Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

9923 W US Route 20, Galena, IL 61036-9187
Phone: 815/777-2577   |   Fax: 815/777-0584   |   41 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

You deserve the best and that's exactly what you'll get at this spectacular Galena hotel that's only minutes from downtown.

Galena hotels come in all shapes and sizes, but nowhere else will you find these amenities for such an affordable price. We boast a very convenient location to downtown Main Street Galena. Our new fantasy suites are dripping with luxurious amenities and are fit for royalty. No other suites in Galena come close in comparison.

Lodging in Galena has never been easier, especially during the busy seasons. Our indoor/outdoor pool with a separate inside hot tub features a swim-through option so you can choose to soak up the sun or stay in the shade indoors.

Other hotels in Galena try to keep up but fall short. Every room features new flat screen TV's and a microwave/refrigerator combo. Dig into a complimentary daily breakfast spread featuring piping hot waffles, fresh fruits, pastries, yogurt, juices and 100% Arabica coffee.

This Galena hotel is close to everything you need. Whether you're in town for skiing, checking out the local shopping and restaurants, going on historical tours and visiting landmarks, or a little rest, relaxation and romance, we have you covered. We're a hub for honeymooners.

We also regularly welcome business travelers at this Galena hotel. Frequent guests are employees of Honeywell and the railroad. Bus groups/tours also visit our quaint town. Dubuque, Iowa is just 15 miles away.

Our Galena hotel features easy access to shops, wineries, dining, art galleries and antique shops. We're within walking distance to US Grant's home. This Galena hotel is in the picturesque river city of Galena and has been under new ownership and management since August 2010. Our guests enjoy large spacious rooms with a sitting area. Most rooms also have a balcony or patio and the suites feature a Whirlpool tub and fireplace.

Book your next stay with Best Western Designer Inn & Suites for an ah-inducing getaway!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Exercise facility, 24 hour, multi-gym nautilaus, treadmill, bike, TV
  • Outdoor pool, heated swim-through pool and hot tub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Safe deposit box
  • Baggage hold
  • Fax services nominal fee
  • Photocopy service
  • Hot tub
  • Universal gym
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Late check out upon guest request if we can accomodate
  • Cable or satellite television cable tv with Showtime┬«, flat screen
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Wedding services, block rooms available
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • 24 coffee/tea bar
  • Free newspaper

Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western designer inn & suites in Galena, Illinois is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.407005  /  Latitude: -90.420005

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: All directions. The Best Western Designer Inn & Suites is located on US 20, a half mile east of downtown mainstreet Galena.

From: Chicago, IL. Merge onto I-90 West/I-94/Kennedy Expressway. Take I-90 West/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway via Exit 438 toward O'Hare-Rockford (portions toll). Continue on I-90 West/Jane Addams Memmorial Tollway (portions toll). Merge onto I-39 South/US-51 toward US-20/Rockford. Continue onto US-20 West until you reach Galena to the The Best Western Designer Inn & Suites.

From: Des Moines, IA. Merge onto I-80 East toward Davenport. Merge onto I-380 North/IA-27 North/US-218 North via Exit 239B toward Cedar Rapids/Waterloo. Merge onto US 151-North/US-30 via Exit 16A toward Mt. Vernon. Merge onto US-151 North/IA-13 North via Exit 259 toward Marion. Turn slight right onto US-151 North/Dubuque Road. Continue to follow US-151 North. Merge onto US-61 North/US-151 North Dubuque. Merge onto South Locust Street toward US-20/Downtown District/Westend District. Turn right onto US-20/Dodge Street. Continue to follow US-20 East (crossing into Illinois). Continue to folow US-20 East to Galena to the The Best Western Designer Inn & Suites.

From: Quad Cities. Take US-61 North toward Dubuque. Merge onto South Locust Street toward US-20/Downtown District/Westend District. Turn right onto US-20/Dodge Street. Continue to follow US-20 East (crossing into IL). Continue to follow US-20 East to Galena to The Best Western Designer Inn & Suites.

From: Bloomington. Merge onto I-39 North/US-51 toward Rockford. Merge onto US-20 West/Ulysses South Grant Memorial Highway toward Greater Rockford Airport/Freeport/Rockford. Continue to follow US-20 West until you reach Galena to The Best Western Designer Inn & Suites.

Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Belvedere Mansion & Gardens

From mid-May through mid-November, you'll have the chance to tour the historic Belvedere Mansion & Gardens in Galena. Make travel plans for your next visit to Illinois and head for the northern region – Galena is a charming city, rich in history and culture. 

Constructed in 1857, the Belvedere Mansion features 22 lavish rooms. Enjoy a tour of these rooms and much more at the Belvedere Mansion. Keep an eye out for the "Kitties in Residence" – several friendly cats live at the Belvedere Mansion, and they'll be happy you stopped by.

Chestnut Mountain

Make plans to visit Illinois and be sure to check out Chestnut Mountain. Found less than nine miles south of Galena, Chestnut Mountain is premier northern Illinois destination, yielding full days of fun no matter the season. Skiing during the winter, hiking and picnics during the spring and summer.

