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Motel Ely Budget Host

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Raleigh, NC
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank sunnyGirl60
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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USA
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246 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Wheatfield
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with Motel Ely. Great location, easy check in. Our room was super clean! Loved the flowers outside of the rooms! Only downside were small pillows. This would be our go-to hotel on a return visit to Ely.

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

Thanks Simone for your stay and for the nice review :) As always when someone posts a review and mentions the clean rooms we let our housekeepers know! Next time, feel free to call for additional pillows! We have a few options :) More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my 2 boys. We arrived almost midnight but the front desk still greeted us warmly! Very clean room! Right off the Main road in Ely! We had the tripple room, very nice, we each got a bed!

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

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write you nice review. We understand those checking in late are just if not more tired than us! We always let our housekeepers know when someone gives us a review stating clean rooms....we sure do appreciate them, and you for staying with us. See you next... More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The town of Ely lost all power due to storm on our first day. The hotel was so helpful directing us to the nearest town for gas and coffee!! Very clean and spacious and comfortable. Would absolutely stay there again.

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Thank Beth43187
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Beth, Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. It was quite the morning, we faired better than some! Hope you come back to stay again. Rog and Deb More 

Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My son and I stayed here the night before our canoe trip. Motel Ely is nothing new and fancy, but it is very clean and organized. Then again, nothing is new and fancy in Ely. Ely is a quaint little town and Motel Ely fits the part. The owners are friendly and live on site. Don't hesitate to book your... More 

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

jjtrip3815, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the nice review! We hope you had a wonderful trip and stay with us your next trip to Ely :) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $88 - $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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