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Motel Ely Budget Host

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Murawski's were amazing and so accommodating! They really made you feel welcomed at that motel i would never stay anywhere else I make sure to stay there once a year just because of them! Thank U!

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Thank lyfsbetterblonde07
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The town of Ely lost all power due to storm on our first day. The hotel was so helpful directing us to the nearest town for gas and coffee!! Very clean and spacious and comfortable. Would absolutely stay there again. More 

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Thank Beth43187
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We recently stayed here for one night, and while we found Ely lodging to be a bit on the expensive side in general, Motel Ely seemed to be a value play. The room and bathroom were a bit small but very clean and the staff were very nice and helpful. We especially liked the steps they have taken to be... More 

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Thank HowieRoll09
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Thanks HowieRoll09 for your review and for staying with us! Glad you found your room very clean! We get compliments from many on our beds, some because they say their nice and firm and some say their soft, all the same mattresses..... but they are fairly new. We do advertise a continental breakfast with fresh pastries, fruit, juice, boiled eggs... More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for two days and took day trips to hike and canoe. Very nice motel. Best motel we've ever stayed. Central location. Very clean and very roomy. Shower water and heat are all awesome. Very friendly and helpful front desk. Very quite despite a full parking lot at night. We didn't heart anyone's dogs at night. Will definitely... More 

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

Good Morning Moo B, Thank you for staying with us and for the great review!. We'll be sure to pass the clean room comment on to our house keepers. Always brightens their day when we share nice comments. Look forward to seeing you next time :) Rog and Deb More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed here with friends on a motorcycle vacation. The rooms are very clean, big, quiet, the owner takes good care of the place, AND he rides! Motel is nothing fancy, but it's great for a night or two while exploring the area. Beds were comfortable. Decor is a bit dated, but it's perfect for what we needed. Can't beat the... More 

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Thank MidwestUSA62
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Thanks MidwestUSA62 for staying and for your review! Being riders ourselves it's fun to have riders stay :) We'll pass the clean room comment on to our housekeepers, and Rog says thank you for noticing he takes good care of the place, he does his best. Look forward to seeing you next time! Take Care and Keep the Shiny Side... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The gentleman who first checked me in for my one night stay was very pleasant and friendly. I paid for my room and grabbed my key, it was close to 10 pm, I had driven 4.5 hours, and I was beat. I opened the door to find the room had not been turned over, bed was a mess, cups out... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend while visiting friends in Ely. The rooms are sparkling clean with comfortable beds. They provide a coffee pot, microwave and frig in the rooms which was so nice. They even provide a very tasty continental breakfast. The owners are friendly and helpful. The grounds are very nicely adorned with beautiful flowers... More 

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

YaYaGardener, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review with all the compliments :) We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again soon. :) Rog and Deb More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights,going to stay one more.clean room,nice shower,air conditioning.continental breakfast,coffee is free.small rooms.patio for you is nice too.close to everything,food,bars,outfitters as well.

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

Hi Tom, Thanks for staying and taking the time to write your review! Happy you enjoyed what we provide for someone's stay. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My fiancé and I stayed here for an overnight stay. We were looking for an inexpensive but clean, quaint, no frills motel where we could get a good nights sleep after driving all day to Ely. This was the perfect place. The owners were very friendly and helpful in answering our questions, since this was our first visit to the... More 

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Thank zippy82007
MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this review

Hi Zippy82007, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review! We will be sure to pass on the compliment for the clean room to our housekeeping ladies :) Glad you enjoyed our breakfast, we try to offer a little something that appeals so our guests. Our fresh pastries from Jasper's Bakery seem to... More 

Beloit, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here before we went into the boundary waters. Booked through trip advisor but they didn't the reservation when we got there even though we called earlier in the day to notify them of a late arrival. They had room in the house next door with six beds and one bath. It worked as it was late and we... More 

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

Jessica, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. I guess when you called earlier in the day to inform us of a late check in, we get calls like that often and since we are here 7/24 late check-ins aren't an issue. If someone does ask us to verify their reservation we always... More 

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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 )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: ₹ 4,788 - ₹ 7,113 (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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“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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