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“Simply nice and nicely done”
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The View Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Glendale, Arizona
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209 reviews
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“Simply nice and nicely done”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

This was a surprise find. I pulled in and checked trip advisor reviews which were good. Unique outside decorations and balloons light up at night. Nice and helpful check-in hosts. It was all so ordered, complete and clean. After stepping in some hotels and motels you question the comforters and carpets. But I realized when the place is this clean there are no worries. My room had white wicker and beach motif. Great bed and the best smelling soap and shampoo. An extra room is set up with amenities to share- micro, mini fridge and information. It could have smelled better but not bad and the shared room may help costs. The only thing to do is to pick up the whole motel turn it around to have the entire view out the back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Everything that we experienced at the View Motel was outstanding. The hosts were exceptionally friendly and helfpful. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and a pleasant chat relaxing in the evening sunshine. We were from the UK and found that Andy was also from England but his American wife, Joyce was just as friendly! The rooms were clean and comfortable and the decorations interesting with a lovely view to the back of the motel. We were given excellent advice as to the restaurants, bars and attractions in the town of Elizabeth and also tips on what to see and where to eat in Galena. This was the happiest stay we had in over a month's travelling in the USA.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, IL
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Going to The View Motel is like seeing an old friend! Andy and Joyce are just so accommodating for all of their guests. We have stayed there 3 times over the last few years on our motorcycle trips to Galena and Savannah. They have become our friends that we look so forward to seeing if we are lucky enough to get to Galena that year. We rent out all the rooms for a weekend, so that we can all go up together, only problem is........everyone has so much fun.......we need Andy to BUILD MORE ROOMS! :)) The Fire Pit, the wine and beverages. The rooms are comfy! Just like sitting in your own back yard on your deck, only you have this awesome view over the hills!!! They are very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, they can lead you anywhere you need to go and are always there for anything you might need. Andy and Joyce at THE VIEW are the best!! Give them a try!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Near Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

The View Motel reflects nearly everything that has been said here. Rooms are very clean, owners very nice, truly the kind of motel you remember from your childhood. One thing setting it apart, however, is that shower. Andy explains that he's somehow increased the water pressure, and that was a good move on his part. That shower velocity can stand beside any of the fancy shower heads at far fancier motels! Tired after a long drive, or from a day of sightseeing? Step into that shower and give your muscles a relaxing. Only one negative from my standpoint, and that's the traffic from Highway 20.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elysian, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

After riding 300 miles on motorcycle it was a refreshing stop. What a surprise we encountered. The owners were very friendly, we enjoyed a complementary glass of wine, had a great clean and comfortable room. Enjoyed a fire in the evening with the other guests. It is a only a few miles away from Galena. We would highly recommend this motel to all our friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Knob Noster, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The owner was very gracious and helpful regarding the area since we were not familiar. The room was very clean and comfortable. The price for the room was reasonable for the area. Highly recommend this motel but would be wise to call and make reservations in advance.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

One of the best small motels I have seen. Loved the decor, and the service. This is not one of those places that looks different when you arrive, the pictures on their website are a clear representation of their establishment. I would not hesitate recommending The View.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Additional Information about The View Motel

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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