Check out Chestnut Mountain during your summer stay in Galena, and be sure to try the Alpine Slide, Mississippi River Cruises, and a bevy of segway tours. There are also bike rentals, mini-golf, and disc golf courses. The Alpine Slide is must-see attraction. It's a 2,050-ft downhill slide yielding thrills for all ages.

Dowling House

Make the most of your next visit to Illinois. Head north and check out the city of Galena, home to the Dowling House. Constructed in the Single Pen style of architecture in 1827, the two story Dowling House features limestone walls, and was the home of John Dowling and his son Nicholas.

The Dowling House is the oldest home in all of Galena. During the time when Dowling and his son lived in the home, they occupied the top level, while the first floor was used as trading post. Today, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Dowling House – see historic artifacts, and rooms depicting what life was like in the early 19th century.

Galena Downtown

Mansions of Galena, IL

Explore historic downtown Galena

Known as Illinois' other Magnificent Mile, Galena Downtown is set in northern Illinois in – you guessed it – Galena. Also known as Galena Main Street and Old Galena Historic District, this picturesque strip features boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and historic sites.

Historic structures include Dowling House, Galena Post Office, Galena Public Library, and the Old Blacksmith Shop. For a downtown Galena museum, try the Old Market House State Historic Site, Galena History Museum, and Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site.

Galena Trolley Tours

Across Illinois, you'll find a wide range of exciting, historic, and always worthwhile adventures. Make plans to visit and head for the northern region – the city of Galena is an ideal destination. Set up shop and explore the area – the Galena Trolley Tours are an excellent way to see the city. 

Galena Trolley Tours all depart from the Galena Trolley Depot, with an array of tours available daily. Choose from the One Hour Non-Stop Tour, the Two and a Half Hour Tour of Homes, or the third option – Galena's Haunted Tour. You can choose between open air trolleys or air conditioned. Don't miss the Dowling House, the Belvedere Mansion, or the Ulysses S. Grant Home.

Ulysses S. Grant Home

Completed in 1860, the Ulysses S. Grant Home is located in northern Illinois in the city of Galena. Former home of United States president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, the site is now a museum set in the Grant Home Historic Neighborhood.

The Ulysses S. Grant Home is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and a Illinois State Historic Site along with being listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the museum hosts the U. S. Grant Pilgrimage, Lamplight Tours, and the First Lady Julia Grant statue.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Ulysses S. Grant Home, come tour his home
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Galena Cellars Winery
  • 1.00 mile(s) from museums
  • 1.00 mile(s) from art galleries
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Historic Home Tours
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Market House, constructed in 1845-46, was the focal point of community life during Galena's heyday.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from spa services
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Brewing Company
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Trolley Tours of Galena
  • 1.00 mile(s) from ghost tours
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Carriage Ride
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Main Street - walking
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Linmar Gardens
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Alpaca Farm
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Mississippi River Tours, you can leave right from Chestnut Mountain!
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Mystique Casino
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Diamond Jo Casino, also includes a greyhound track
  • 1.00 mile(s) from 1 Of My Kind Jewels
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Atomic Toy Co.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Book World
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Churchill and Burns
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Country Crafts and Sports
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dream Catcher
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Earth's Treasures
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fariy Tales Too
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gabby's Gifts
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Beads
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Candle and Bath Company
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Main Street Bazaar
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Golden Gift Boutique
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ink and Stamp with Sue
  • 1.00 mile(s) from La Belle Epoque
  • 1.00 mile(s) from La Provencale, Ltd.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Museum Gift & Book Shop
  • 1.00 mile(s) from New Earth
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Petals and Primitives
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pollyhops
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Poopsie's
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Various art galleries
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Specialty Gifts
  • 1.00 mile(s) from various antique stores
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Wild Birds Unlimited

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Galena Golf Club
  • 5.00 mile(s) from boating, fishing, camping
  • 5.00 mile(s) from biking, hiking, riding
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Chestnut Mountain
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Eagle Ridge Golf Resort
  • 8.00 mile(s) from snowshoeing & snowmobilng
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Shenandoah Riding Stables

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Galena, Illinois hotel.
  • Adjacent to Irish Pub, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Happy Joes Restaurant, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from McDonald's┬«, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Log Cabin, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner, opens at 11:00 a.m. closed on Mondays
  • 1.00 mile(s) from DeSoto House, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from 111 Main, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Benjamin's, pub, American, open for: lunch, dinner, open all year
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Beijing Buffet, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, open 7 days/week
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Boone's Place, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Durty Gurt's Burger Joynt, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Campeche, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Flying Horse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cannova's Pizzeria, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, free delivery in town
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Vinny Vanucchi's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fried Green Tomato, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, upscale
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fritz and Frites, bar/lounge, French, open for: lunch, dinner, French and German classics in a European-style bistro.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Galena Brewing Company, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gobbie's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Featuring homemade Chicago-style thin, pan, stuffed pizza in a friendly sports pub atmosphere. Plasma tv's. Karaoke. Live entertainment nightly.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Little Tokyo, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Market House Restaurant, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, closed Sundays
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Los Aztecas, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Procento's Pizzeria, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Rendezous Coffee and Tea, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Victory Cafe, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, homestyle food at hometown prices, open 6am-3pm
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Culver's, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner,

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