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200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
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#2 of 18 hotels in Dubuque
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
Value
4.2
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Centrally Located
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Shawn wrote a review Jan 6
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Went for the NYE bash and it was amazing! Will do it again in 2023! Had a suite for a room, the food at Carolinas was really good the band, Bogie Monster, was very good. The staff was very friendly. Check in took about 2 minutes. Hotel location makes it very easy to get to.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel is beautiful. Easy walking distance for shopping, bars and other places to eat.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Shawn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great experience at the NYE bash! We hope to welcome you back in the near future when your back! It would be our pleasure to see you again. Thank you, Team Hotel Julien Dubuque
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SusanC101574 wrote a review Dec 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota67 contributions8 helpful votes
Very clean room, great restaurant.Good service. Food was yummy. Hot water in shower is a plus. Location was good. Spent only one night but a great respite from the road. The pillows were not the softest. I would stay there again if we were in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Gary dam wrote a review Dec 2022
Eureka Springs, Arkansas5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were looking forward to our third stay here. However,the check- in experience was very disappointing . The lady at the check in desk was not friendly at all and certainly did not make us feel welcome . Nothing like driving all day, looking forward to one of our favorite historic hotels, and then not even greeted with a smile or a welcoming attitude . We won’t be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Dec 2, 2022
Dear Valued Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I was truly disheartened to read your review and want to apologize for your check in experience. Please know that we take all guest feedback very seriously and will be reviewing the details with staff to ensure we do better next time. Thank you, General Manager, Hotel Julien Dubuque
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MARK O wrote a review Nov 2022
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Classic majestic hotel in a great location. Very comfortable bed, Nice pool and hot tub. Great restaurant in hotel and many others near by. Easy walk to the funicular elevator that offers a great view of the city and river.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov 30, 2022
Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your room, the pool and hot tub amenities, and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future when your back in downtown Dubuque. It would be our pleasure to see you again. Thank you, Team Hotel Julien Dubuque
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jewel6516 wrote a review Nov 2022
East Bethel, Minnesota85 contributions27 helpful votes
We love the town, and I would say this hotel is the best place to stay in Dubuque. It's walking distance to shops and restaurants. The bartenders are fantastic and friendly. Front staff was unimpressive. The rooms are nice, but the lobby and elevators could really use updating.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Maria G wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions7 helpful votes
For what I paid I expect better customer service!!! Not friendly staff, lobby as I have heard was supposed to be spectacular not impressed as you use it for your marketing. I noticed parking you have a shuttle service yet as a customer you don't utilize it. I visit weekly but not at your hotel I want a hotel with a shuttle service
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Marketing Manager, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque
Responded Nov 21, 2022
Dear Valued Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I was truly disheartened to read your review and want to apologize for the lack communication about our shuttle service and overall front desk service. Please know that we take all guest feedback very seriously and will be reviewing the details with staff to ensure we do better next time. If you would like to discuss your experience in greater detail, please feel free to reach out to me directly at gm@hoteljuliendubuque.com. I do hope that you visit us again so that we can ensure an absolutely flawless experience. Thank you, Dwight Hopfauf, General Manager
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jdfisha wrote a review Oct 2022
West Bend, Wisconsin99 contributions24 helpful votes
Stumbled upon this in a travel guide while I was looking for a place while visiting Galena IL. Wonderful room, great service and a hotel atmosphere back to a better time. There were also decent restaurants around it too which made it even better. We will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 1, 2022
Dear Valued Traveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your room and hotel atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back in the near future when your back in downtown Dubuque. It would be our pleasure to see you again. Thank you, Team Hotel Julien Dubuque
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John M wrote a review Oct 2022
