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Paddle Inn Motel

1314 E Sheridan, Ely, MN 55731
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Up North
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Paddle Inn on a recent Saturday night while attending the Ely Watercross races. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean and even though the bathroom was a little small, it was super clean and we liked the "retro" look. The bed was firm & comfortable but the pillows were flat, glad we brought our own.... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching all the information that the news channels give, I am very critical of the rooms that we stay in. I don't want to even sit on the bedspreads. I'm happy to say that this place was very clean and the bedspread looked brand new. We just got home from vacation and we spent about 2 weeks in motels... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the plusses - very clean, great parking for a canoe trailer, and friendly, helpful owners. One of the really nice things they did was to keep all of our cell phones and tablets for us while we went into the Boundary Waters. Minuses - we had a 2 queen room for 4 adults and it was very crowded. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have stayed here 3 different times and like the location, price and our room is always clean. Our room has all you need. Nice towels, coffee maker, and good shower. We will stay there again. The location is convenient to everything you need. The Northwoods Grocery is next door and has everything you need.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This motel is really only a good idea if you need a staging area for going out or coming in from the BWCA. I stayed two nights and the only thing this place had going for it was that it was clean WHEN I ARRIVED. The room was small, with barely enough room for two people. The refrigerator was not... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

With this price, I should not have complained about too much. However, the water was either too cold or too hot in the shower room while the temperature outside was around zero....Also, the bathroom had strong smell><

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel a few times over the last decade and have always encountered clean rooms and friendly staff. The beds are comfortable and were a welcome reprieve after a week of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Ask for a room away from the main road for a little quieter stay but the traffic noise... More 

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rotterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came to Ely to visit the bear centre and needed a place to sleep. We stayed here for 2 nights so we had plenty of time to visit the bear and wolf centre. I loved the bathroom with the 60's style tiles. The place was clean just what we needed.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I would say that this place is just ok for the price (about $100 per night). The room we stayed in was cramped for 3 people 2 double beds are stuffed into a room clearly built for 1 bed. The AC in our room is located in the bathroom. The folks who checked us in were very polite and nice.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This is our second time staying here. Very nice owners, wonderful lab Burt, and good location next to the Northland market and town. The rooms are very clean and a good shower! We will stay here again when we are in Ely. WiFi is strong and always available.

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