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1000 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036-2629
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Certificate of Excellence


#11 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Alice's Snyder House was built in 1856 and retains the charm of a bygone era but with modern amenities. Decorated with many antique treasures, each room has a unique personality. We have private off street parking and you may leave your car and take a short stroll to downtown or General Grant's home. A full breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and always includes a fresh baked pastry. Complimentary refreshments and home baked cookies are available at any hour.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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My husband and I have stayed at Alice’s house several times now. The owners have done a wonderful job of creating a warm and welcoming environment. We were spoiled with delicious homemade breakfasts each morning and homemade cookies in the evening. My husband mentioned one morning that he liked biscuits and gravy and Joan made them for us the next day. How cool is that! Joan and Dave provide great conversation and are a great resource of things to do and places to visit in the area. We will definitely visit again.
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We had higher expectations when visiting the bed and breakfast. We stayed in the double bedroom guest room and it said private bathroom, the bathroom wasn’t connected to the room so we had to walk out into the public hallway. We were not able to control the temperature and the bedrooms were very cold. We also felt like we didn’t have a lot of privacy the owner was always around. We would not visit this bed and breakfast again.
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Response from Joan H, Owner at Alice's Snyder House
Responded Nov 25, 2019
Sorry for your disappointments. I thought I was very open minded when you allowed three unregistered guests, and unexpected by me, to stay in your room. I believe your negative review is due to my asking for the customary extra person charge which I did reduce by over 50%. You are not in college anymore. Galena licensing requires the owner to live on the premises and I have opened my historic home for others to enjoy as my excellent reviews and awards for being a customer favorite confirm.
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This was only my second time at a B&B. This place is walking distance to the Main Street shops and restaurants and about three blocks from President Grant's house. Joan is your host and owner. She is ready to help with plenty of first-hand knowledge. The beds are comfortable, very clean and all of the touches. Homemade cookies, a fridge with bottled water, sodas, coffee, and teas. Bathrooms are nice, well supplied and great water pressure. Joan's breakfasts are wonderful. A real cherry with cream cheese coffee cake, egg dish, fresh-squeezed orange, and mango juice. The next morning candied bacon, who knew you make bacon better than bacon!! The best part, Joan loves it. You can feel she is there to enjoy people and make their trip a better day. Thank you.
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If you find yourself going to Galena, i can recommend you staying at this BnB. They are very friendly and the breakfast was something special. It is a Quick walk to the main Street. The only downside is that it is close to the Road.
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Response from Joan H, Owner at Alice's Snyder House
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Hi, Thanks for the 5 star review. We have many guests like you who enjoy being so close to Main Street. It saves the hassle of finding and paying for parking. We love serving our gourmet breakfast and sending our guests off for the day with a hearty meal. Hope to see you in the future, Joan
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My sister and I had the pleasure of staying in the Lucretia Suite. We had connected bedrooms and a private bath. It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Our host, Joan and Dave, we’re awesome and made us feel like old time friends. Joan made a scrumptious breakfast of breakfast casserole, Dutch baby pancakes with blueberries, peach croissants, juice, and coffee. She shared the history of the home and highlighted architectural details. Joan and Dave have a wealth of knowledge about the community, points of interest and Galena history. We enjoyed chatting on the front porch with Dave. Lots of laughs and stories shared. Joan and Dave are the ultimate hosts. We left feeling relaxed and happy ... and like old friends. Looking forward to the next time!
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$133 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alice's Snyder House
Which popular attractions are close to Alice's Snyder House?
Nearby attractions include P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.5 miles), Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.3 miles), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alice's Snyder House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alice's Snyder House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alice's Snyder House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alice's Snyder House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritz and Frites, Root Beer Revelry, and Otto's Place.
Is Alice's Snyder House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Alice's Snyder House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.2 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.4 miles), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.03 miles).