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Hellman Guest House

318 Hill Street., Galena, IL 61036
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rita is a wonderful host. She is extremely knowledgeable about Galena and the surrounding area. Her hospitality is second-to-none. The room is beautiful and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and well-presented in a beautifully decorated dining room. The view of Galena from the porch is commanding and memorable. The location is convenient to Main Street and all its shops and... More 

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Dewitt, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great place to stay, very clean and wonderful breakfast. I would go again good location close to shopping and lot of things to do. First time for B&B and Rita made everyone feel welcome as she is a wonderful host.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I have been to Galena a few times, but this is the first time we stayed in a B&B that's on this side of the river (and high up) --- and we had a wonderful stay. Rita is a wonderful host, and our room was so comfortable. It was really nice to be able to take a... More 

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Martinsville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Way above our expectations. Service was wonderful. Food homemade and fantastic. House true to the 1800s--an original example of the times. Modern bathrooms. Cozy. I'd tell anyone to stay there! Rita is well-informed and prepared and on top of everything. We had a great time. Thank you, Rita!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My gf and I stayed here last December and had a very pleasant stay. We both work in Chicago and weren't able to arrive in Galena until 11. Rita was very accommodating and stayed up to greet us. Breakfast was tasty. Rooms were clean. One of our favorite things was the Skijoring info pamphlet upstairs because, hey, Skijoring. We got... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife & I never stayed at a B&B before, Rita our host was absolutely amazing she catered to us well beyond what we thought she should she made our trip awesome. The rooms perfect always clean & decorated very well to match the setting. We loved it so much we had her reserve it for next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our second time here at the Hellman Guest House. Rita is very accommodating and went out of her way to make sure our time here was relaxing. A tasty breakfast every day and there's always cookies in the cookie jar and bottled water in the fridge.

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Stillwater, MN
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I just spend a great weekend in Galena at the Hellman Guest House. Rita was her usual nice and accommodating self assuring a pleasant visit to this very historic house. It is just the type of Victorian house that I feel if perfect for a B and B. She knows all of the rich history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have stayed at the Hellman House before, and couldn't wait to have time off work and go back. Rita and her daughter Whitney, are great hostesses. Everything was wonderful. Rita made an incredible breakfast. I'm thinking about it now. So good. How great to wake up early to fresh coffee, and smell breakfast cooking. Rita is a great cook.... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed in the Master Suite at the Hellman Guest House for two of our three nights in Galena. The house is very well cared for and clean. The view is amazing! Our room / bathroom was spacious. Breakfasts were good. Rita's love for the house and knowledge of the history of the area was evident. Overall, it was a... More 

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