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Canoe On Inn

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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Motel is conveniently located in downtown Ely, within easy walking distance of good restaurants and interesting north woods shops. Desk clerk was friendly & helpful. Room was immaculate and well-maintained. Price was quite acceptable. Altogether, a pleasant night and a good bargain.

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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On InnResponded September 2, 2018


Reviewed August 27, 2018

The rooms at the Canoe-on Inn are decent. The one-star review is for the owner, Nancy, who does not have an understanding of how the hospitality industry works. How she runs her facility is backwards and disrespectful towards hotel guests. Nancy approached my family, whom...More

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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On InnResponded September 2, 2018

Your trash, which included used Kleenex as well as empty grocery bags which could have been used for the other pieces thrown, was simply thrown under the desk and under the vanity in the bathroom, as if making it to the near vicinity of the...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a nice place. The rooms are simple, but that means they are affordable -- and they are clean and well maintained. The owners obvioulsy take pride in the property. It's exactly what you need for a night after a trip to the boundary...More

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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On InnResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you. We are a very simple place but work hard to give you a clean, comfortable stay.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Canoe On Inn was a perfect place to stay prior to and after our canoe trip in the boundary waters. The owners couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. I erroneously made a reservation for the wrong day (Sat) and figured we'd have to sleep...More

Thank Robert R
Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On InnResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks Robert. It was fun to share in the joy you found in your trip! It brings a smile to my face when I see people packing up to go in the BW and then coming out again renewed and refreshed. You were all quite...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This was perfect for our trip to Ely. We stayed 4 nights. The room was very clean. A small family owned hotel on Main Street. Plenty of parking. The owner was very kind. We had Wifi which helped me complete work. This Inn was walking...More

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Response from Nancy_in_Ely, Owner at Canoe On InnResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks Allison! I guess if you have to complete work on a vacay, Ely makes the best place to get it done!

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June 21, 2017|
Response from Hiking2day | Reviewed this property |
The air conditioner was part of a heating/cooling/fan unit on the wall-like a lot of units you find in most hotel rooms.
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"We liked the second floor, but there are no elevators, so that won't work if you're..."
Aug. 27, 2017
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"Rooms in the 'house' are tiny, but perfectly adequate."
Aug. 2, 2013
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"There are 3 rooms on the second floor which means stairs to bring stuff to the room."
Jul. 10, 2012
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