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Hotel Julien Dubuque
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Illinois
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14 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

We decided on a last minute getaway without our kids in Dubuque, IA. Our reservation was made the night befoe and we arrived in the late afternoon. We were greeted warmly by the desk clerk and checked in quickly. The hotel's renovations were great and our room was luxurious, clean, and overlooked the Mississippi River. There was free parking. There were free shuttles to the casinos and many restaurants within walking distance. The breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Carolyn's was delicious and reasonably priced. We will definately be back!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the Mississippi face the east and the morning sun over the river is a great vi...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Julien, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We encourage you to enjoy our Potosa Spa during your next visit as well. We look forward to your return!
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

I have had the pleasure of staying at this hotel 3 times since the hotel was renovated. I am always amazed at how well the hotel was modernized while retaining it's historic character.

The public areas are amazing. It was very nice that they added an indoor pool and fitness center. Both area well designed, clean and well appointed. Cleanliness, friendliness and staff professionalism has always been consistent.

I have stayed in both basic king room as well as in a whirlpool suite. The whirlpool suite is huge and there are beautiful windows right near the whirlpool. Regardless of the room type, beds are very comfortable with high quality linens. All rooms have a Keurig coffee maker, HDTV's, Aveda products, snacks and stocked mini-fridge.

If you are in Dubuque or SW Wisconsin, this is the place to stay!

Room Tip: Corner rooms have great views of downtown as well as the river (in some rooms).
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Hotel_Julien, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We are so excited that our guests visit us over and over again and enjoy their time with us. We look forward to your future visits!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We had the king suite with a couch for 119 +
free parking in a downtown hotel, shuttles to the casinos, Comp. Bathrobes, nice touch, great towels. Excellent staff.
Great bedding, below average water pressure, nice sized bathroom
average sized pool 4 ft max. depth , hot tub was not as warm as most. glitches with the on site restaurant,( but not many other dining options near the hotel.) but were rectified quickly.
The room was clean, furnished nicely, but a bit on the small side. (this hotel is over 80 years old, but not showing it's age)
I would not pay more than 119 for this room. Average value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Julien, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
Thank you for your review. We look forward to making your next visit with us perfect. As a historic hotel, we do have rooms of various sizes and often can find the perfect match for our guests upon request. We look forward to your return.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Julien to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted a location not too far from home (90 minutes), but with some fun city options. The hotel is beautiful - we were impressed with the renovations, including the Spa, pool and fitness area. The last time we stayed was more than 20 years ago. A number of nice, trendy, yet fun restaurants in the area and the shopping, while limited, was fun. We also really enjoyed the River Museum.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Julien, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
We are so excited you enjoyed your stay with us, especially on such a wonderful occasion! As the hotel is located right downtown, we are walking distance to a variety of interests. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the renovations as we are proud to be able to offer our guests historic charm with some modern refinements.
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

We came for a funeral, found respite in this nice hotel. First of the berievement price was easy on the pocketbook for us and the other 8 families in our party. The rooms and lobby are very tastefully appointed, modern but in keeping with the historic nature of the building. The gym has a few but well maintained pieces of equipment. What a nice surprise over-all.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Beautiful room with a beautiful view. The food was amazing too! With the whirlpool tub and huge comfy bed I didn't even mind being snowed in. Very relaxing. Hated to leave. Can't wait to go back!

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Love this hotel! I was about to give up on Dubuque hotels. The renovations are beautiful, the staff is courteous, the rooms are posh - - what more could I want? The price is very reasonable! I really appreciate that a facility of this caliber is willing to honor the government rate.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Julien Dubuque
Address: 200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942 (Formerly the Julien Inn)
Location: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dubuque
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dubuque
#2 Family Hotel in Dubuque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Julien Dubuque 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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