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Main Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1101 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Ely
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just remember that this is an older motel. It is well maintained and the staff treated us very well. Continental Breakfast is included and is perfectly acceptable for what it is. Bagels, toast, cereal, coffee, tea - more than enough for us. Bath room is small but functional with good water pressure. The heater worked fine with our own thermostat... More 

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canmore
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the best of the bunch, we did check a lot of them in the area and we went for this one, it' s very clean, the room is very small but you are not in Ely to stay in your room , the wi-fi was so so, the breakfast was good but the best was the rate and... More 

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Stateline, Nevada, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After trying to find a place in Ely and all others being sold out or having only one bed we found the Main Motel. It is a bit old, the walls could use some paint but I am not staying at the hotel for the "walls". The staff was awesome, the beds were comfortable, the room was clean, the water... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The room was decent, but not as nice as we expected from pictures and previous reviews. First off, no wifi. The use DSL wired into the room. The outside looks like a dump and the person checking us in was scary. While lower priced than sum in the same market, I wouldn't say the price fit the experience.

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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Clean. Doesn't smell bad. Across the street from fun diner. Just a place to spend the night when you have had a long drive day. No amenities. Bring shampoo etc. Be sure to call for directions as your GPS information is inaccurate.

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Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

OK, first off there isn't much in Ely, NV. We're only there as a driving-on-thru. For 2x as much money you could stay at an overpriced Best Western down the street that is, quite frankly, as unattractive looking as this place. This isn't a chain, and the family who runs it seem quite argumentative (toward each other - not the... More 

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Paradise, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Main Motel doesn't look like much on the outside, but our room was updated and quite comfortable. Lots of room on the sink counter, and the air conditioning was new, modern, and fairly quiet. The staff was extremely helpful with a booking problem, and was very accomodating to our needs. Considering that this is Ely, and there is a... More 

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North Ogden, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I was unable to pull safely into the parking lot due to people sitting in the spots with unsupervised animals and kids. The clerks were unconcerned with the situation and did not attempt to correct the problem. The customer service was nonexistent and the quality of the motel was unsatisfactory. Awful stay!

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Missoula, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Friendly staff - the owners loved our dog. Convenient location. Breakfast was free, but poor quality. No fruit and a moldy bagel. The room was fine and clean but nothing special. I would not stay here again, but if I had to, it wouldn't be tge end of the world.

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great value, quite clean, friendly staff & spacious room. Not a luxury place, but completely fine & a great deal in good location. Have stayed here twice now on trips thru Ely. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Address: 1101 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
Location: United States > Nevada > Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Main Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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