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Motel Ely Budget Host

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Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend while visiting friends in Ely. The rooms are sparkling clean with comfortable beds. They provide a coffee pot, microwave and frig in the rooms which was so nice. They even provide a very tasty continental breakfast. The owners are friendly and helpful. The grounds are very nicely adorned with beautiful flowers... More 

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

YaYaGardener, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review with all the compliments :) We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again soon. :) Rog and Deb More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights,going to stay one more.clean room,nice shower,air conditioning.continental breakfast,coffee is free.small rooms.patio for you is nice too.close to everything,food,bars,outfitters as well.

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Thank Tom P
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thanks for staying and taking the time to write your review! Happy you enjoyed what we provide for someone's stay. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stayed here for an overnight stay. We were looking for an inexpensive but clean, quaint, no frills motel where we could get a good nights sleep after driving all day to Ely. This was the perfect place. The owners were very friendly and helpful in answering our questions, since this was our first visit to the... More 

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Thank zippy82007
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Zippy82007, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review! We will be sure to pass on the compliment for the clean room to our housekeeping ladies :) Glad you enjoyed our breakfast, we try to offer a little something that appeals so our guests. Our fresh pastries from Jasper's Bakery seem to... More 

Beloit, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here before we went into the boundary waters. Booked through trip advisor but they didn't the reservation when we got there even though we called earlier in the day to notify them of a late arrival. They had room in the house next door with six beds and one bath. It worked as it was late and we... More 

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Jessica, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. I guess when you called earlier in the day to inform us of a late check in, we get calls like that often and since we are here 7/24 late check-ins aren't an issue. If someone does ask us to verify their reservation we always... More 

Raleigh, NC
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has all the basics to travel inexpensively: microwave, mini-fridge, firm beds. Rooms have AC. I little local touch is a floor to ceiling mural of the beautiful spots near Ely. It is located on one of the maim drags of the town. The rooms are arranged around a C shaped courtyard, which makes parking a little tight. Oh,... More 

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

SunnyGirl60, Thanks for staying and for taking the time to write your review! Glad you liked our pastries, we'll let John know at Jasper's Bakery, and the amenities in your room. Hope to see you again, Rog and Deb More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This was a decent place to stay, but a little expensive for the quality of the facility. Parking is a nightmare; very difficult to get in and out of the parking lot! It is very small. Continental breakfast is VERY basic. We went out to eat instead of partaking in the breakfast. Even if one could find something to satisfy... More 

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Thank eh40591
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Ellie, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. :) We do have a parking space for each room, our parking lot is not huge so if someone finds it's difficult with an oversized vehicle, being on a corner there is a lot of street parking. As for the breakfast, when we bought... More 

Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Clean room with a few extras, like a recliner..only one will fit in the room though. Comfortable bed and hot shower. Room was dark overall. Breakfast was again a nice effort that disappointed. Fresh fruit and decent bakery goods and hard boiled eggs...nice. Coffee was not very good, Crammed onto a counter in the lobby so there is no place... More 

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Thank James M
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi James, Thanks for staying and for taking the time to write your review. Glad you found your room comfortable and you had a good hot shower! We do what we can with the space we have to offer a little something for breakfast. Our fresh pastries from Jasper's Bakery and fresh fruit seem to be the most popular. Not... More 

Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Arrived a day before our canoe/camp trip. Also stayed a night after the trip. A bit expensive ($$$) for what you got (in the three bed room), but received a clean room with a TV, WiFi, mini fridge, microwave and a hot shower. The beds were comfortable enough. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The only problem was... More 

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249 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Still not a bad place but I was a little surprised over a couple things. Room was clean enough, nice, just as I remembered, I have stayed here through several owners and they've always done a decent job. Took a shower, after a few moments the water turn ice cold, after a couple more moments scalding hot. Room next door?... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Bulldogtwo, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write your review. We wish you would have let us know about the water, it was fixable and had we know right away that morning we could have fixed. The next person in the room did let us know and it was fixed promptly. The furniture in your... More 

Oahu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Motel Ely has a "house" that is adjacent to the standard motel room. it was $189 a night, slept 6 people each with their own bed in 2 bedrooms and an open downstairs sleeping area. Only one bathroom, but there is a kitchen with frig and freezer. No AC, but hey it is in Ely. Simple and clean, just what... More 

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Thank IslandDiversHawaii
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

IslandDiversHawaii, It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for staying and for you great review! Those that stay in the house tend to come back again, the front porch is a favorite.... Hope to see you back! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersGold level
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Motel Ely Budget Host

Address: 1047 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1744
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $78 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Motel Ely Budget Host 1*
Number of rooms: 17
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