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DeSoto House Hotel

230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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#4 of 11 hotels in Galena
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Galena, DeSoto House Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, DeSoto House Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Galena.

DeSoto House Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy a lounge, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Galena. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at Desoto Hotel, visitors can check out Root Beer Revelry (0.0 mi) and Old Market House State Historic Site (0.2 mi), some of Galena's top attractions.

If you like Mexican restaurants, Desoto Hotel is conveniently located near Los Aztecas II, Campeche Restaurant, and Ayalas Las Margarita.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular waterfalls such as Thunderbay Falls.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, DeSoto House Hotel is sure to make your visit to Galena one worth remembering.

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Richard G wrote a review Nov 20
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States35 contributions16 helpful votes
If you enjoy history, Galena should be one of your stops. The main street is a mecca for shoppers and the DeSoto House, built in 1855, is right there on main street and they have their own parking ramp for customers. If you plan to spend a couple days I would highly recommend this hotel. Walk out the front door and the only decision you must make is to turn right or left. Each room in the hotel is named after an American history figure that was in some way connected to Galena. The rooms are very well maintained and relatively small and that is part of the charm of the building. Three restaurants are in the hotel for your meals. What more can a “power shopper” want; great food and great shopping.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: You have a choice of rooms overlooking the main street, side street or overlooking the center...
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Purloin S wrote a review Oct 2020
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We missed our Annual Spring visit a now it looks like we won’t make our Fall visit. Because of Covid we have missed visiting our favorite hotel, this year. Tim and hope everyone working there is healthy along with their families. We hope to see everyone this Spring and enjoy dinner and breakfast with a wonderful staff.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Checkout their website. Being on the top floors can be the quietest if you want to retire early...
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SpringCrocus wrote a review Oct 2020
Saint Charles, Illinois44 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice old hotel with great history. Pros: an ideal location (esp for first timers to Galena); free indoor parking within hotel; good package price; staff and service were good; quiet room; breakfast was delivered quickly - hot, decent with great oj and good coffee (better than sitting outside in the rain in a tent during 10/20). Con's: bar closed; restaurant had only limited seating outside; super soft mattress; some peeling wall paper; bed spread (outdated and probably not washed); outdated overall; needs more outlets. Great potential and sorry we missed out on amenities inside.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Back of hotel has quieter rooms.
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lval wrote a review Oct 2020
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We wanted something different for our anniversary and this fit the bill. The history and ambience were perfect, and the service was outstanding. Diane at the front desk and Nekeysha at the bar in particular are standouts. The location is also perfect being right in the center of town. and the ghost stories... Really enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Heartstotravel wrote a review Aug 2020
Rochester, Minnesota893 contributions79 helpful votes
A little disappointed to have spent just over $500 for 2 nights and have a crap view. Room selected was with hope to see river, Grant Park. Room delivered was on floor two and looked out on the corner of Main Street. Pillows were not plush. Old fashioned TV and stand. That being said, room was roomy, high ceilings. Parking included was a definite perk as street parking looked to be hard to come by and was limited to 3 hours. We did appreciate and use the in and out privileges of the parking. Location is excellent for all downtown shopping, dining, activity.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about DeSoto House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to DeSoto House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.02 miles), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.1 miles), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at DeSoto House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at DeSoto House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at DeSoto House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DeSoto House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Otto's Place, Root Beer Revelry, and Little Tokyo.
Is DeSoto House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Galena.
Does DeSoto House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to DeSoto House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.4 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.01 miles), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.3 miles).
Is DeSoto House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.