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Motel Ely Budget Host

1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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St Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The morning before setting out to drive to Ely I received a call asking if I had a reservation for that evening. My first thought was "Oh no, they are going to tell me they are overbooked, or something." But, what heard was "We are glad you are coming. We will be away for a couple of hours late in... More 

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Britt, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are the rooms clean, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, but what truly sets the Motel Ely apart are the wonderful owners: very personable, had great advice for our stay & even bought me cupcakes for my bday! Shower had GREAT water pressure, beds were comfortable, came with microwave & refrigerator, FREE continental breakfast...and loved the wildlife mural in the... More 

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Rockton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My daughter left her souvenirs in the room when we left and the hotel contacted us to let us know that they found them and mailed them back to us. Thank you! Also, we had wanted a room with two beds, which was not available, so they upgraded us to a two room suite at the same cost.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been coming to Ely for canoeing since the 90's and have always stayed at the motel near the Dairy Queen. That was the case before the trip this year. However, we got out of the BWCA early because of all of the rain. Not planning on stopping in Ely after the trip I had no reservation with my... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here a night before a trip into BWCA. Probably the nicest, most helpful innkeeper! Very tidy motel shows a lot of pride. She even Gave us a better price at checkin, because we booked online which I guess is more expensive. Note, to just call them directly! Only note, the holiday across the street really needs to turn down... More 

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

Thanks for the review Lauren, and for staying with us! We were wondering ourselves why all of a sudden the announcements at Holiday were getting so loud. We emailed their corporate office, within a couple hours we got a response and very quiet. Hope your trip in the BW was enjoyable and hope to see you again. Rog and Deb More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I stayed at this on 11 separate occasions on business trips during the summer of 2014. The rooms were always clean and nice and this hotel is a great value for the cost. The owner was very friendly, helpful, and always flexible when we had to change plans. They are located on Main St in Ely within walking distance of... More 

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

Hi Jeff, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed your group staying. When you come back you will be happy to know we have revamped our wireless. It had been working great for over 5 years then we started having interference. Well we solved the problem and working great. Thanks again for staying and hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best place to stay in Ely. Book your stay early! Great owner's make this place worth the stay. Gary of Greenfield, IN Nice and close to Whiteside Park. Nice place to set and relax outside your room. Best coffee in the office with extra goodies. Very nice office with info about the area or just ask the owners.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nothing fancy, good rates. Beds were very comfortable, easy walk to all restaurants and shops. Continental breakfast is nothing special, but there are great coffee shops and breakfast restaurants just down the street (you gotta try "A Taste of Ely" once).

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great place to stay. We stayed 3 nights and it was great. Beds were comfortable,cable worked,internet worked and the owners worked to make sure your stay was good.Yes it is dated but it is a rustic dated not a dirty dated. The rooms were very clean and the owners were and are very friendly.It is quite and... More 

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

Thanks for the review and more thanks for staying with us. We enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! How about a winter get away??? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friend and I've been coming to the picnic in Ely for 4 years. We always stay at the Budget Host. It is always a pleasant experience. The owners are fantastic and sometimes when the owner's daughter works the desk she brings their beautiful Black Labrador Retriever, Chance. We are already booked for next July....From Captain Bu, Stillwater, MN

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

Thanks for your review and for staying with us. We always enjoy when some one walks into the office that has stayed with us before. We enjoy visiting with you each year. More 

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Address: 1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Number of rooms: 17
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