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DeSoto House Hotel

#3 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is great. The staff was good. Clean areas. Unfortunately the room temp was hard to control and the mattress in need of replacement. Extra pillows would have been nice, too. It's an old building, so smaller spaces. I'm a bit claustrophobic and found the rooms challenging. Interesting civil war history on display.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel and an outstanding location for exploring downtown Galena especially in the winter. Free parking, good restaurants in the hotel, friendly bartenders and unique rooms make this the perfect hotel for a weekend getaway in Galena. Within walking distance of most of the attractions and great restaurants on Main Street. We will stay there again.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Galena to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and decided to stay here because of the location. I am so glad that we found this amazing place!!! We initially booked 2 nights. We booked 2 additional nights today because we are having such an amazing time. There is so much history within these walls. The staff and... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took advantage of a midweek special and had an excellent experience. The location is awesome, dinner was great, and our room was very nice. It was really nice to be able to park once and walk everywhere we wanted to go.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The DeSoto Hotel this past weekend. WOW what a beautiful Place! So much history and everyone who works at the Hotel were kind and so accommodating. We ate in their Restaurants and the food/wait staff was Wonderful! Galena is a historic beautiful little town. We visited many of the shops on Main Street and... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This lovely hotel is up to date amenity wise, but still exudes historic charm. Our room was good size, the bed very comfortable, and the bathroom nice. Front desk service could not have been friendlier or more helpful with our touristy questions. Our rate included a dinner discount voucher to boot. Parking is free in an adjacent garage structure connecting... More 

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to take her college age kids for a one night getaway as well as skiing and i'm sorry my Feedback is out of order but tripping visor's program keeps turning me off in different places. Anyway great hotel beautiful town great condition the real value. snowboarding at Chestnut I found the hotel to be not... More 

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Deer Creek, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Took a self walking tour of this very historic hotel. Two videos available in "THE QUIET ROOM" on the development of Galena from the beginning and the Hotel itself. Brochures outlining the walking tour available. Noticed the lunch menu in the Atrium seemed reasonable for Galena which can be pricey. Hotel has been completely redone inside of course but beautifully... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Once again, we returned to the charming DeSoto House Hotel for Thanksgiving. This year we ran into even more people from other cities who had discovered our treasure! It's a lovely historic hotel, a great stay for history buffs. The staff is very friendly and helpful, our room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, and the location is perfect. It's right... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We live about an hour away from Galena and I wanted to take the Duchess for a day of shopping and dining. We decided to get a room at the Desoto House as we've always wanted to stay there. The place was beautifully decorated with a tall Christmas tree in the indoor courtyard. Our room was overlooking the courtyard from... More 

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