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I have never been compelled to file a negative review before, giving the organization the benefit of the doubt considering the times and staffing issues most businesses are facing these days, but those are not the Hotel Julien’s issues. Poor service is clearly systemic in how the organization is run. It started in the worn look of what I assume was once a grand lobby, chairs were worn, fake leather chairs were thread bare, the web site photos must be several years or decades old. The front desk staff were frumpy, perfunctory, and undertrained. They were unable to provide my request for champagne or even bottled water, suggesting I run to a liquor store. There is no coffee shop or ability to have a coffee in the lobby in the afternoon, and they suggested I call uber eats. The bar doesn’t open until 4 on Fridays. There is no room or maid service available but said they would drop towels off at your door if you called down. The kitchen was unable to bake a cake for our event and I had to bring one with me. Everything was an extra charge, including the use of a room and a piano for an hour. The dinning room was profoundly understaffed and the service for our special dinner, arranged ahead of time, was slow and impersonal, with several various staffers serving the table and not even knowing what was on the appetizer tray they were serving. All of which would not, in itself, caused me to respond negatively. However, upon check out by 9:30 am, I was charged an extra $150 plus fees for leaving after 4 nights of lodging rather than 5, and even then, a polite explanation would have gone a long way. Note, I paid full rates, plus a weekend up charge, booked directly with the hotel, not a discounted rate or through a third party. But rather, Mr. Hopfauf the general manager, was amazingly non-accommodating, matter-of-fact and argumentative, boarding on arrogant. He argued that all the other purchases we made at his hotel had no bearing on his room policy. And then explained the large chains have million-dollar advertising budgets while he has to rely on word of mouth, apparently not catching the irony in that explanation in losing my good will. If you’re looking for a well kempt, quaint, vintage, historic hotel with quality old fashioned personalized service, the Hotel Julien is not it.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Jessica wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I wouldn’t have many complaints had I not paid $250+ per night. At that price point, I expect a bit more than what we received. There is no housekeeping for multi night stays. This means no trash take out, turndown, additional towels, or replenishment of coffee. This was not communicated until check in. The executive room was small and seemed tired. I understand this is a historic hotel, but the TVs, lamps, and furniture could all use some updating. All were old and obviously worn out. Remote did not work. Neither did the thermostat. There is a fridge but no microwave anywhere in the hotel. Our comforter was dirty and had boot prints. We requested a new one which arrived with a coffee stain. We did not bother trying for a third. Staff was not friendly but also not blatantly rude. Again, if this were an $80/night hotel, I’d have few complaints because I’d expect this type of room. For $250, I would not recommend it. PROS: bartender Carl was amazing.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 17, 2022
Dear Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I was truly disheartened to read your review and want to apologize for the lack communication about our housekeeping service, overall front desk service, and the upkeep in your room. Please know that we take all guest feedback very seriously and will be reviewing the details with staff to ensure we do better next time. If you would like to discuss your experience in greater detail, please feel free to reach out to me directly at gm@hoteljuliendubuque.com. I do hope that you visit us again so that we can ensure an absolutely flawless experience. Thank you, Dwight Hopfauf, General Manager
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lovetochill10 wrote a review Oct 2022
Lockport, Illinois573 contributions78 helpful votes
I wish that I had known ahead of time that housekeeping was not being offered, I would have stayed elsewhere. We stayed for three nights and it was inconvenient to go to the desk for towels, coffee and toiletries. The room did not feel overly clean at check in so it was uncomfortable to stay for three nights with no cleaning. The parking situation was not explained upon check in other than there’s two lots on property. We circled the two lots for about 20 minutes one nights to not find any parking. We briefly parked in a street spot and went to the front desk where we were told to park in the garage down the street and that we’d be reimbursed for the parking. Not the answer we expected as we were paying overnight guests of the hotel and went for dinner in dress clothes and shoes (not prepared to walk blocks back to the hotel). The staff was not overall friendly at any point in our stay. We’ve stayed here multiple times and sadly will not be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is an issue.
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PRICE RANGE
$128 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
julien hotel dubuque
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Julien Inn
LOCATION
United StatesIowaDubuque
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Julien Dubuque
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Nearby attractions include Fenelon Place Elevator Co. (0.3 miles), National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (0.3 miles), and Diamond Jo Casino (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunshine Family Restaurant, Caroline's Restaurant, and Vinny Vanucchi's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Julien Dubuque located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Dubuque.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Julien Dubuque offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mathias Ham Historic Site (2.5 miles), Clock Tower (0.3 miles), and Dubuque City Hall (0.6 miles).
Does Hotel Julien Dubuque have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.