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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

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1492 Locust St., Dubuque, IA 52001
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Richards House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 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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Arlington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year we chose Dubuque as our location for our family vacation. After researching interesting locations I chose the Richards House. It was wonderful. Each piece of woodwork and stained glass were carefully placed when this house was built to represent the owner's personality. The towering high ceilings and the character of the rooms spoke volumes of the rich history.... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Richards House B&B was simply amazing! The exterior is under major renovations, but that interior is absolutely breathtaking! The work they are doing on this house to bring it back to its former glory when first built truly is a labor of love and you can tell by their enthusiasm. I was looking at other reviews and noticed that people... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Richards House is difficult to rate fairly. Yes, the exterior is in very poor condition, but we both felt safe using the front steps. The neighborhood? We are in our 60s and walked everywhere even after dark. It's Dubuque, for heavens sake!...a small river city that the economy has not been kind to but is working hard to pull... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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