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Marcotte's Family Motel

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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Clean, comfortable, best area price in a beautiful natural setting. A wise traveler will stay here in Elizabeth while exploring Galena, the gorgeous Jo Daviess County countryside, the Mississippi River Valley or the Driftless Area. Our room was large with queen bed, sofa, dresser, and rocking chair at window with fantastic view. TV and bathroom also. Coffee and muffins in... More

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

We really appreciate your glowing review and hope you return again soon. Thanks again, Donna and Art More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

These are good people who care, warmhearted and generous. Comfortable, beautiful view, a little funky, spacious. Loved the coffee and home baked muffins. Definitely grandma's place. I hope my kids will want to return. They say they love it but--It's quiet!

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Donna and Art are fabulous hosts! The room was very personal, unique and homey with antique furnishings. The "modern" internet connection and TV service added to the relaxing atmosphere. Add the snowy scene from the back window -- one happy guest!!!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We are season pass holders at Chestnut Mountain who prefer to stay at this lovely little motel when we can manage an overnight trip. Donna and Art are friendly and accommodating and as others have stated, this place feels like an overnight at your favorite grandma's home, complete with coffee and muffins outside your door in the morning. Don't get... More

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Additional Information about Marcotte's Family Motel

Also Known As:
Marcottes Family Hotel
Address: 2156 East Route 20, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Location: United States > Illinois > Elizabeth
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Elizabeth
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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