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“Clean and Reasonably Priced.” 5 of 5 stars
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Motel Ely Budget Host
1.0 of 5 Motel   |   1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Plymouth, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Clean and Reasonably Priced.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I do not believe I have been in a cleaner motel/hotel room. Wi-Fi, microwave and refridgerator were a plus. The owners were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was minimal but they really do not have room for much more. Only downside, which is no fault of the owners, is that you can hear the traffic from Sheridan. I am a light sleeper but it didn't seem to hinder my sleep too much.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for the great reveiw and for staying with us. I'm not sure what room you were in and being able to hear the traffic on Sheridan? Most comments are that the rooms are so quiet. We'll have to check out why. Thank you again for staying. Rog and Deb
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hudson, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stay here every year before and after going into the boundary waters. The rooms are comfortable and clean they have everything you need fridge, microwave, flat screen tv ( with hdmi hook ups ), and free breakfast. Rodger and Kevin were very friendly and helpful.
Thanks Motel Ely see you again soon

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was a great fall trip for my children and I. Wish we could have stayed longer.
This is privately owned by a local couple who will help your stay be very welcome.
Great room, great location, perfect rates. thank you

Room Tip: So nice when you can park your car right outside your room. Convenient to Downtown Ely, Friendly...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Glad you had a fun stay, we certainly would have liked to have you stay longer too :) Come back again soon. Thank you for staying with us, we really do appreciate it and for taking the time to write a review. Rog and Deb
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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Have stayed there twice and love it. The rooms were very clean and comfortable - including a flatscreen TV, coffee maker and fridge. The price was right and the hosts are wonderful. And breakfast being included was just a pleasent surprise. Thank you Debi and Roger and Lisa. Would recommend this Motel to everyone.

Room Tip: I don't know that there is a bad room It was quiet and comfortable and very very clean
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thanks Shawn, it was very fun having you and the girl friends stay. Thanks for the nice coments in your review. Having you come back to stay is a great compliment. Hope to you you again soon! Rog and Deb
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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I am on my third day staying here because I love it! Debbie and Lisa are amazing hostesses offering incredibly clean and comfortable rooms that are convenient and affordable.The room has a flatscreen tv, coffee maker, fridge and.....wait for it.......a microwave!!!!! Motel Ely has a cool retro vibe with modern amenities. Stay here cuz it's cool and the peeps are GREAT!!!

Room Tip: Room #1 is great,the bathroom is pink
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
One of the best compliments ever is when a guest extends their stay because they love their room. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Deb
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Sioux City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Motel Ely is the best value with the most friendly and efficient staff I experienced in a long time. The room was immaculate and nicely appointed in a "ma and pa" motel...I LOVED it! Breakfast was included in the room rate and included the best coffee, eggs, and fresh fruit. Felt like what hotel/motel used to be when I was young. Who would ever need anything more!

Room Tip: Fresh coffee, eggs, and fruit in the morning goes with the room rate and the area is perfect for can...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thanks for staying and for the review! Rog and Deb
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Gladstone, Michigan
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The AAA guide was "spot on" on this one. Like the other reviewers stated this is a step back in time as far as decor, but it is definitely the cleanest place we found. It also had a refrigerator, microwave and flat screen TV! The owners were very pleasant and helpful as far as suggesting places to eat, visit and directions around the area. The motel was very quiet even though it was full. Only a 3 block walk to the park with a new playground. We even met people from the country of Norway there. The morning breakfast was limited to breakfast bars and muffins which there could have been more of, or a slightly larger selection. There was no pool but they do have a sauna for a small nominal fee. The coffee was empty, the one downer for me since I need a cup in the morning to get moving! Also the drapes did not close all the way and the morning light was shining directly across the pillow to wake us up early..... Wished we could have stayed longer or checkout could have been 11 am to get a few more ZZZZZ's.

Room Tip: If you have a big rig you may have to park on the street, their parking lot is very small. Our room...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1047 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Motel Ely Budget Host 1*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA rated. Free WIFI accessible from all rooms. Impeccably clean comfortable rooms. Fridge, micro, in room coffee, and phones in all rooms. Walking distance to downtown. ... more   less 
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