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DeSoto House Hotel

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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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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always only stay at the Desoto House when visiting Galena, IL. It has two choices for restaurants built in. It's right across the street from a good coffee shop. We were one of a few people invited for an anniversary special. We got a huge massive suite for under $70. They even had people in costume, like Susan B.... More

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Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friend and I booked a junior suite at the DeSoto House Hotel in downtown Galena. We were able to get a special Internet rate of $169 plus tax that included the junior suite (a king bed, plus a queen sleeper sofa in an alcove), free parking in the enclosed, attached garage, and a free breakfast at the Courtyard Restaurant... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest hotel in IL but do not let that detour you. A very nice hotel that while over priced you pay for the history and the location in picturesque Galena. Worth a visit and spend some time learning about the hotel, the people that have staid there and those ghosts that supposedly are still there. The rooms... More

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Wales
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the DeSoto House last weekend on a Friday and Saturday evening. Rooms were clean and beds are comfortable. I will agree with other reviewers that their "rack" room rate of $200 per night is a little steep, but it also comes with the convenience of attached covered (first three floors) parking. Given the one way street out... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very attractive, historic, old (but nicely updated and remodeled on the inside) hotel literally in the middle of downtown main street Galena. It is the only hotel actually downtown. The location could not be better, and the covered parking is a definite plus due to the normally crowded streets and limited parking of Galena. It is a... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed. Terrible dinner in restaurant, eerie feeling as we were the only diners. Decor in lobby was beautiful and historic, rooms had fake antiques , linseed wood stuff. Old linens, bedspreads were yucky, threw in closet and we figured most previous had as well, so who knows whAt was on it. Most nice places at least cover the bed with... More

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

I was very sorry to see that the DeSoto House did not meet your expectations. We take pride in pleasing our guests, and work hard to provide a truly memorable experience. If you would like to discuss your stay further, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank You kindly. More

Decatur, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Galena is a great place with something for everyone. My wife and I loved our Labor Day weekend that just concluded. Unfortunately, the only hotel is the DeSoto. A nice hotel, a lot of history. Clean. Great location. But $200+ a nite ?? No frig for leftovers from all the great restaurants? That's 4-star pricing from the Magnificent Mile.... More

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Silvis, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Desoto with my girlfriend for a night away from the husbands and kids. It is a beautiful hotel, the breakfast in the morning was good and plentiful, the staff was very nice. It is a great location in Galena, with a parking garage, so no street parking. I glad I stayed there once, but I did... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the history here! The hotel is decorated to look old-fashioned but is clean and has enough modern touches to make for a nice stay. Our room did slope a bit to the corner but that just felt like part of the charm. We overlooked Main Street but were not bothered at all by noise from the street, even on... More

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Horicon, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place. Oozing with history, three restaurants in the building, free parking and right in the middle of everything. The parking garage is a tight squeeze, but unless you're rolling in an old Lincoln Continental, there should be enough room for you. Rooms are nice, good showers and comfortable beds. Pretty quiet. We had the breakfast buffet before we left.... More

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Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena

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