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“Family Reunion” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Galena

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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Galena
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   940 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL 61036 (Formerly Stoney Creek Inn Galena)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Racine, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Family Reunion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had our family reunion at this hotel this past weekend 6/22/13. The rooms were very nice and clean, but disappointed there were only double beds in 2-bed rooms. Not big enough beds for us and others complained of the same. The reunion room was nice and clean but hot. AC could not keep up when people started to arrive and was too warm. Family playing instruments said their instruments got too warm and also selves. Only other complaint was the staff (just one) was rude to people and not accomadating at all. Sorry to say, we will not stay or have another family reunion at this hotel again. It is definately crossed off our list of favorites. We reserved at least 12 or 13 rooms.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have stayed at another Stoney Creek in the past, but this was my husband's first experience. I knew he would love it, and he did.

Excellent service, with a quiet location. Spend a very little bit extra for an expanded king or themed suite. It is so worth it. The regular rooms are fine, but why stay in one if you can afford a few more dollars a night for something special?

The rooms are absolutely immaculate, and the beds are very comfortable. Quality all the way. The pool is exceptional, and the pictures on the website don't do it justice. Huge beamed ceiling with skylights, themed sconces, plenty of seating, both inside and outside. Great, large spa set above the pool, surrounded by rocks. There is a sauna and private pool showers. Can you tell I liked the pool?

Nice little lounge off the lobby is friendly and adequate.

If I have one slight knock on this hotel, it would be the breakfast. Powdered eggs were cooked so well done they were actually hard, and there was basic waffles and baked goods. The coffee was pretty good, but spend a couple of dollars and go to Otto's for breakfast.

We are staying here for a week in August, and I can't wait. I even requested the same room we had this time. Great job Stoney Creek!

Room Tip: I usually like a top floor location due to footsteps above, but we had no issue on the first floor...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plainfield, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A very rustic looking inn and very clean. The ladies at the front desk at check in were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a hot breakfast with a lot of choices. This inn is only about five minutes from Galena.

Room Tip: This inn does not have an elevator, so the lower level is better if you can't carry your bags up...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Grayslake, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Located just outside of downtown and near a McDonalds and Piggly Wiggly, this hotel is a bargain. $88 for a family of four. The room was quiet and dark making for a good sleep. Breakfast included waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal and other continental fare. Nice pool and hot tub. We were very happy with the accommodations.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Surrounding the hotel is a piggly wiggly and McDonald's, you don't go here for the view. You go here for the unparalleled customer service, ambiance, included breakfast, and comfy rooms. Our kids loved the pool/hottub area. Our extended space king gave us a ton of room for my wife and I and two young children. We would definitely come Bach her if we ever come back to galena. We really recommend it and it is a really good value. Less than 100 a night! The staff goes above and beyond. So while you won't be sipping a cocktail, and staring at a beautiful piggly wiggly, you will have a tremendous stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lockport, Illinois
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

We booked a last minute, one night stay at Stoney Creek Inn and were very delighted with our stay. Our king bed room was roomy and very clean. Bed was comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was excellent. It included oatmeal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, waffles, bagels, muffins, and a biscuits and gravy.

Stoney creek is not within walking distance of downtown Galena but this seemed to help with the surrounding noise level. It was extremely quiet.

  • Stayed June 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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Mumbai
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had a mini vacation in Galena in May and decided to stay Galena despite some reviews that revealed "biased" treatment. Clearly the management has taken action on it.
Pros - Value for money since the hotels and B&B at "downtown" Galena are more expensive and for certain valid reasons do not accept families with children below 12 years.
-Friendly and helpful staff
- about 10 minutes from heart of Galena

Cons- "Okay breakfast" the omelettes were places in a covered container and sweated to point a beyond redemption
- Rooms are rather small

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Galena

Address: 940 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL 61036 (Formerly Stoney Creek Inn Galena)
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#5 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Galena 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gravitate to Galena. After a wonderful day shopping more than 100 antique stores, marveling at historic 19th-century architecture, playing a round of championship golf, hitting the slopes or experiencing one of Galena's many unique restaurants, the Stoney Creek Hotel rooms and theme suites are the perfect place to unwind. Relax by the fire or in our indoor heated pool. We look forward to your arrival. ... more   less 
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