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Motel Ely Budget Host
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ely
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We made our reservation 6 weeks ago and found the Motel to be clean and comfortable. Rooms are in a "U" shape around the parking area. Very noisy in the morning as early morning hunters and fisherman get their start. Ear plugs did not help. Queen bed had 2 pillows with no extras and the bathroom was not stocked with Kleenex. Continental Breakfast was hard boiled eggs, bananas, apples, oranges, 4 ounce containers of orange juice and choc chip muffins or blueberry muffins. We paid 89.95 for a Sunday night, but while in the office a lady walked in and said she spoke with someone who offered her a room with 2 queen beds for 79.95. A short time later, a man pulled up and walked into the office. He was told the rate was 89.95 but the price was negotiable. They agreed on 79.95. I'm sitting in the office thinking "hey, I want 10 bucks back." Since the lady behind the desk said "price is negotiable" I thought I would let you know. We could hear the conversation from the people in room 13 and when the shower ran, boy was it loud. Thin walls or loud pipes, not sure which.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This motel is nothing fancy, but who always needs fancy. The room that we had was nice and clean, and very comfortable. The parking area is "U" shaped and you can park right in front of your room. The parking area is nice and protected also. Did I say "nice and clean rooms".

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. Glad you found your room to your liking. Hope to see you back again.
Deb

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is a good place to stay. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. Parking is a bit limited; it appears to have sufficient spots for every room - but the length of the spots is appropriate for subcompact cars only -- this is particularly true near the street where our room was. We skipped the continental breakfast because it was pretty meager. No complaints about these things as we planned to eat breakfast in town and I ordinarily try to park away from other cars to avoid door dings. TV with some cable channels, a microwave and small refrigerator was in the room. This was the second time I stayed here and was not disappointed; particularly when evaluating what we got for the money.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Canoecat,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for staying with us a second time! We'll pass on the clean and comfortable comment to our housekeepers, they appreciate hearing. Hope to see you on your third visit :)
Deb

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here on 3 different occasions to date. Very comfortable clean and convenient. Close to everything and Chance the Black Lab is always a welcome sight. We like to visit the North American Bear Center and recommend this hotel to all the Lily Padders.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Clean and comfortable stay for a reasonable rate. Definately not luxury! Dated but clean. Owner Deb was so nice. Very accomondating and friendly from the reservation process through checkout. Breakfast was banana, apple, packaged muffin and coffee. (Yogurt too?). Even though Shweridan is the main drag through town, relatively quiet. This place is a nice option if you're looking for a short non-resort stay in Ely.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Up in Ely for a wilderness trip and stayed at the Budget Host. Used to stay here years ago under different management and it was ok, convenient. They have remodeled, not sure when but the place was comfortable and clean, very nicely done. Holiday station across the street for morning coffee before you head into the BWCA. Got my wake up call on time. All was good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is supposed to be a good hotel. However, I made my reservation on line. When I arrived, I had no room for my family of 4. They said they had cancelled my reservation since it was made online. BE CAREFUL!!!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Richard, when you first made your reservation it was for two rooms. We called you to verify if you really wanted two rooms, you only wanted one so we did instruct you to go on line and cancel one. We DO NOT have the ability to go on line and cancel someone's reservation, only the person who made the reservation has the information necessary to cancel.

When you came to check in there was no on line reservation for you, we did however find you a comparable room in town and hope that room worked out well for you.

Thanks, Deb

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Address: 1047 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Price Range: $77 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel Ely Budget Host 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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