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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Tending to prefer the smaller family-owned motels, I was pleased to read all of the complimentary reviews of the Bambi Motel. I stayed there recently on a sightseeing trip and was very pleased with the room, the cleanliness, and the owner. The room was spotless and comfortable and the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. Thank you, Bambi, for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Roni B
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We set our daughters up at this motel for a weekend stay in East Tawas. After checking them in and chatting with the owner we checked out the room and were impressed by the cleanliness of the room. While things may be dated there not dirty or worn out from what we saw. Flooring, ceiling tiles, and walls all looked in a like new condition, which surprised us a bit. The girls enjoyed there stay and another family that was meeting up with us commented on how clean there room was too. Don't be fooled by the outside and think it's like some of the other motels along 23, this one is clean and they run a tight ship. No pets or bicycles are allowed in the rooms.

The only knock is on Sleep Quality as there are trains that seemed to travel by twice a night during our stay on weekday nights. We could hear them real well in our travel trailer as we stayed in the campground at 23/Newman. It would actually be Tuesday morning through Saturday morning's as they made there passes after midnight. We heard them twice a night. But this will be an issue at any motel along the 23 corridor in the Tawas area. Just something to be aware of. Our teenage daughter never heard them but our friends in another room noticed them. I can't fault them and knock them down a star for something out of there control.

I'll be making reservations for next September's triathlon for my girls again, but will do it early as they had been sold out and we happened on a cancellation to get them in there while driving up on Thursday morning.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank RottieGuy951
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

We stayed here on our way up the eastern side of Michigan. The motel is older, but well maintained and clean. Price was higher than some of the other places we stayed on the trip but not excessively so. Owner was very friendly and held court ouside the office at a campfire after dark. An enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

My husband and I stayed here a couple of nights and loved it. Nice owners and clean rooms. It's a mom and pop motel but very nice. The owner Bill has a fire in the evening to sit by and visit with others that are staying there. Coffee in the morning by the door outside the office so you can get a cup while you're get ready for your day. Close to the shops and beaches, try the state park beach and go through the lighthouse. Have a great time.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Nice little mom & pop in an area filled with M&P’s. Very well maintained and clean as a whistle. Patriotic owners with family members working there. Small but nice. Coffee in front of office starts about 8 am. Breakfast special at Barnacle Bills on Newman Street is only $3.99 and starts at 7am. I never did find the “waterfront easement” which is apparently very small, but there are nice public beaches in East Tawas and Tawas City.

Room Tip: Book well in advance on weekends.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank BJDealer
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