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The Steamboat House

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605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
The Steamboat House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunlap, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inn has nice main level common areas. Inn was clean with the exception of the bath mirror, but outside cement areas needed sweeping. Would have liked a more comfortable bed, or a gel mat on top of mattress. Comforter in addition to quilt was nice, but all four pillows were flat. Putting one on top of the other was not... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A Truly Amazing Experience! That is definitely how I would describe our recent stay at The Steamboat House in Galena, IL. This was our first ever stay at a Bed & Breakfast and we were traveling with my husband's parents who had received a Gift Certificate for a 2 night stay at The Steamboat House. I was very excited and... More 

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Luck, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I stayed 2 nights here passing through. I have wanted to go to galena for years and it didn't disappoint. I love old houses and this town is full,of the most beautiful architecture. This bed and breakfast is so clean and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were very good. This is the first bed and breakfast I've been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Girls trip - 3 friends from college. Stayed in Elise room. One bed and day bed - beds not that comfortable, we thought new mattresses might do the trick. Room was not well light. We wish there was a water machine or drinking fountain. There is a nice beverage service. Served morning before breakfast and late evening (yummy homemade treats).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

First off, I'm a B&B novice. This was my first B&B experience so my opinion may not have any weight to the connoisseurs. For my money, this place was great. Really cool building with a great interior presence. Literally right around the corner from downtown Galena so it's super convenient for walking to wherever you want to go. The owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed here for 3 days and enjoyed it a lot. The home is very clean and hospitable. The innkeeper provided a vegetarian meal to us with no complaints. This was our first time staying in a B&B and really enjoyed the homey atmosphere!

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a beautifully furnished home. Carol and her daughter were great. We had a very quite visit and stayed 3 nights. Breakfasts were very good although a little less sweet items could be a suggestion for improvement. This home is very close to the center of Galena. Thanks for a lovely visit from Dave and Linda!

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I stayed here after the new owner (Carol G.) took over the place. She runs it with her daughter (who just had a baby) and her granddaughter. We chose this B&B because we are really into old architecture and antiques.. We were shocked when we entered the house and there was no billiards table and all of... More 

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Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat House, responded to this review

I was surprised to read in your recent reveiw that you were unable to find the billiard table. Please be assured that it is and always has been located in the front parlor to the left of the foyer. I can also assure you that the many antiques left by the former owners have been supplemented by additional antique items... More 

Plano, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and found it very enjoyable. The food was very good and so was their hospitality. We would defiantly recommend this bed in breakfast to everyone. Thanks Carol and daughter for all your hard work. Sincerely, Glen and Rene from Plano,Il.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our first visit to a Bed and Breakfast so it was new to us but we enjoyed our visit. It was very quiet and enjoyed the pool table, and the short walk to downtown for shopping and dinner! Very clean and breakfast was very nice as well. Great way to celebrate 40 year Anniversary!

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