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.
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!
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.
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!
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.