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Bristlecone Motel

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700 Avenue I, Ely, NV 89301
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Bristlecone Motel for two weeks. I was settled on the second floor which I appreciated since I was traveling alone. I was concerned because I had a lot of boxes of materials to carry to my room, but my room had two doors. The french door I could access by using the communal staircase and coming... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are traveling Highway 50 and found this to be a convenient and comfortable stay for a night. The office staff was friendly and helpful. We had a reservation and requested an upper floor unit that was honored. The room was larger than we expected and very clean. The linen and towels were of good quality. Our unit had a... More 

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Chicago
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like a past it's prime kind of hotel except that the exterior and grounds are very nicely kept up. The reality is that it is a great place to stay and has a homey atmosphere. Manager was friendly and welcoming. Room was on the small, but not too small side, and very clean. Comfy bed and pillows. Loved... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Great Basin National Park on our way to Reno, NV and stayed at the Bristlecone. I had requested a room not facing the road and the manager did her best to honor my request. The hotel is perpendicular to the street, so no rooms actually face the road; therefore, she put us in a room at the... More 

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Seattle area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For being in the remote town of Ely, Nevada, this hotel was a great find. After working off prior TripAdvisor reviews and checking the Bedbug Registry, it passed. It was cheaper to book calling them directly with the AAA rate than going through a third party site such as Priceline. The motel is on the main drag in Ely, with... More 

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Estes Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a place for one night and liked the review I read. we booked on the hotel website. Check in was fast and wasy and the front desk clerk lovely. Got some dinner recommendations too. Walked into room and were blown away, it as HUGE. Nicely updated with two beds and places to sit as well as a desk. Plenty... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected a typical small town motel. What we stayed in was a surprise. The room was immaculately clean and very large. There is no pool and no breakfast and that is reflected in the moderate price. But the room had a coffee pot, a refrigerator, and a microwave. It is right off the road but I heard no traffic.... More 

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Healdsburg, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are large and clean. The grounds show that the owners care about the place. US50 is noisy, so grab a room away from the street. More expensive than most of the down-scale motels in Ely, but I haven't been in them, so I cannot tell you whether you'd do as well with cheaper lodging. I can say, however,... More 

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Millstadt, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little motel in a casino area. We decided to stop in Ely for the night and found the Bristlecone online - called to make the reservation as I could not get internet reception. The lady who answered was very nice and took our reservation without requiring a credit card as we would arrive within the hour. The room was delightful:... More 

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California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel at the end of a week-long trip through Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Although it was high tourist season in most of the places we visited, I felt all the previous hotels we stayed at had been overpriced, except one in Grand Junction where we got a huge discount because we were visiting Colorado Mesa University.... More 

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