My husband and I were lucky to score a room for a night as The View is usually booked up during weekends and holidays.
Andy (the owner) was helpful during our stay. He offered advice and gave us his suggestions for where to go to eat, etc. We shared stories with him on travel and he gave us ideas for where to stay on our next trip to Mexico.
Upon arrival we were offered a glass of wine or beer gratis and that set the mood for our whole stay - knowing that we were at a relaxed and fun place.
We sat out back on some adirondack chairs on a hill overlooking the area while sipping our beverages. A great view, definitely and very relaxing spot.
Later that night we joined in with Andy, Joyce and many of the other guests for some drinks and good conversation. Andy & Joyce have set up an area in the front of the motel with chairs, more adirondack chairs, bench tables, a fire pit and tiki torches for all the guests to come and get to know one another if they feel so inclined. A little bit of good background music, a couple of drinks, the beautiful nighttime sky, and new friends. What else is travel about if not getting to know people and learning things about others you never knew before?
On the day we checked out Andy came to our room to share pictures of himself & Joyce on one of their trips. It really meant a lot to us to have someone really care so much about the guests and take such pride in what they do.
As for the rooms - they are clean and provide you with what is needed. We had a basic room but you can book their 'honeymoon suite' if you desire a little upgrade from your usual room. I had no complaints about our room. The bed was comfy and clean, the room spic & span, hot water from the shower, nice flat screen tvs, just about all things that you really need.
In the end we decided we'd come back and perhaps bring family too. Everyone we've told is already wanting to plan a getaway to Galena,IL and stay at The View, which is just 10 mins from Galena.
- Also Known As:
- The View Hotel Elizabeth
- View Hotel Elizabeth