Motel Ely

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Welcome to
Motel Ely

Welcome to the Motel Ely, a family-owned and operated motel located in Ely, MN. We are a quaint, environmentally-conscious motel with impeccably clean and comfortable rooms.

Ely is located in the heart of the Superior National Forest and a main departure point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

Looking for where to stay while in the region? Whether you’re here on business or here for pleasure, on your own, or in a group, you’ll find we provide the highest level of hotel & motel service around. 

We Care

Motel Ely has always adhered to our impeccable cleaning standards to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees.

One of our greatest pleasures is meeting our guests and hearing their stories on what brings them to Ely. Please share your great experience!

Hotel in Ely

Motel Ely Amenities

Motel Ely has gone green! We’ve supplemented our existing environmental practices with new initiatives to further reduce waste and improve resource efficiency. Some of our new initiatives include the installation of water-saving showerheads, installation dispensers for amenities to eliminate waste, extensive recycling, and a towel reuse option for motel guests. We also use high efficiency light bulbs as well as green cleaning supplies.

Around Town

Ely has a variety of activities and attractions to do all year round! Multiple restaurants, coffee shops, local outfitters, and shops are all within 5 blocks of Motel Ely.

The International Wolf Center, just a mile from the motel, will help you learn about the natural history of wolves by observing the resident wolf pack and touring the “Wolves and Humans” exhibit, while the North American Bear Center promotes and provides educational facilities, exhibits, multi-media presentations, and when prudent — live animals — particularly those needing clinical rehabilitation.

View our some our favorite things to do around town!

Hiking in Ely
ATV Snowmobiling Ely, MN

ATV Friendly

Motel Ely is snowmobile and ATV friendly, offering off-street truck and trailer parking in our overflow parking lot located across the street next to the Holiday Gas Station. We can accommodate most off-highway vehicles, individual snowmobiles, open and enclosed snowmobile trailers, ATVs, other off-road vehicles, and ATV trailers.

We want to remind our guests of the Minnesota Snowmobile Regulations that all snowmobiles require registration, either from Minnesota or the snowmobiler’s home state. Additionally, non-residents operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM) or off-road vehicle (ORV) on state or grant-in-aid trails, must purchase a Non-Resident Trail Pass

Sections 8.08 and 8.09 of the City of Ely Code limits where and how ATVs and snowmobiles may be ridden with the city limits. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us!

Rooms & Suites

Reserve your stay by phone, mail, fax, or book online! Please give us a call if you have any questions.

One Queen Bed Motel Room

1 Bed

One Queen Bed Standard
room may allow pets, please call for more info

Two Queen Beds Motel Room

2 Beds

Two Queen Bed Standard
room may allow pets, please call for more info

Three Queen Beds Motel Room

3 Beds

Three Queen Bed Standard
no pets

Double Room - Two queen beds, attached single room with queen bed
no pets

home front motel ely

6 Beds

House with six full-size beds. Includes kitchen, living room, front porch, cable tv, and daily housekeeping.

Call direct for reservation (218) 365-3237.
no pets, no smoking

Terms and Conditions
Payment Policy
Cancellation Policy
Pet Policy & Etiquette


Our Breakfast Buffet

The buffet breakfast is served in the lounge on the ground floor and also outside on our little patio.

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