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“Main Street Inn is a Perfect Get-Away”
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Main Street Inn
Ranked #14 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dixon, Illinois
1 review
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“Main Street Inn is a Perfect Get-Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

The Galena Main Street Inn is a very quiet comfortable place located at the south end of main street on the east side of the street in downtown Galena. My wife and I had a wonderful time on a Saturday afternoon/evening shopping down town and the room we had at the Inn was like having a home away from home. The Inn was full the night we stayed but it felt as if we had the place to ourselves. The hotel management was helpful, courteous, friendly, and made it easy for us to access the Inn after 9 pm. Believe it or not Down Town Galena does have a night life!! It was great to have a nice place to have within walking distance of all the evening time establishments. I highly recommend the Main Street Inn as an alternative to the bustling busy large hotels in the area, and its right on Main Street!! What more could you want?!! We didn't partake of the continental breakfast because of all the cafes to choose from on main street. Our stay in Galena was awesome.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

Spent 2 nights at the Main Street Inn from November 11-13th. The room was very comfortable. We had the room with the 2 queen beds. The heater was a little noisy, but the building is vintage, so that comes with the territory. The Main Street Inn is so conveniently located, we were able to shop, drop things in the room, rest for a bit and head back out for some more shopping. The Inn offers danish and yogurt for breakfast with juice and coffee. There were some complimentary snacks available around the clock as well. There was a common seating area that is shared by all of the rooms which is nice if others are getting ready and you want an additional place to rest and wait. We had a great girls' get away to the Main Street Inn. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a convenient, affordable and comfortable place to stay in Galena!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Fitchburg, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Thirteen of us rented the entire Inn for a weekend getaway. This is the 10th or so time most of us have made the annual trek to Galena, but the first time we have taken all six rooms. Todd (owner) could not have been more accommodating. The breakfasts both mornings were just fine for us, nothing hot, just good pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc. Since we are repeat customers, we kind of "know the routine". Check in is "whenever". If there isn't someone at the front desk, we just shop or have lunch and come back later. No big deal. Cell phones work great to keep in contact with the Inn's owners if necessary. This is an old building, as are most in Galena. The Inn is kept very clean and in good repair. As long as this is the case, we will come back again and again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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MainStInnGalena, Owner at Main Street Inn, responded to this review, 22 November 2011
Thanks so much for invading the Inn! We loved your group's energy and look forward to having you back again next year!!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Situated at the south end of Galena's commercial district, the hotel preempts the need for a car, which can be a liability in Galena. On the other hand, getting to Galena is almost impossible without wheels. The steep, 19-step stairway leading from the ground floor to the accommodations precludes stays by the elderly and infirmed. The hotel's requirement for a check-in time is a head-scratcher: we left a message on an answering machine while en route, but no one was around when we arrived, and another call to the inn's phone number was again answered by the machine.

While it is listed and bills itself as a B&B, it's a mystery what the second B stands for. The inn's website promoted a second-night discount for mid-week stays. The first morning, my wife inquired about the continental breakfast. "Oh, you got the discount," she was told. "You don't get a breakfast." Talk about petty. Presumably, a deeper discount would have meant no clean sheets.

Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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MainStInnGalena, Owner at Main Street Inn, responded to this review, 22 November 2011
I want to thank you for your feedback as its important for us to learn how we can improve stays for future guests. While our website that was used to book your stay goes over our policies and ammenities, your feedback is making us think about how we can call this further to light.

Simply to address your concerns and provide awareness for others that may view your comments:

We are not a B&B. Due to our size, we often times we get "lumped" into B&B listings on external websites, but we do not market ourselves as a B&B. We are an Inn that goes a little further for customers on weekends by putting out a free continental breakfast made up of fresh pasteries from local bakeries, fruit, juice, coffee, etc.

To your note on checking-in, we offer check-in by appointment. With us being a small, family run Inn, we don't typically station someone at the front desk. We ask for an appointment time to ensure we are ready and waiting for you when you arrive so we can offer a tour and help with luggage. Running late is not a problem, as it allowed us to dig into a project away from the front desk. I appoligize that we missed your phone call as that should not happen.

Thank you again for your feedback.
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Munster, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a great fall weekend in Galena. The Main Street Inn is smack dab in the middle of town, so once we parked on Friday night, we didn't need the car again until we left town on Sunday. It's an older, storefront kind of building; beware of the 15-20 steep steps that lead to the rooms upstairs, and plan your comings and goings (ups and downs) accordingly. We were in the Garden Room - two double beds - super comfy, cozy and quiet. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered each morning, and I only wish there had been more variety each day - the selections were exactly the same both mornings. There's a neat little bakery down the street that could provide something different every day. And there's also a couple of cute little restaurants open for breakfast at reasonable prices. Friday night we enjoyed a nice steak dinner down the street, and Saturday after a day of shopping and wine-tasting, we had a pizza delivered to our room. On our way out of town on Sunday we took a detour to Hanover, IL and found the Rocky Waters Winery - a hidden gem and well worth the trip! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Main Street Inn and we may make this an annual adventure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Main Street Inn
Address: 404 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2231
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price range (per night): RM418 - RM616
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Galena's historic downtown Main Street, the Main Street Inn is a cozy, inviting place to relax that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (circa 1850). We offer 6 luxurious and spacious rooms that will meet the needs of romantic adventures, friend getaways, or anything in between.Walk out our front door and take a stroll up Main Street. Browse through Galena's unique stores and boutiques, enjoy dining at one of Galena's fine restaurants, or simply enjoy the comforts of your room.Whatever your reason for coming to Galena, the Main Street Inn is here for you. Not sure what to do while in town? We can help you there too! ... more   less 
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