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Motel Ely Budget Host

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Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The hotel has all the basics to travel inexpensively: microwave, mini-fridge, firm beds. Rooms have AC. I little local touch is a floor to ceiling mural of the beautiful spots near Ely. It is located on one of the maim drags of the town. The rooms are arranged around a C shaped courtyard, which makes parking a little tight. Oh,...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

SunnyGirl60, Thanks for staying and for taking the time to write your review! Glad you liked our pastries, we'll let John know at Jasper's Bakery, and the amenities in your room. Hope to see you again, Rog and Deb

Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was a decent place to stay, but a little expensive for the quality of the facility. Parking is a nightmare; very difficult to get in and out of the parking lot! It is very small. Continental breakfast is VERY basic. We went out to eat instead of partaking in the breakfast. Even if one could find something to satisfy...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Ellie, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. :) We do have a parking space for each room, our parking lot is not huge so if someone finds it's difficult with an oversized vehicle, being on a corner there is a lot of street parking. As for the breakfast, when we bought...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Clean room with a few extras, like a recliner..only one will fit in the room though. Comfortable bed and hot shower. Room was dark overall. Breakfast was again a nice effort that disappointed. Fresh fruit and decent bakery goods and hard boiled eggs...nice. Coffee was not very good, Crammed onto a counter in the lobby so there is no place...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi James, Thanks for staying and for taking the time to write your review. Glad you found your room comfortable and you had a good hot shower! We do what we can with the space we have to offer a little something for breakfast. Our fresh pastries from Jasper's Bakery and fresh fruit seem to be the most popular. Not...

Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Arrived a day before our canoe/camp trip. Also stayed a night after the trip. A bit expensive ($$$) for what you got (in the three bed room), but received a clean room with a TV, WiFi, mini fridge, microwave and a hot shower. The beds were comfortable enough. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The only problem was...

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Still not a bad place but I was a little surprised over a couple things. Room was clean enough, nice, just as I remembered, I have stayed here through several owners and they've always done a decent job. Took a shower, after a few moments the water turn ice cold, after a couple more moments scalding hot. Room next door?...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Bulldogtwo, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write your review. We wish you would have let us know about the water, it was fixable and had we know right away that morning we could have fixed. The next person in the room did let us know and it was fixed promptly. The furniture in your...

Oahu, Hawaii
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Motel Ely has a "house" that is adjacent to the standard motel room. it was $189 a night, slept 6 people each with their own bed in 2 bedrooms and an open downstairs sleeping area. Only one bathroom, but there is a kitchen with frig and freezer. No AC, but hey it is in Ely. Simple and clean, just what...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

IslandDiversHawaii, It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for staying and for you great review! Those that stay in the house tend to come back again, the front porch is a favorite.... Hope to see you back!

Wheatfield
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were pleasantly surprised with Motel Ely. Great location, easy check in. Our room was super clean! Loved the flowers outside of the rooms! Only downside were small pillows. This would be our go-to hotel on a return visit to Ely.

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Thanks Simone for your stay and for the nice review :) As always when someone posts a review and mentions the clean rooms we let our housekeepers know! Next time, feel free to call for additional pillows! We have a few options :)

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I stayed here with my 2 boys. We arrived almost midnight but the front desk still greeted us warmly! Very clean room! Right off the Main road in Ely! We had the tripple room, very nice, we each got a bed!

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write you nice review. We understand those checking in late are just if not more tired than us! We always let our housekeepers know when someone gives us a review stating clean rooms....we sure do appreciate them, and you for staying with us. See you next...

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I stayed here the night before our canoe trip. Motel Ely is nothing new and fancy, but it is very clean and organized. Then again, nothing is new and fancy in Ely. Ely is a quaint little town and Motel Ely fits the part. The owners are friendly and live on site. Don't hesitate to book your...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

jjtrip3815, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the nice review! We hope you had a wonderful trip and stay with us your next trip to Ely :)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had never been to Ely and so had no reference for places to stay. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the owner Deb. While we were getting checked in she was telling us about places to eat, the farmer's market and the live music that would be all over town that evening. We had made a reservation for...

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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Crisanibel, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to writing such a nice review. Ely is a great destination for motorcycle rides and we always love having riders stay with us! Hope to see you again, Rog and Deb

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Motel Ely Budget Host

Address: 1047 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1744
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $99 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Motel Ely Budget Host 1*
Number of rooms: 17
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room on the same side as the motel office to be close parking on the side street.”
 of 5 bubbles sunnyGirl60, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You must book your room over the phone if you want to bring a pet. I called and left a message, but no one got back to me.”
 of 5 bubbles eh40591, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The "house" sleeps six each with own bed, $189”
 of 5 bubbles IslandDiversHawaii, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are pretty small. Book a double if more than one person will be in room.”
 of 5 bubbles Xogster, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Small town has very limited noises. We were by the road and had no issues with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles colleenholweger, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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