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“Great character, location and rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance and Riverboat Suites

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Renaissance and Riverboat Suites
Ranked #12 of 37 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Illinois
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great character, location and rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a place with great character. Location is in easy walking distance of the town center. Rooms are warm, cozy and I love the access to kitchen areas (some rooms with own kitchen). All was spotlessly clean and comfy. Loved the hot tub. Great decks to sit on in the nice weather (we were actually able to sit out in February if you can believe that!) while overlooked by the gargoyles and griffins! Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

This was our very first time visiting Galena and we stayed at the Avery the first night and had a wonderful experience. I called last minuet and needed a room for two nights. By the time we arrived at the Inn, we decided to only stay one more night. The lady in the office told us there was a minimum two night commitment. Well, the lady we spoke with on the phone originally never told us about this. We were able to negotiate for another room for just one night. We went to take an afternoon nap and couldn't sleep due to the loud traffic noise outside plus the room smelled funny. We tried cracking a window and they had the storm windows on there so we couldn't really get any ventilation. We ended up driving home that night and I called to tell the owner this and ask for a refund and they declined. There are plenty of great places to stay in Galena but this one I would not recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jered B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

We stayed here for our 5 year anniversary. We stayed in the grey eagle room, it is a very nice room. We had an entrance from parking lot which was great because there were no steps( my husband is having knee surgery and can't do steps). Loved the whirlpool tub and the fireplace was very cozy. Very romantic weekend for us. Would have liked to use outside jaccuzi but didn't have a chance.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tk13
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Additional Information about Renaissance and Riverboat Suites

Property: Renaissance and Riverboat Suites
Address: 324 Spring St # 328, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restoring historic buildings and adapting them for modern use is painstaking work. The properties upon which Renaissance and Riverboat now stand were first acquired by Daniel Smith Harris in 1839. The lots changed hands many times until the Beltram and Weber Buildings were constructed in the 1850's. Over the years they've been held by many parties and served a variety of uses. When we purchased them, both were in disrepair. We decided to restore them and to turn them into accommodations that Galena could be proud of. Our goal is to provide 'a home away from home' for our visitors. We sought to combine three elements; comfort, elegance and a sense of history. You'll experience that "home away from home" feeling in comfortable elegance. Your Hosts, Terry and Victoria Cole ... more   less 

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