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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

1492 Locust St., Dubuque, IA 52001
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bennington, Nebraska
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay. We love Victorian homes and furnishings and this home is amazingly furnished. Original fireplaces in almost everyone room. The breakfast was one of the best we've had at a B and B. We would definitely stay again.

Thank sheetseggs
Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into the bed and breakfast, I knew it was a dive. The outside is falling apart and the inside REEKS of cat urine. From the first second you walk into the establishment the smell overwhelms you. I thought I was at a barn yard, not a bed and breakfast. Not to mention the rudeness of... More 

Thank helloiloveyou
Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I was so excited to stay at this B&B for a weekend away with my sister. We love historic homes, and cats, both of which you'll get with a stay at The Richards House. The room we had was very comfortable and had an absolutely gorgeous ceiling and original chandelier. The innkeeper gave us a nice tour of the home,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I feel guilty writing an honest opinion about this place because Dave and Michelle are wonderful hosts and are very accommodating. The breakfasts are wonderful and the snacks and wine that are available 24/7 is a wonderful touch. The woodwork, antiques and glasswork throughout the house are stunning. I would say the house has huge potential, but the maintenance and... More 

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Loyal, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The outside was what we expected they are diligently working on it the inside was wonderful. Nicely appointed very clean. Our hosts were absolutely wonderful. The breakfasts were over the top good. All this for a very very affordable price. Thank you Richards house for making our stay memorable.

Thank china57
kaukauna wi
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64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was my first time at a BnB from the minute we walked in everything was wonderful. The house is gorgeous first of all.. Michelle is so gracious.. "Here let me upgrade you.". "Here have some cake and wine" "when would you like breakfast" to which I replied eight am.. I'm a bit of an early bird and came down... More 

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Clintonville, WI, USA
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

WE had a delightful 3 night stay here. The propriators treat you like family and the breakfast is SPECTACULAR. Don't be deterred by the exterior appearance. The well furnished rooms are luxurious and have very comfortable beds. We will definitely stay at Richard's House the next time we are in Dubuque

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I unfortunately stayed here over the winter months. Let's keep this simple - this place absolutely REEKS of cat urine! The rooms, the towels, the sheets, the pillows... everything! No further explanation is needed - stay somewhere else!

Thank Sisyphus74
Kansas City
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was on a personal trip, traveling alone, and wanted to try something new so I looked for a B&B in Dubuque Iowa. I found this place doing some online research and thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. The hosts were friendly, the food was fabulous, and the house is amazing on the inside. It was easy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Steve and I stay here often. Our first stay was was 10 years ago. We travel extensively and always stay in B&B's when possible. Unfortunately the Richards House was our first B&B stay, so all other stays are compared to Richards House. There is no where else that has the whole package like Richards House. Friendly, great food, beautiful antiques,... More 

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