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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Morton, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Clean, comfortable and relaxing!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

1st time in Galena. Everyone was very friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Short drive (5 minutes )to Main St. and all the shops and restaurants. Will definitely stay again in the future.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

This was our first stay and we will definitely go back! The service was excellent and extremely friendly. It is close to town, yet away from the crowds. We spent 2 nights and got a Traditional King room. We opted not to spend the extra money for the valley view as we did not plan on spending time in the room looking out the window. It did come with a sitting area, but they have such a lovely library area (with a view) that we sat out there and enjoyed the Irish atmosphere and the view. There is a lot of Irish pictures and wood throughout the hotel and made it very cozy. The rooms were very spacious and had one chair, desk and chair and a small refrigerator. Even though we were on the road side, the road traffic was never a factor. We did not realize they had a pool and therefore did not bring bathing suits. We also did not use the spa. We did however go to the pub and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner (separate review). They also have entertainment on the weekends; Irish dancers and a singer/keyboard (non-Irish). Breakfast is included and on the weekends and the breakfast was excellent, and all you can eat. You probably won't want more than one plate as it was very delicious and filling. During the week it is more of a continental breakfast, but I would have to imagine, also very good. I highly recommend the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel and when we return to Galena, we will definitely stay there. Erin go Bragh.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northlake, Illinois, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Had a girls get away weekend. They had everything there you needed. Never had to leave the place if you didn't have to. Pub for drinks & entertainment, spa , pool. Staff very friendly and informative & accommodating. The rooms were beautifully furnished and spacious. Definitely plan on going again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Normally I don't pay for a view, but chose a King with valley view because it also came with a sitting area and was just $10 more. Completely worth it.

The room was quiet, very clean and the service great. Once inside the hotel, surrounded by all things Irish, you would never know it was located on a major highway...another advantage of the valley view. It was close access to Galena, great hospitality and service. The restaurant's biggest selling points were its atmosphere and the friendly staff. The food was good, but not spectacular. The drink menu was spectacular if you like Guinness and other Irish drinks. I discovered a new mix from Ireland I'd never heard of before -- Guinness with black currant juice. It was a perfect dessert.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway . The staff was incredible and very helpful. The general manager made sure he found out what we were interested in and gave us all the information we needed. Every morning we were greeted with a hello and asked if there was anything they could help us with along with an all you can eat hot breakfast. The room was incredibly clean and comfortable. Inside the hotel the pub called Frank O'Dowd was fun and our waitress was wonderful. Every night there was live entertainment.Again ... The most helpful staff. There isn't enough room to state how happy we were with our stay. We will be going back in the spring and without a doubt will stay here again.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My husband and I were here for the first time 10 days ago for Eat Drink & Be Merry. We were extremely happy with our room. It was very clean and nicely furnished. Loved the artwork. Beautiful view with the snow falling. Every one of the staff was friendly and helpful. The Shepherd's Pie was fantastic. They even gave us the recipe. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming. We felt very comfortable there and will certainly be back. The only complaint we have is that the gift shop is too small.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Varna, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This was our first stay at the Irish Cottage but it definitely won't be our last. From the moment we entered the lobby until the time we checked out, our experience here was fantastic. Our room was so nice and the staff in every part of the hotel and pub was the best part of our stay. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, always asking how we were enjoying our stay and was there anything they could do for us. The breakfast that was included was beyond delicious, in fact we ate every meal in the attached pub. The decor throughout the entire property was beautiful. Whenever we visit Galena in the future, this is where we will stay.

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Additional Information about Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Property: Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Galena
#2 Romantic Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Irish Cottage Hotel
Irish Cottage Galena

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