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“Great mid-week get-a-way”
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Worldmark Galena
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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“Great mid-week get-a-way”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a group traveling together, so we had 4 rooms. Odd numbers had a nice view, even numbers had a view of the parking lot. we socialized in the odd number room. We had the studio rooms, where you only have a small kitchenette, no full sized frig [don't buy any ice cream]. no real room for the coffee pot, we put ours in the bathroom as there was more room. Plenty of space in the room with the bed up, once it's down, we had to rearrange the furniture. Great friendly staff. Free WiFi, another nice touch. Would go back again, though I’d bring my own pillow – they were soft and the mattress was hard – for my liking.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We are Worldmark owners, and have stayed at many locations over the years. This property is very nice, but the real winning aspect is the staff! The front desk personnel are very helpful and informative (especially Elizabethann), Unlike most Worldmark properties this has the feel of a lodge, with a warm inviting lobby and enclosed hallways.

The location is peacefully located about 7 miles out of town, but with direct highway access to Galena (and points beyond).

If you are a Worldmark (or Wyndham) owner, book well in advance as the earlier you book the higher priority your reservation. This is important here, as units face either the valley or the highway, and you definitely want the valley.

Room Tip: Book early for a valley side unit, and a higher floor. There are three floors. The main entry is on...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This place was great. From the get-go they cleaned our room fast and allowed early check-in so my youngest could take a nap. Great, clean pool for the kids and the room was immaculately clean! Plenty of kitchen items to make your own food and also coffee and microwave popcorn were provided. Nice fireplace and fantastic farmer's market just down the road on Sundays.

My reason for 4 stars is due to the fact that they could insulate the rooms between floors a bit more. I could hear the people above us walking and talking loud, but a quick call to the front desk and they graciously asked the room to quiet down - and not a peep after that.

For the price, we will definitely come back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We've stayed here a handful of times, and this time we were just here overnight while traveling to/from Chicago. Each time has been a wonderful experience, but this was our first time staying in a studio vs. one bedroom. Both types of rooms are very sufficient for what is needed. If we were to stay longer, a one bedroom would have been much better, but the studio is great, too!
A couple of ladies were checking in ahead of us and it didn't seem they were quite happy with their room (location/view), and wanted to change it. The front desk person did a very good job of having patience and a positive attitude while dealing with them. The front desk person contacted her "higher up" to see what they could do, and when giving the women their options, the women took even longer to decide what they wanted to do! I am uncertain I would have been able to remain as calm and positive as the employee as she smiled the whole way through getting them satisfied, so I wanted to commend her.
We were able to take advantage of many of the amenities this time during our short stay - the hot tub, fireplace, balcony in the morning with our coffee/tea, and big jacuzzi tub! We were going to rent a movie from the front desk, but we didn't think we'd make it through without falling asleep! However, they had some of the best options I've seen - many new releases we would have been interested in watching.
My only "non positive observation", is that in the 2nd floor vending area, I wanted to fill up my water bottle using their water cooler. The jug was empty with a full one on the floor next to it, which I noticed in the evening. I thought it would be switched by morning (close to our noon check-out), but it wasn't. This was an extremely minor observation, and I simply used the one downstairs to fill up, no biggie. I would have switched it myself if I would have known how!
We always look forward to our next stay here!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madison
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

This was our second time to stay here. We absolutely loved the friendly staff and the size of the room. We stayed at one bedroom apartment. The hotel was very quiet. We came here during the Spring Break and we found out only another family and ours using the swimming pool. My kids loved the swimming pool since it was warm. We also used the recreation room (pool table) and this time only my family was there.

The hotel was about 10 minutes from downtown Galena and located in a very quiet area so this would not be a good hotel for those who want to experience Galena's life (day and night). Also one minor downside of this hotel was we need to pay $3 each if we want to rent DVDs and they only had old ones. Other than that, we loved our time here and planned to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This property is going through the transition into a Wyndham property and we were pleasantly surprised that our room (booked at the last minute) was newly renovated, clean and cozy. Even though it was a studio (with a Murphy bed). The queen sized mattress was adequate and surprisingly comfortable. The fireplace that separates the whirlpool area from the living area provided enough warmth while using the whirlpool (big enough for 2) and the living area / bedroom. Carpeting was all new as well. Note the studio has a fridge, stove top and microwave but no oven, so not a big deal if you're not baking anything.

The pool area and hot tub were great. The pool room itself can use a paint job, but I'm sure that's scheduled. They were having problems with the sauna (dry) which didn't get much past 85 degrees but the service ticket was noted. The workout room was decent with 2 relatively new treadmills, 2 bikes and a huge weight machine. All in perfect working order.

Service is terrific and very helpful. It's really pleasant to be actually "welcomed" into the resort if even for a 2 night stay. They were helpful with recommendations and directions as well.

Lastly, note that this location is about 8 miles away from downtown Galena and is a nice drive, just don't expect to walk out your front door or across the street to any attractions.

Room Tip: Having a valley view room is nice, BUT..... it's also on the sunny side. So if you're a lat...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

We had 2 studios. The rooms were very roomy and the kitchette was very nice. A 2 burner stove, small refridge and sink was very nice. A full compliment of pots and pans, dishes for a seating of 4, an outside gas grill, everything was great. There was an indoor swimming pool/jacuzi/sauna area. There was a rec room with pool table, fooz ball and ping pong. There was an arcade that had to be fed coins. The exercise room was very nice. The location is very convient to Chestnut Mountain for skiing, or Galena for shops and restaurants. We also took some time and visited Wisconsin and other nearby towns. As we only stayed 3 eveings, but that was more than enough for 2 pre teens. This resort is designed for personal down time and recharging the batteries. If you are looking for action packed, run, run, run, look somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Worldmark Galena
Address: 5129 W Longhollow Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9383
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Galena
#7 Romantic Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Worldmark Galena 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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