The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

9853 US Route 20 West, Galena, Illinois, 61036, United States
(4 star hotel)
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NOT a boutique

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 14, 2012

This hotel is not a "boutique". It is a remodeled chain hotel. The exterior is not represented well by the photos on the web site and seeing the image on google represents it better.
Admittedly the remodeling in the lobby and restaurant is very nice, but the rooms still need some attention. They have a nice selection of whisky and scotch at the bar, and they're a relatively good deal considering a tap beer is $6. The live entertainment was not up our alley. All the staff was friendly and nice.
Our bed was not that comfortable and the room had a funny smell if the air conditioner was off (perhaps due to stained carpet). Low quality sheets and bedding akin to a cheap hotel. The bathroom fixtures were still of low/average quality. They did replace the art in the room with some nice prints of Ireland.
Breakfast on Sunday was mediocre. A slight step above your regular continental breakfast, but not high quality. Plated hot food was not that good and it looked like other people were ordering eggs, but this was not offered to us.

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Not your typical hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 26, 2006

The Irish Cottage is actually a hotel with a few very lovely suites. The Brian Boru suite is what attracted me to this particular hotel, as we were there for a special occasion.

Unique Quality: I don't usually choose "theme" type hotels, but this one was a bit different. It's decorated very tastefully in rich, dark leathers and cherry wood. It's very masculine and I thought my husband would appreciate the ambience (no flowered curtains here).

The attached pub has great entertainment on the weekends - usually folk singers that get the crowd involved. As the night wears on, middle-aged couples with red faces are happily attempting to sing "Sarah, Sarah likes to sit. When she sits, she sits on schlitz". Depends on your sense of humor, you may be amused. We were.

The food is absolutely horrendous. They're quite generous with a "typical Irish breakfast" that I truly believe no self-respecting Irishman would touch.

The hotel also includes a spa, which we did not use this time.

Directions: Galena is a tiny town of about 3000 people. The hotel is located on Route 20, which is the main road into town.

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Address: 9853 US Route 20 West, Galena, Illinois, 61036, United States

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Amenities at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Suites
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette

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