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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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Edina, Minnesota
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180 reviews 180 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very charming and quaint property conveniently located in the center of Main Street. It has attached and covered parking and an indoor walkway into the hotel. Front staff was very pleasant and informative. Room was clean and charming, though the bed was a tad on the squishy side. Complimentary cocktails from 5-6 pm were a hit.

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Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on a Saturday night on Easter weekend. We chose this hotel strictly for its location. It is right on Main Street in the middle of all of the shops. You can walk to both ends of the shopping district. (~ 10 blocks long). We wanted to stay somewhere that we didn't have to worry about driving to/from... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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173 reviews 173 reviews
13 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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 March 3, 2015 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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