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“It's the shower, Silly!” 4 of 5 stars
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2500 US 20 West, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabeth
Near Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“It's the shower, Silly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The View Motel reflects nearly everything that has been said here. Rooms are very clean, owners very nice, truly the kind of motel you remember from your childhood. One thing setting it apart, however, is that shower. Andy explains that he's somehow increased the water pressure, and that was a good move on his part. That shower velocity can stand beside any of the fancy shower heads at far fancier motels! Tired after a long drive, or from a day of sightseeing? Step into that shower and give your muscles a relaxing. Only one negative from my standpoint, and that's the traffic from Highway 20.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Elysian, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

After riding 300 miles on motorcycle it was a refreshing stop. What a surprise we encountered. The owners were very friendly, we enjoyed a complementary glass of wine, had a great clean and comfortable room. Enjoyed a fire in the evening with the other guests. It is a only a few miles away from Galena. We would highly recommend this motel to all our friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knob Noster, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The owner was very gracious and helpful regarding the area since we were not familiar. The room was very clean and comfortable. The price for the room was reasonable for the area. Highly recommend this motel but would be wise to call and make reservations in advance.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

One of the best small motels I have seen. Loved the decor, and the service. This is not one of those places that looks different when you arrive, the pictures on their website are a clear representation of their establishment. I would not hesitate recommending The View.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is the type of motel that you stayed in when you were a kid on a family vacation. Andy and Joyce do a great job, and make you feel like a valued guest. They go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It is 13-14 minutes from Galena. There is some traffic noise, but does not distract from the views and hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
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15 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here for the first time and enjoyed our stay. Andy and Joyce are everything everyone has written about them. The accommodations are very clean and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. A complimentary glass of wine or beer as you arrive, bonfire in the evening complete with music and towels just for your motorcycle to wipe down in the morning. If you want a weekend reservation though, call early because they can book up a month in advance. Have been coming to the Galena area for over 30 years and this place far surpasses any other motel in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grayslake, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Wonderful stay on Labor Day weekend. Clean, comfortable and very affordable. Andy and Joyce are REAL people that want you to enjoy your stay. The recommendations we were given for breakfast and dinner were perfect. This was my first stay at The View but it won't be me last!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The View Motel

Address: 2500 US 20 West, Junction of Hwys 20 & 84, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Location: United States > Illinois > Elizabeth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The View Hotel Elizabeth
View Hotel Elizabeth

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