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Canoe On Inn

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
3Room tips
Traveller rating
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Motel is conveniently located in downtown Ely, within easy walking distance of good restaurants and interesting north woods shops. Desk clerk was friendly & helpful. Room was immaculate and well-maintained. Price was quite acceptable. Altogether, a pleasant night and a good
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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On Inn
Responded 2 Sep 2018
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The rooms at the Canoe-on Inn are decent. The one-star review is for the owner, Nancy, who does not have an understanding of how the hospitality industry works. How she runs her facility is backwards and disrespectful towards hotel guests. Nancy approached my family, whom I
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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On Inn
Responded 2 Sep 2018
Your trash, which included used Kleenex as well as empty grocery bags which could have been used for the other pieces thrown, was simply thrown under the desk and under the vanity in the bathroom, as if making it to the near vicinity of the trash can was fine. The desk was not cheap veneer. I went out of my way to get that room clean for you and ready for you to occupy by 10:00 in the morning so you didn't have to lug all of your things from your first room to your car the day you needed to switch rooms. My staff and I work extremely hard to make sure our rooms are very, very clean and we do our best for our guests. If you felt like a teenager being scolded when I was honest with you, then my motel is not the place for you to stay again. I have no apologies for expecting you, as one of our guests to treat us with the same respect we offer you.
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This is a nice place. The rooms are simple, but that means they are affordable -- and they are clean and well maintained. The owners obvioulsy take pride in the property. It's exactly what you need for a night after a trip to the boundary waters.
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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On Inn
Responded 2 Sep 2018
Thank you. We are a very simple place but work hard to give you a clean, comfortable stay.
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Canoe On Inn was a perfect place to stay prior to and after our canoe trip in the boundary waters. The owners couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. I erroneously made a reservation for the wrong day (Sat) and figured we'd have to sleep in my car since we returned on a
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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On Inn
Responded 2 Sep 2018
Thanks Robert. It was fun to share in the joy you found in your trip! It brings a smile to my face when I see people packing up to go in the BW and then coming out again renewed and refreshed. You were all quite flexible and made the accommodations work It was a pleasure to have your family here with us.
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This was perfect for our trip to Ely. We stayed 4 nights. The room was very clean. A small family owned hotel on Main Street. Plenty of parking. The owner was very kind. We had Wifi which helped me complete work. This Inn was walking distance to downtown, close to the
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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On Inn
Responded 2 Sep 2018
Thanks Allison! I guess if you have to complete work on a vacay, Ely makes the best place to get it done!
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What kind of aircondioning system do they have?
The air conditioner was part of a heating/cooling/fan unit on the wall-like a lot of units you find in most hotel rooms.
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"We liked the second floor, but there are no elevators, so that won't work if you're mobility-challenged."
"Rooms in the 'house' are tiny, but perfectly adequate."
"There are 3 rooms on the second floor which means stairs to bring stuff to the room."
United StatesMinnesotaEly
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