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“Needs met.... and exceeded.”
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The View Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
“Needs met.... and exceeded.”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Truly caring about your guest's needs can NOT be taught... it has to be lived... Andy/Joyce understand that concept. Even to a small thing of leaving drive lights on to make entry easier because they noticed we had not returned for the night. As a former Hospitality industry employee I think I can see behind the "Profit before people concept"... take care of others and you will also be taken care of. Andy/Joyce you may have been from a large met. area, but you have embraced the small town attitude... keep up the good work. Stop in... meet them... sit out and chat with them.... they will leave the lights on for you. You helped make our 45th class reunion a successful and enjoyable trip.

Room Tip: Just talk to Andy or Joyce and they will help in anyway they can.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Great people and great location! I stayed there for a business meeting. Andy gives great recommendations on places to eat. It is beautiful scenery out there and downtown galena is close. The room is great to crash in after a long day of conferences and provides the simple pleasures and hospitality that you don't see in motels anymore.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

I had originally intended to have our antique car club stay at the View but the response to the tour was so large that I had to move our party to a bigger facility so that we would all be together. Nevertheless, Andy and Joyce asked us to stop by on our tour, and when we did he really rolled out the red carpet for us. He had the table and chairs set out, got some music playing, and even brought out a cooler and ice for us to use! And keep in mind not one of us was staying there - this is just the way Andy and Joyce roll. Andy started up his restored Farm-all tractor, and gave me some good restaurant advise (he used to be a chef). Andy showed me a typical room that hadn't been checked into yet and it was spotless. It suffices to say that the next time I'm in Galena we'll be at the View! And thanks Andy and Joyce for hosting us!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We always look for the small locally owned Motels on our motorcycle trips. As we ourselves are small business owners and try to cater to other small businesses. We find them much more personal and more reasonable in price. This place is definitely personalized! Andy & Joyce are super! Very friendly, helpful & fun hosts. Always around & tending to your every need. Rooms are very clean & comfortable. That is probably the most important thing to us. There is some traffic noise, but we were always to tired to notice & slept like babies. This place was just an added plus to our long weekend away! We definitely will come back if we're in the neighborhood again!

Room Tip: We had two couples in our group, so two rooms. They were almost identical!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Absolutely the best! Andy and Joyce are wonderful. I've never felt so welcome or at home in a motel ever in my life. This place is perfect! Would not ever stay anywhere else in this area. Beautiful scenery, wonderful and friendly hosts, clean and comfortable rooms and affordable prices, what more could you ask for? We had the best time here. Loved sitting around the fire and getting to know everyone. Thank you so much for everything. We will most definately be back! Josh and Mandi-oglesby, il

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dyer, Indiana
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

This July was our third trip staying at the View Motel. We had a group of 5 couples all on motorcycles. Andy and Joyce really go out of their way to make all of their guests feel welcome. The motel is clean and comfortable and we wouldn't think about staying anywhere else. They set up tables and chairs and a bonfire at night so all the guests can relax outside and socialize. Andy does a great job of keeping everything immaculate. We love it there.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed for a weekend and the room was very clean and comfortable. After a day of motorcycle riding, it was nice to come back, relax in the big chairs and enjoy the beautiful views. Andy and Joyce are very friendly and service oriented people. It was a pleasure sitting out by the fire and chatting with them and the other guests. They make it a point to make sure everyone that stays there, is comfortable and has a good tme.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The View Motel
Address: 2500 US Highway 20 W, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9481
Region: United States > Illinois > Elizabeth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The View Hotel Elizabeth
View Hotel Elizabeth

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