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DeSoto House Hotel

#3 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to stay at the DeSoto hotel and don't regret it for a minute! They were so helpful providing the information before our stay and accommodating a change for us. We checked in early on a Saturday afternoon with no problems. The staff explained the parking and layout of the hotel. The rooms were spotless! The only thing I... More 

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Pontiac, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel & staff were amazing. it is a older hotel ( Illinois oldest in operation ). But very very clean & well maintained. I loved the idea of walking where president's & such had walked. we had breakfast at the hotel & it was wonderful. The menu for lunch & dinner looked like it would be also. Location was... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here every time in Galena. Covered parking, convenience to shopping and eating. All three restaurants in the hotel have great food, and are very accommodating. The staff are familiar with activities in town as well as on the out-skirts.

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have traveled to Galena many times and have always said we wanted to stay here because it's close to everything. We did this time as there was a mid-week special. We were able to get the parlor room with a fireplace, free happy hour with all drinks, not just beer and wine, and a full breakfast. You must check... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galena is a popular place to visit because the "city fathers" in the 1960s chose not to get involved in urban renewal. The charm of this antique collectors heaven is certainly reflected in the Desoto House Hotel, a city anchor since the Civil War. The rooms are large and well-appointed with plenty of space to rest up after a day... More 

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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there one night in January. I am a history buff and this hotel is full of history. The location is in the heart of the shopping district of Galena and everything we wanted to do was in easy walking distance. There is a private parking ramp for this hotel which makes getting in and out easy. The price... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Galena is a historic town in northwest Illinois. It was a busy river port and center of commerce in the 1800's. President Grant lived here and the DeSoto House was his campaign HQ. We have been coming to Galena for thirty years and owned a vacation home nearby for twelve. Now we stay at the DeSoto House and love the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We just returned was a weekend trip to Galena and loved our stay at the Desoto House. It was our first stay there and we are already looking forward to returning. Our room was a delightful mix of historic and modern. The hotel is conveniently located and the restaurants were great.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My mom and I stayed here on a Tuesday night. We stayed on the third floor in a room with 2 beds. It was beautiful and so huge!! The bed was comfortable and the bathroom and bedroom was super clean!! I love this hotel for so many reasons! Great rooms. Great restaurants! Green street tavern is my favorite!! The history... More 

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Kingston, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to stay at this hotel a second time. The first time was many years ago when we had a very limited length of stay. This time, we had the leisure to explore all that the DeSoto house has to offer. With limited parking downtown on the street, having a designated hotel parking garage is a... More 

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