpful. They do have smoking and non smoking rooms and being a smoker we were glad to see that. Rooms are really clean.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

When I saw the pricing for the rooms, I knew the Dinner Bell would fit my budget, but I worried about the facilities themselves, with such great pricing. I was pleasantly surprised to meet the very kind and friendly staff, and to stay in a room that, while dated and a little worn, was incredibly clean and taken care of. My only compliant would be that the Wi Fi in my room was incredibly weak to the point of not working. Otherwise the Dinner Bell was great and if you just need a place to rest your head while visiting the area, it would be the ideal place for anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We came to Dunellon with the kayaks for the fourth of July weekend and had a great stay at this quaint motel. It's clean, the people are really friendly, and there was plenty of parking for the kayaks (on a trailer) and our vehicle. It's located right next to the public boat launch and within walking distance to a couple of restaurants, liquor store, and convenient stores. Thanks, Judy, for the great hospitality! We'll be back this fall.

Room Tip: Beds are really soft, but pillows are a bit flat. Ice machine is upstairs with laundry facilities an...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank TwoSkups
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Sacramento
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We wanted to stay in Dunnellen while diving Rainbow River and the Dinner Bell Motel. Not sure where the "restaurant & motel" comes in as the motel did not seem to have a restaurant (several are within walking distance, though).

As is, the Dinner Bell is your basic motel, reasonably priced, clean, well maintained. Nothing fancy, but we'd stay there again if/when we come back to enjoy the Rainbow river.

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3 Thank conradb212
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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I have stayed at this property now for two years running and will go back next time I am in the area. The staff is pleasant, the room is fine and the price is right. As has been stated already, the Rainbow River kayak outfitters are just across the road and I highly recommend the trip. There is a good breakfast place just down the road. Dunellon is an interesting old town without too much doing. That is just the way I like Florida.

Room Tip: The best Wi-Fi reception is near the office. On the other side of the motel you can pick up other c...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank Richwyl50
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Kure Beach NC
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Took a diving trip this weekend and used the Dinner Bell because it was central to Rainbow River and Crystal River diving. I was a bit nervous because most hotels I have stayed in for $50 dollars a night have been run down. The Dinner Bell was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The air condition worked just fine, plenty of hot water, bedding was clean and fresh and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Dinner Bell has been around for awhile and it shows a bit in the fixture and carpet but it is not bad. A group of us stayed there and we all agreed that it was certainly worth the price and each of us agreed we would use the Dinner Bell again. There is a restaurant next door that served some great food as well. In addition there are a couple other places to eat within easy walking distance that served good food at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

This place is kind of old, but the town it's in is pretty old and run down as well.

Pros- liquor store across the street and a bar and restaurant in the same parking lot.

Cons- its old and scummy.

Bonus- we made a baby there on the evening of the Super Bowl 2011. He's going to be 1yr old Sept 30th.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank MikeDStewart
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Property: Dinner Bell Motel
Address: 12094 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6021
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Dunnellon
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Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunnellon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dinner Bell Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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