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Hotel Julien Dubuque
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I spent the night at the Hotel Julien in downtown Dubuque. It's a beautiful hotel. I really admire how it was remodeled, nice blend of history which gives it a sense of permanence and stability. We were in town for a show of photographs of Dubuque in 1912 and we thought they would look great on the hallway walls. We found the room nice with lots of storage and the bathroom was well-appointed. The interior of the hotel was really quiet even though there was a wedding reception going on. Nice solid construction! We didn't have time to take in the spa but would like to go back when we can enjoy that as well. We ate breakfast at Caroline's. The food was really tasty and the service good.

Room Tip: We had a room on the Main Street side and my husband heard the bars close. I slept right through it...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Dear Chris M,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Hotel Julien Dubuque. Glad to read of your enjoyment of the hotel and the review of the workmanship in reconstucting the hotel to her gorgeous days of the past. Many different areas of the hotel reflect amenities that were repurposed and restored.

We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

The Staff At Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed here to attend a company holiday party that was held here. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are very elegantly decorated. We were a little disappointed in the size of our room. Our closet which held the ironing board and robes was about 12 inches in width and we found it necessary to hang our clothes in the bathroom. There were no dressers to put anything in. If the opportunity should arise, I would love to stay here again, but would request a suite. As for the party, it was very nice. The food was good. The only downside would be that there was an hour wait for our main course after the salad was served.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
Thank Muktown
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Dear Muktown,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque. We appreciate reading of your comments.

Our apology for the delay in the service of the banquet dinner; rest assured this was an isolated incident.

We look forward to your next visit when in the Dubuque area.

Sincerely,

The Staff of Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

I spent the weekend at the Hotel Julien (with my girlfriends) for some relaxation and fun. I will definitely be going back again. Our suite was beautiful, spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. We also enjoyed spending time at the wonderful Potosa Spa which is conveniently located right inside the hotel. After we finished with our amazing spa services, we simply took the elevator back to our room. No messing around with going outside in the cold! We are already trying to pick a date for our next get away to the Hotel Julien! Loved it!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Michelle R
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Dear Michelle R,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your girl friends getaway.

Potosa Spa is the perfect Girls Getaway Place to be when staying at Hotel Julien Dubuque.


Hope to see you soon!

The Staff At Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

My girlfriends and I stayed at the Hotel Julien for a mini getaway weekend. It has been beautifully redecorated and our luxury suite was wonderful! The room as spacious and decorated so nicely. The bathroom was completely updated. We also spent some time at the Potosa Spa, what a treat! This beautiful hotel made our time together that much more special. We look forward to our next girls getaway and would definitely make the Hotel Julien our destination once again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kris L
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

Dear Kris L,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your girl friends getaway. Everyone needs one! It is always fun to connect with friends to simply just hang out! Potosa Spa adds such a special time for women to reconnect and to be pampered! So glad to read of your enjoyment!

Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a romantic getaway for our anniversary and went to TripAdvisor and read all of the rave reviews about this hotel and decided that this would be our destination. The hotel is beautiful and the convenience of being able to walk to everything in the downtown area was wonderful. They offer a shuttle service to the casino which is very convenient even though we didn't use the service. The views from our room were beautiful but we faced the main street on one side and could hear all of the noise from the bars across the street.
We stayed in the whirlpool suite at full price for two nights. After the first night we realized the walls were paper thin since we could hear the person in the room next to us sneezing and requested a room change but since they had a Groupon deal going on there weren't any rooms available. The person at the front desk had a “take it or leave it” attitude. No apologies were made. Online it is stated that there is a snack basket and an honor bar - the snack basket cost was 2.00 a snack. The honor bar was one bottle of wine. The coffee bar had two wine glasses on it, two coffee cups, a bottle of wine, a basket of creamers and sugars which were cramped on a shelf so small that I had to remove most of the items to get the coffee maker out to add water (picture attached) There was a set of blinds which let morning light pour in making it difficult to sleep in and a row of curtains behind our bed which I had to stand on our bed to close.
I have stayed in numerous high end hotels and the looks of this hotel is beautiful but I feel this piece of property is overpriced. Other hotels in this price range have greeted us with a cheese and fruit tray with a full bottle of wine for our visit and at this hotel you have to pay for a package of M&M's?
I have also read recent reviews and I am asking how a person can rate a hotel highly when they also mention that they couldn’t sleep because of all the noise. Wear earplugs and pay over 200.00 a night for a stay?
No need for the condescending apology that I have noted on the review site of this hotel….”
“Our sincere apology for the room conditions that you mentioned; rest assured this is an isolated incident, and not reflective of the thousands of travelers that stay at Hotel Juiein Dubuque. We look forward to your next visit.. Oh, and yes, I did voice a complaint to the help at the desk before I left when we visited.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Dear MaryNewLenox_IL,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Our apology for the inability to move your room; all whirpool suites are located in the same corner location that yours was. These placements were to allow for the expanded room size and for having windows on two sides of the suite for exterior views.

