We've stayed at the Canfield about once every other year for sixteen years. Since the Julien Inn has been renovated into more of a luxury hotel, the Canfield is the best hotel value in downtown Dubuque. Parking is in an unprotected lot across the street, but it's free and we've never had a problem. This hotel is for tourists who just want a clean spacious room in an historic building where they can walk to all the downtown attractions. The Karaoke bar on the ground floor is a comfortable place with a lot of local color, but not audible in any room we've stayed in. This place is not for the business traveler on an expense account or for a honeymoon couple that wants chocolates on their pillow, but for those who appreciate vintage Dubuque this place is a gem. Should you visit the Old Jail museum in Dubuque, check out the circular Life Net on the wall. It was used by firemen in 1946 to rescue guests jumping from a fire in the Canfield.
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- Canfield Hotel Dubuque, Iowa