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“Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Julien Dubuque
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 (Formerly the Julien Inn)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
Sun Prairie, WI
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129 reviews 129 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had considered this hotel in the past based on TA reviews but never took the plunge. After receiving an offer we could not refuse we stayed on our last visit to Dubuque. We were not disappointed. We stayed in a Premier Suite which was large, full kitchen separate living dining area, large bedroom, large bathroom, large windows throughout, ..... Stay here and live large. Combine with friendly staff, good restaurant, etc. Try it

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Frankee7,

Glad to read of your "taking the plunge" to stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Appreciate your recognizing the large space in your Premier King room selection, basically an apartment with the full kitchen and living room.

We appreciate your recognizing the staff for their service and Caroline's Restaurant..

Looking forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Hotel Julien Dubuque
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  • Location
    4.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

For the price we expected the room to be bigger. There was only 1 chair in the room. Uncomfortable to sit on the bed and drink wine and converse. Towels were luxurious, bathroom was very nice. Closet way too small for 2 people. Staff did respond quickly to requests. We did get a second chair on the second day. Kleenex box was empty and left on desk - cleaning maid left empty box on desk. Caroline's breakfast was great. Too expensive for such a small room - I thought I was in NY but realized it was Dubuque!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Virgina S,

Thank you for sharing of your experience at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Our sincere apology for the Housekeeping concern that you experienced; rest assured this was an isolated incident, and not reflective of the experience that thousands of travelers have at the hotel.

Glad to read of your enjoyment of the bathroom amenities and soft towels.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Hotel Julien Dubuque
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new england
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a beautiful large room at a very reasonable price with free parking. and located on main street with easy access to other restaurants. Breakfast was very good. The hotel has a lot of old world charm with history. The staff were very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear abkovacs,

Thank you for sharing of your experience at Hotel Julien Dubuque. Appreciate your recognizing the large space in some of the guest rooms. The recent renovation allowed for the expanding of guest room space by reducing the number of guest rooms overall.

We appreciate your recognizing the staff for their service and the noting of the free parking.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Hotel Julien Dubuque
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Naperville, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I've had the good fortune to stay at the Hotel Julien twice now, during trips to Dubuque. This is our go-to hotel when we visit the Dubuque/Galena area (only 15 minutes from Galena). The suites are spacious, well appointed with a fantastic European style shower. I have been able to find Groupons for this hotel for $99 per night. It is always clean and always a positive experience. While this is not walking distance from the casino, it's close by, and it is a (nice, long) walk to everything downtown Dubuque offers. My only complaint is that the bar across the street can get loud on weekends (people talking/shouting outside) if your room faces West. I will definitely be back though! My wife and I did also eat at their restaurant which was good, but nothing remarkable.

Room Tip: Do not pick a room that faces the street (West) if you are staying on a weekend there.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear roseleif,

Thank you for being a returning guest and for sharing your review on Hotel Julien Dubuque. Glad to read of your enjoyment of the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood.

Hope to see you again soon!

Team Hote Julien Dubuque
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here.
The room was beautiful and a good value for the money. We thought the restaurant was a bit pricey. The fridge was well stocked and the price for a bottle of wine was fair. The exercise room and the pool were clean. The staff were helpful not overly friendly... but they knew their stuff. We would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: eat breakfast else where. The breakfast is too expensive Room 606 was very quiet facing south with...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Tosatraveler13,

Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Glad that you were able to enjoy the old world charm and the modern amenities of the guest room. A lot of hours and details went into recreating the hotel with its rich heritage in mind, while ensuring the traveler of today would be pleased.

Hope to see you soon.

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Naperville, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a lovely find in Dubuque. We stayed here on a weekend trip to Galena. The room was beautiful. The hotel has a lot of old world charm but the room was modern with a flat screen tv and a great bathroom. There were 3 weddings going on the night we stayed and the hotel was full, but you would never know, the hotel was very quiet. We found a great restaurant, gelato/coffee shop within walking distance. Also very close to the Port of Dubuque. Free parking in the back of the hotel. Only downside was the restaurant for breakfast was noisy and there did not seem to be enough servers. Overall a very excellent stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear happytrails42,

We want to say thank you for taking the time to share of your experience at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

The furnishing in the lobby are replicas of the past look of the hotel. Numerous photos were reviewed and hours of research were conducted to work towards an exact appearance of the past. Glad to read of your enjoyment of it.

Our apology for the restaurant concern; it is a very busy dining room at many times of the day.
See you soon!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

From the first this hotel did not disappoint. Easy to find - the large Hotel Julien sign on the roof was hard to miss. Free parking - lot behind the hotel was also easily accessible. Sign in-very efficient. The best parts are the combination of a well done renovation of a historic building and a terrific downtown location where you can park your car and walk to restaurants, night spots and shops. Our room, 423 faced the river - terrible daytime view of roof of bldg. addition with a/c units-etc, but at night it was great with city lights visible to the east. Next time I would beg for a room much, much higher up. There are 8? floors. Restaurant in hotel was just average-food wise, but our server, Anna, was excellent, One question - any ghosts? Table lamp turned off at midnight, was on again at 3:00 a.m. - perhaps it was not turned off completely (had a swivel switch)

Room Tip: go high and east side
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Beck W,
Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Glad that you were able to enjoy the old world charm renovation. Yes, there are 8 floors to the hotel, with guest rooms on floors 3 through 8. The Al Capone Suite is the only guestroom on the 2nd floor of the hotel. The Al Capone Suite features two full sized bedrooms king beds private bathrooms, one includes a whirlpool, full kitchen, dining and living rooms.

It was great to read of your enjoyment of the neighborhood. Great for people watching and just hanging out. Anna will be thrilled to read of your recognizing her service.

Hope to see you soon.

Team Hotel Julien Dubuque
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Address: 200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 (Formerly the Julien Inn)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dubuque
#1 Business Hotel in Dubuque
#2 Family Hotel in Dubuque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Julien Dubuque 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience this remarkable full service boutique hotel, offering the area's most elegant accommodations, cuisine and impeccable service. After a $30+ million complete renovation, the Hotel Julien Dubuque is now a true landmark of luxury and sophistication. The hotel's contemporary elegance and sumptuous comfort complement the grandeur of the historic Old Main District, which is home to many of the incredible sights and cultural experiences the region has to offer.Whatever journey brings you to the Hotel Julien Dubuque, we invite you to set aside a little time to take good care of yourself.Potosa Spa & fitness facility, located on the lower level of the Hotel Julien Dubuque, is the definition of an exceptional boutique hotel spa: Steeped in service, designed with tranquility in mind, true to the culture and history of the area, and restorative for mind and body. ... more   less 
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