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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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Andalusia, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Geneseo, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Desoto House a few times now on our visits to Galena. Staying here makes the trip much easier. First of all, you do not have to search for a parking spot which can be somewhat hard to come by on a weekend in downtown Galena. The Desoto house has its own parking garage for guests.... More 

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Hudson, wi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of their Internet Rates and it was an above expectations experience. For $159.00 per night ,we received a full breakfast and two tickets for a trolley tour of Galena historic area. There are other similar rates with different options. The staff is customer focused and the hotel is a very quiet place to stay, even though it is... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not stay at this hotel, we did tour through it and enjoyed the pictures and other items they have on display in the hotel. The hotel is very elegant and we will surely stay there on our next visit to Galena. There is a quiet room where you can sit and watch a video on the history... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this hotel. The history and unique character and location couldn't be better. Free parking and being right on Main Street are huge perks. No worries about finding convenient parking ever. We have stayed here several times. I must say that I much prefer the rooms with a window to the outside rather than the Courtyard. Since there is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights over the weekend. The location can't be beat! We parked our car in the free garage and walked to all of the shops, restaurants and nightlife. The room was clean and the air conditioning worked great. Our room was very quiet and the bed was comfortable. Complimentary wi-fi and bottled water. The furnishings (including the bedspread,... More 

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Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night which was a bummer. We loved this place. Service was great...from the door man when we entered, to the nice women at check in to the restaurants. Each experience was more than a guest could ask for. It was a great benefit to e studying right up town. Will definitely go back.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great feeling walking up those steps. We stayed during the week and got the $159 deal. Stayed in the Susan B Anthony room and enjoyed the fireplace and extra room. The hotel has a happy hour from 5-6 open bar. Good for us. Also ate at the General and was not impressed (see other review). The hotel seeps... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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115 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is what really makes this hotel. It's conveniently located in the heart of downtown Galena. We parked the car in the hotel's garage and were able to walk to our favorite stores and restaurants. The rooms are clean and comfortable but fairly small. We stayed in a suite that had a separate couch and fireplace. The bedroom had... More 

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