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Your options for lodging in Ely are great when you consider the historic hotels, casino resorts, RV resorts and campgrounds. Several quality facilities are within walking distance of the convention center.

Ely, Nevada


  • Bristlecone Convention Center

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Hotels, Motels & Campgrounds

Hotels, motels and campgrounds are listed in order of their distance from the Bristlecone Convention Center.


Four Sevens Motel

Four Sevens Motel

500 High Street, Ely NV
775-289-4747
0.07 miles from the convention center

Conveniently located across the street from the Bristlecone Convention Center. Microwave and refrigerator in every room, complimentary WiFi, laundry facilities, non-smoking rooms, air conditioned, DirecTV, complimentary coffee, handicapped-accessible rooms, pet friendly. Upon arrival, each guest will receive a complimentary drink ticket that can be redeemed at Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall.

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Hotel Nevada

Hotel Nevada

501 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-6665
0.08 miles from the convention center

As one of Nevada’s landmarks, Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall is centered in the “heart of downtown Ely” and rich in history. This six-story hotel remains in its original glory, with modern amenities added to make everyone’s stay an enjoyable one. The hotel was originally founded during the Prohibition era and was deemed the tallest building in the state for many years.

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Jailhouse Casino Motel

Jailhouse Casino Motel

211 5th Street, Ely NV
775-289-3033
0.08 miles from the convention center

Welcome to the Jailhouse Motel and Casino. The Jailhouse is a casino and motel with 60 rooms located in Ely, NV near the historic U.S. Route 50, "The Loneliest Highway". Blow off some steam in our casino where you will find the latest slot machines, video poker, and lots of other great games. Or relax and have a drink at the bar.

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Magnuson Hotel Park Vue

Magnuson Hotel Park Vue

930 W. Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-4497
0.20 miles from the convention center

The Magnuson Hotel Park Vue is located in Ely, Nevada, with easy access to Highway 50. This Nevada hotel is a short 5 minute walk to the Convention Center, the County Courthouse, and many gambling casinos. This Ely pet friendly hotel hotel offers guests free parking, free high speed internet access, and a free breakfast. Choose from rooms in this Ely hotel with 1 queen or 1 king bed, all furnished with a coffee maker, microwave, minifridge, hairdryer, free high speed internet access, iron and board, cable TV, free local calls, alarm clock radio and individually controlled heat and air.

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Magnusun Motel

Magnusun Motel

1101 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-4529
0.30 miles from the convention center

Walking distance to historical downtown Ely, 3 miles to William Bee Ririe Hospital and the Great Basin Community College, 15 minutes to Cave Lake State Park and Garnet Hill and 2 miles to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. This free Ely hotel breakfast is the best way to start the day, stock up on the continental breakfast before you begin your day of exploring. Free wireless internet is also available.

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White Pine Motel

White Pine Motel

1301 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-4600
0.40 miles from the convention center

Located in Ely, Nevada. The White Pine Motel is in a good area with good shopping and other main attractions. Clean rooms and free parking makes this property a great hit for eastern Nevada! Each of the traditionally styled rooms is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. There is also cable TV. All guest rooms in the motel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a hair dryer. All rooms will provide guests with a microwave. The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is 5 minutes' drive away from White Pine Motel.

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Deser-est Motel

Deser-est Motel

1425 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-8885
0.50 miles from the convention center

Does it get better than a perfectly retro roadside motel with original, intact neon, to boot? Situated directly along the Loneliest Road in America in the heart of historic downtown Ely, road trippers will find the Deser-est Motel a nod to true roadside Americana. This no-frills budget motel feels like stepping back in time with its effortless retro vibes, and makes for a perfect overnight stop for people passing through town.

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El Rancho Motel

El Rancho Motel

1400 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-3644
0.50 miles from the convention center

Kick up those feet and get an amazing night’s rest in true retro perfection at Ely’s El Rancho Motel, located right along U.S. Highway 50, or the Loneliest Road in America. Though Ely is home to a handful of seriously impressive original neon signage, the El Rancho may just take the cake with a red and green neon marquee that makes your overnight accommodation feel like it came straight off of the silver screen.

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Grand Central Motel

Grand Central Motel

1498 Lyons Ave, Ely NV
775-289-6868
0.50 miles from the convention center

Grand Central Ely is a 15-unit motor inn located in midtown Ely, the gateway to historic downtown Ely at the intersection of Lincoln Highway/Aultman Street, Lyons Avenue and 15th Street. Originally built in the early 1950s, it remains a highlight among Eastern Nevada's top lodging destinations along Highway 50.

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Rustic Inn

Rustic Inn

1555 Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-289-2800
0.60 miles from the convention center

Our staff work hard at making sure our guest are completely satisfied during their stay at the Rustic Inn Motel. We also, work together as a team to ensure that we come to work ready and prepared to give our best to our guest. We understand first hand how important it is to make the guest feel comfortable and at home. Our staff are dedicated at providing our best knowledge about our community and the current events in the small town of Ely Nevada. The Rustic Inn Motel wants to create a memory that will be long lasting when remembering your stay with us.

