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Bristlecone Motel

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well maintained facility with nice staff. Short walk to a nearby Mexican restaurant. Might be tough to park a big RV. Noticed an an outlet at the base of their highway sign that would be good for winter-time diesel plug-in.

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Vancouver Island, BC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here were warm & friendly, the room was clean and nice, especially for a tiny town like Ely. We needed a pet friendly place and liked the other reviews, but since everything was covered in snow, we did not have much chance to check the grassy areas. There was no microwave, but there was a small frig. The...

Thank busymumsy
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A GOOD FIND. TY Travel Advisor Rated #3 with this site. We know horror stories about stays in Ely. Quiet, Two comfortable beds w usable pillows(IE fluffy and SM/med). RM 134 was clean and pleasant. Lots of hot water..Shower head adjust volume. Table w 2 chairs plus a comfy chair in spacious room. Refrig/Frzr. Good hot coffee in office. SM...

1Thank Pete K
Boise, Idaho, USA
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed at the Bristlecone 2 separate nights on our way to/from Great Basin National Park. Our rooms were clean and quiet on both visits. The breakfast is limited, but they don’t promise much either so it wasn’t a surprise. We will choose the Bristlecone on our next visit to Ely.

1Thank Golf_Scuba_Eat
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Our stay at the Bristlecone was a very pleasant experience after having stayed in many corporate /chain owned motels. The exterior is welcoming and clean. Our desk clerk was friendly and efficient. Our room was up to date, modern, whatever you want to call it. Everything in Ely is old so imagine our surprise! The two queen beds were comfortable...

1Thank Jackie J
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The outside appearance was excellent, well tended grass and pleasant seating. Parking spaces are at a premium we were pleased to be able to walk to a restaurant and keep our space. The rooms are adequate but tired and the bathroom needs modernizing. Out toilet rocked and rolled!! An OK stay if you are passing through and better than most...

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DesireeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our motel is older and we are currently updating our rooms. So if you pass through again stop in and ask for an updated room. Thank you again

Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 31 October 2016

When in parts of Nevada the motel pickings can be very slim. We were lucky in finding this place (using TripAdvisor). It is a small "mom-and-pop" place that prides itself in maintaining a clean and pleasant property. The dog friendly grounds provide extremely this real grass that is very clean. (Apparently the owners spray is clean every day.) Our room...

1Thank billAZ2013
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do take pride in having a very clean property, thank you for that writing about the cleanliness. We are doing updating in our bathrooms and the toilets are one of our projects. Thank you again

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at this property, it was clear that the owners were proud of their business. The grounds were inviting with well tended turf and shrubbery and clean, well maintained walks and stairways to the upper level rooms. Check in was handled quickly and efficiently by a friendly and helpful clerk. The list of rules to be...

1Thank GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Hi GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee.. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, 5 stars!! Thank you. We work very hard to provide a clean comfortable place to stay and guests like you make the work worth it.. Thank you again

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our car broke down and we needed a place to stay. The tow guy suggested this motel and we got the last room. Very clean. Very inexpensive. The staff were really nice and helpful. There's a pub right across the street with good food and drinks, which we needed after the day we had!

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DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on our property. We love when our guests let others know that we are clean. We work very hard to provide a great place for people to stay at a reasonable price.. Thank you again

Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are not a lot of pet friendly choices in Ely, Nevada. Bristlecone Motel fit the bill. The room was very clean. The beds are very comfortable with high quality sheets and the towels are as good if not better than some 4 star hotels I have been to. There is a coffee maker in the room. There are several...

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DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Hi pawprintpals. Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review about us. We love hearing what people like about us. Pets are part of the family and we are pleased to offer a clean friendly place to stay with them. Thank you again

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming, home away from home atmosphere. The only motel in Ely with patio seating. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and courteous service to our customers. Great beds and linens. The motel is within walking distance of three restaurants. Free wi-fi and pets ok. In-room coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bristlecone Motel

Address: 700 Avenue I, Ely, NV 89301-2623
Region: United States > Nevada > Ely
Price Range: ₹ 5,369 - ₹ 6,154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bristlecone Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Ask what is available. The staff is really helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles jackiej869, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“clean and pet friendly”
 of 5 bubbles pawprintpals, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make Sure to request a Ground Floor room as there is no elevator at all.”
 of 5 bubbles bstone236928mi, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs seems quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles NicholasW838, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have problems carrying your bags upstairs, ask for a main floor room since there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Easyflyer, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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