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Marcotte's Family Motel

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2156 East Route 20, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Marcotte's Family Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Elizabeth
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palatine, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I encountered the motel while making an impromptu “escape” from a hectic work week. Set on top of a hill along US Highway 20, 15-20 minutes outside of Galena it s convenient, it commands a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. The large room was comfortably appointed with a king bed, microwave, refrigerator, table and chairs, a large stuffed chair,... More

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Santa Barbara , California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My class reunion prompted our return visit to Marcotte's this Summer. After driving from California we stayed 5 nights at Marcotte's and enjoyed it very much! Beds at comfortable, kitchen and bathroom was spotless. One of the best things is they are pet friendly so we brought our Corgi on our trip. We would highly recommend staying at Marcotte's and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We spent two days at the motel during the 4th of July long weekend. The room and bathroom were large and had everything we needed: great nature view, comfortable cute clean bedding, fridge and microwave. The owners are very pleasant and hospitable. They showed us on the map off-beaten scenic path directions to the local attractions, made bonfire to repel... More

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Collinsville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here for two days and loved it! The room in which we stayed had a king bed, microwave and refrigerator and there was a table and chairs, daybed and comfy chair included in the room. This is the type of motel that is very family and couple friendly, with a great view of the valley and chairs to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had driven a U-Haul accross parts of Iowa - booooooring! - that day, continuing onwards to Illinois, and had already picked Elizabeth, IL as my goal for the night. When I finally showed up at Marcotte's Family Motel way late and way after dark (in the middle of August) I nevertheless received a perfectly friendly welcome and found myself... More

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bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was not impressed with this place at all. Thankfully, I only had to spend one night there. Our room smelled musty and when I went to open the window to get some fresh air there were a bunch of dead bugs & wasps in the window. Our overhead light had one blown out bulb & the light fixture had... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I just happened on the Marcotte by accident. Going there two weeks ago, we were having difficulty making reservations anywhere in the Galena area and luckily the Marcotte had just gotten a last-minute cancellation. We felt particularly fortunate when we arrived there because the Marcotte was the type of homey, friendly, scenic spot we were looking for.... More

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Belleville, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed at Marcotte's Family Motel 2 nights and very much enjoyed my stay. The owners were very nice and provided a tray of coffee and muffins each morning outside our room. The room was nice and cozy with an updated looking bathroom. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the room both of which were clean. I was vacationing... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed several days. I am not as excited about it as some reviewers. The owners are very nice. The room I was in was OK. The setting is beautiful but be aware that it is a mile out of town. It is a very peaceful place. The owners built a campfire on Saturday night which was very hospitable. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I made the mistake of reading the glowing reviews of Marcotte Family Motel and booked a room here. Upon arrival, the owners were nowhere to be found. The room reminded me of my great grandma's apartment, which always spooked me out each time I visited. Smashed bugs on the ceiling .... does anyone care to clean it? Creepy chairs, mismatched... More

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MarcottesFamilyMotel, Owner at Marcotte's Family Motel, responded to this review

It concerns us greatly that your stay at our lodging property was less than our normal high standards. We would have loved the opportunity to correct any problems that you encountered with your stay at that time. We do apologize if we did not ask you how your stay was at the time you turned your key in; this is... More

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Address: 2156 East Route 20, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Location: United States > Illinois > Elizabeth
Also Known As:
Marcottes Family Hotel

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We are a family-run motel dedicated to our guests' having the best motel experience ever! Whether you're staying in the Galena/JoDaviess County area for a few days or just passing through, we want you to enjoy your stay and recommend us to your friends and family. ... more   less 
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