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“honnymoon”
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Bella Vista Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bear Lake
Plainfield, Indiana, United States
1 review
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“honnymoon”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

my son and daughter n law got married august 4th 2012, they reserved a room and payed for it a couple months back, they called to verified the reservation to make sure they still have the room. the manager said they gave the room away to someone else, my daughter in law started crying, the manager hung up on her with a very vulgar language. they reemburst us but no honey moon!!!! i was born and raised here and i have never heard of anything like this in my area, i know theres a lot of out of towners coming in all year round but i thought guests always came first. i do not recommend this hotel unless there is new managment, i have alot of friends down here in indiana and they will not be staying there!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

No, it's not a big commercial chain, so don't apply the same criteria. Pleasant hosts, comfortable beds, clean room and nice pool. They ask that the AC be shut off when you're out for an extended period... a very reasonable request.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I have stayed at this Motel many times and it has always been a very positive experience. Owners are friendly, pool was clean and refreshing. The rooms are always very clean. I travel frequently and for the $$$ there is not a better value around.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Westland, MI
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Pros: good location (restaurant next door, Bear Lake and a convenience store right across the street); very nice pool; room clean, plently of towels, soap, etc. (although no shampoo)
Cons: owners were cordial, at best (got a little snippy when trying to get ice from the "free ice" freezer in the office, apparently there is limit to how much you can take); continental breakfast was a little weak (plain bagels and a few muffins/danishes), beds are kind of lumpy (but pillows were good), window air conditioner worked but was VERY loud/rattled a lot
Would stay here again if needed but would not be my first choice

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

My wife and I travel to the Manistee area regularly. There are many lodging options in all price ranges but relatively few accept pets. We rarely travel without our dog. I believe we've tried every pet friendly hotel/motel in the area and the Bella Vista Inn is easily the best value. It is convenient to Manistee, Onekama, Arcadia, Crystal Mountain and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It isn't luxurious but is well maintained. The grounds are quite nice and the rooms are comfortably appointed, quiet, clean and reasonably priced. I highly recommend it, particularly for those traveling as a family.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Brimley, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2012

My family has stayed at this motel on multiple occasions and will continue to do so whenever in the area. The rooms are very clean. The showers are nice and hot and the beds are very comfortable. Most hotels have very stiff and starchy comforters on them, but theirs are very soft and warm.
Our children love the pool during the summer. There is a lot of patio furniture to use around the pool and on a patio next to the pool under a shaded tree.
The owners have always been very courteous and helpful. They know the area very well.
I would recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Gloria S
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Coldwater, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Our family took a quick weekend off to explore the great beauty of Northern Michigan. We stayed at the Bella Vista Inn. The rooms were spacious, clean, and staff made the weekend enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Inn

Property: Bella Vista Inn
Address: 12273 West St, PO Box 117, Bear Lake, MI 49614-9440
Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Bear Lake
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bella Vista Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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