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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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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here for our anniversary. We had a third floor room overlooking Green Street. Everything was perfect - friendly staff greeted us, room was large, comfortable and very clean, location is terrific - you can walk to pretty much everything in historic Galena, food in all 3 restaurants was great. We particularly enjoyed our 2 breakfasts in... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Galena for the weekend to attend a wedding. Our stay at Desoto House was great. The hotel is in great shape with a lot of history provided about Galena and the hotel throughout the hotel. Found the room to be in top shape and staff was very friendly. The Saturday we were there, it rained very hard Desoto... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spend several weekends a year in Galena and always stay at the De Soto House Hotel. It is an old hotel and we lLve the history and beautiful décor. The hotel offers the Courtyard for breakfast and lunch (our favorite place for breakfast), the Green Street Tavern for lunch, drinks and dinner pub style, and the... More 

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Poynette, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are proud of the fact that my husband's great-great-grandfather owned and operated the Desoto House for several years, so this is a family favorite. Over the years we have visited and made this a long-weekend get-away for the inlaws. Each time we visit and stay we have been impressed. The recent remodeling that was done adds a nice ambiance... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My title says it all, Desoto House in Galena Illinois is a rare hidden gem that I was fortunate enough to discover. Several years ago it was recommended to me by a family member as well as some close friends who know my likes and interests well that I should visit Galena, IL and when I do to be sure... More 

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naperville, illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a Saturday night in the DeSoto House this past weekend. We booked the hotel after friends had spent a weekend here earlier in the spring and recommended it.We were not disappointed. We had the bed and breakfast rate - our Sunday brunch was included. The hotel is right on Main Street in downtown Galena -... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have stayed at the Desoto House. It should not have taken me 3 times to write a review. I have thought and thought about a negative about the Desoto House...and I cannot remember even one. This hotel is full of history and character. If you want a typical and generic and forgettable 'Holiday Inn'... More 

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minnesota
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend- a 3 night stay. We had a great time, service was friendly, the front desk was very helpful fielding our hundreds of questions concerning what to do. The Hotel is ideally located right downtown, so you are steps away from shops, restaurants and walking paths. Rooms were clean, facilities very nice. We... More 

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Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a specific room 5 months ahead of time. When that day arrived, we were rudely told that the room we booked was already occupied. They said they had a similar room we could have and threatened to charge us if we did not take it. They then decided not to, but never admitted their mistake.... More 

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Rockton, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the history of the place. Dead center for loads of shopping at quaint little shops. Suite was acceptable considering day and night activities. Staff was nice and make sure to visit the root beer store.

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