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DeSoto House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here several times and we love this place. The location is perfect as you can leave your car in their parking garage and walk everywhere. This time we had a junior suite, which was just beautiful. We understand the restaurant has a new chef, but we decided to skip the breakfast buffet because the last time we were there it was pretty awful. The staff at the front desk are always very nice. The only problem we had this time was the temperature in our room. We were unable to adjust it and it was pretty warm. Will definitely return though.

Room Tip: Try not to get a room overlooking the courtyard - can be quite noisy in the morning.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent service staff, and the food was teh best we had during the weekedn we stayed at Galena. Great town for runners, many hills and stairs. Same for history buffs, the hotel and the Main Street strip below are endlessly entertaining. We had a room overlooking the strip, we loved it. Will be going back again, definitely.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

From our arrival until our departure, the staff at the De Soto couldn't have been nicer. The rooms are beautiful and hallways are filled with many historic photographs. When we arrived, the front desk informed us of the Dinner and Stay offer, reduced the price of our room and gave us a dinner certificate. No wait in the dining room, food was very good, and portions were very generous. The hotel in right in the middle of everything and walking distance to dining, shopping, and tourist areas. The next time we are in Galena, we will be sure to stay at the De Soto.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Please list my prior review for the entire restaurant & hotel. It was placed in the incorrect catagory. If you read it it is for the entire establishment. Every event and stay that I have been to has been wonderful. I wrote a prior review and in error put it in the courtyard catagory. Every event and stay has made this a family outing for my entire family.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mary ann a
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We took advantage of the dinner and stay offer. We stayed in the Stephen Douglas suite. It was immaculate, spacious and had a wonderful view of the city. Our complimentary dinner was a culinary delight! Our steaks melted in our mouths and the fresh produce was delightful. We especially love your lemon herb bread and specialty bread. We look forward to our next stay at DeSoto!

Room Tip: The corner rooms are spacious. The Stephen Douglas room has a great view!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was our first time staying at this hotel, loved it, we paid extra to have a room facing Main street which was great, you can sit on your window sill and watch things going on outside. Our room was on a slight slant which was strange but still a lovely place to stay with total convienience of breakfast, lunch and dinner or some drinks in the sports bar thats attached! Will stay again for sure!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We've been to historic Galena, Illinois, on several occasions and never ceased to enjoy ourselves while finding something or some place new...a book store, a restaurant, a boutique, historic homes, an antique store, a museum, a confectionary...there is something to please and entertain everyone. Except for our first trip, we always have chosen to stay at the DeSoto House. Why not the first time? It hadn't been renovated. At that time, it looked like General Grant had just left or was still giving a Presidential campaign speech on the balcony. But now it is modern, up to date, charming and comfortable, located on Main Street, in the midst of everything. Galena is a two-hour drive from Chicago and if you are Civil War history buff, as we are, you will enjoy the town that sent nine, count 'em, nine generals to fight in the Civil War. If you aren't, it doesn't matter. Galena has something to offer everyone.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a parlor adjacent to the bedroom. There is no such thing as a noisy room, even i...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Taylor B
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Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

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

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