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The View Motel

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2500 US 20 West, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028
The View Motel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just wanted to share what an awesome visit we had at The View Motel on the west edge of Elizabeth! We chose this motel that offered great value that was not in the tourist area of Galena. It provided a peaceful country setting for our 28th Anniversary. When we called Andy, the owner and manager, he shared with us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The manager is wonderful! He was very welcoming and helpful about guiding us to local restaraunts. The rooms were clean and well kept. I would recommend this motel to everyone especially if you're looking for somewhere to stay while enjoying galena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This was our third stay at The View. We were met with Pinot Grigio on arrival, a clean room, an extremely comfortable bed, and super nice owners all at about a third of what it would cost you to drive a little further into "the territories" to rest your weary head. Bonus to Chestnut Mountain visitors is that this establishment... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Andy and Joyce the owners are wonderful people. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and well taken car of. Impressive since I'm a business traveller that only stays at Marriotts. This is my choice hotel to stay at with the kids during ski season. 12 minutes from chestnut!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

When we came in late last night we were greeted with a glass of brandy which was very nice considering our truck was stuck in a ditch down the road. The owners actually offered to take us to our truck in the morning. Very hospitable. Clean room, great service, and really good showers.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I needed a place to stay equidistant from Hanover and Galena and we were lucky to book at the View Motel. We stayed in their larger room, the Essex Room, because it was a special occasion. Owners Andy and Joyce were very welcoming, offering us a bottle of wine and even having us over to their home... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you just want to come up to Galena and stay the weekend and not spent all of your money on a room This is the place. Clean rooms right off RT20 with very nice host. If you are up on the weekend when you get back from dinner in Galena you can sit around a campfire and enjoy a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Can't top all of these reviews, but they are correct. I stop 2-3 times a year on business in the area and THE VIEW is my home base and home away from home. Andy and Joyce make it comfortable and homey. Tell your friends.....this is the place to stay in Northwest Illinois!!

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Dekalb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We often stay at The View Motel when visiting Galena because it makes our getaways even better. Only 15 minutes from downtown Galena and a beautiful scenic drive. Clean, cozy, rooms. Great showers with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. A great view of the hills and countryside from every side of the motel. Consistent updating, remodeling and... More 

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Knox, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

From our first visit several years ago until our last visit May 2014, I love the place and Joyce and Andy...We ride motorcycles with family and friends, every year in May its our first ride to Galena Ill. We stay at the View. Andy and Joyce welcome us with friendly smiles and cold beverages no matter what time of day... More 

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