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Best Western Designer Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed here 1 night on the way to Mississippi. There are a lot of quaint, charming, expensive places to stay in Galena which could be a good option for a weekend stay but I was on a road trip and looking for reasonable price and adequate accommodations so this place was perfect. Room and furnishings were fine, nothing special but all clean and functional.

Do need to call out the desk clerk for great service though. There was major road construction on the main thoroughfare through town and the only way back across the river to the old downtown where I wanted to go for dinner. I asked him for an alternative route and he suggested a place I could park across the river from downtown and walk across the pedestrian bridge, skipping the drive across. Worked out perfectly, plus I discovered a corner of Galena I might not have seen otherwise!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Very close to Main St. we enjoyed the best western very much. Right on US20; it had a nice little pool, excellent breakfast (try the sausage) and a very spacious room. There are 2 places to eat within 1/2 block of the motel ( a pizza place and an Irish restaurant/lounge). There is also a gas station/store right next to the hotel. Even though the hotel was very small it was the perfect place to spend an evening or 2 when heading to Galena. We will be back.

Room Tip: some rooms have balconies looking into the woods; next time we will ask for one of them
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

While this is not a fve star hotel, the is te best deal. They have a military discount and they offer a full, hot breakfast included in the price of the room. I chose this hotel because of the free breakfast and the hot tub/pool. The room was clean, the TV was modern and larger than what I have found in most economy hotels. The mattress was very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. A great touch is most, if not all rooms have a balcony or patio.
Like a lot of Galena, this hotel is not completely handicapped accessible. There is no elevator, so if you are visiting Galena during tourist season, make your reservation early to get a first floor room of you need one.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I would stay here again. Nice breakfast and room. There is no elevator in this hotel. Okay bed and nice balcony. They have many different themed rooms like a rainforest etc. We go Galena quite a bit. Price for the room was vey good. There are restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

While the hotel need some updating, overall the experience was great. The new owners appear to making appropriate investments and the rooms are very large and clean. Breakfast was great and closeness to downtown and various attractions was wonderful.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We travel on the Railroad and stay in Hotels year in year out and this will be my first time I have took time to write a review. We stayed here 3 weeks and this Best Western is the most COMFORTABLE and relaxing place we have ever stayed at. The beds are RIDICULOUSLY comfortable and the people are awesome!! Then theres the pool, fitness room, breakfast and the balcony private view just made it soooo peaceful. I HIGHLY recomend this Hotel and their staff.

Room Tip: I got a chance to see most the rooms and they are all great, beautiful rooms...cave rooms to lovers...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed in Galena and I wanted something fun . . .I found this hotel online and called and got an pretty good rate. We checked in and was told that we were in room 316, the Roman Suite. The hotel itself needs some updating, but I am guessing they are doing it a room at a time maybe? The hallway carpet was nasty and you could see the carpet pad under the carpet it was so worn out. The room itself was pretty cool. It had a fireplace, tub, updated huge shower with jets and a rainfall (overhead) shower head. There was a fridge and a balcony that looked out onto the woods behind the hotel, the round bed was amazing. The 'stars' above the bed and tub were a great touch. The pool was cold, but kind of cool as it was indoor/outdoor.

Room Tip: Try the suite, it was fun!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

Address: 9923 W US Route 20, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
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:
#4 Business Hotel in Galena
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#7 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range: $75 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Designer Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly remodeled large rooms! Newly remodeled bathrooms! New lobby and new hallways! Located 1/2 mile from downtown Main Street Galena. Free hot breakfast with stay. ... more   less 
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