We decided to do an overnight in Galena in February 2012 for my birthday (only 20 minutes away from Dubuque, IA).
We were kind of thinking about a theme room as a nice getway from the kiddos. I had checked into the rooms at the Don Q Inn in Dodgeville, Wi, but the rooms seemed really dated and the price was pretty high. Also, there was not much in Dodgeville that we wanted to see, other than the House on the Rocks, and I think we will save that for another time. The Best Western Designer Inn and Suites has theme rooms here, so we looked at this hotel next. Unfortunately, all theme rooms were sold out (this was Valentines' weekend), but they did have a king bed with whirlpool and fireplace available for a lot less than in Dodgeville, so we booked it.) What a great choice!!!
The room was great for a romantic overnight not far from home. I am posting pictures to show how nice the room was. We will definitely come back and will try to get a theme room the next time. They look great from the pictures we have seen.
Anyway, our room was clean, nicely decorated, and well taken care of. The bed was comfy. There was a flat-screen TV. The whirlpool was way big enough for two and was in the bedroom, not some tiny tub stuffed off into a bathroom that only fits one. There was an inside and outside door. We were actually on the parking lot side on first floor, so we did not have much of a view or a balcony, but it looks beautiful from the other side of the hotel. I would request the side facing the woods if I was booking again, and I think a balcony would be nice too.
The staff were friendly and open to giving ideas on what to do.
We did not get a chance to try the breakfast or pool area, but we hope to try both of them in the future, as we have heard great things about them both.
We would definitely recommend this place to friends and will be back ourselves!!!