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Motel Ely Budget Host

#3 of 8 Hotels in Ely
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1.0 of 5
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1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Ely
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was very clean. Roger and Debbie the owners couldn't have been more helpful. They offered up places to see and to eat. They actually make you feel like family. We certainly will stay there again on our next trip Ely

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Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners are super nice and accommodating. Very comfortable beds and pillows, just what we needed after a 300 mile motorcycle ride. It's a mom and pop that is well taken care of, close to restaurants, bars, park, and gas. I would recommend this hotel to people that spend their day out and about who want a comfortable room to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked two rooms 6 months in advance to stay here the night before a week long trip of canoe camping in the BWCA. When we arrived we were told they had no record of our reservation. We produced a print out of our online reservation with a confirmation number. But we were told matter of factly that they had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, staying in Ely could be expensive...So the Budget Host is an option. It couldn't be..it is!! The rooms are not upscale or fancy, but very clean and they're doing well for a nice stay. It is a little as in early times (and that has it's charm). The patrons are very, very helpful and always in for a chat...explaining... More 

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Remer, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for CLEAN, well decorated rooms, a comfortable bed, awesomely friendly staff and a continental breakfast to boot all for a very reasonable price, this is the place to get it in Ely. A short walk to the "downtown" Ely area, this convenient location is one we will return to for certain!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to bunk overnight before a trip into the BWCAW this is a good place to stay. The room is clean and friendly staff at the desk are very helpful. The price is a little higher than it would be in a non-tourist area but that is to be expected. Can't go wrong here for a comfortable, clean... More 

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Orr, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was updated and very clean and quiet. The outside still has that 60s look but in a vintage charming way...don't be deterred by this! Your room will be great and the owners are really pleasant. The only "downer" if you could call it that is the parking is a bit tight as the lodging is a big U... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great new mattresses and pillows. Clean and quiet. Deb and Roger are very informative and good host. See you next year. Cozy and comfy. Wi fi. Close to dining and close to lakes. Loved the custard store.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The hotel was clean. It was also the *smallest* hotel room I have ever stayed in. Your knees are under the sink when you are on the toilet and you have to move chairs to get into the bathroom. Fridge and microwave is nice - impressive that they fit in a TV - the real disappointment is the price. This... More 

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and mentioning several times that your room was clean! Our guests comfort is our number on priority, our breakfast is not advertised as a full breakfast, but we try to offer a nice variety of fresh fruit, coffee, juice, boiled eggs, and our muffins. We do not have a commercial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice motel and super friendly owners. Very clean. Quiet. I stayed on two consecutive Sundays. Beds very comfortable. First was one of the best motel beds ever! Second was comfy but did have a squeak. Still highly recommend this place when you travel to Ely!

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back! More 

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