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DeSoto House Hotel

230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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DeSoto House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I can't recommend this hotel enough. The staff couldn't be more friendly, accommodating and helpful. Unlike many hotel restaurants, the on-site cuisine is absolutely delicious. On our most recent visit the front desk area was being renovated. Didn't matter or affect service in the slightest. Staying in the Teddy Roosevelt room overlooking Main Street made us feel... More

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived all over the country and have returned to the Midwest. The Desoto House has become our favorite. The rooms are authentic and beautiful as well as clean and comfortable. The staff is exceptional with a high level of professionalism, respect and friendliness. And the food....awesome!! The Courtyard serves wonderful breakfasts with a very broad menu (and fast... More

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eloped to Galena. Deb at the DeSoto House was amazing she went above and beyond to make our day special. She really paid attention to detail and everything we asked for was provided. The rest of the staff was also very accommodating, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The room had an old world feel but updated. We were in room 213... More

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a fan of history and historic buildings, and this one fits that bill. Beautifully appointed with high ceilings, lovely furnishings and right in the middle of downtown Galena. We had a free breakfast offer as well, and the wait staff person was excellent, as was the made-to-order breakfast in the interior courtyard. It was all great.

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Shullsburg, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the area. They have a new chef since the last time we were here and the food was amazing. I suggest the scallops. Best I've ever had. We will definitely be going back to the desoto house more often.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in room 301. My sister and her husband stayed in room 307. Our room was overlooking Main Street. It was located at the very end of the hall. Such a wonderful location. Very quiet. Both rooms were just beautiful. Our room had a king size very comfy bed and 3 huge gorgeous windows. A... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great location in the heart of downtown Galena. You can walk everywhere. And if you're in Galena to immerse in some history, the DeSoto is an ideal place. Boxy and not especially eye-pleasing from the street (this is what Midwestern inns looked like 150 years ago), it has a warm, dark-wood, historic feel upon entering. You can park for 15... More

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Hayward, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A wonderful historic hotel, made fairly comfortable. They have a museum/history room, a great atrium area. The room came with full/order off the menu breakfast, and was over generous is portions and delicious. The staff was pleasant and attentive. Our room was pleasant and comfortable, but the closet area was very small and didn't allow for stowing our luggage. The... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We loved the history of this hotel. It's beautifully decorated. My two sons, my nephew, my twin sister and I stayed here and we all loved it. The high ceilings the soft beds and the room smelled great upon entering. It is perfectly located and the free parking is a great bonus!! I highly recommend staying here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here with another couple over Thanksgiving weekend '13. Huge and very nice hotel with an enormous amount of history. We stayed in the "Thomas Nast" room which was very large. We didn't eat at the hotel but the bar was a nice place to stop by for a while. The hotel also couldn't be better... More

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Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galena
#2 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#4 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena

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