Each overnight guest is to receive a welcome amenity at check-in. This gift is a locally produced product of Dubuque. At present, we are giving chocolates from the STAM chocolatier from just across the street. We have given specialty popcorn from Freddie's Specialty Popcorn, a short walk outside the front door of the hotel. Soon, we will be giving candies from the nuns of the Lady of Mississippi Abbey. These candies are hand made by the nuns. In addition, our culinary team has prepared welcome amenites for many travelers. Complimentary bottled water and apples are available in the fitness center. Your comments regarding the snack basket will be discussed, as there is not any intention of our marketing to infer that the refreshments in the guest rooms are complimentary, other than the coffee service. Many guests are thrilled to see the individual Kuerig makers with the unlimited coffee, hot chocolate, and tea pods.

We appreciate your kind comments about the neighbor offering close enough to walk to attractions and activities.

Safe travels to you and yours.

Sincerely,

The Staff of Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on a trip to visit family outside of Galena. The hotel lobby had great old timey character. Our double room had all the additions that make for a perfect stay: fridge, single cup coffee maker, higher end toiletries, hot water(with shower pressure) and 4 pillows per person! they also had a great AAA special rate when we stayed that made it cheaper than the lower quality hotel we were going to stay at in Galena. Not a ton to do in Dubuque if you don't gamble, but Galena is only a short drive away. I will stay in this wonderful hotel on my visits to the area from now on.

Room Tip: may as well ask for a river view.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear pozdowny,

Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay at Hotel Julien. Appreciate your sharing about the lobby, guest room and the amenities; many AAA guests stay with us as a benefit of being in the program.

Next time in the area, please stop in at the Visitor Information Center which is to the right when going out our front door and on the corner of the next block. You will find many things to do in the Dubuque area that are very enjoyable.

Looking forward to seeing you again,

The Staff at Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wow, what a great hotel! We were stranded in Dubuque due to the ice and went to the library to check Trip Advisor's top picks for Dubuque. This hotel was #1 and we now know why! Beautiful lobby, free parking, and the room rate was extraordinary! Our room was spacious and clean, the bathroom was very nice. We had a nice view of the river. The towels were great and the pillows were all different sizes so we all got what we wanted! The snacks, beverages, and Keurig in the room were great touches. If we wouldn't have had our kids with us we would have drank the alcoholic beverages provided :)! The fitness room was one of the best we've used in a hotel-two of the television sets wouldn't work, however. The large glass windows in the fitness center looked out to the huge and beautiful pool area. The pool was a great temperature as was the hot tub. They were large as well. The hot tub jets were not working and I heard another guest say that maintenence was coming to fix it. Caroline's was excellent for breakfast and reasonably priced! The pancakes were huge and everything else was amazing. We had a great stay and will make this our go to Dubuque hotel. We used to stay at Grand Harbor but it's so much more expensive and not as nice! Next time we'll stay as a couple on a romantic get-away and use the spa!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KatherineNoel
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear KatherineNoel,

Thank you for your recent comments regarding your stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque. We hope that the rest of your travels were safe, uneventful, and enjoyable.

Our apology for the televisions in the fitness area; during some periods of inclement weather, they may tend to not operate correctly. We will review this immediately to correct in case there is a deficiency.

It was a pleasure to read of your enjoyment of the pool, your guest room, and Caroline's. The staff responsible for these areas work tirelessly hard to ensure the best in hospitality.

We look forward to your next visit.

Thank you,

The Team at Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Additional Information about Hotel Julien Dubuque

Address: 200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942 (Formerly the Julien Inn)
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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: $105 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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