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DeSoto House Hotel
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

The food, service and professionalism of the staff was incomparable. Deb and her team made us feel at home and were there for anything we needed. I would heartily recommemnd to any associate and have suggested this venue for another car meet next summer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Our needlepoint guild recently completed our second retreat at the Desoto. The accomodations are wonderful and the staff is excellent. From the front desk to the wait staff to the management - everyone was professional and personal. They were constantly checking on us to see what they could do to make our event and our stay better. They made us feel like part of the family. This is our second year at the hotel and we have already scheduled our return trip for 2012. I highly recommend you check out the Desoto. The hotel is a beautiful old hotel and the staff is excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Highly recommend the Dinner and Dancing event at the Desoto... First-rate band (River City 6) played Big Band hits and a dance class beforehand ensured that we all could dance to some basic swing... It was truly a memorable evening and we look forward to the next one!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

I've just returned from a truly relaxing midweek four night stay at the lovingly restored DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, Illinois, and can report that the experience was delightful! The entire staff, from reception to dining room to housekeeping, all under the caring supervision of General Manager and Galena resident, Deb Bertucci, couldn't have been more accommodating. I had the dinner package for all four nights, and found the meals in the friendly atmosphere of the Green Street Tavern to be delectable. Worthy of mention is the consistently tender and flavorful "General's Filet Mignon" and the playful appetizer "Infantry on Horseback" {broiled bacon wrapped shrimp}, a real treat! I,ve been staying at the DeSoto since 1974, and much has changed over the years. The Desoto has been transformed into a thoroughly upgraded, full service hotel with beautifully appointed rooms and common areas, all meticulously maintained in keeping with the historic nature of the property. I'm eagerly looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

The historic DeSoto House Hotel is in the perfect location for your stay in Galena, and to enjoy the beautiful country surrounding Galena. It's been about 5 years since I stayed at the hotel, but I was happy to see that its charm is still going strong. The hotel has its own parking garage (so no worries about finding a place on the street), and all the shopping and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. We booked our room online. They have recently added photos of the rooms, so you can see exactly what you're getting. The decor is getting a bit tired, I believe it's been 20 years since the last update. However, the room was very clean, the staff friendly and welcoming, and we love the connection to some very famous historic persons, including Abraham Lincoln.

Room Tip: Main St views are great, a little noisy overnight
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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