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900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Beecher IL
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

My husband and I took a 5 day driving tour along the Mississippi river and for our first night we stayed here. The home is beautiful and the owners were very nice. After breakfast they told us quite a few interesting facts about their home and the area. This home is located within walking distance from Grant's home and downtown Galena. We would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

Aldrich House is the best place to stay in Galena! Brian and Fran's beautiful home is comfortable and cozy. They cater to your every need and make you feel most welcome. You can walk to everything there is to see or do or just relax on their charming porch. Breakfast is wonderful with a new gourmet treat every morning. The wine and cheese hour in the evening is a great way to meet the other guests. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

My wife and I were married in this Guest House in 1991 by a Justice of the Peace with the then proprietor as our only witness. We have been back to Galena, but never stayed again at this particular b&b. It was suggested that the Aldrich House might also be a good choice for my wife's annual sister reunion this year and it worked out great. We booked early enough to reserve rooms for four couples and had the treat of staying in the same room as our wedding night 18 years ago.
Fran and Brian were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were truly gourmet delights and both were very generous in helping us plan our Galena activities. The house is historic (Lincoln, Grant and Mark Twain all stayed here) and it is on a quiet side street within easy walking distance of downtown. The house is immaculate with much attention to detail.
This is a very special place for us, so book early and it may become a special place for you as well.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Milan,Illinois
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

We stayed two nights at the Aldrich B&B and would definitely return.We were made to feel as if it were our own home but without having to do the up-keep. The inn was meticulous and the innkeepers were very accomodating.We loved the fact that everything was within walking distance but yet the area was quiet and had beautiful flower gardens.I especially liked the large screened in porch and porch swing,perfect for morning coffee and afternoon tea.Excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

The Aldrich House is a great place to stay in Galena. I traveled with my 2 sisters for a short weekend getaway, and we were able to walk to Main St. in about 5 minutes from the Aldrich House. Fran, the owner, was very friendly and warm. She cooked tasty and filling breakfasts, was available to help with tourist plans, and made us feel welcomed.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

The bed and breakfast was within walking distance to historic downtown Galena. The hosts were welcoming and the house was charming. We stepped back in time and relaxed. Providing a gluten free menu was also a wonderul touch.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

Lovely furnished historical house built in 1857 but very modern and well maintained. They have four guest rooms each varying in size but all with own bath and lovely furnishings. Brian and Fran are lovely gracious hosts. The breakfasts were wonderful and ample. Fran is a gourmet cook. Hotel is right in the heart of the city but is on a quiet street. Price of the B and B seemed very reasonable. Only complaint is that we could not stay longer than 3 days.

  • Liked — good value lovely rooms and food
  • Disliked — would have prefered a room on the first floor but all guest rooms are on the upper floor
  • Stayed October 2008, 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
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Address: 900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Galena's premier boutique bed and breakfast, you will find the elegance and luxury of the mansion that the house was built for in 1845 perfectly blended with modern sophistication and unsurpassed professional, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service. Located just a 5 minute walk to Main Street, whether you're coming to enjoy the Galena Triathlon of "Eating, Shopping, and Drinking", to explore the stunning surrounding hills by hiking, biking, or skiing, or to simply enjoy time together with that special someone or even to have a friends or family getaway, Aldrich Guest House is the perfect home base. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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Aldrich Guest House Hotel Galena

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