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“Perfect Start and End to our BWCA Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adventure Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Ohio
2 reviews
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“Perfect Start and End to our BWCA Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2009

We stayed her the night before and the night after our canoeing trip into the BWCA. We had a group of 5 and our room had three queen sized beds with plenty of room. The rooms were nice with TV,microwave,refrigerator and 2 sinks. Staff was great, we were up at 6 both stays and coffee and breakfast was waiting for us both times. I will stay here again for my next trip!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minnesota
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2006

Very neat and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We appreciated the pet-friendly atmosphere.

  • Liked — Dog Friendly
  • Disliked — Close to busy street
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank javagal22
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OMaha, NE
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2006

I have stayed here twice now and the new owners are making a difference - the rooms are clean and bright and look really nice - it does not have a lot of amenities, but there is a small continental breakfast consisting of coffee and rolls - I think they should at least add juice or milk for the kids, but there is a grocery store across the street -and there is a business center with internet access - there are no phones, and there is not a pool - it is a basic hotel - but the landscaping is well done, and the place is really spruced up nice - in talking to the owners, they plan to add spa suites and a common area spa for all guests -

The walls are kind of thin and you can sometimes hear the neighbors, but not really that bad - the parking is very close to the rooms, and the street is close too - which can contribute to traffic noise - but you have the option of using the A/C or opening the windows - the motel was full two of the three nights I was there - the water is always hot and the showers are great - beds are okay, but they do have lots of channels for tv as well

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank TravelingMinister
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St. Paul, MN
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2005

I'm rating this property a 2 only because the owner was so friendly and accomodating. But the rooms in the older section need to be avoided at all costs. My room holds the record for the smallest I have ever seen (approx 8x10). There was no phone, no plastic cups, no ice bucket and no ice. Paper-thin walls prevented me from getting to sleep before 1:30am. Also, I found it bizarre that business cards were tucked into every available picture frame, mirror, etc. - as if anyone who stayed in that room would ever come back.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank NCN
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Sueedgington, owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review, 18 March 2009
my apologizes to that guest. We are new owners and took over the Inn on January of 2006. The room is small but is offered with a much lower price and now rather cute. Guests actually request the tiny room.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2004

the new building ( 16 rooms ) is new and very pretty and clean rooms! my wife and i loved the whole experience. each room had a different wildlife theme. this is where we will always stay.

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Illinois
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2004

I stayed at the Adventure Inn during the last week of July 2004. Almost all of the rooms had been recently remodeled and were spotless and I mean SPOTLESS. New Carpet, fresh paint, and home made comforters and window toppers. Each room had an outdoor theme. There were different prices for different size rooms, not a one size/one price fits all. They even have a suite available for large groups or families. It was on the main street and had plenty of parking. The people at the front desk were always helpful and so sweet, especially Marvel and another lady whose name escapes me. There was no coffee/bagels breakfast stuff available in the morning, but the rooms were so nice I didn't care. Besides, with all the outdoor activities, most people got up and grabbed something at the gas stations/quick stops which were extremely well stocked. When I go back, I will stay here.

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17 Thank Mary13610
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Property: Adventure Inn
Address: 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1746
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Adventure Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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