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DeSoto House Hotel

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#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Deer Creek, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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...

1Thank sp6632017
Park Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not only a piece of history, it is a memorable place to stay! The woman at the desk, Robin was absolutely fabulous. We rolled into town on the motorcycles and had a reservation a half an hour away due to it being utterly booked. We stopped in just to admire this beautiful location as we knew it...

Thank Robert H
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our group of five stayed at this historic hotel located on Main St. as we drove up here from Peoria to go skiing at Chestnut Mt. Resort during last weekend. It is a great choice since it's within 5-10 min walk to all the restaurants, bars and shops downtown Galena. The main floor of the hotel have a lot of...

Thank Fai M
Rantoul, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Desoto House Hotel in Galena, IL, is an amazing hotel with a great historic background. The lobby and furnishings are a flashback to the centuries past. The rooms are decorated in a 1850's charm with modern conveniences and flat screen TVs. We stayed 2 nights, having to change rooms once because our suite was booked the second night. This...

Thank trib_ona
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Front desk services were super nice (we had neighbors who were clearly smoking-we could smell it through the vents and bathroom-when we told the desk they offered solutions). The breakfast buffet (Sunday) was AMAZING! So yummy! Location was perfect for shopping. Only complaints-the towels could use an upgrade/update (rather thin and definitely old/used), and parking is somewhat dangerous (one way-they...

1Thank saraheJ8951TX
Palatine, Illinois
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Although we had visited Galena itermittently we usually stayed out of town at Eagle Ridge or a similar place. No more! This hotel is fantastic and one can close his eyes and almost feel like it's 150 years or so earlier. The history of the place is inescapable, the rooms comfortable and attractive and the restaurants and bar are classic....

Thank jim1049
Galena, Illinois
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Staff was wonderful and lunch was great. Atmosphere was perfect for this hotel! Not commercial chain, loved it. A lot of history as you walk around the premises. They have photos and explain what they are about. A little movie about Galena. Love love

Thank A M
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is right in the heart of the main street. The entire staff treated us like family. They all suggested places to see and to eat. We had breakfast both mornings at the hotel. We ate dinner once in the hotel and had a hard time going anywhere else. The...

Thank Michelle T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Generals' Restaurant
The Generals' Restaurant
Cuisines: American, International
Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 4,902 - ₹ 9,150 (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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“Definitely stay up late to talk with Dan, the night desk manager. His charm and attentiveness will surpass any sleep you might miss.”
 of 5 bubbles trib_ona, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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