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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

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1492 Locust St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Richards House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 10 Dubuque B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full Disclosure: We did not actually stay overnight here (though we had a reservation and showed up - the dilapidated condition of the neighborhood and the serious exterior issues (way more than "needing some TLC"), combined with an overwhelming stench of cat urine (triggering my wife's allergies, big-time) upon opening the front door caused us to cancel and seek alternate... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Richards House in Dubuque last week and we were amazed and awed by the majestic interior of the house. It is filled with original fixtures and furnishings from the house's original owners. It is an inspiring collection of hand-carved and stained glass wonders and we were mesmerized just looking around our room. We... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has a beautiful interior with elaborate woodwork, fancy hearths, and brilliant stained glass and chandeliers. A true show piece. The breakfast was delicious and expansive so much so that we were able to skip lunch completely. BUT..... The exterior is ramshackle with the front porch especially in need of work. If you are not a cat person I... More

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Pella, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I chose this B and B from Trip Advisor. We pulled up and noticed that the house needed some TLC on the outside, but they are working on it ! ( it's a HUGE house ! ) we went in and were pleasantly surprised at what we found. A beautiful home with antiques and a very homey feel. Michelle was... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just returned from a trip to Galena, IL where we had originally planned to stay in a B&B, but were too late to get a room there and ended up finding the Richards House in Dubuque (15 miles away). We were happy it turned out this way as we would not have spent any time in Dubuque otherwise, and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have stayed once or twice a year for many years. The food is excellent, Michelle is a wonderful hostess and goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. There are always drinks and snacks available. Last time we were there we were not able to get the room we normally get and had to take... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although the price is cheap and the rooms could be beautiful I would never stay here again, nor would I recommend it to my worst enemy. My husband and I went here for our anniversary and were extremely disgusted to the point where we tried to find other accommodations. Unfortunately it was a holiday weekend and everything nearby was booked.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We could not believe the condition of the exterior and most of the guest quarters of this once beautiful old home. It is hard to see how the city of Dubuque allows it to stay in business because of the gaping holes in ceilings, windows, etc. There is considerable damage to the premises due to the owners inability to keep... More

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The place is beautiful, the owners are very nice, breakfast is great, and is served at whatever time you request, which was a very nice surprise. Michelle was very helpful in every way and very flexible with check out time as well. The place is being renovated so the prices are better then in other inns. The noise on the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you enjoy old homes and their architecture, this is a play you have to visit. The old wooden staircases, moldings, doors, stained glass windows, wallpaper, and the smell that only comes from the old woodwork, makes this an architects dream. They are still in the process of renovating the house, and the outside of the house needs loving care,... More

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TheRichardsHouse, Owner at Richards House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. On the cable reception: We have digital cable and have not had any problems. Some channels are analog, but most are digital. We have all new digital ready TV's also. It can be a problem for someone not familiar with a particular TV to get the right digital channel because they must put the... More

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Additional Information about Richards House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1492 Locust St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Location: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Richards House Bed And Breakfast Dubuque, Iowa

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