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Jailhouse Motel & Casino
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Ely
Elko, Nevada, United States
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“Best place to stay in Ely”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you're looking for a local, quaint, family hotel in Ely, this is the one. I have stayed here numerous times and the experience improves time & time again. The employees here aren't over pretentious but down to earth good folks that treat the customers like family. My last trip in June I was with my dog & we stayed in one of the recently re-decorated pet rooms with the tile floor. The room was spacious, very clean, no stains or smells or any obvious history that bad pets had been in the room before. The Cell Block Steak House has a cute atmosphere with the main dining tables in indvidual jail cells and the food is always delicious, especially the shrimp cocktail. I am always surprised at the freshness of the shrimp in such a small town in the desert! The portions at the Cell Block are always quite healthy so if you go, make sure you are very hungry! If you're looking for something smaller, there is the Garden Coffee Shop that has what I think is the absolute best chicken fried steak I've ever had.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Well, what can I say. Very good value for money, the rooms are huge, clean, airey and the staff are more than helpful.
The breakfast is tasty and the Motel give u a 2$50 off for each in the party. The 'Steak House' actually has cells to eat in (booths) you should book these in advance, good food.
This is a small town, this business does not have the small town mentality.
Would always go back there.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

clean rooms with coffee pots and hair dryers staff very friendly have smoking and pet rooms available Hotel Nevada across the street offers good prime rib dinner.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

standard motel/hotel room, houskeeping does great job, front desk staff not anything great we were locked out of our room and went to front desk for asst. we got the impression that we were bothering desk staff with no sorry or how did that happen nothing but slight attitude. air conditioner is window style unit under sink with a on off light swith to operate no temp control at all, heater was antique floor radiant style yes temps went that far of a swing to need either at one time or other. Beds were hard pillows old and worn remote to television had original batteries that were dead. could hear every person on outside of room at all hours. would really try elsewhere for room but steakhouse worth visit.

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Jarbidge, Nevada
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I have been staying at the Jailhouse Motel for years. I always get a clean room and wonderful service from the staff. The on site restaurant serves up fantastic meals from steaks to seafood and you get privacy in your own "Cell". The coffee shop is so so and the last time eating there we waited 20 minutes for our check.They were not busy and finally had to go find the manager. This is why I only gave 4 stars to the property.

Room Tip: The new section has flat screen TV's and larger rooms. It costs a bit more but is worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Across the street from (and operated by) the Jailhouse Casino and about half a block from the Hotel Nevada casino. Nice clean reasonably priced rooms. The restaurant at the Jailhouse is excellent.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

I have stayed here about 5 times. The inside rooms do not have access to sunlight but are comfy and clean. They have an excellent steakhouse and a coffee shop that has good food. The motel prices are reasonable. There is no pool connected to the property so famillies with children probably would not want these accommodations.

Room Tip: Ask for outside rooms if you want to be able to see outdoors. There are no great views.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Jailhouse Motel & Casino
Address: 211 5th Street, Ely, NV 89301-1581
Location: United States > Nevada > Ely
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Ely
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Hotel Class:3 star — Jailhouse Motel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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