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“Nice place to stop” 4 of 5 stars
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Main Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1101 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Ely
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop”
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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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78 hotel reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I pass through Ely and I've been searching for a motel that is not too pricey but is adequate. The Main Motel does it for me.

I received a single room for $59 after tax. It was spacious with fridge, micro, alarm clock, coffee maker. The room was very clean. The internet is both ethernet and wi-fi. The ethernet was very fast. Didn't try the wi-fi. Good cable selection. Ice machine. It's a one story motel and you can drive right up to your room.

I've been staying at the old Hotel Nevada but the rooms where too small and it was a hassle to get to the rooms. Most of the other motels are either casino motels or dumpy. Then there are the expensive ones. The Main Motel fits the bill for me. I'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Not great but not bad. For the price it was about right. However, it's not quiet, as the traffic along Aultman Street is quite busy, and the patrons of the mini mart across the street often have loud hip-hop music going on in their cars. The free breakfast is the same limited fare you see everywhere; I usually just grab a cub of coffee at these breakfasts and find something better elsewhere. A better choice for roughly the same price is the Bristlecone along the Great Basin Highway.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buena Park, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This motel is very small and doesn't look like much on the outside. The rooms are a good size; we have the 2 queen beds. There is a small sitting area at the entrance to the room with a table and 2 chairs, a small closer. The toilet/shower in a separate room with the sink area out in the open. The beds are in a separate small area with a couch and a tv. Nothing special but it was good for our little family!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nampa, Idaho
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

On March 2nd, my husband had a reservation (through Expedia). I guess the owners decided to go to Vegas and left my husband scrambling in the late afternoon to find another hotel. There was no attempt to contact him through Expedia, so he obviously couldn't rate the quality of his stay since the door to the lobby was locked. Not impressed.

Room Tip: Call and make sure the owners aren't gambling in Vegas before arriving!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Main Hotel provides comfortable rooms at reasonable prices. We like the fact the room has a microwave and small refrigerator and is quiet yet close to downtown restaurants (the Cell Block Steakhouse is our favorite). The continental breakfast includes hardboiled eggs as well as breads, pastries, coffee and juice. The staff is friendly and the rooms are always clean and quiet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Creston, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Considering the many motels in Ely they all keep the prices up.
Clean room, internet, coffee maker, fridge.
Off the highway, no loud trucks.
Free continental breakfast, not big but OK to start the day.
Older motel, but good place to stay.
Close to downtown.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Main Motel

Address: 1101 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
Location: United States > Nevada > Ely
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Main Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
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