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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at the De Soto House Hotel feels like taking a trip back in time. The lobby, restaurants, and guest rooms are beautifully preserved spaces. We stayed in the Mark Twain Suite and loved the natural lighting through the large windows, the old-time decor, and sheer size of the sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom. The room was clean and comfortable,... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delightful, historical, and convenient to Galena's shopping and other attractions, the hotel had three restaurants boasting good food and service. Large room was decorated true to the period. The only drawback was a very slight odor we attributed to the carpet, which may be due for replacement. Bathroom was clean, and three large windows looked out to Galena's Main Street.... More 

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Central Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a King Room with a main street view! Excellent location within walking distance to everything! The room was large and comfortable (a slight settling of the building has the floor a bit uneven but it adds to the charm!) The bathroom is average and clean.....Wifi is ok........There is a lounge with a continuously playing video of the History... More 

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel! Right in the middle of all the beauty and history that is Galena! We were greeted by warm and friendly staff who allowed us to check in at 2pm instead of the usual 3pm. Our room was spacious, comfortable and well decorated. They even provided bottled water (and chocolate) for us to take when we started exploring in... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Desoto Hotel made our birthday/anniversary weekend special. The DeSoto House Hotel is located directly on Main St. in downtown Galena with free parking. We could easily walk to places for food, drink and shopping. The hotel was charming. Each room was named after a famous person from the area or a person who stayed at the hotel. The room... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I like to visit Galena; we go there every year or so for a couple days. The last three times we have stayed at the Desoto House. The room rates are higher than some other places but it can't be beat for location - right in the middle of all the touristy things you came there for.... More 

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South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My needlepoint group has an annual retreat at the DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, Il. We spent four days stitching, laughing, shopping and eating. The hotel staff takes excellent care of all of us. I highly recommend it for your group.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was clean and historic. Packages were ideal and economical for midweek stay. Breakfast at the hotel was adequate. The one suggestion we left was power strip cords. There were not many outlets to plug your phone or laptop into. Parking and location was great! Would recommend this hotel for couples.

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Andalusia, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was our first time at the DeSoto House but we will be back. I told them we were celebrating our anniversary and there was a small bottle of champagne for us to enjoy. The hotel is located on Main Street so it was easy to go shopping. The weather was a little rainy and the hotel had umbrellas that... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great place to stay and enjoy all the shops. It is right on the main street. Convenient to drop off purchases and refresh yourself throughout the day. Breakfast was excellent as well as drinks at the bar. We will definitely come back and stay next girls weekend. Robin was very friendly and knowledgeable of local festivals and attractions.

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