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DeSoto House Hotel

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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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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My mom and I stayed here on a Tuesday night. We stayed on the third floor in a room with 2 beds. It was beautiful and so huge!! The bed was comfortable and the bathroom and bedroom was super clean!! I love this hotel for so many reasons! Great rooms. Great restaurants! Green street tavern is my favorite!! The history... More 

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Kingston, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to stay at this hotel a second time. The first time was many years ago when we had a very limited length of stay. This time, we had the leisure to explore all that the DeSoto house has to offer. With limited parking downtown on the street, having a designated hotel parking garage is a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Okay, I admit that I am a bit more of a fan of Galena than most because I grew up very close by the community. However, I never fully appreciated its charm until I moved away. My husband and I have stayed at other places when visiting Galena, This time, my husband was emphatic about wanting to stay at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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609 reviews 609 reviews
35 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Big rooms, large and comfy beds, brand new tvs, and the feeling of being surrounded by history. Old and adorable hotel in the heart of downtown Galena, right on Main Street. The rooms with a view of Main Street are choice! It does have some of the 'charming' vagaries of old hotels (i.e. my parents' room had a slanted floor... More 

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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galena
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena

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