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Bristlecone Motel

#3 of 15 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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700 Avenue I, Ely, NV 89301
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was a wonderful little motel ,the rooms were clean.The quilted bedspreads gave it a homey feeling .we would stay there again. great location,easy to find. lots of things to do in this area,was a awesome little town !

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Boise, Idaho, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Bristlecone Motel in Ely, Nevada in early April. What a great place in such a small town. Rooms are spacious and clean. Although its along the main highway we never heard a bit of road sounds.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being snowbirds, we stay in Ely twice a year. We have stayed at most of the hotels here, but thought we would give the Bristlecone Motel a first time try due to it's high ratings on Tripadvisor. We requested a room away from the main road and received a room half ways down the building. No traffic noise was noticeable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a drive south. The proprietor was very accommodating and made sure two weary travelers with pets would have a warm place to sleep for the night. Comfortable, easy to locate and had all the basic necessities including free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator in the room.

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Redding, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was passing through and looking for an option to the casino motels. Based on previous TripAdvisor ratings and comments, I selected the Bristlecone and was not disappointed. They are basic with no continental breakfast. I'm a light sleeper and was not disrupted by road noise, although I could hear the guest next door snoring. Clean and odor free rooms... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Room was very clean. Queen bed, nightstands, table & 2 chairs. Bathroom was typical tub/shower, toilet, and sink area in room. Has small fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer. If you are a light sleeper, ask for the rooms far from the road. We were in the middle and the noise wasn't bad but it kind of echos. No frills motel,... More 

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Kent, Washington
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214 reviews 214 reviews
20 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you're looking for a clean, quiet, nice little motel, look no further. The Bristlecone met our expectations, and was just what we needed after a long day on the road. Our room was obviously well-maintained, it was clean, and it was right next door to a great Mexican restaurant, so we could walk to get something to eat. And... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Bristlecone gives you exactly what they promise. If you don't need a conference center, business center, spa and pool, or mints on your pillow, then stay at Bristlecone. It is old fashioned, but very clean, beds are fine. Perfect to bag some Zzzz on your way through Ely.

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Eagle, Idaho, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We found this on Trip Advisor and thought we would give it a try. We found it to meet our expectations. We had requested a second floor room, away from the traffic and that's what we were given. Yes, it is older, but very clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly. It seems to be very quiet and is... More 

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Pine, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We found the room very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accomadating to our needs. Worth a visit when in Ely, NV. You have many motels to choose from, this will fit the bill. Many eateries within walking distance though we stayed during a snow storm.

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