My husband and I came to Galena for a short, relaxing getaway. The hotel room was nice and comfy. The staff was friendly. The continental breakfast was plentiful in amount of food and options available. We enjoyed the hot tub and swimming pool. The hotel had the transportation schedule, as well as a listing of restaurants in Galena, which were very helpful. Coffee was available all day and, although I didn't make it, the tea time was a cool offering.
Fifth Time is the Best Time! We’ve stayed here multiple times over the years, even honeymoon’d here, and they keep getting better & adding value. The new shuttle service is SUCH an appreciated added value, and Brian the driver is so thoughtful, communicative, and accommodating. Quick Story: He warned us that he also had to pick up a group of five bar hopping gals on a girls trip and when they asked him to put on some music, the man tells us he used to be in a band and full on starts BELTING Journey while driving us back from downtown. Never in my life have I seen five loud drunk party girls INSTANTLY get quiet & listen so quickly! It was astounding. Put BRIAN on stage! The Added Breakfast and Afternoon Tea are also fantastic add ons.
The Irish Cottage Inn & Suites was conveniently located in Galena. We rented a Studio King with a view. The view is of the "valley side" of the property, which includes a parking lot. (Not that great of a view.) The room was spacious and comfortable. The pillows smelled musty, but the bedding itself was nice. The staff at the hotel and Frank O'Dowd's were wonderful and the food was quite good. It's a fun place to stay if you're looking for something other than the average hotel.
Beautiful room appointments. Loved the shuttle service to the shops and back. Included was a great Irish styled breakfast. We also ate dinner there and there was entertainment. The only drawback was the check-in time.
Charming, old hotel. Very clean and bed was comfy. Friendly staff. Would stay here again. Was pretty disappointed in the hot breakfast that is included. All food items were cold and the fruit was rotten. Apparently, they have their own walking trail located behind the hotel. Wish we would’ve had time to explore this. Shuttle was very convenient and prompt, especially during a weekend of the Halloween parade. Thanks to our driver, Brian!
Very clean! Friendly, helpful, perfect! The shuttle was so convenient. We were able to leave the car at the hotel! ‘Brian on the spot’ had us back and forth at our convenience the whole weekend! We’ll be back!
Awesome experience. The hotel was very quiet and comfortable. We had Irish tea time in library and little snacks were perfect. The Irish Dowd Pub next door had delicious food and drinks. We would highly recommend!! We definitely will be back ! Next time we will go on Thursday/ Friday/Saturday to see the entertainment in the pub.
We heard the food was great and the experience was warm and charming. The staff did not disappoint. We had the best waitress....her name was Megan. We will definitely be back for more. It will be sooner than later. My girlfriend won't stop talking about the great time we had.
We chose this hotel because of the pub and restaurant on premise only to find out when we arrived they were closed for the day as they upgraded their POS system. Very disappointed since no mention of this was made at time of reservation and no offer to provide a discount for the inconvenience. We had to leave the premise for dinner and drive somewhere for dinner. Since we have difficulty seeing at dark this was extremely hazardous. They need to do a better job communicating or offering more than an apology.
My husband and I were visiting Galena and stopped in for dinner and some drinks. The food was excellent and our server Meg was so friendly and professional. We just loved the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!