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Motel Ely Budget Host

#2 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
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1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a very nice family owned motel. Very clean and remodeled rooms. My wife has extreme sensitivities to chemical cleaning products so the owner gladly let us change rooms when we felt the first room would not work for her. Breakfast was only hard boiled eggs, juice, apples, muffins and coffee.

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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 thank you for staying with us. We're glad that our room worked out for you! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a very old property, stayed there 30 years ago and it is ok for a quick overnight stay. Lots of competition in the area from resorts, etc. It is very clean and we found it to be comfortable for an overnight stay.

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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 for staying with us! We do strive to keep our property updated with essentials such as beds, bedding, and amenities. Our property was built a few years ago, but to us it has the charm of a retro motel. Thanks again! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice clean rooms, updated baths. very friendly staff, will go back in Oct for my hunting season. Good location its in main down town Ely close to almost every thing you'd need , big lake , water fall, I'd recommend to every one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The couple that runs this place are some of the nicest folks I've ever met in Minnesota. They were so friendly and so accommodating. I would stay here over any other place in Ely just for that reason. Rooms were in great condition. Beds were super comfortable. If youre traveling on a budget, make this place your first choice, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

A fun weekend in Ely started at the Motel Ely. Friendly and informative Host Roger welcomed us and gave us great tips for local dining and sightseeing. Room was clean and the bed comfy! Would definitely stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Starting a trip into the bwca requires a good night's rest. I have always had that specific experience here. The owners are more than just hospitable, and the rooms are spacious and clean. Rates are the most fair in town. Enjoy a night here, and I bet you will come back, not just to Ely

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Cohasset, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Motel Ely is a great place to stay. I was in town for a workshop all weekend at the International Wolf Center. It was very close to where I needed to be with a very clean and spacious room right in the middle of "downtown". Close to shops and restaurants. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There was a... More 

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