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The Steamboat House

605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
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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Macomb, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a grand old house. Beautiful inside and out. Close to downtown Galena yet secluded from the noise. You are greeted by Carol who is friendly and accommodating. The Room we chose had a great little enclosed balcony which was great in the evening for a quiet glass of wine and in the morning for a cup of coffee. The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful stay! This was our first stay at a B & B. Carol welcomed us with open arms and provided us with a tour of the magnificent home. The online pictures do not do justice to the detail of the Victorian home. Our room was finely decorated, well furnished, and included a private bathroom. The entire home is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My gf and I stayed here during what I intended to be a romantic getaway. Luckily, Glen and Char made me look good. At the end of the trip, she was refreshed after a long week at work and couldn't stop talking about how much she liked the Steamboat House. Probably her best review was that it "felt like home."... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just stayed 2 nights at Steamboat House. I really enjoyed my stay and have no real complaints. I was in the Amanda room which was a nice choice. The window looked out onto the front yard/garden. I don't think it was the largest room but it did not feel small or cramped. The shower is pretty small and might be... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over Memorial Day for a quick get-away. This bed and breakfast was everything we hoped it would be, and more. The mansion is breath taking, and the owners, Glen and Char, have done an amazing job with keeping it clean and beautiful. You can tell they are passionate about providing a great experience for... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister-in-law and I truly enjoyed our stay in Galena and The Steamboat House owners/inn-keepers (Glen & Char) were very much a part of that! Only a select few, very special people can do what they do in the manner that they do it—conversing with and making everyone feel welcome so naturally, effortlessly. The B&B is absolutely beautiful; you feel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this B&B for a weekend in January as a Christmas present to ourselves (treat yo’self!) We’re in our mid-twenties and have never stayed at a B&B before. We arrived after a long day of skiing and were warmly welcomed with a glass of wine and some great conversation with Char and Glen… off to a... More 

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Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Number of rooms: 5
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