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A Stay Inn Ely
Ranked #3 of 3 Ely B&B and Inns
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Convenient!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Spent 2 days visiting Ely & this place was perfect for us. Enjoyed the kitchen & the porch as well as the location- and just steps away from the BasketTree which provided us with delish coffee and pastries as part of our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed upstairs in the loft rooms over the bakery. They were perfectly clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, the linens/towels were all freshly laundered. There were 8 of us in the party, so we rented both of the rooms which were attached in the back by a big kitchen. We chose to eat outside in the beautiful courtyards with picnic tables. Very reasonably priced and a great way to start a boundary waters camping trip!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was the second time we have stayed at this Inn. Just like the first time, we had a fantastic stay! We pulled up, called the proprietor on the phone number listed on the door, he gave us the code to the lock box and we went to our room. The first time we stayed upstairs, this time we stayed downstairs. The rooms were extremely clean and very spacious. The wood in this Inn is absolutely breathtaking!! Bathrooms and showers were extremely clean with great amenities - soaps, etc. Bed was VERY comfortable. It has a public area with a living area, a kitchen to share, big dining room table, books, games. It is in a great location right on the main drag. Went to the Basketry a couple doors away for coffee and danish in the morning, included in our room price. You can tell that the owners of this place care about their business and their customers. I will stay here every time I come to Ely, for there is nothing that I would be wanting anywhere else. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. But I am secretly hoping that not EVERYONE finds out how nice this is, or there will be no room for me the next time I am in Ely!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cindy B, Owner at A Stay Inn Ely, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Sherrielyn,

Thank you for taking the time to review my family's business, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your second stay as much as your first. My father remodeled the house using locally harvested lumber. He is a fantastic carpenter and I am so glad you noticed and commented on that aspect of our Inn.

We sincerely look forward to your next visit,

Cindy Beans
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Maine
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were in Ely for WInterfest, and stayed at this quiet little place. We never met the proprietor; the instructions on how to get in were taped to the outside door. We figured out where to plug in our car and connected to the wifi without trouble. We pulled the lounge furniture close to the fire, enjoyed some tea, and thawed out before going to bed. Our room was nicely appointed with enough outlets and lamps to be comfortable. The bathroom was cozy, the towels a bit worn, but clean and well ventilated. It looked like they were stretching the useful life of the interior shower curtain, though.
We slept soundly, the thermostat/heater worked perfectly (we like it cool at night), and we didn't hear our fellow guests in the other rooms. The bakery had fresh and tasty muffins and scones, good coffee, and fun trinkets and baskets to browse through.

In all, we loved the privacy, and were content to be left to our own devices. We would definitely stay here again if we're in Ely, the charms made up for the slight shabbiness.

Room Tip: The single beds in the Evergreen room can be pushed together!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cindy B, Owner at A Stay Inn Ely, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Hello 2tiscuit,

Thank you for taking the time to review A Stay Inn Ely. We have great pride in our business so please be assured that we have tended to the concerns outlined. I think you will be pleased during your next visit with the updates made.

Room Tip: If staying in the Evergreen room and wish for the beds to be pushed together, let us know beforehand. We would be happy to make them up that way!

Hope to see you again soon,

Cindy Beans
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

My family has stayed at the "A Stay Inn Ely" quite a few times in the past few years. It is so great to have more then a room. The common area kitchen and living room is great. Especially with young kids you want to put to bed, and the adults can stay up later in the other room.
We really like the AMBER room. Although you can hear the road on the ground floor, it is nice to have the larger space and outside entrance.
We would recommend this place to all our friends.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Basking Ridge
Level 6 Contributor
316 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had several nights at this inn, our room was great and we enjoyed talking to the other guests. The open tea with full kitchen, couches , dining table and fireplace was most welcoming and a great place to relax in the evening. We chose our breakfast at the bakery after steps away and did lots of research on the amazing canoeing options.

Good location - good price!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Right on the main drag in Ely ( yes you do here some traffic) I walked thru the whole town and lots of great shops. The place is clean, fairly quiet and inexpensive. It has a nice bonus of a great room with a fireplace and kitchen. The complimentary pastries and coffee is a nice touch. The heating was a little wierd I was either freezing or roasting. There was no thermostat for our room just a small portable heater. Not a rug to be found in the whole place, nor an extra bath towel, blanket or a place to put your toiletries in the shower. But what can you expect for $69. We enjoyed our stay, the bed was comfortable and the rooms were modern, it is a decent and very convenient place to stay in Ely.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: A Stay Inn Ely
Address: 112 W Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1123
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — A Stay Inn Ely 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 'Old House' was remodeled by the owners themselves. Each room is paneled with locally harvested lumber, oiled and varnished to a beautiful luster allowing each room to achieve a rustic eloquence of its own. The spacious bathrooms have white cedar ceilings and large showers. Plush mattresses and deluxe pillows will provide guests with a luxurious night's sleep. There's a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and a Gathering Room with a fireplace for all guests. All rooms can control heat and air-conditioned individually; and all rooms have cable TV and access to FREE wireless internet. Guests receive a complimentary fresh baked pastry with an assortment of coffees, teas, and hot chocolates at our Bakery & Coffeehouse. We accept VISA & Mastercard. ... more   less 
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