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DeSoto House Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Add historic hotel, located in the center of downtown Galena, has a good parking situation and lots of common areas to congregate in. Particularly enjoyed the look of the lobby with its curving staircase. The rooms were comfortable, high ceilinged, clean, with a comfortable bed. Good water pressure in the bathroom, which was also clean.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I made a late fall trip to Galena. From the moment we entered and were met and assisted by Robin at the front desk, we were charmed. The history of this old hotel is so interesting. Our room was comfortable and clean, but very dated. It was a corner "outside" room and was quite cold, especially the...

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Manchester, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Desoto House Hotel is right in downtown Galena which is a small VERY historic town. Many interesting shops both in the hotel and in the town. The hotel had a parking ramp so you could park your car and walk to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The Desoto House Hotel also had 3 great restaurants. We had a...

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Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Galena before but went again for a get-away weekend over Halloween and weren't disappointed. The DeSoto Hotel is a perfect place to stay. It's the oldest operating hotel in Illinois, is in the middle of town, has a parking garage for your use. There are three restaurants on the property, each one wonderful. The food and drinks...

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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 1 night recently. It was our first visit to Galena. I have never seen so many shops in one small area! We were greeted warmly when we checked in. The clerk was very friendly. The lobby is warm and welcoming, decorated in the period of it's day. (You had better like floral.) I wanted to...

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to stay in the Galena area. It's in the middle of everything you might want to do and the room rates are comparable to other lodging. Breakfast in the Courtyard was exceptional, so why bother even leaving the building? The Green Street tavern is a great place to have lunch, an appetizer, or a drink...

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the DeSoto House in October, for the annual craft fair. The prices were quite a bit higher because of the weekend we stayed, but it was well worth it. The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Galena, with a parking garage. Once parked, we walked everywhere for 3 days, including to the fair, just...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I felt welcome from the time we walked in the door until we said goodby. The entire staff were so pleasant and performed their jobs as though they really liked being there. Our room was perfect - clean and comfortable. The location can't be beat. Right on the main street convenient to everything. Parking in the DeSoto...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, understand this building was built while George Washington was president. Ok, not really, but understand it is old! Do the floors feel a little uneven? Sure. Is the wallpaper outdated? Well yeah, all wall paper is outdated. Electronic locks on doors? Pshh, those aren't nearly as secure as an old fashioned key and deadbolt. All I am trying to...

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Grandville, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our two night stay here. They had a great mid week package that include some tickets for the museum and truly ride and included breakfast. But the complimentary dinner drinks was a surprise and a huge bonus. We stayed on the second floor and were able to easily access our room from the main stair case which...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
The Generals' Restaurant
The Generals' Restaurant
Cuisines: American, International
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2227
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: RM334 - RM623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
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Springfield, Illinois
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“We got the add on breakfast buffet, totally worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles thmsedward, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The courtyard room overlooks the atrium and courtyard restaurant where you can look down on the festivities below.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyb899, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The third floor rooms are purported to be haunted! The street view rooms are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles vetmanager, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ASsk for a room overlooking main street.”
 of 5 bubbles 493RobertK, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Inside rooms have view of the courtyard restaurant, outside rooms have views of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles sue15843, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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