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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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Andy and Joyce were excellent hosts. We were greeted with a very nice glass of wine. Our room was immaculate! The view was outstanding. Andy provided a great fire each evening along with great conversation. We will definitely return to celebrate another special occasion.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable stay. We arrived early and our room was ready. Our room was immaculate and the view was spectacular. We wanted a quiet getaway for our 38th wedding anniversary that was motorcycle friendly and close to Galena. The View was the answer. Andy and Joyce made our stay very enjoyable. Great conversation outside in the early evening. Had to... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Treated us as kings. Provided free beer after a hot day of riding our motorcycles. First class hospitality. Rooms were clean and had everything you need. Even provided towels to wipe our bikes off, after a long day of riding and clean the dew off in the morning. Nice view from the motel too, overlooking the valley. When in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Was so impressed with our hosts. Free glass of wine at check in. Knowledgeable about local eateries. Clean rooms. Beautiful view. Great place. Visiting family for a reunion and needed several rooms. One for my aunt who has a walker and mobility issues. We were able yo get 4 rooms right next to each other. Pleasant place. Nice sitting area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Andy and Joyce greeted us with a glass of wine at check in. Our room was ready when we arrived at noon. Stayed in number 9. Immaculately clean, comfy mattresses, fluffy pillows and soft comfy towels. Andy made a fire for us both evenings. Enjoyed chatting with him and Joyce and others who were staying there. They go above and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 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 May 21, 2015

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 May 8, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 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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