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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

#1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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3.0 of 5
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9853 US Rt. 20 W, Galena, IL 61036
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very clean, very accommodating place to stay. We had a suite with a hot tub and fire place, and the room was fantastic. Beautiful reading room and rec room off the main lobby, and the restaurant at the hotel is a fantastic little Irish place with good food, cool live music, and good drinks. Would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for the weekend and really enjoyed the hotel. Other reviewers had knocked it for being gimmicky, but we thought it was in no way over the top. In fact our room had very little "Irish" style decor that would lead one to believe that they were in anything but a regular hotel. The room itself was a good... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a return guest of the Irish Cottage in Galena, my wife and I wanted to share this trip with her sister and brother-in-law. We've had sooo many great times there in the past, with ourselves and with our family, that we wanted to expand and offer others this same type of warmth and hospitality. We've never been disappointed by... More 

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Saint Anne, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to run away for the weekend and found the Irish Cottage on TripAdvisor. We were given an Aran junior suite ( very nice for couples). The view of the valley and hills at day break is very nice. The staff introduced themselves to us as we went through the pub and remembered our names. The library is spacious... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel the end of March for a spring break little get away. We were very pleasantly surprised at how much we liked it here. The hotel is close to downtown Galena so it is easy to get around. The scones in the morning were very good! Having an after dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I have visited the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel twice now. Each visit has been wonderful. Breakfast is included. Irish dancers and music on weekends. Leather couches in the library. Full spa available. Can't go wrong!! You can do as little or as much as you want - it all adds up to relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Irish Cottage is perfect for relaxing weekend getaway. Great atmosphere, great service, really great food & entertainment. It's a short drive or walk from main street shopping & wine tasting. Close to wineries & scenic hills of Galena. I've stayed here twice & will go back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife there for a late Valentines day weekend, and had a GREAT time! From the start, the people at the front desk were professional, prompt, and ready. I had asked for a Cheese tray and bottle of wine upon our arrival, and it was ready and delicious in our room. Our room was perfect as well. We got... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Irish Cottage! It is very quaint. Rooms are large and well-appointed; it is very quiet; and the Pub is great - good food and Irish dance and music on weekends. The free hot breakfast was exceptionally tasty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had two good nights stay. Enjoyed the attached Frank O'dowds Pub. Check in was really quick. Room had fridge that didn't seem cold enough. Ended up leaving some clothing items there after checkout and they called me the same day to see if I wanted them to mail them to me as I was not going to drive three hours... More 

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