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DeSoto House Hotel

#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights in this hotel for a wedding near the hotel. Loved it. Shared a double room with my elderly Mother. Rooms were adequate, and HUGE. Decorated wall coverings to the period, with more modern furniture. Covered parking garage attached, free. Historical value, and written information (framed on misc. walls, and in rooms) was superb. Wedding guests clearly had...

Thank TraciBrayMedium
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved that we were able to just park for the weekend and not have to do much driving. The hotel is on main street within walking distance to almost everything we did. The room was very clean and bathroom was nice. We will be staying here every time we come back to galena.

Thank Christina H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desoto house remains a crown jewel of downtown Galena. Great central location, history around every corner (including the Lincoln balcony), clean and comfortable accommodations. This is not a luxury spa, but an operating hotel with bones from the 1800s. It makes exploring Galena easy while connecting you to the local history.

Thank cgorack1
East Bethel, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our room and stay at this charming, historical hotel. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and Informative of the history of this hotel. Anyone who has a love of history should visit this town and stay at The DeSoto. We will definitely be going back. This time for more than one night.

Thank Mnsister2016
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was almost as if we took a step back in time! Love the period décor and the history of the hotel. Very comfortable rooms. Hotel is close to the 'action' in downtown Galena. Near many shops and attractions. Highly recommended

Thank frauevi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just loved our stay at this hotel. The staff were very nice and attentive. The Restaurants onsite are delicious and worth trying. The rooms were clean and I love the beautiful staircase you see as you walk into the Hotel. So much to see and do in Galena. Park your car at the Hotel and don't worry about parking!...

Thank Tricia1262
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We loved our stay at the hotel and want to return for a longer period! The staff were friendly, rooms large and well appointed. Great parking. Breakfast was included and very good! We went to the museum which is very well done!

Thank Susan G
Deer Creek, Illinois
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited the hotel again to see the annual Quilt Show and just to tour the building again. The quilt show is relatively small advertising 100 quilts but if so, some were very small. Cost is $5 and most were not real impressive. The hotel itself is still outstanding when you consider the history that stands behind it.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a beautiful old hotel with lots of charm. We dined at the Tavern on the Green pub and also the Courtyard for Sunday brunch. Very good food and reasonable prices in a beautiful atmosphere. We didn't stay at the hotel but may in the future as the location is perfect.

Thank 840cynthiaj
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Big room, very quiet. All staff was very friendly. We like to stay is purportedly haunted locations. They leave the General's restaurant open all night, in case you want to investigate. We got some EVP's there. My husband saw a black shadow person on the first floor heading toward the lobby. He thinks it was the "Lady in Black". This...

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

Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2227
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 4,816 - ₹ 8,989 (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
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
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“Ask for a room with windows facing the main street.”
TraciBrayMedium, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Liked having a room overlooking the street.”
Mnsister2016, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room faced the street but was quiet!”
583susang, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely stay up late to talk with Dan, the night desk manager. His charm and attentiveness will surpass any sleep you might miss.”
trib_ona, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We got the add on breakfast buffet, totally worth it.”
thmsedward, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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