Abe Lincoln & US Grant sure knew something when they stayed at the Desoto House! This place is fantastic, right out of the history books. You can just picture Honest Abe or local boy Ulysses speaking from the balcony on Main St. The lobby should be on a post card & they still use real brass keys for the rooms! The staff could not have been better to work with. My wife & I selected the Desoto House as our host hotel for our wedding in July of 2011. Two days before the nuptials, Galena was hit with 13+ inches of rain, knocking out power to much of downtown. In most cases this would have been disastrous but the Desoto House folks were great, they kept us informed and in no time at all had the hotel back up & running. Our wedding went off without a hitch and we are glad that we stuck with them. Main Street is the main artery of historic Galena and the Desoto is the PERFECT place to do the town and enjoy all that is has to offer. Just pull the car into their garage and leave it, you'll never need it again until you check out & head home. You can walk to every restaurant, bar & museum from the Desoto and stumble home after as well! You feel like you have stepped back to a time when people treated guests like family. The Desoto House "get's it”. We can't say enough good things about them. Enjoy!
Get one of the rooms on Presidents Row if you can. Or one that overlooks Main Street on the upper fl...
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