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“Loved Everything!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bernadine's Stillman Inn
513 Bouthiller St, Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #7 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Genoa
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“Loved Everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

We loved everything!!! The breakfast was wonderful!!! Every detail was taken care of and they treated us like we were old friends!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bettendorf, Ia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

From the moment you arrive, the owner Dave will provide you with a warm welcome and be very attentive to your needs and wants while you're in Galena. He'll go out of his way to introduce guests to each other. Galena has lots to offer and make sure to ask him for recommendations. Breakfast is m-m-m good and served promptly at 8:30 am.

Stayed September 2007
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Chicago
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2007

We went to the Stillman Inn for my (Angie) birthday in August 0f 2007. It was the best time I had in my life. The owners Dave and Bernadine, and their concierge Travis were the best EVER. We stayed in the Grand room which pictures don't do it any justice. Although Dave was very thorough in enlightining us on all the amenities and attractions of famous Galena, we had more fun just sitting on the porch in the bathrobes they provided, and watching movies on the in room DVD player, with movies supplied by them from their vast collection. Their breakfast was to die for and my fiance fell in love with their "love cakes", not to mention their endless chocolate cookies; (he arrived a sceptic, and left a fan). Overall this was the best place I've ever been and I had the best time of my life and was so happy and pleased to come home and say that I did absoultely nothing but enjoyed myself at their LOVELY and extremely warming facility. It doesn't get any better than this except for staying with family!!!

Lex and Angie

Stayed August 2007
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cvredev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

Friendly owners and staff. Spacious and tasteful rooms. Clean.

While the traffic noise off the honeymoon suite deck was a little distracting, the rest of the experience more than outweighed it. Breakfast is made to order (and tasty) and is served by the host. The atmosphere is casual, cordial and friendly. Our host offered us directions, tips, and ideas when visiting town...he even made reservations for us in restaurants as well while we were out shopping. My wife can't stop gushing about the room, which I think is bigger than our apartment and feels even larger with the twelve foot ceilings. While it's a short trip to downtown it is very accessible to everything. there is also an Irish pub just back over the hill that we visited.
We've been pleased by the whole experience.

  • Liked — The house
  • Disliked — the traffic noise
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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canastota,ny
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2007

We spent 3 nights at the Stillman, and really enjoyed it. We chose the inn because we knew it was air conditioned, and boy did we ever need it. We were there for 3 of the hottest nights of the summer, but never suffered from the heat while in our room.
The owner Dave Anderson made us feel very welcome, and went out of his way to make our visit very comfortable. It has often been our experience that we hardly ever saw the inn keeper after check in. Dave was front and center serving breakfast, answering questions and introducing fellow travelers. It was obvious that he enjoyed having us in his home as much as we enjoyed being there.
The breakfasts were very nice, and the arrangement of tables gave us an opportunity to meet other guests at the inn.
Overall our time at the Stillman was delightful...and would be well worth repeating!

Stayed August 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2007

Excelent, nice, extraordinay breakfast. Nice costumer service. Made us feel at home

  • Liked — location, attention
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chicago,illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2007

Great time at the inn. The company was great and everyone was very helpful. The pancakes I would highly recommend because they were awesome. We would love to go back again for a getaway.

  • Liked — Relaxing
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Address: 513 Bouthiller St, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic and Historic 1858 French Italiante Bed and Breakfast. Awarded "Best Breakfast In the Midwest" and "Best Innkeeper" among others. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of this attractive destination. ... more   less 
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