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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Normally I don't pay for a view, but chose a King with valley view because it also came with a sitting area and was just $10 more. Completely worth it.

The room was quiet, very clean and the service great. Once inside the hotel, surrounded by all things Irish, you would never know it was located on a major highway...another advantage of the valley view. It was close access to Galena, great hospitality and service. The restaurant's biggest selling points were its atmosphere and the friendly staff. The food was good, but not spectacular. The drink menu was spectacular if you like Guinness and other Irish drinks. I discovered a new mix from Ireland I'd never heard of before -- Guinness with black currant juice. It was a perfect dessert.

Room Tip: Pick a valley view room if the cost isn't too much more!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway . The staff was incredible and very helpful. The general manager made sure he found out what we were interested in and gave us all the information we needed. Every morning we were greeted with a hello and asked if there was anything they could help us with along with an all you can eat hot breakfast. The room was incredibly clean and comfortable. Inside the hotel the pub called Frank O'Dowd was fun and our waitress was wonderful. Every night there was live entertainment.Again ... The most helpful staff. There isn't enough room to state how happy we were with our stay. We will be going back in the spring and without a doubt will stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Dszudy
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I were here for the first time 10 days ago for Eat Drink & Be Merry. We were extremely happy with our room. It was very clean and nicely furnished. Loved the artwork. Beautiful view with the snow falling. Every one of the staff was friendly and helpful. The Shepherd's Pie was fantastic. They even gave us the recipe. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming. We felt very comfortable there and will certainly be back. The only complaint we have is that the gift shop is too small.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Blarney825
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was our first stay at the Irish Cottage but it definitely won't be our last. From the moment we entered the lobby until the time we checked out, our experience here was fantastic. Our room was so nice and the staff in every part of the hotel and pub was the best part of our stay. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, always asking how we were enjoying our stay and was there anything they could do for us. The breakfast that was included was beyond delicious, in fact we ate every meal in the attached pub. The decor throughout the entire property was beautiful. Whenever we visit Galena in the future, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We have stayed here several times since their opening and it never disappoints. Beginning with the welcoming staff right to the spacious rooms. Always clean and well appointed. Great showers and beautiful views (valley outside out window). The pub is very reminiscent of our visit to Ireland and the food isn't bad either. Don't miss the library if your like to read...you will soon get lost in the leather chairs. Great spa and pool if you just want to relax. The Irish Cottage is not to be missed when visiting Galena, IL.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank cjdrayer
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Now frequent visitors, my family, friends and I never tire of our visits to the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois. Consistently superior rooms, eating facility, entertainment along with friendly and accommodating staff give us no reason to consider any other option.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I had a short stay for a hunting trip last November and it was a wonderful stay. When we arrived, we received a complementary upgrade to a suite! Fantastic bathtub! We only got to partake in the breakfast basket on our last day because each morning we were out the door before the sun came up. The breakfast was perfect! We also ate at the Irish Bar that is attached every night. I tried a new meal every night and was not disappointed once. The fish and chips are amazing and Black & Blue was my favorite drink. My favorite part was coming back from a long day and looking out the window to see the cows grazing on the distant hills behind the hotel. If we come back out to Galena next season I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kimberly R
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Additional Information about Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#2 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range: $98 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Irish Cottage Hotel
Irish Cottage Galena

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