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Motel Ely Budget Host

1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
TexanAccent League City, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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League City, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a group for one night after spending 6 days/nights on the border waters canoe area. We were looking for a bed and a shower. We found it. The rooms have a slightly dated decor but fit the area you are visiting. The rooms were spotless. The shower was awesome. The water pressure was fantastic and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was only for one night, but wished I could have stayed longer. Debbie was the perfect host from the first phone call to checkout. She is very personable and interested in you and how she can help. The rooms are nice and clean and everything works, close to downtown and restaurants. The continental breakfast is just what you... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Motel Ely. Although not 5 stars it was very clean, the beds were comfy, the staff was very helpful providing directions and assistance. I would highly recommend staying there!

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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice family run this motel in downtown Ely. Had the opportunity to stay with them a couple of times while fishing in the area. The motel is dated, but well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The price may be a little high for this style of motel but may be inline with other motels in Ely. Would recommend... More

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Rush City, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Being our first stay in Ely on our way to the BWCA we were welcomed to the Budget Host Inn (Motel Ely) with a friendly smile. Getting six people underway for a week in the BWCA was a welcome for us to have a comfortable bed, hot shower and chat about the up coming trip outside in the cool night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Great value very clean rooms. We will stay again. We even had fresh flower pots outside or door. The rooms have a refrigerator, a microwave and nice color TV. Showers were like new and really liked the soap and lotion dispenser.

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Cumberland, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The owner's made me feel very comfortable, they were willing to do anything to help my stay be the best it could be. I slept Wonderful!!! Honestly, I can't remember the last time I slept that well (even at home)

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

Hi Jean, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, and thanks for the compliments. We're glad you had a good stay, we enjoyed having you. Deb More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our first stay at Motel Ely, not our first trip to Ely, this will be the place we stay on or next stay. We weren't sure of what all there was to do, the staff was very helpful, and even suggested a new breakfast option at Veterans on the Lake. It was a fund raiser, we sat at... More

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

Hey Timothy, you two packed in a lot in just a few short days! It was nice of you to attend the fundraiser breakfast, glad you enjoyed. We appreciate you staying with us and for the nice review. Glad we are on your list of places to return to, look forward to having you back. Rog & Deb More

Duluth Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The room was quite comfortable. The bathroom is spacious. Room had nice refrigerator. There Is coffee in the room. Parking could be tight,but there is on street parking. They use liquid soap and shampoo,so you may want to bring your own bar of soap and bottle of shampoo. The location is on the main drag of Ely, so if you... More

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

Dear Frozen Traveler, If you were in Ely this winter chances are it was freezing! :) Thanks for staying with us and for the review. We do have dispensers for our body wash, shampoo, and soap. If a guests prefer bar soap we have on hand. We found with packets and bar soap sometimes pieces of the wrapper would end... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Once again on our way into the B.W.C.A, we spent our first night here at the Budget Host Hotel in Ely,in order to decompress from a long drive up,and organize our gear before the winter trip into the wilderness. These people are very accommodating,and so helpful. The rooms are very spacious,and impeccably clean. the location is perfect,and everything you need... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We enjoyed having you stay and hope you had a great time on your winter trip. If I remember correctly I think you might have missed the rough weather! Thanks again and maybe we'll see you this summer......it might be a short one... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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AAA rated. Free WIFI accessible from all rooms. Impeccably clean comfortable rooms. Fridge, micro, in room coffee, and phones in all rooms. Walking distance to downtown. ... more   less 
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