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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had 2 nights in this hotel & loved every moment. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was gorgeous and had everything we needed. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were lovely with an excellent menu & were very reasonably priced. We also had a lovely meal in the tavern. We did the self tour... More

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Grinnell, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had a weekend in Galena, so, to make the most of our time, we wanted to be close to the action. We also wanted a historic, (and possibly haunted!), hotel. The DeSoto House fit our needs perfectly. They also provided a great breakfast Saturday and an even greater brunch on Sunday, plus a great supper Friday night in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was funn and cool. & best of all FREE. There are restaurants that seemed tasty on site. Even a root beer saloon where I bought candies. We walked around the Entire hotel and felt the vibe. You could just image - if these walls could talk. . they kinda did. This area has at least 2 days of... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second review of this hotel and I can't say enough wonderful things about it. Our stay in October was our fourth stay at The Desoto House. Our first stay was our wedding day as we had our wedding reception here in June of 2012, and booked the entire hotel with our guests. To this day my husband... More

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Lake Bluff
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on my annual Halloween weekend in Galena and stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel. Convenient to everything and everywhere, downtown, park and forget the car for the weekend. The staff knows where to find anything in town. I had a great time as usual. Everyone was friendly and polite. The serving staff in Green Street Tavern were quick,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I registered online and mentioned we would be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. The $169 room rate included off street parking, trolley tour tickets and breakfast for two in the Courtyard Restaurant. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were impressed with the service and the hotel's overall attention to detail. We stayed in the Susan B. Anthony... More

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the DeSoto Hotel, and the historic city in which it is located. We have stayed there numerous times over the last five years, and each new stay is better than the previous! Galena boasts a wonderful and interesting past, and the Desoto Hotel reflects this. From the exterior, it's easy to see the building is mid-to-late 1800s. From... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Arrived in town on Labor Day, wanted to stay someplace in Town so no driving after dinner. The Main Drag was crowded with walkers and vehicles, so after one pass, we found the visitor center on the back street. The lady there recommended the De Soto House Hotel, and called to see if there were vacancies. There were, so we... More

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Springfield, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed here midweek on a sister's trip. The hotel is very well maintained and the mid-week amenities were unbelievable. We got a large one room suite with pullout for $169, which included a drink in the General's Tavern day of arrival, full order off the menu breakfast for 3 each morning, Trolley tickets for 3 with a value of $20... More

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North Liberty
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our daughter will be getting married at the Desoto House Hotel next year, so we visited the hotel to get a better feel of the place. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the fall season, and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The historic atmosphere is intoxicating and wonderfully unique! We loved everything about the hotel!

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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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