Welcome to the Motel Ely – Budget Host 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 is a main departure point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).
We have been awarded the Budget Host Award of Excellence ten years running, and are AAA rated. 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 service around.
Our lodging rates are among the lowest in the Ely, MN area, but we don't sacrifice either quality or service. Whether passing through or planning a long visit, Motel Ely is the ideal place to stay.
We offer wireless high speed Internet access in all rooms. Fax service is also available.
Ely has a variety of things to do while staying at Motel Ely – Budget Host. The International Wolf Center 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. The Ely Winton Historical Society operates the Ely-Winton Historical Museum, using photographs, maps and artifacts to present the different phases of 12,000 years of local history.
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.