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Irish Cottage Inn & Suites

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9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 11 hotels in Galena
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Galena does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Irish Cottage Inn & Suites, a nice option for travelers like you. Nearby landmarks such as Washburne House State Historic Site (0.5 mi) and Belvedere Mansion (0.6 mi) make Irish Cottage Inn & Suites a great place to stay when visiting Galena. Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Los Aztecas II, Campeche Restaurant, and Ayalas Las Margarita, which are some Mexican restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Should time allow, Ulysses S. Grant Home is a popular attraction that is within walking distance. Irish Cottage Inn & Suites looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Galena.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Charming
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Paula M wrote a review Sep 2022
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My husband and I recently stayed at the Irish Cottage in September. Great hotel, clean, very friendly staff, love that they added the transportation to downtown. I was reluctant at first to even book there because of the distance to the downtown, especially after a few wine tastings, but so glad I did and they advertised the message of “shuttle to downtown”. That is why I decided to book a room and was even more delighted with Brian, the shuttle driver. He was the driver both days and he was fantastic. Prompt, friendly, communicated well how the service worked!! Never waited and he got us back and forth safely! Thank you Brian for your stellar work and making our stay even more enjoyable. Thanks Irish Cottage for adding a great amenity and offering this to your guests!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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4GS4UNI wrote a review Sep 2022
Cedar Falls, Iowa3 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed our driver Brian & the shuttle service to & from downtown that was provided during our stay. The hot breakfast at the restaurant on site was great. The check in experience was wonderful. The bed was comfortable & the room was clean. Overall, a wonderful weekend & we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review of your stay with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your shuttle experience with Brian! Our team loves to hear that you had good encounters with our staff, and the cleanliness of your room! We will look forward to seeing you on a future trip to Galena!
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andrea w wrote a review Sep 2022
Cork, Ireland18 contributions14 helpful votes
From check in to check out the staff was friendly and helpful. We ate dinner in the pub and it was delicious. Having lived in Ireland for four years I can say this is the closest I’ve to to a proper Irish pub in the US. The decor was also very tastefully done - not “camp” at all - our room was from county Clare and the artwork was spot on.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 4 days ago
Andrea, Thank you for the best compliments all around! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our staff, your dinner at Frank O'Dowd's, and the County Clare artwork! We appreciate your 5 out of 5 review! We are pleased that you had a good stay experience! We do hope that if you make another trip back to Galena, that you will choose to be our guest once more!
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Jen B wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel is great. Very friendly staff, charming and good location. The entertainment at the bar was great and the breakfast in the morning was good and very convenient. The shuttle service was awesome. Thank you to Brian (shuttle driver) for taking great care of us!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Jen B, We want to thank you for the 5 out of 5 review! We love that you found our staff friendly and our location easily situated to downtown! We think that Andreas Transo does a great job of entertaining with music and his sea shanties! So glad you enjoyed your time in Frank O'Dowd's! We will pass your compliments to Brian and are happy to hear he made your experience a good one! Come see us again!
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Zach M wrote a review Sep 2022
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The entire staff was super helpful. Breakfast was better then any other hotel we’ve ever stayed at. The Shuttle service makes it feel like your staying on Main Street. Brian was there to pick you up or drop you off whenever you called.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Zach, We appreciate the great review and feedback! Our goal with our shuttle service was to make it easier for our guests to be able to access our beautiful downtown Galena area! We are glad that Brian took care of you, he does a great job driving the shuttle van! We do hope you will stay with us again on a future visit! Thank you!
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Jason D Lough wrote a review Sep 2022
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Excellent Service!!! Brian was terrific!! Very personable and knowledgeable!! He was at our pickup point within minutes of calling him. Van was very well maintained and clean. Would definately recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our shuttle service and Brain as your driver! We think Brian is a great asset to our team! So glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again!
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Sarah B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Brian was our shuttle driver for the weekend and did an amazing job! Whenever we called him, he was there to pick us up within minutes! It was so very convenient to be able to shuttle back and forth from our hotel to downtown Galena. We didn’t have to worry about finding parking and could enjoy the day/evening without worry. He was nice, courteous and helpful. Definitely recommend Brian for the shuttle!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sarah, Thank you for your review! We love that you enjoyed our shuttle service that is part of our amenity package at the hotel! We were excited to roll this out to guests as we want to provide you with that worry free experience when it comes to downtown parking hassles! So glad you could enjoy your time here in Galena! We hope you will choose to be our guest again on a future trip!
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Fialacolada wrote a review Sep 2022
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Loved the shuttle service, we have stay d in Galena several times and it was the first time we had a hotel with shuttle service and we will always stay here going forward because of this. It is difficult and expensive at times to find parking in downtown Galena and it was so nice to have an all day shuttle service that had hours well into the night that ran you back and forth. Brian the driver was amazing and very accommodating. The pub was fun and the music by Meghan was fun. The beds were hard as heck and the towels were scratchy but all and all it was a great value for the money. We will be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We want to thank you for complimenting Brain and our shuttle service! We believe our team members are ambassadors to Galena and know that Brian really works and being hospitable and knowledgeable about Galena! It is great that you were able to experience the pub and hear Meghan play! We will take your comments back to our management and housekeeping team to work on updating some of the items you mentioned.
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Dennis E wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Irish cottage shuttle service is fantastic. Great service for our visits to town. Thanks Brian your hospitality was great. Will definitely recommend you to anyone who comes here. Very polite and on time.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Wow 50 years! Congrats! We love hearing that you had a great time while staying with us and visiting Galena! We are a huge fan of Brain as our shuttle driver! He does a great job! We hope that if you ever visit Galena again we will be your first choice in hospitality and lodging! Thank you for your review!
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Sara H wrote a review Sep 2022
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Don was a blast! Full of information and funny to boot! Thanks for safely toting us to and from down town. The Irish Cottage was beautiful and relaxing! Thanks for making our first Galena trip amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Krystle Hewitt, General Manager at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your 5 out f o5 review! We love that you enjoyed your stay and your shuttle service with Don! We think Don is a great team member! We hope on your next trip to Galena that you will choose to be our guest once more!
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PRICE RANGE
$126 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
irish cottage hotel, irish cottage galena
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisGalena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.8 miles), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.9 miles), and Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fried Green Tomatoes, Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub, and Fritz and Frites.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Irish Cottage Inn & Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Galena.
Does Irish Cottage Inn & Suites offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.5 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.8 miles), and Dowling House (0.9 miles).
Is Irish Cottage Inn & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.