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DeSoto House Hotel

230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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DeSoto House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to be in the middle of all the action, then this is the hotel for you. You can shop, bring your bags back to room, then shop some more. Front desk staff were superb. History behind the hotel is interesting and you can feel the ghosts of the past. Rooms are very large with high ceilings, very... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a King room July 14 & 15. Included breakfast for my wife and I for both days as well as the historic trolley tour of Galena. It was my wife's birthday on the 14th. I mentioned this at the time of booking thinking nothing more of it. Upon arrival the room was decorated with a nice Happy Birthday... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the historic Desoto House Hotel for two night in July, 2014. We were able to check in early, and went directly to our large room with two beds. We booked the summer special, which included Trolley Tour tickets, tickets to the Grant Museum and breakfast. The entire hotel was clean. Each room is named for someone who... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Galena for the first time and we stayed three nights. The upside of this hotel is its centrality - we parked the car and left it. Lots of great walking - some rather hilly but the views are worth the effort. Had we brought our bikes, even more adventures would have presented themselves. The hotel is the oldes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed this. Max & Donna Daniels were very well suited for the roles, and are very gifted. Their acting even brought tears to our eyes.. Standing ovation for you!! You made our trip so memorable! We look forard to seeing your show again, and we would highly recommend seeing this!

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location.....they say that for a good reason. The best and only thing Desoto House has going for it is the location. My husband and I stayed here over the weekend - the room was large and bed was nice and firm. However, the wallpaper has been up for years....every seem is showing and fraying, or has wallpaper missing.... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, my wife and I enjoyed our recent two night trip to Galena. The DeSoto House Hotel was a big part of the experience. Three words can sum it up nicely. Location, location, location. Pretty simple, huh? Located right on main street, staying at the DeSoto allows you to arrange your day without any concern about logistics or in... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to stay downtown this is THE place! Everything is walking distance which is important because parking is impossible on weekends. DeSoto House has free multi-level parking. There are three (3) restaurants located on the premises and a very nice bar. The staff was warm, friendly and welcoming. Our room (No 313 the Stephen Douglas) was a large... More

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Evansville, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The DeSoto House is a wonderful place to stay! Our company just had its annual conference there, and Deb Bertucci as well as her staff go above & beyond to make everyone's stay a great experience. It is nice to walk out the door and have access to great shopping as well as a multitude of historical things to see... More

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Pekin, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I made reservations for a king junior suite. I was so disappointed in the shoddy workmanship. The PVC pipe for the sprinkler system was in plain view. The covers for the sprinklers were missing. The floor actually sloped down. Horrible patch jobs in the plaster or cracks not even fixed. I respect the historic building but for $185 a night... More

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DominiqueCross, General Manager at DeSoto House Hotel, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your room did not meet your expectations. It's our goal for our guests to enjoy all aspects of their stay, and I'm sorry that you were disappointed. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me directly. More

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Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena

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