There are not a lot of hotels in the Galena area (mostly B&B's) and the prices are a little on the high side, but this property had good reviews and we got a good rate on the Internet, so we decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed! The entire hotel is extremely clean and looks like there has been a renovation not that recently. This is not walking distance to the downtown area, but it is only about a 3 minute drive to just about anywhere in town. There is also a Walmart next door and Culver's just across the road. We had a standard king room (not a suite), but it was very spacious, with a comfy club chair and ottoman along with a small desk and chair. The room was extremely clean, especially the bathroom, which was also very well-lit and had lots of counter space. The bed was very comfortable and the down pillows were the best hotel pillows I've encountered in a long time! The a/c worked great and was very quiet. No refrigerator or microwave - which would have been nice - but the room did have a little 4-cup coffeemaker and pretty tasty coffee. Also had a nice flat screen TV. The included breakfast is very good. During the week, they serve from 6 to 10 a.m. Each day, there were eggs and other hot options (biscuits/gravy, burrito fixings, sausage and potatoes), along with hot waffles, hot and cold cereal, lots of fruit, juice, breads, yogurt, etc. Two different ladies worked the breakfast room when we were there, and both were very efficient, friendly and attentive to guest needs. I could see where the breakfast room might get crowded on a weekend, but we were there midweek and it wasn't bad at all. There is a very nice large indoor pool along with a kiddie pool and a hot tub/whirlpool - all very clean and well kept. The game room and fitness room also looked very nice. This is the only hotel I found in the Galena area that has an elevator, which we wanted because my husband has issues with stairs. But we made a special request for a ground floor room and that is exactly what we got. Every staff member we encountered, from the front desk to the housekeeping and janitorial staff were always smiling and very friendly. Except for the fact that the water pressure in the shower was a little weak, there was absolutely nothing about this hotel that we did not love! This was our first stay at this chain, but we will look for them again as we travel and will definitely stay at this one again the next time we come to the Galena area.
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