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318 Hill Street., Galena, IL 61036
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Hellman Guest House
Ranked #14 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Martinsville, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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west dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

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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17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I just stayed two nights to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. Rita is so gracious and knowledgeable about the city. She had great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. The breakfasts were delicious and I couldn't keep my hand out of the endless cookie jar! We even mentioned to... More

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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My husband and I staying at the Hellman Guest House this past weekend for a quick overnight getaway; it was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and it left a fantastic first impression. As others have mentioned the house is in a great location high on the hillside overlooking downtown. It is a Victorian home with original hardwood trim and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our two night stay at the Hellman Guest House was our first visit to Galena. The house is in a nice location, high on the hillside overlooking the town. We appreciated both the quiet setting and the beautiful home filled with antiques. Rita was a friendly hostess and very knowledgeable about the area. She gave us excellent advice about things... More

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Address: 318 Hill Street., Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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