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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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DeSoto House Hotel
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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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Morton Grove
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this historic hotel several times and we just love it. The hotel is 150 years old and has plenty of amenities. The rooms are decorated in the same decor just like the old days. Its very clean and the staff is very pleasant. It has two restaurants, the Green Street Restaurant on the first floor and... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is old and historic so it attracted our attention. The room was modern with a modern bathroom, but actually was nothing fancy or exciting. Room very very clean and darling wallpaper and matching curtains. The tall ceilings of an old hotel. It did have a tv but it was in a weird location, but we adapted. The fun... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on a weekday night after looking at bed and breakfast locations and other hotels. We decided on DeSoto House based on it's great location downtown and a good deal on the room. I was a little concerned by pictures that the room would be outdated. Although I am not a big fan of some of the wallpaper,... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Galena we stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel, one of the coolest hotels we stayed at. It is an old hotel that is very nicely renovated. It felt very genuine. Our room, 319, was huge, beautiful and had nice views. It felt that the hotel is old because the floor slanted a little. The delicious breakfast was served in... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding in Galena this past weekend. We had the rehearsal dinner and the reception there. The staff was amazing. Deb and Stephani helped with everything and made sure that it all went smoothly. I couldn't have asked for more!!! It took all of the stress out of planning a wedding that far away from home. the hotel... More 

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is hard to beat. The hotel has ton of history. It's not posh modern but cool with 10'+ ceilings, interior walkways, some tilted floors, but clean and nice. Have been here a few times and keep coming back.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying in Galena and in this historic hotel. Very much impressed with the recent renovations as we were told they had done some painting and new carpeting. When we made the reservation we wanted 2 nights (required on weekends) but only Friday night was available. They say "timing is everything in life" and many thanks Judy for reshuffling... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I would like to start off by thanking God for Deborah.. My wife and I could not be more pleased with the quality of service and food. The Desoto House is the place to pick for wedding dinners and even a wedding itself. My wife and I planned our wedding from Chicago, had our wedding in a chapel near... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Might as well stay single, if you don't have your wedding at the DeSoto House ! The pleasure starts when you get there because Judy and Diane make you feel so welcome. Such nice ladies. The wedding was superb and they are pros. Food great, lovely and charming facility. A grand hotel located steps from a vibrant, yet quant, historic... More 

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Palatine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to Desoto House Hotel over Thanksgiving weekend. Staff very friendly. We stayed in a room overlooking the main street and it was very nice. It had large floor to ceiling windows. Nice and quiet. The hotel is really cool with all its history. We tried real hard to find some ghosts - even did a midnight walk through... More 

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