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Paddle Inn Motel

1314 E Sheridan, Ely, MN 55731
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's clean, but not real quiet since it's next to the road. Sauna is GREAT, and it's the main reason we have stayed here 3 years in a row. Owners not real friendly, but it is inexpensive. We probably won't be back, (shower was a pain, pillows uncomfortable, noisy, very weak wifi, just ready for a change, etc...). The sauna... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights in January, 2016. It had everything we needed, wifi, microwave, tv/vcr, and was quiet. It's not a first class hotel, but a great place to stay for the money. The lady at the front desk was helpful with where to eat nearby and local attractions. It was a quaint room, but half the price of the... More 

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Elburn, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our family has gotten a little too big for my parents' home, so my husband and I elected to get a hotel room for our 4-night Christmas stay. Having grown up in a 1950's lodge near Ely, I felt right at home with the pink tiled bathroom and baseboard heating system. No noise heard from other rooms, king bed in... More 

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st. catharines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The staff was friendly enough and wanted to be helpful. The room was clean, the Wi-Fi speed was good. It even was a good central location for things to do in the area. I especially appreciated running a tight ship about no noise after 10 p.m. My big complaint was about the beds that were in the room. They were... More 

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This place is classic Ely. People have been enjoying this area since the early 1900s, and many local motels and resorts were built in the first half of that century so there's a nostalgic feel to the rooms, the building site, the main street location. This is it. Enjoy the nostalgia while still having a clean comfortable room.

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Stacy, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great dog friendly place in Ely. Big open yard in the back for dogs to run and play ball! Nice folks, very clean. We walked through the town many times. Dollar store right next door had lots of things you might need! Quaint, mom and pop place. We would go back!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A stay at the Paddle Inn is a flashback to the small-town motels of the '50s or '60s, and a pleasant one. The motel is older but the rooms clean. The fabulously pink tile bathroom is small but spotless and functional. Plenty of hot water for showers.Towels were a little small and far from plush but did the trick. This... More 

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Up North
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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 August 8, 2015

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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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