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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9853 US Rt. 20 W, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zionsville, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My BFF and I stayed at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in early July 2014 on a girls getaway. Ireland is one of my favorite travel destinations and while you won't mistake this place for the real thing, the effect is convincing enough to tide you over until your next visit to the Emerald Isle! Love how each guest room... More

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bellaxoxo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed at this hotel this weekend, and we were very happy with it. It's cute, quaint, and most importantly to us, very clean. The staff was friendly as well. The hotel was about a mile from Galena's Main Street, which was great, nice & close. Our ONLY gripe about our stay was that the pillows were horrible. They... More

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Keokuk, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five couples came to Galena for a fun few days. When we checked into The Irish Cottage, we mentioned that we were there to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of two of the couples we were meeting. Immediately they upgraded these two rooms for the anniversary couples. What a wonderful thing for them to do. Everything about this hotel was excellent... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great - very close to downtown shops. Room was very pleasant and the pub was a pleasant place to go for some entertainment and a beverage. I cannot compare to any of the other hotels in the area as this was our first visit to Galena, but I would certainly consider staying here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms, helpful and courteous staff. Restaurant has good food, especially liked the shepherd's pie. The continental breakfast is very nice. Generally, it was an unexciting and somewhat uninteresting visit. The atmosphere seems Irish, or English, or Scottish, French, etc. If you want a distinctly and noticeably Irish experience, you really won't find it here. It's a just nice hotel... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galena is an out of town destination for our family. Our son and daughter-in-law decided on Galena for the location of their wedding because it was convenient for both families. We knew nothing about Galena. Last fall we spent a weekend looking for a rehearsal dinner venue. All the restaurants were very accommodating. We settled on the Irish Cottage because... More

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Loves Park, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have grown up coming to Galena at least once a year and over a lifetime of 33 years that is a lot of stays. The Irish Cottage is a WONDERFUL hotel with a great spa, pub, and service. We stayed here for an anniversary weekend and it was everything I thought it would be. The room was very well... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I made the trip as our annual Galena Getaway. This was our first stay with the Irish Cottage and we enjoyed it very much. The breakfast was good. A Hot Entree was available. We had dinner there one night and it was good and the entertainment (Irish Folk singer - a local person) was good and fun.... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I needed a weekend to decompress and reconnect to each other. We visited Galena many times and drove by the Irish Cottage Inn on the way to town. The appearance and ambiance of the hotel had always intrigued me, so I decided to give it a shot. I booked the "anniversary package" which included a 2 room... More

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Metamora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were spotless clean and looked new, or at least recently renovated. We had a view of the rolling hills around Galena . . I would recommend requesting this "valley view." Main lobby and Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub were decorated nicely . . lots of wood, leather furniture, good ambiance. Breakfast was a fun variation on the typical continental breakfast.... More

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Address: 9853 US Rt. 20 W, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 4*
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Irish Cottage Galena

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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Galena #3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
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