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The View Motel

Certificate of Excellence
2500 US 20 West, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028
The View Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lake Barrington, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Owners & other guests were very friendly. Yes, it is a 1969 motel, but rooms are neat, clean, flat screen tv, Dish TV & wifi. Thick walls keep the traffic noise out. Mattress & pillows were great, better than some hi end hotels we've stayed at. Enjoyed the pino Grigio when we checked in & the get-together out... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Galena for our anniversary weekend. Andy had fresh flowers in our room for me from my husband. Very nice play to stay. Very nice hotel, clean, owners go out of their way to make your stay excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The View Motel is a classic motel built in 1969. It is very well maintained and clean. The owners greeted us with a free glass of wine when we checked in. My wife and I traveled there to spend the weekend celebrating our Anniversary. When I called the owner to see if I could arrange flowers delivered to our room,... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owners are so sweet and very kind. We booked here even though it was outside of Galena because most the hotels in town were booked. Clean and right off the highway. It's simple but has great views around the back of the hotel

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Belvidere, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 March 29, 2015

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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Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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