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Aldrich Guest House
Ranked #2 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We only stayed one night at the Aldrich Guest House, but we wish we could've stayed longer. We stayed in the McClellan Room, which had a bay window, fireplace and canopy bed. It was just perfect. The bed was comfortable, the water pressure in the private bath was excellent! And both the room and bath were beautifully decorated. The location was walking distance to downtown, and also right next to the historic Washburne House. The gardens are immaculate and gorgeous! We had a wonderful breakfast--more food than we could eat! And fresh baked cookies and soft drinks and snacks were always available. Our hosts, Brian and Fran were so friendly and accomodating! We would definitely recommend staying here in Galena!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Fran & Brian operate a superb guest house just up from Main Street Galena. This was the cleanest American B&B we have ever stayed in. While the room was small <by our standards>, it had its own private bath. The breakfast meal was orchestrated by our hosts, making sure everyone would be involved with the morning chit-chat. The object was to make new acquaintenances and everyone part more friendly than before. We'd say that Fran succeeded well in this social skill. We would definitely go back, perhaps in early 2012.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

You could not find a more pleasant place to stay in Galena. Brian and Fran are fabulous hosts and the full breakfast was marvelous. Our little room was appointed perfectly and each room has its own bathroom. The bed was comfy, the water was hot and the conversation was great. We will return for sure.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2010

This is the 6th times me and my husband stayed at Bed and Breakfast and we both rate this as the best among the 6. First of all it was winter and when we called for early check in they don't hesitate but let us in about 4 hours before the check in time. It was our anniversary and I found a nice rose with a note from them at no extra charge. The Inn Keepers let us feel like a friend or family visiting them and feel like they enjoyed our company. The House and the bedrooms is beautiful and decorations is great!! I told them that we usually doesn't want to come back once we stayed in a Bed and breakfast but this one I will definitely coming back and will highly recommend it to friends and relatives...I actually I already did!! The price was reasonable and the food was fantastic!!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2009

Very clean and a great location. It's about a 5 minute walk to the downtown area so that's really convenient, but because it's not right in town the price is less. The breakfast was just OK. I went with two of my friends and all 3 of us said that all the other B & B's we'd been to had larger, more complicated meals. We had a small fruited jello parfait which was really good, and a piece of homemade sweet bread, then a slice of an egg casserole. When we stayed at Cloran Mansion in Galena we could hardly make it up the stairs the breakfast was so great- eggs cooked to order, pancakes with homemade cherry compote, potatoes, etc. Granted, the #1 reason to stay at a B & B probably isn't the food, but it's just worth noting.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2009

My husband and I took a 5 day driving tour along the Mississippi river and for our first night we stayed here. The home is beautiful and the owners were very nice. After breakfast they told us quite a few interesting facts about their home and the area. This home is located within walking distance from Grant's home and downtown Galena. We would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2009

Aldrich House is the best place to stay in Galena! Brian and Fran's beautiful home is comfortable and cozy. They cater to your every need and make you feel most welcome. You can walk to everything there is to see or do or just relax on their charming porch. Breakfast is wonderful with a new gourmet treat every morning. The wine and cheese hour in the evening is a great way to meet the other guests. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: $210 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldrich Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to experience the next generation of bed and breakfasts at Aldrich Guest House, Galena's premier boutique bed and breakfast. You will find the elegance and luxury of the mansion that the house was built for in 1845 perfectly blended with modern sophistication and unsurpassed professional, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service. Located just a 5 minute walk to Main Street, whether you're coming to enjoy the Galena Triathlon of "Eating, Shopping, and Drinking", to explore the stunning surrounding hills by hiking, biking, or skiing, or to simply enjoy time together with that special someone or even to have a friends or family getaway, Aldrich Guest House is the perfect home base. ... more   less 
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