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Adventure Inn

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great suite with attentive friendly staff. Plenty of parking. Dogs are welcome! Eco- friendly management mindset is a plus with strong wifi internet. Great coffee in the morning with tasty pastries. Only criticism is the 1 ply toilet paper.

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

Thank you for your kind words and noticing the sheets we use. We want you to sleep on the same sheets we use at home as it is all about the sleep comfort. We noticed your note about the toilet paper. We buy the toilet paper in part is because it made out of recycled paper. We sacrifice a bit... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We have been to Ely, MN on four (4) different occasions, in the past and we stay at the Adventure Inn, every time, unless they have no vacancies. For three of our four stays at Adventure Inn, we have been in the new Solar Building. All of the accommodations at Adventure Inn, are A+. The owners of Adventure Inn, Mark... More 

Thank Terri R
Mulvane, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Friendly staff, wonderful room. Very minimalist, but so clean and very comfortable. The only negative is that there is only a continental - rolls and coffee- breakfast. Would book again if I return to Ely!

Thank Nancy4Jayhawks
Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and suggestion towards or continental breakfast. Our space is very small in our office/lobby. We will definitely look at a way to improve on that end. Happy that you want to return to us when visiting Ely again. Regards, Sue and Mark Edgington More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
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100 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed at the Adventure Inn for 2 nights. We have been to Ely several times and stayed another hotel but the Adventure Inn was recommended to us and much less expensive that our other hotel choice. We found the hotel/motel to be clean and very adequate in every way. The free wi-fi was fast. There are many beautiful flowers... More 

Thank Richard B
Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our room was on the second floor of the newer building. It was spacious and quite comfortable. Bathroom was well equipped and I liked that the soaps and shampoos were in dispensers rather than those small wasteful bottles. Owners and staff are very friendly! I enjoyed my coffee and pastry outside at one of several seating areas. Various recycling bins... More 

Thank LamokaLover
Westlake Village, California
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We rented four rooms, each with two queen sized beds, for the night before heading into the Boundary Waters. Rooms were fine. Donuts and coffee in the morning. Beautiful hanging flower baskets. Location is at the far end of Ely, but it's a very small town. Computer in office works fine for printing boarding passes for airlines.

Thank Jef K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We just returned from at least our tenth stay at the Adventure Inn, while we were in Ely to welcome our daughter back from a Camp Widjiwagan canoe trip. We really love this place. The owners and staff are always exceptionally warm and welcoming. The rooms are fabulous (we prefer the solar addition, but the "older" rooms are also beautiful... More 

Thank david_lauth
Claremont, California
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed here three nights. It was easy to find on the main road going through town. This caused some traffic noise but nothing bothersome. The room is well equipped with a small fridge, microwave, TV with cable connection and good speed WIFI. Having coffee available in the morning was wonderful. There were lovely spots to sit... More 

Thank Alison S
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The owners are so friendly; really appreciate it being pet friendly; the pillows were a bit large and caused stiff neck; the A/C was a bit of a challenge to adjust and there was not a fan to run for white noise; good value; really appreciate their emphasis on being "green" in all aspects - well done!

Thank 423darrylg
Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Darryl for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all comments and if we can improve we try hard to do so. Our A/C is actually a heat pump system and runs very quietly. With all new electronics sometimes understanding how to use the system can be daunting. We do have box fans in the office... More 

Oakdale, Minnesota
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were a large group and were thrilled to find a nice place to stay that could give us the space we needed. We had one room with three queen beds and a kitchen suite, which had two bedrooms. Both units were clean, well appointed, and quite comfortable. We enjoyed having outdoor space to sit and relax, surrounded by incredible... More 

Thank Nellie83

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: €77 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“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
“Pick room #1 and you can park on the quiet side street literally feet from your front door.”
 of 5 bubbles JimT338, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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