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Bristlecone Motel

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Certificate of Excellence


#3 of 16 hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Charming, home away from home atmosphere. The only motel in Ely with patio seating. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and courteous service to our customers. Great beds and linens. The motel is within walking distance of three restaurants. Free wi-fi and pets ok. In-room coffee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Public wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 43 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
79Room tips
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I picked this motel in Ely, NV because it had no smoking or casino attatched, rooms with 2 queen beds, and our dog was allowed. We got in late and the parking was a bit rough, the staff moved a vehicle for us and double parked for a bit so we could park. The room was clean and a good size, shower was warm, breakfast was not much of anything (thankfully we had some oatmeal packets on hand to make). For the price and location I would stay here again. We were able to travel onto Great Basin National Park very easily.
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The room was large, the bed comfortable, the sink area and shower/tub and toilet area neat and clean. BUT-- when I went to draw my bath, I ran the water for perhaps 5 minutes and it didn't get hot! So I got dressed again and went up to the office. I told the desk worker what I was experiencing and she basically said there was nothing she could do about it. She didn't know anything about the hot water. She offered to move us. I told her that wasn't an option because my husband was already asleep! I then asked if she was going to give us the room free because of no hot water or was she going to call someone to help us. So she made one call and got no answer. On the second call, this one to her manager, she explained the situation and when she got off the call, she said the supervisor suggested I try turning the water to cold to see if the controls were switched. So I did, and she was right--the "cold" was hot and the "hot" was cold. (Perhaps the manager had encountered someone earlier with the same problem? So, I still recommend the motel. It was a nice quiet comfortable room. But if you end up in #114 and want a hot shower? Turn the water to cold!
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Response from Bristlecone M, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel
Responded Jun 12, 2019
Hi Carol. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize about the hot water being backwards. I have ran into this before so that's why I suggested it. I did have maintenance address it the next day. We are thankful for our guests and strive to make your stay pleasurable. Hope to see you in the future.
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Clean, comfortable, reasonably priced room with a friendly staff. This motel is located on Highway 50 and we could hear some traffic noise earlier in the evening, but it was quiet later and didn’t disturb our sleep. There’s a continental breakfast with coffee and pastries available in the mornings.
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A good place to stop in Ely. I was traveling by myself and found the Bristlecone perfect for an easy, quiet stop. Clean, reasonable, no frills. Lobby was being renovated, so no coffee or breakfast items this time. Usual in room coffee available.
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Response from DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel
Responded May 23, 2019
Diana, We are very appreciative for your feedback and it was certainly our pleasure to ensure you had everything you needed for a comfortable and productive stay. We can't wait to have you back!
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Check in very friendly and fun with Glenda, a very nice person to talk . It was a Sunday and it had snowed a lot. She promptly put us in a room, warm, cozy. The room was huge,huge Very nicely decorated, the bed a charm. Bathroom great. Tv, wifi, everything worked perfectly. Hilarious breakfast with your Danishs and chat. Thank you Glenda and all the staff. We will be back
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Response from DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel
Responded May 23, 2019
Thank you for your stay with us at the Bristlecone Motel, Ely, Nevada ! We're thrilled to hear that your accommodation was comfortable and our team made sure you had everything you needed during your time with us.Should your travels bring you back to the area, we hope you'll choose us again for another five-star experience.
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$86 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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