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Hotel Julien Dubuque
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Only place to stay in town. Have never been disappointed. Great price for a quality hotel. Spa was a great way to relax. Hotel staff is always friendly and go above and beyond whether its directions ,places to eat or just a simple thing as requesting silverware to eat dessert you brought back to hotel.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Ronniengary,

WOW!

Thank you so very much for the many kind words expressed about your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque. The staff will be very excited to read of your recognizing their efforts.
Each and every one of them work extremely hard to provide the best in Midwestern hospitality.

We look forward to your next stay!

Thank you!

Team Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times and it is simply lovely. Its very old world yet revamped into a luxurious beautiful hotel. Pool and hot tub are simply davine. Service is upper level quality. Prices are reasonable and it is located downtown. Not a far drive to galena.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear chicagobread,

Thank you for commenting on your recent visits to Hotel Julien Dubuque. We love to hear of guests that are repeat travelers to the area.

The staff work extremely hard every day to ensure the best in hospitality in the Midwest. They will be thrilled to read of your comments.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Team Hotel Julien

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed at the Julien for several days during a work conference. Overall the hotel is very nice, clean, and updated. The location is ideal for walking to local bars and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again, either for work or personal travel. Most of the food was very good. I do think the conference made some bad choices and didn't have enough healthy food available, which jades my view of the food, but this is not the fault of the hotel.

The bad was that the conference rooms were freezing. We used several rooms for our conference and they were all ice cold. And I didn't feel any improvement after asking staff to increase the temperature. Not ideal to have to go to your room and get a hoodie to put on over your business clothes.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear CV724,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque. It was a pleasure to read of your enjoyment of the guest rooms and public areas.

My sincere apology for the chilly meeting rooms spaces; rest assured this was an isolated incident. The hotel was renovated less than four years ago. The renovation inlcuded the installation of the most up to date and green energy friendly heating and ventilation system, unfortunately, it comes down to human error sometimes. Your comments will be shared with the team to ensure that this never repeats itself.

We would be interested in hearing as to which conference it was that you attended. If you would be so kind, please contact me 563.556.4200 ext. 5561.

Thank you.

Dwight Hopfauf
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I found this hotel on Yelp (sorry Trip Advisor) and I won't stay anywhere else in Dubuque, now that I've found it. Hotel Julian pulls off something that is incredibly hard to pull off: historic charm meets modern amenities. I will visit a charming, old hotel ONCE before I become annoyed with the creeky floors, lumpy mattress, and small bathrooms. After that, I'm done. Not the case at the Hotel Julian, I get the charm of the historic hotel and I have everything I need to function as a business traverler (good wifi, business center, awesome restaurant attached...see below).

Part of the challenge of traveling to conduct business, is finding somewhere good to eat in a city that your're not entirely familliar with. The beauty of Hotel Julian is that the attached restaurant, Caroline's, is a fantastic. As a business traveler, I often eat alone at the bar. Kory, the bartender, couldn't be more a more accomodatin host. He is knowledgable about the wine list and the menu, which is nice because I often ask for recommendations. Who knows what to order better than good staff?? I've stayed here 3 times now, taken 3 recommendations from Kory, and had 3 great meals. Thanks Kory!

The bottom line is, if you're thinking about staying here...do it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear JohnSDSM,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

It is always a pleasure to read of the enjoyment of our guests.

We look forward to your next stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

Sincerely,

The Staff of Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stay here about every other month. I travel to a lot of hotels and always feel most relaxed at this one. Love the downtown location, the old building but luxurious new amenities and the space in even their standard rooms. Their bathrooms are beautiful and spacious. Everything is always extremely clean and they offer several extras you don't get everywhere else: fluffy white robes to wear, Aveda products in the bathrooms, Keurig personal coffee makers, nice hair dryers and wine & beer in the room for purchase. The bedding and pillows are so comfy! You're greeted with a local favorite (this time a bag of gourmet popcorn) and can dine-in or order room service from Caroline's, whose food is always top notch. Pool and spa on site. Have never been disappointed here.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Bijou53077,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

It is always a pleasure to read of the enjoyment of our guests.

We look forward to your next stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

Sincerely,

The Staff of Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Amazing historic hotel. The first impression is elegance, dripping with chandeliers of another age. Sweeping staircase to upper level. Easy checkin, friendly without being nosey.

Wonderful updated room, with low curb shower. Clean. Very comfortable bed. Did I say Very comfortable bed?? Room service breakfast was done just right, hot and prompt. The details make it one of the tops; bacon crisp, real butter, eggs done just as requested.

This was my second visit. The first visit was more than a year ago and the room was nicer this time. I will be back, especially for a couples get-away. The only reason I did not give five stars for "value" is the hotel's government rate is not in line with State government reimbursement.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear travelingjoes,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

It is always a pleasure to read of the enjoyment of our guests.

We look forward to your next stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

Sincerely,

The Staff of Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The hotel was a nice treat. The hotel had everything we needed for our quick get away. The room was a standard queen, and it was clean and quiet. The noise from the street was quiet, but it was the last week in March and not much was going on. The hotel bar made relaxing in the evening very convenient, and the bar had a entertainment on a Tuesday night, which we really enjoyed. It is very close to the museum and the casino offered a shuttle, which we took advantage of. Overall, our stay was very pleasant.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear dgsea,

Thank you for the kind words expressed about your recent stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

It is always a pleasure to read of the enjoyment of our guests.

We look forward to your next stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque!

Sincerely,

The Staff of 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 Romantic Hotel in Dubuque
#1 Business Hotel in Dubuque
#2 Family Hotel in Dubuque
Price Range: $104 - $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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