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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Florissant, Missouri
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Irish decor might fool you into thinking you're in Ireland ! The lobby, registration area and pub are very charming and cozy. Continental breakfast of fresh-baked scones, fruit and eggs served every morning. The hotel is very clean, including the rooms. Not as much Irish charm in the rooms but the beds are comfortable. And really how much time... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had booked a trip for my parents to stay over valentines day weekend. Unfortunately my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer right before the holidays, and was going to have to start chemo. Their stay in February was not going to happen due to this. I contacted Kathleen at the Hotel to explain the situation and ask if i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stated at this hotel as a celebration for his birthday! The customer service was beyond than what we have experienced before and even flexible to fit our needs! The complimentary breakfast was definitely not the usual continental brealfast usually offered at most hotels! The food was amazing and offered similar to restaurant style! Comfortable rooms and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to Galena many times and stayed at several hotels. That being said, the Irish Cottage is my absolute favorite place to stay and I'd highly recommend it to family and friends! The staff is extremely friendly and go out of their way to welcome you. The rooms are very clean and large. The library with its beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stay in Galena. It is close to all the main attractions. They also did a very nice job accommodating gluten free/dairy free needs at breakfast. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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Racine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 3-night weekday stay here very much. The location is minutes away from town and set back off the highway. Our room faced the back and overlooked a distant beautiful rolling hill with roaming cows, it was quiet and peaceful! There is also woodsy foliage in view that hides a walking path (would not recommend sandals for this)... More 

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Iowa City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed friendly service, well maintained facilities, comfie bed and a Guinness in the charming bar. There's a great lobby and a lot of attention to making this an Irish themed hotel. But calling it a boutique hotel is misleading and generous. It's on a highway and the rooms, while clean and roomy, still were originally a Comfort Inn variety... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancee and I stayed here on a weekend getaway. We were very impressed with the quality and cleanliness of our room and the hotel as a whole. The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, which is nice to get away from at the end of the day and just relax. The onsite... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely little "cottage". The lobby and sitting area were lovely. The rooms were clean and more modern than expected. Frank O'Dowd's had the extremely talented Irish singer/songwriter Ian Gould performing all weekend which was fantastic. I would definitely recommend staying at this cozy cottage.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a motorcycle road trip. Excellent hotel from which to explore galena territory or the nearby Mississippi. Entire staff was hospitable - the attached restaurant and bar serves excellent Irish fare with great live music on the weekends. Management was exceptionally understanding when I had to cut my stay one day short due to pending major thunderstorms forecasted... More 

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