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Bristlecone Motel

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 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was nice, clean, had a fridge and good Wifi. There was no breakfast, but the room was very cheap. On this road trip we stayed in 12 different motels. This was the best value of any of them. I would definitely stay here again. Other people have complained about the noise, but I didn't really notice it. My... More

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DesreeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.. I appreciate your feedback and always look forward seeing the reviews.. More

Montara, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here because so many people gave this motel great reviews. What a mistake! What was everyone thinking? Let me start with the fact that the room was clean, a fact I appreciated for hours since I could not sleep. The traffic is zipping by 10 feet from one side of the room and I heard EVERYthing from the... More

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DesreeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

I do apologize that you didn't enjoy your stay here. We strive to make this the best possible place to stay. We are located on a main road so there is traffic, it usually dies down in the evening Rooms closer to the road can hear it more than others. We do take that into consideration and will move a... More

Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we realised our room was on the end beside the road we asked the unfriendly receptionist to move no luck. However she did call us once we had gone to bed with a move offer. Wish we had taken it as at 2.00am a loud grating noise started in the bathroom. We could do nothing to stop it!! Finally... More

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DesreeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I do apologize that your stay was less than satisfactory. We do try to move a guest if the traffic bothers them. On full nights that a little harder. I am also sorry that the front desk help was less than friendly. We are a very friendly place to stay... More

reno
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a night based on the many favorable reviews. Our room was everything you would hope for: clean, quiet,and comfortable. The entire hotel is non-smoking. Rates are very reasonable. Nothing fancy but it met our needs well enough.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I look forward to the feedback. Thank you again More

Jackson, NH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Ely while traveling west on US50, I have stayed at other places in Ely in the distant past, and we decided to check Trip Advisor, and the Bristlecone was rated highly. All I can say is we agree totally, the Bristlecone Motel was very clean, huge flatscreen TV, good wifi signal. The rooms were HUGE (we were... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here based on good reviews. And after staying here my opinion matches theirs. Sometimes older family run motels a pretty bad with a bad smell, etc. Not so here at Bristlecone Motel. Though the sign looks quite old, the motel has been well maintained and has rooms better than some chain hotels. Desk staff were friendly and efficient and... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was a young girl, my father took my family to Ely to see the Lehman Caves, which is an underground cave. It was so great that I wanted to take my family back to the same area. First I took my husband to see if he thought the family would like the trip because Ely is in the... More

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DesreeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We work very hard and strive to be the best that we can for all our guests. Thank you again More

Long Beach, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I don't need to stay in a chain hotel, I prefer an independent motel like this. It's non-smoking (yay), the rooms are clean and the staff is delightful. The internet worked well, you can walk downtown easily and there are some restaurants nearby, but not the best. The grounds of this place are beautiful and extremely well kept and... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this motel on my way to another motel I had booked online. On my way back through on Hwy 50, I stopped at the Bristlecone and walked in. Very friendly and open exchange. Great rate and a good value. Clean rooms and safe location. I'll stay here again on my next trip!

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Reno, NV
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bristlecone Motel is a good place to stay in Ely. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and there are some good restaurants nearby that you can walk to. The internet works well also. I arrived early and they cleaned my room right away so I could check in early. I think it is a good value. This... More

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Address: 700 Avenue I, Ely, NV 89301
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Location: United States > Nevada > Ely
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Charming, home away from home atmosphere. The only motel in Ely with patio seating. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and courteous service to our customers. Great beds and linens. The motel is within walking distance of three restaurants. Free wi-fi and pets ok. In-room coffee. ... more   less 
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