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The View Motel

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2500 US 20 West, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • 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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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recent trip to Galena shopping with my best friend. Haven't been to Galena in years. Tired of the "chain" hotels and went looking for a something else. I found the View Motel and was checking out the reviews in Trip Adviser- wow every review rates this little hotel as excellent and I can see why. Friendly owners- check in was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The motel is easy to find and conveniently located. It has a very welcoming staff and welcoming glass of wine! Cute exterior and no frills, but clean room. Coffee maker in room. Fun and neighborly place to stay.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic roadside motel. Yes everything is very clean and comfortable. Most rooms have been remodeled and are very fresh. "the View" as the name states is under rated. We sat out back, enjoyed wine with friends as the sun set and showed its blazing glory over the picture perfect landscape of rolling hills and cows grazing. Andy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a few days at the View Motel this past weekend. This motel is a basic no frills motel but it is clean, neat and well maintained. The View does not have the bells and whistles of other hotels but it DOES have the warmth, comfort and great customer service that you would expect from a... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 3 rented 2 rooms for the weekend of the Garlic Festival, on probably the hottest day of the year so far. We were pleasantly surprised by this property that is a small, independently owned motel, sitting just off the main highway on US Route 20. The aptly named View Motel sits atop a ridge overlooking a lovely... More 

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Kenosha, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow.....Where do I start? We stayed here with a large group of bikers on an annual trip and took over all 11 rooms. Andy and Joyce were the PERFECT hosts! Anything we needed, Andy provided for us........including easy check-in, beer upon arrival, immaculately clean rooms, ice for the whole weekend, chairs around the firepit for our whole group, grill with... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this fun little motel with a group of bikers and had a great time. Located at a high point of the state with a great view, the rooms were clean and very presentable. Andy and Joyce are great hosts, offering us drinks, the grill, ice, and the fire pit, where we shared laughs and added memories. Not to mention... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year we do a bike ride out to Galena, IL. We have about 12 bikes that join us. This was our first time staying at The View Motel. I must say this is the absolute BEST place to stay. Andy and Joyce were most accommodating to our group. Upon arrival, Andy had set up the outdoors area perfectly for... More 

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Cambria, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We love The View Motel, we have stayed at The View twice when we visited the Galena area. Andy and Joyce are great hosts, we love the complimentary glass of wine or a cold beer when you check in, nice touch!!! The motel is always clean, they pay a lot of attention to detail. Andy takes a lot of pride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I would recommend the View Motel to all of my friends and family. It's only 10 miles from Galena and is surrounded by a beautiful rolling countryside over looking prairie farmland and woods. In the evening we sat outside and enjoyed the view of the valley below. The owners are a wonderful couple and we were treated with nothing but... More 

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