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Motel Ely Budget Host

#2 of 7 Hotels in Ely
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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Beldenville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Ely to dog sled and stayed the first night in town at Motel Ely Budget on main street. Very clean and the beds were so comfy. Hosts were friendly and showed us around town, ice sculptures shopping, hiking trails tips on organic food store etc. If you need anything ask. We will be back again for sure very... More 

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It sure was nice to stay in a very clean and comfortable room while I was there for business. Great service and very comfortable beds!! I will recommend them to all of my clients. The owners were very nice to deal with

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Ely staying overnight with only our small bags and snowmobiles. We were able to park our sleds right in front of our door at this hotel. The rooms were clean and we received excellent service! Will definitely stay here again when I am in Ely!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Ely to experience winter in a true winter setting. It was beautiful and we couldn't have timed our stay better! Booked our stay at Motel Ely on line after booking our dog sled trip, both exceeded our expectations. Our room was warm, clean, and cozy and with having an extra day the owners hooked us up with... More 

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St Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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