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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

When I stay in Ely, I don't care about a fancy hotel room. I'm there for nature. This is always the hotel where I stay. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. The room is basic and that is what I'm looking for.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank crazycampinlady
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Good Morning crazycampinlady,

Thank you for staying with us and for you nice review. We love having you stay and look forward to your next visit!

Rog and Deb :)

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We brought our son up to Ely to register at VCC. Checked reviews on several places before we booked and chose Motel Ely. Our check in was quick and efficient and owners Rg and Deb were helpful and knowledgable on where to eat and things to do. Our room was very clean and we loved the knotty pine wood, the room felt very warm and cozy.
The wifi worked great for our needs and close to town and the school.
This will be the place we stay when coming to visit our son!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank jeffa3559
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for staying with us and for your nice review. Having owned Motel Ely - Budget Host for several years now we always enjoy when parents bring the kids to check out the school, come back to register, occasional visits, and graduation. We wish your son much success and we'll be seeing you again soon :)

Rog and Deb

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We just needed a place to stay overnight in Ely while our dog had surgery and had to spend the night at the (excellent!) Ely Vet Clinic. We got a room at the Motel Ely, and were very pleased.

It is reasonably priced, and the people who run it are very pleasant and helpful; we had a fun conversation with them and their dog. Yes, it's a dog - friendly motel, as well.

It's a vintage motel that has obviously been very well maintained throughout its existence. It was spotlessly clean, had a refrigerator, microwave, a table and two chairs, a very nice bathroom and plenty of room to move around. The queen bed was very comfortable and we had a good, quiet, peaceful night. We will always try to get a room here when we need to stay in Ely.

The dog came through her surgery just fine too, we're happy to report, in case any other dog lovers were wondering...

Room Tip: The parking lot is small, but the owner moved his truck so we could park ours more easily.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ReindeerMoonFarm
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear ReindeerMoonFarm,

Great news that your dog came through her surgery just fine, and yes we do have the best vets ever! We're also very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed visiting with you and hope we have the opportunity again, this time we'll get to meet your dog :)

Thanks for staying and again for the nice review!

Rog and Deb

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stayed there Saturday and Sunday nights in mid-September. This is a "vintage" motel. There is a real key for the door. The owners are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are small but very clean. We used the refrigerator in the room for water and snacks. It is within walking distance from downtown shops and restaurants. We were in the area to check out resorts and plan a fishing trip for next year. We felt safe and slept very well there!

Room Tip: Ask for a room furthest from the street. Traffic wasn't that bad when we were there but we could see it could be noisy in the summer!
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hoosie254
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks Hoosie254 for staying with us and for your nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed having you! We'll share your comment about the "very clean" room with our housekeepers. They always appreciate the feedback.

Hope you were successful on finding a resort for next summer :)

Rog and Deb

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Don't plan on fitting a pickup in the dinky lot. Also has no parking curbs so a vehicle could easily back too far and block your room door. Neighbor upset about having to park on side street. Not sure how they allow vehicles with canoes atop in the lot?

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MotelEly, Owner at Motel Ely Budget Host, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Good Morning David, thank you for giving a review. Our lot is the size it is and most places IN town end up with some people parking on the street when they're full. We do have many people who fit in the lot with canoes and trucks but if they're more comfortable on the street there is plenty of street parking. People are very considerate in not blocking room doors so people can get it and out of their rooms, so that has never been an issue. Thanks again for your review and for staying with us :)

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