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“Better than the Des Moines location”
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Stoney Creek Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
North Liberty
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Better than the Des Moines location”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Hotel is clean and quaint with a woodsy theme (bears, fish, moose). Parking can be challenging (on weekend we stayed anyway). Staff is friendly and helpful, but we expected more since we are part of the Northwoods Travelers Rewards Program. We knew more about our program benefits than they did! The rooms are amazing - very unique and enjoyable. Breakfast was fine but crowded with weekend guests. Pool/whirlpool area is adorable with nature theme also!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laguna Beach, CA
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We would highly recommend Stoney Creek for its quiet, clean, comfortable rooms, ample and tasty breakfasts, but most of all its friendly staff. When we opted to have a pre-dinner cocktail at the small bar, the front desk gal accommodated our orders and stayed to visit, giving us local information and friendly chat. Other times, our family group of 5 couples opted to take our own beverages out onto the adjacent patio -- and the front desk attendant happily let us borrow glasses from the bar.

As first-time visitors to Galena, my husband and I selected Stoney Creek through many positive TripAdvisor reviews. To our delight, cousins who live closer to Galena had stayed at Stoney Creek multiple times -- a happy coincidence.

We enjoyed the indoor pool and spa, convenient parking, and give this resort our vote of approval. We'll come again, when in the area. Thank you to all who assisted to make our stay a delightful experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We booked a block of rooms here for our daughters wedding weekend. All the staff were so friendly and repeatedly asked if we needed anything. Dena (manager) was there on arrival and was so nice from the first email we sent to our checkout. Breakfast was fresh and hot. Typical fare for a hotel but good and plentiful. Decor is cabin cute and very homey. Pool area is decorated like a little forest, fun and clean. No complaints and would book here again if we return to the area.

Room Tip: no elevator so ask for first floor if you have issues or lots of luggage
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Hands down the Stoney Creek Hotel is the place to stay. I have stayed at other places near and around Galena and this tops my list. The front desk staff (Kathy and Judy) have that "can do" attitude and are simply wonderful. The deluxe king room we stayed in was spacious and met all our needs, especially catching the downtown fireworks from our window. Breakfast had a good selection and the Loose Moose Saloon was a very nice place to relax after a long day of shopping. Follow this advice......stop reading any negative reviews and no need to Google other hotels. Make your reservation now and find out for yourself why Stoney Creek is #1 in Galena.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Stoney Creek Hotel is definitely a cut above most middle-priced hotel properties, which you realize as soon as you walk in the lobby. Decor is a tasteful north woods motif but tastefully executed, not overdone. Rooms also have similar decor. Nice breakfast room with standard continental fare plus waffle maker and couple other hot entrees. Every staff member we came into contact with was friendly and helpful.

Weekday rate was around $90 so it was on par with Country Inn or Ramada but considerably less than Hampton Inn, where I often stay. One advantage of the Stoney Creek is that it definitely doesn't feel like a chain hotel in either attitude or decor. It was a pleasure to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sherrard
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Great hotel with an awesome atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone especially if your into the northern lodge type of setting. Have stayed here a couple times and don't think I would ever get tired of it. Looking forward to staying here again.

Stayed July 2014
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El Paso, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I believe for the most part hotel staff are wornderful and dedicated individuals. When you come across one that has a terrible attitude it ruins not only your stay but part of your vacation. This is what we experienced at Stoney Creek in Galena. The hotel seemed pretty decent but after two terrible experiences with JoAnne at the front desk/lounge, I didn't look much beyond that. We go with a group to Galena annually and thought we would try this location even though it is higher priced than most of the other hotels thinking the amenities could be worth the extra money. We will not go back!

Room Tip: Many options in Galena, pick another location! Terrible service...
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Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stoney Creek Inn

Property: Stoney Creek Inn
Address: 940 Galena Square Dr, Galena, IL 61036-1361 (Formerly Stoney Creek Inn Galena)
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#2 Business Hotel in Galena
#5 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Stoney Creek Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gravitate to Galena. After a wonderful day shopping more than 100 antique stores, marveling at historic 19th-century architecture, playing a round of championship golf, hitting the slopes or experiencing one of Galena's many unique restaurants, the Stoney Creek Hotel rooms and theme suites are the perfect place to unwind. Relax by the fire or in our indoor heated pool. We look forward to your arrival. ... more   less 
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