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Adventure Inn

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Desk clerks were very friendly and helpful. Our section of the motel was built w/i the last 5 years and contains all of the energy conserving amenities one could ask for. The down side of that was there was very inadequate venting in the bathroom, room heater was virtually impossible to adjust. Two beds=one reading light with on/off switch inconveniently...

Thank Jay6894
Twin Cities, MN
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Location in ely was great. We walked to dinner and shops. Ely also has a safe ride van company, that for 5$ per adult you can go anywhere in town. The room was very clean and updated. They are small, but for the price of our queen room it was exactly what we expected. Nice bed, pillow and sheets. It...

Thank heart_travel
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was the nicest place to stay in Ely!!! The bed was so comfortable along with the best pillows I have ever seen at any place I have ever stayed. Nice room, great customer service and reasonable pricing. This is definitely were we will be staying anytime I go to Ely.

1Thank Tina A
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Ely and stayed at the Adventure Inn. It was a perfect base camp for our daily paddles in the BWCA. The room was large, clean and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. One in fact was a past trip guide in the BWCA and spend nearly half an hour helping us decide on...

Thank LamokaDave .
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You have options here--cabin like and a walk across the parking lot, or in the hotel. Either way, a breakfast of pastries and coffee are in the lobby. Not a fancy place, but just what we were looking for. Great staff, location, and clean. Visited the Bear Center, International Wolf Center, and walked around the quaint downtown. Got some early...

Thank Doug O
Pearl City, Illinois
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here the end of September with my wife and two small dogs. The primary reason I chose Adventure Inn was because of the incredibly positive reviews. It's located on the main street of downtown Ely within walking distance to restaurants and grocery stores. The owners/managers were incredibly gracious, helpful, and friendly. The lobby was smaller than most and the...

Thank Kurt M
Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for your kind words. We try hard to provide comfortable accommodations for our visitors to our little town at the end of the road. We will never be able to compete with those world class hotels in large cities, but will do our best to make your visit to Ely...

Munster, Indiana
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I researched all of the places to stay in Ely and decided to give the Adventure a try. The rooms were clean and nice size. Coffee in the morning was a hit with my group and the staff was really nice. I would stay at this place again on my next trip to Ely.

Thank Zccg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very nice place to stay. Clean. Quiet. Good service. Large rooms. Lots of flowers planted outside. Very cute Great location. Close to downtown. Average price. Family owned. Nice people. Coffee and turnovers for breakfast.

Thank Colleen O
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Tired of chain hotels we thought we'd give a privately owned motel a try. Owners were very friendly and price was reasonable. Located on the main drag in Ely so everything is easy to get to. We stayed in a second story room in the main part of the building which were definitely a "motel-type feel". There were rooms that...

1Thank CJ M
Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in some dives in Ely, but this places was a treat to not be 'roughing it' BEFORE the camping trip! It had GREAT sheets that made you second guess the sleeping bag coming up. Free breakfast before heading out and COFFEE at 6 am was nice!

Thank DJMoCO

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Adventure Inn

Address: 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $126 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“We looked out at another building - not very inspiring”
 of 5 bubbles Jay6894, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Comfortable clean room”
 of 5 bubbles colleeno615, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Multiple room options available- just ask.”
 of 5 bubbles 870stuartg, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator in the 2-story Solar Building. Therefore, a handicapped person or older person(s), would need to request the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TerriR360, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor was nice and quite. Open the window iin the hall and prop your door open to get cross ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles LamokaLover, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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