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

We have visited GALENA, iLL several times a year and always stay at the DeSoto Hotel due to
its convenient location to the downtown shops and restaurants. My husband can go shopping with me and whenever he gets tired of that. (usually about 5-10 minutes) he can return to the hotel and read a book or browse the laptop computer and I can return when I am finished shopping. The hotel provides parking and has very nice restaurants which we have eaten at on several occasions. There are several wineries located in the city or close by and the views of the area and the excellent wine are a good combination for a weekend away.

Room Tip: We like to have a room facing the main street as the view from the huge windows is outstanding and r...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Thanks to Jo, our front desk staff person, we were able to check in, drop our bags, and take off to walk the streets as soon as we arrived. Jo gave us a quick, but detailed review of hotel amenities, walking directions, and Galena history. She was there again, before and after dinner, to fill us in on the hotel history, resident ghost?, and to guide us to the hotel library where we watched the looping historical DVD. In the morning?....there she was again to help us check out. Thanks to Jo our stay was perfect. Oh, the room was fine, too!

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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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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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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
#1 Best Value 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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