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Adventure Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 28, 2012

There are two choices at the Adventure Inn - the older building (what I believe some are calling dated) and the newer building. We chose the newer building because it was evident that the owners are passionate about going green. Really glad we did. The walls in this building are very thick so the room was very quiet. Very comfy beds and quiet AC units.
The next morning was rainy so we sat out on the porch and drank the complimentary coffee and ate a scone. Nice, quiet and peaceful. Way more than we expected since it is on the main road through Ely. Would stay there again for sure!

Room Tip: Spend the small amount extra to stay in the newer building.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

great place to stay...sue, owner, is an awesome lady...beds are really comfy...bathrooms quite nice...good location--right across the street from the Custard Shop!!!....rooms are clean and nice....only thing, no phones...which is no biggy....

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

This is a very nice motel. One of the nicest I have ever stayed in. It is very well taken care of. I believe we stayed in one of the new rooms. The rooms were decorated so cute and the bathroom was huge! I have attached some pics of our room. It was room 7 I believe. The people were very nice and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Thank you for your kind review and taking the time to post some pictures of the bathroom and beds in our room 7. that room is in the back building and is 10 yrs old. Since you have stayed with us, we have replaced the duvet covers with ones that are a soft blue.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

When in Ely, you are really on the edge of civilization. Most people visiting the area are campers and canoers, so the choices for places to stay are limited. The Adventure Inn is very well kept on the outside. It has a cabin feel with places to sit outside located near or directly outside your room and beautiful hanging flower baskets. Think motor lodge of the 1950s...it is like being in a time warp. When you step inside the rooms, you will feel like your back in the 50s. However, the bed was comfortable. We felt that the place was clean, but it is very worn. The carpet was a bit dirty (spots). The lighting is less than desirable. It was either very bright or too dark. If in the area again, we may try the Super 8, but we would stay here again if in a pinch. Skip the free breakfast...sweet rolls and donuts not so good!

Room Tip: You might want a room on the second floor. We had a baseball team staying here when we did, so it wa...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our place. We appreciate any and all comments and work hard to rectify any that may be not quite perfect. Our back building is 10 yrs old now and each of the rooms are decorated differently. We finished our new building last year and now have begun to do renovations in the back building. we have replaced a lot of carpet last winter/spring. We now have 3 rooms left to replace. Yours must have been one of the 3. The carpet is shampooed regularly so the stain has been from before. This winter, the rest of the carpets will be replaced. I am happy to hear that the bed as comfortable. We will begin replacing the mattresses this winter as well, before they become a problem. Every year, we try to update and improve our rooms.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

The Adventure Inn is a relatively nice place on the eastern side of downtown. We were in a handicapped room which was OK but the shower was poorly designed and always ended up with lots of water on the floor outside the shower. Saw a few bugs and mosquitoes in the room, but there were mosquitoes everywhere in that part of the world. TV and WiFi worked pretty well. We were in room 8 (Duck Pond) in the older section and suspect that other rooms (non-handicapped), particularly in the newer building, would be preferable. Information in room advised that the walls were thin, so noise would carry, and it did! Most restaurants are a good walk or short drive away. Would probably stay here again – in a different room.

Room Tip: Go for the new "solar" building.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Thank you for your review. I understand your concerns for the shower leaking some water on the floor. As you noted, the room is designated handicapped accessible, which means it must allow a wheel chair into the shower. Because of that, the lip that normally keeps the water inside the shower cannot exist. There is a slope to have the water drain into the drain but at times, some water escapes and leaves the shower stall. We do ask all of our guests to be respectful of each other and encourage quiet time after 10 pm. The room you were in does have a door that opens to the outside deck area and can be a bit more noisey than the new building that has rooms with doors that open into a hallway. We do appreciate your comments and work hard to make each stay as comfortable as possible.

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We recently spent the evening at the Adventure Inn and it was the perfect place to stay in Ely. We had a group of 8 and the large room with 4 beds accomodated half our group perfectly. The rooms were very clean, service was excellent the rates very reasonable.

Mark and Sue clearly take great pride in their place and it shows.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new section.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I loved the fluffy comforter and pillows. A very nice room at a moderate price.

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Additional Information about Adventure Inn

Address: 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1746
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Price Range: $95 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Adventure Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adventure Inn is an earth-friendly, sustainable motel that is dedicated to reducing their energy foot print while providing comfort to their guests. A family run motel. We now have a brand new energy efficient solar thermal building with earthy comfort in mind. Quiet, comfortable with platform beds, hand made furniture,down blankets and pillows. We also have 2 brand new jacuzzi suites. The old economy building no longer exists and we are in the process of rennovating the 10 yr old back building. ... more   less 
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