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Bristlecone Motel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Bristlecone was a very pleasant experience after having stayed in many corporate /chain owned motels. The exterior is welcoming and clean. Our desk clerk was friendly and efficient. Our room was up to date, modern, whatever you want to call it. Everything in Ely is old so imagine our surprise! The two queen beds were comfortable... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside appearance was excellent, well tended grass and pleasant seating. Parking spaces are at a premium we were pleased to be able to walk to a restaurant and keep our space. The rooms are adequate but tired and the bathroom needs modernizing. Out toilet rocked and rolled!! An OK stay if you are passing through and better than most... More 

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Thank BrendaReasTrips
DesireeRamirez, Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our motel is older and we are currently updating our rooms. So if you pass through again stop in and ask for an updated room. Thank you again More 

Surprise, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in parts of Nevada the motel pickings can be very slim. We were lucky in finding this place (using TripAdvisor). It is a small "mom-and-pop" place that prides itself in maintaining a clean and pleasant property. The dog friendly grounds provide extremely this real grass that is very clean. (Apparently the owners spray is clean every day.) Our room... More 

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Thank billAZ2013
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do take pride in having a very clean property, thank you for that writing about the cleanliness. We are doing updating in our bathrooms and the toilets are one of our projects. Thank you again More 

Alberta, Canada
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81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at this property, it was clear that the owners were proud of their business. The grounds were inviting with well tended turf and shrubbery and clean, well maintained walks and stairways to the upper level rooms. Check in was handled quickly and efficiently by a friendly and helpful clerk. The list of rules to be... More 

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Thank GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Hi GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee.. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, 5 stars!! Thank you. We work very hard to provide a clean comfortable place to stay and guests like you make the work worth it.. Thank you again More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our car broke down and we needed a place to stay. The tow guy suggested this motel and we got the last room. Very clean. Very inexpensive. The staff were really nice and helpful. There's a pub right across the street with good food and drinks, which we needed after the day we had!

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Thank Treslw
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on our property. We love when our guests let others know that we are clean. We work very hard to provide a great place for people to stay at a reasonable price.. Thank you again More 

Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are not a lot of pet friendly choices in Ely, Nevada. Bristlecone Motel fit the bill. The room was very clean. The beds are very comfortable with high quality sheets and the towels are as good if not better than some 4 star hotels I have been to. There is a coffee maker in the room. There are several... More 

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DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Hi pawprintpals. Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review about us. We love hearing what people like about us. Pets are part of the family and we are pleased to offer a clean friendly place to stay with them. Thank you again More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I came to Ely specifically to treat my nephew for the annual Ghost Train Ride. I booked this motel because it is pet friendly. The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable. The towels were so soft and smelled so fresh! I was extra surprised about that. Friendly staff too.

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Thank Kat S
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Greetings Kat S. Thank you for the great review. The Ghost Train is so much fun and we are happy you chose to stay with us. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The most spacious room we have ever stayed in. Great location in town. After a long drive, it was nice to have great restaurants within walking distance. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

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Thank Linda P
DesireeRamirez, General Manager at Bristlecone Motel, responded to this review

Greetings Linda P. Thank you for the wonderful review. We strive to make our guests stay comfortable and great. More 

Oak Park, Michigan
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very nice motel with a very helpful and friendly staff. There was free coffee in the room each day and the also offered free coffee and pastry in the motel lobby each morning. Word of caution! When making a reservation here Make Sure to request a Ground Floor room as there is no elevator at all. The room was clean... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana, Usa
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This property is well located and the landscaping is meticulously maintained. While dated, it is clean and priced well. No breakfast was offered with coffee available at a latish 7 AM with donuts offered at 7:30. Normal office hours were limited but adequate . Sufficient parking was available.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming, home away from home atmosphere. The only motel in Ely with patio seating. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and courteous service to our customers. Great beds and linens. The motel is within walking distance of three restaurants. Free wi-fi and pets ok. In-room coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bristlecone Motel

Address: 700 Avenue I, Ely, NV 89301
Region: United States > Nevada > Ely
Price Range: $110 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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“Ask what is available. The staff is really helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles jackiej869, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“clean and pet friendly”
 of 5 bubbles pawprintpals, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make Sure to request a Ground Floor room as there is no elevator at all.”
 of 5 bubbles bstone236928mi, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs seems quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles NicholasW838, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have problems carrying your bags upstairs, ask for a main floor room since there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Easyflyer, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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