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Adventure Inn

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This was our second time staying at the Adventure Inn in Ely, MN. Our stay this time (Aug. 2014) was in the newly built "Green" portion of the Inn. The mattress on the bed was very comfortable and just the right firmness, not like you find in most hotels. In keeping with their "Green" theme, the hand and body soap...

1Thank Terri R
Duluth MN
Reviewed 15 September 2014

My wife and I spent three nights here while in Ely for a wedding. The room was nice enough. Our room had a bed, a desk long enough for two chairs and a sofa. Since I had a great deal of down time while my wife stayed on top of her work, I really appreciated the sofa. The bathroom was...

Thank JNadaski
Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying with us for the wedding. I would like to explain about the toilet paper and tissue. We are dedicated to reducing our footprint and try hard to buy sustainable products. Both the tissue and toilet paper are made from 100% recycled paper products. The paper products are unbleached whenever possible to help...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This hotel is clean and the staff are pleasant and helpful. It is also promoting itself as a "green hotel", so if you are tidy people and leave your room with the bed straightened and the towels hung up......that's the way it will stay. There is no further attempt by the staff to make it look like it has been...

1Thank Dzonka
Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I remember the confusion over replacing used towels, if they are hung up. It has been our policy as with many other hotels who are trying to reduce our footprint, that if your towels are hung up then you will be reusing them. If they are placed on the floor, in the shower we...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is the only place we stay in Ely - before and after our BWCA trip. It's reliably the same and improved each time we go there. Only suggestion would be to add hooks for towels/clothing in the bathroom. And while you're there, if it's open, make sure to go to the ice cream/custard stand across the street - homemade...

1Thank SparkyandBuffy
Reviewed 3 September 2014

A very nice "green" motel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dog was welcome, they even gave us sheets to put over the beds in case he decided sleep on them! The only suggestion I had was a shelf in the shower.

Thank Kristi K
Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Kristi for your kind words. We value every review and take seriously any improvements etc. The room you were in does not have a shelf in the shower. It is set up for wheel chairs or people who need a bit more help in the shower. I agree that a shelf would be nice. That being said, most...

Crestview, FL
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I have been going up to the Boundary Waters for over 18 years. After we found this jewel we never fail to stay here. You probably want reservations because it is a small hotel. Even though it has changed hands over the years I think it has just gotten better. The rooms are comfortable. But what I really love is...

2Thank MoonHunter960
Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We had a very comfortable & spacious room. We could have used a slightly larger 'fridge, tho'. The staff was always VERY helpful with dining and activity suggestions (the Wolf Center, the Dorothy Molter museum, etc). They told us about a great canoe outfitter that 'fit' our needs just fine. They also told us about a waterfalls hike that was...

1Thank Carol G
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed in a room in the solar wing after 7 days on the water. The room was very nice, with a nicely decorated new bathroom. Good beds felt might fine after sleeping on the ground for 6 nights. Continental breakfast was included. We will stay there again!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 24 August 2014

What a nice place. The rooms were immaculate, felt new. TV worked great, they have a refrigerator and microwave. The bedding was pretty and so comfortable. Loved that they cover the down comforter with a duvet. It was a bit warm for me, though. I would prefer a down blanket over a comforter, but oh well. I assume that they...

Thank MariaMag
Walldorf, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is a very friendly independent hotel. It is rather new and it appears to be well kept. Our room was large with a good bed and clean bathroom. They don't really offer breakfast, but you can grep a coffee and some danish in the office.

Thank terbang

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Adventure Inn

Address: 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1746
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $109 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Comfortable clean room”
 of 5 bubbles colleeno615, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Multiple room options available- just ask.”
 of 5 bubbles 870stuartg, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator in the 2-story Solar Building. Therefore, a handicapped person or older person(s), would need to request the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TerriR360, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor was nice and quite. Open the window iin the hall and prop your door open to get cross ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles LamokaLover, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pick room #1 and you can park on the quiet side street literally feet from your front door.”
 of 5 bubbles JimT338, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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