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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time we stayed at the Aldrich Guest House, but it will not be our last. Robert and Douglas couldn't have been more accommodating hosts, from the time of booking to after our departure. We were in Galena to meet some friends/family for a pre-Christmas dinner. Our friends were staying at another local hotel, but warmly welcomed to participate in...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your time in Galena with us and for sharing your wonderful review with everyone! It was a pleasure meeting you and we were happy to be able to meet your family as well! We're glad to see that you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit from the homemade food to the decor - we can't wait...

Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robert and Douglas do a fabulous job of making your stay in Galena special and fun! They are gracious, knowledgeable hosts who make each guest feel welcome and special. Spending time with was one of the true highlights of our time in Galena!

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us again and for bringing your brother! We love seeing you guys and are so glad that we can be a part of your visits to Galena - at Aldrich Guest House, you certainly arrive as guests and leave as friends. Thank you for the great review and we can't wait to see you the next...

Ute, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the nicest bed-and-breakfast I've ever been in Robert and Douglas who are the innkeepers are the perfect host the food was amazing the room was amazing the work they did on the 170-year-old house is a must-see I would recommend this bed-and-breakfast to anyone going to historic Galena Illinois!

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Thanks for visiting with us on your roadtrip to Green Bay (stay warm at the game!). It was great meeting you and Lyle and we're happy to see that you enjoyed the homemade food as well as all of the renovations that we have done to highlight the architecture and history of the house instead of having it covered with...

Stoughton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Douglas and Robert were amazing hosts and provided the perfect getaway for us. This property and business is obviously a labor of love for them and we were well taken care of. We would highly recommend this beautiful and historic Bed and Breakfast!

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us and for the great review! We are glad that we were able to provide the perfect escape for you both and that you felt our passion for hospitality shine through - it's truly what we love and between the two of us, we have nearly 45 years of experience doing it! We look forward to...

Skokie, Illinois
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Galena is a favorite destination for me and my husband. While we have stayed at several of the bed and breakfasts in Galena, we will definitely return to Aldrich house. Check-in time is very flexible, you just need to let them know when you are arriving. Douglas and Robert are gracious hosts and make you feel very special and welcome....

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We had so much fun meeting you both and are honored that seasoned Galena bed and breakfast travelers such as yourselves had such a great time! As you experienced, a combination of modern amenities, livably elegant decor, great homemade food, and intuitive yet unobtrusive service make a visit at Aldrich Guest House a step above the rest. Thank you for...

Lakewood, IL
Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you are looking for a weekend away, I would highly recommend the Aldrich Guest House. From the moment you walk into the house, you feel welcomed. You are greeted with a warm welcoming smile, a tour of the beautiful, light and airy house, and help bringing your luggage to your room. There are a total of 5 guest rooms,...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Wow, what a flattering and humbling review! We are so glad to see that you and your sister enjoyed your time away together as much as you did and are proud that we were able to be a part of it! As you've experienced, by combining all of those wonderful details from the obvious of the decor to the luxurious...

Berwyn, Illinois
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This makes our second stay at Aldrich Guest House, and once again, we were impressed. The house is perfectly decorated, but still very comfortable. Hosts Robert & Douglas went out of their way to make our stay (and those of our fellow guests) a pleasant one. Since it was my birthday, they presented me with a special (and MUCH appreciated)...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us again and for the sparkling review! One of the biggest and best compliments that we can receive is seeing our guests over and over. We're very pleased to see that you enjoyed this stay just as much as the first from the decor to the homemade food and mostly, as you mention, the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is my first experience for my husband and I at a Bed and Breakfast. We decided to go to Galena for our first wedding anniversary! Douglas and Robert were wonderful hosts and their food..... wow! When we arrived in our room there was a beautiful homemade cake and letter welcoming us. Breakfast was beyond what we expected! We stayed...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

We were honored to have you celebrating your first anniversary with us and are flattered by your amazing review! We are a great place for first-time bed and breakfast guests as we tend to break a lot of the stereotypes when it comes to BNBs. Being the leader in the next generation of bed and breakfasts, we are very pleased...

Kankakee, Illinois
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast and I must say we are already planning our next stay here. Robert and Douglas have set the bar high. Location is perfect close to everything, breakfast was amazing! We were celebrating my birthday and there is no other place I'd rather be. Rooms are charming too. Be sure to...

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Thanks for making us your first bed and breakfast experience and for celebrating your birthday with us! We're a perfect choice for first-timers as we've done away with all the doilies, crazy wallpaper, lace, babydolls, and overbearing innkeepers! We've been able to replace it with elegant decor that reflects as opposed to replicates the history of the house, we've highlighted...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Aldrich House was the perfect getaway for my husband and I for the weekend. Robert and Douglas were so accommodating and friendly; they greeted you at the front door with smiles on their faces. Hot, delicious breakfast was served every morning with a 5 p.m. wine social in the evening, which was a perfect way to start both the...

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From the sound of it, you were able to experience much of what makes us the definition of the next generation of bed and breakfasts - from the delicious homemade food to the elegant decor to the attention to detail but mostly our personalized and intuitive yet unobtrusive service! Thank you for sharing your review with us and your fellow...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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 

Additional Information about Aldrich Guest House

Address: 900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: €175 - €206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldrich Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms were the best. ”
 of 5 bubbles DVMack, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All beautiful - no favorites. Each with private bath!!”
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 of 5 bubbles 91catherinef, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All beautiful but front room had the best light.”
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“Each room is unique and beautiful”
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