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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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, I would like to start off by thanking God for Deborah.. My wife and I could not be more pleased with the quality of service and food. The Desoto House is the place to pick for wedding dinners and even a wedding itself. My wife and I planned our wedding from Chicago, had our wedding in a chapel near... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Might as well stay single, if you don't have your wedding at the DeSoto House ! The pleasure starts when you get there because Judy and Diane make you feel so welcome. Such nice ladies. The wedding was superb and they are pros. Food great, lovely and charming facility. A grand hotel located steps from a vibrant, yet quant, historic... More 

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Palatine
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Desoto House Hotel over Thanksgiving weekend. Staff very friendly. We stayed in a room overlooking the main street and it was very nice. It had large floor to ceiling windows. Nice and quiet. The hotel is really cool with all its history. We tried real hard to find some ghosts - even did a midnight walk through... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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197 reviews 197 reviews
29 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 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 March 19, 2015

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 March 18, 2015

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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88 helpful votes 88 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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