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Copper Queen Ramada Inn

Copper Queen Ramada Inn

805 Great Basin Blvd, Ely NV
775-289-4884
1.20 miles from the convention center

Whether traveling on business or leisure, enjoy a relaxing stay at our Ramada Ely hotel near White Pine Golf Course. Our location is just a short drive from popular area attractions and sightseeing. With comfortable, convenient amenities, we are the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

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Great Basin Inn

Great Basin Inn

701 East Aultman, Ely NV
775-289-4468
1.20 miles from the convention center

Great Basin Inn places you within a 5-minute walk of Copper Queen Casino and the White Pine County Museum. The 21 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and ovens. Guests staying at Great Basin Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a convenience store.

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Bristlecone Motel

Bristlecone Motel

700 Avenue I, Ely NV
775-289-8838
1.30 miles from the convention center

The Bristlecone Motel is a well-established locally owned company, and has been in business for many years in Ely, Nevada. Customers have come to enjoy the pristine non-smoking rooms which are tastefully decorated. Rooms are expertly cleaned and our employees are held to high standards of customer service for our guests.

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LaQuinta Inn

LaQuinta Inn

1591 Great Basin Blvd, Ely NV
775-289-8833
1.70 miles from the convention center

Located off Highway 50, ‘The Loneliest Road in America,' our La Quinta® by Wyndham Ely hotel is an ideal base if you are traveling to area attractions like Great Basin National Park or Cave Lake State Park. If you're in town for the county fair, we're also just minutes from the White Pine County Fairgrounds, as well as exciting museums. Our friendly staff will gladly help you navigate all that Ely area has to offer, and you can settle in with free daily breakfast, an indoor pool, and our on-site fitness center.

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Motel 6

Motel 6

770 Avenue O, Ely NV
775-289-6671
1.70 miles from the convention center

Motel 6 Ely Nevada is conveniently located off of US 93/S 7th Street at Ave O. Restaurants and shops are nearby. Visit the Ghost Train of old Ely only 1 mile, or play golf within 2 miles. Free Wi-Fi available in all guest rooms.

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Prospector Hotel Casino

Prospector Hotel Casino

1501 E Aultman Street, Ely NV
800-750-0557
2.00 miles from the convention center

Welcome to Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall. We’re located in historic Ely, Nevada – the gateway to Great Basin National Park. We’re the closest hotel to the train station, golf course, horse track, airport and hospital.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

1505 E Aultman Street, Ely NV
775-405-4577
2.30 miles from the convention center

Ely’s newest and most modern hotel is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Nevada. The property is centrally located on Highway 93 near Route 50, the ‘Loneliest Road in America.’ It’s the closest hotel to the area’s top attraction, the Ghost Train of Old Ely, as well as an 18-hole golf course, airport and hospital. Great Basin National Park and the Lehman Caves are an hour away.

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Fireside Inn Motel

Fireside Inn Motel

955 N. McGill Hwy, Ely NV
775-353-3204
4.00 miles from the convention center

The Fireside Inn is a 14-room family-friendly, motor inn just outside of Ely, Nevada. It has been under new management since April 2020. We are dedicated to the ongoing life of the property and the safety of our valued guests. Please consider staying at the Fireside Inn the next time you visit the White Pine County area.

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KOA Ely

Ely KOA Campground

1596 South US Highway 93, Ely NV
800-562-6671
4.10 miles from the convention center

The Ely KOA proves there's more to Nevada than casinos and neon. It's where the high desert meets the mountains of Great Basin National Park, with meadows, forests, wildflowers, streams and lakes - and the fascinating marble/limestone formations of Lehman Caves. Explore ghost towns left behind from the 19th-century silver rush. Ride the Ghost Train of Ely for a trip into the past. Recreation includes hiking and OHV trails, garnet hunting, fishing, boating and swimming on Cave Lake. Enjoy a beautiful RV Site with a patio area, private lawn and LP gas grill. Or choose an extra-long pull thru. If primitive is your thing, you'll love the lush, grassy Tent Sites, newly renovated restrooms and Camping Kitchen. Or, give Glamping a try! This campground has rustic, comfy Cabins, authentic Teepees, Conestoga Covered Wagons, and several Deluxe lodges & Cabins - complete with full baths, kitchenettes and LP gas grills.

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Ward Mountain Campground

Ward Mountain Campground

Highway 6, Ely NV
6.30 miles from the convention center

There are 33 campsites, including nine back-in and three pull-thru RV sites. These sites also have picnic tables, campfire rings, and BBQ pedestals. At this campground, recreation activities include mountain/road biking, backpack/day hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. From Ely, Nevada, take Highway 6 south towards Tonopah, 10 miles to Murray summit. Turn left just before the summit at the Forest Service sign for Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Campground. The potable water supply at this site is currently questionable. You may need to bring your own water.

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Cave Lake State Park

Cave Lake State Park

US Highway 93-Success Summit, Ely NV
775-728-8100
21.00 miles from the convention center

Cave Lake State Park is a public recreation area occupying more than 4,000 acres in the Schell Creek Range, adjacent to Humboldt National Forest, in White Pine County, Nevada. The state park is located at an elevation of 7,300 feet 20 miles southeast of Ely and is accessed via U.S. Route 50 and Success Summit Road. For overnight stays, the park offers a yurt and two designated campgrounds, Elk Flat and Lake View, with modern camping facilities.

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Lexington Arch

Lexington Arch

Great Basin National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.

ELY, NV WEATHER

Tonight

Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Sunday

Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Isolated T-storms Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

Isolated T-storms Isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

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