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DeSoto House Hotel

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#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Corning, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love history and this town is full of it. After touring the hotel we are a lite snack in the General's tavern. They make a blue cheese soup that was very tasty and the onion rings were superb thin well coated and served hot. There is alittle something for everyone in Galena! Park your car and explore it all.

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Thank 73jillw
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Desoto House Hotel this week during an overnight trip to Galena. First of all, we made a mistake when we booked the hotel, so we called up to update our reservation, and the woman on the phone was wonderful. Very friendly and accommodating, and actually got us into a much better room at... More 

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Thank Katie P
Des Plaines, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My new wife and I decided to stay at the Desoto House for it's history and appeal. From the moment we walked in we felt very welcomed and the staff was very friendly and informative about the history of the hotel. During one of the customer appreciation drink hours we meet Angela who was very friendly and we ended up... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish there was a rating between average and very good... because the DeSoto house was above average, but it definitely wasn't "very" good. The service was very nice, which is why I went with the higher rating. However, I would classify this hotel as "Good" overall. The rooms were a decent size. And while the furnishings are all well... More 

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Thank ktyg
Illinois
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112 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights. During the week, the DeSoto offers perks such as trolley tours, cocktails at happy hour, and breakfast or money toward dinner at the Generals restaurant. Our room, the Mark Twain was nice with views of The streets and shops below. The bed was comfortable, quiet, and maid service was quick and good. The employees at the... More 

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Thank JohnandPam
Iowa
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful hotel with so much history! The rooms were big and the bed comfortable. We never heard any noise at all. The restaurants and bar were all very nice. It is a spendy hotel but worth it! You are right in the heart of everything. You can walk up and down the streets and shop or eating.... More 

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Thank jslup5
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good restaurants with great service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms are nice, charming, and not overly Victorian. Mattresses could be more supportive. No newsstand shop for fresh snacks, toiletries, or OTC travel drugs. Nearest drugstore and supermarket is over a mile away. Free garage parking within building. Tons of gift shopping along with other... More 

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop at the Desoto house when we travel to Galena. Sometimes it is just for a bloody mary at the bar. This trip we had an enjoyable lunch on the side patio. The food is upscale with an inviting presentation and a nice menu. It is a very interesting stop. Take a stroll through the hotel and see... More 

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Thank happygrama
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay if visiting Galena. Right downtown with free wi-fi and parking. Wonderful restaraunts (brkfst was included in our room rate along with trolley and museum tickets.). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only "issue" - appears to be a "sewer smell" when using the elevators.... Stayed there a few years ago and noted the same thing... Hotel... More 

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Thank Thomas R
Illinois
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104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located so well, being in town, walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, trolley, wine tasting - what could be better, plus free parking! Our reception at the front desk could not have been more pleasant - fun really - and efficient. Going midweek is great - you get the package perks. The staff here is terrific... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
The Generals' Restaurant
The Generals' Restaurant
Cuisines: American, International
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2227
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $75 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
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