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Irish Cottage Inn & Suites

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


#1 of 11 hotels in Galena
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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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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icfolk wrote a review 20 Oct
Iowa City, Iowa10 contributions3 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Irish Cottage! I felt like I was in a little part of Ireland. Pros: 1. The decor is wonderful! Each room is named after a county in Ireland. The rooms have lovely Irish artwork in the rooms. And a St.Brigid's Cross above the door! 2. Bed was very comfy! Sheets were nice and soft too! 3. The breakfast was delicious! It was served on china and in the pub. It was the standard breakfast fare of eggs, sausages, little potatoes, but it seemed to taste better than other hotels basic breakfasts. They also had scones that were so tasty! 4. The breakfast host was very nice and attentive. I heard him ask several people how their meals were. 5. In the back of the hotel there is a short hiking trail. And a fairie ring! Both are really neat and nicely done! 6. We stayed in a standard king room. More than enough space for two people. Didn't feel cramped. Cons 1. Our room didn't have a microwave (but did have a fridge). We were told traditional king rooms didn't have microwaves. I found this to be odd. I've never stayed in a hotel without a microwave before. It would be nice if management would add this feature to a regular king room. Sometimes people like to heat up leftovers . 2. Towels did the job but did look worn. They need to be updated. 3. This hotel is 15-20 years old by now. It does need some updates, but I hope the hotel just replaces what is worn (like towels, repainting the murals outside, wallpaper etc) since I think the decor of the hotel is fantastic and I would hate for them to lose the "Irish" look of the hotel. 4. The tiny Irish shop had very little merch. They really need more items in there! Maybe they could team up with Shamrock Imports in Dubuque for more items. 5. Wish the pub had music every night!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Kelly K wrote a review 14 Oct
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The hotel was very nice. The room was very clean. However, the pool heater was broken and we weren't told this until we went to the pool and saw that it was green. The employee told us we could swim but it would be cold. Um, I don't think so. Also, twice the same employee was getting himself on one occasion coffee when there weren't enough cups for the customers and filling a to go box with food while we the guest waited for him to finish. When we checked out I asked for my receipt to be emailed to me. We've been home for several hours and still don't have that email.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ts1423 wrote a review Sep 2021
Waukee, Iowa2 contributions1 helpful vote
enjoyed staying here. Needs some updating. Will stay here again. stayed during covid so things were limited but we found options to eat and do around us. Close to trails and spent lots of time enjoying that.
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Date of stay: November 2020
CorkyKot wrote a review Sep 2021
Antioch, Illinois2 contributions
Cozy. Friendly. Wonderful. This is a very intimate and lovely place to stay. There is LIVE music in the restaurant in the hotel and the breakfast is delicious. The location is perfect and the space is clean and warm and friendly. It’s a great little place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wanderer26365610348 wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved this quaint hotel. The staff was very welcoming. Our room was clean and very comfortable. We loved the free coffee bar downstairs and were also happy to have a mini fridge in our room. We had cocktails in the bar on our first night and decided to have dinner the following evening which was very good, and they had entertainment! The breakfast was much better than some other hotels we’ve been to. A very nice buffet with sausages, potatoes, eggs, bagels, toast, juice etc. I would definitely recommend the Irish Cottage.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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 (1.3 km), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (1.4 km), and Great American Popcorn Company (1.4 km).
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 Fritz and Frites, Otto's Place, and Root Beer Revelry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Irish Cottage Inn & Suites offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Irish Cottage Inn & Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.7 km), Root Beer Revelry (1.3 km), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.9 km).
Is Irish Cottage Inn & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.