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DeSoto House Hotel

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#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the historic look of this hotel. The staircase, the reading room, and the Victorian decor...loved it. The location was perfect - right on the main street with all the shops, restaurants and parade through town. Want to go back.

Thank Vanessa G
Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teen daughter and I were in Galena for a girls' weekend and had a great time! We were a little disappointed by the limited menu-- just in terms of options that didn't include carbs. Otherwise we were quite satisfied!

Thank suzyq228
Ann Arbor
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights - my second visit. The hotel is right downtown, walking distance to shops, restaurants and attractions. The hotel offers various deals, and will offer to change your reservation to a cheaper/better one when you register. Food in both the Courtyard and Green Street tavern is very good; I haven't tried their other restaurant. Rooms are a nice... More 

Thank Joan48103
New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was very nice, good location, free parking and helpful staff. The courtyard restaurant was a disappointment however. Breakfast was terrible!! I would stay there again but certainly not eat there.

Thank Colleen O
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

EVERYTHING was top notch. Exquisitely restored and maintained. Located right on Main street. Free parking in garage. Extremely friendly staff, in person and on the phone making reservations. Three restaurants on site plus many more within walking distance. We got a very good deal looking on-line: free breakfast, museum tickets, drinks, and choice room for $184.

Thank Dave S
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights during a weekend friends since 1st grade girls adventure! Picked this hotel as it's known to be haunted, and centrally located on historic main for shopping! Wonderful rooms, complimentary shampoos, lotions, soaps and chocolates and bottled waters! The pub attached had wonderful food and beverages. The courtyard restaurant had outstanding menu for breakfast and their Sunday Brunch... More 

Thank Teresa C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We probably just got a bad waitress, but it took 20 minutes to get our order taken and 35 minutes to get the food. She brought the wrong food, so we had to wait another 10 minutes for what we had ordered. My food was cold, but I was too hungry to send it back. Then she screwed up our... More 

1 Thank Kevin E
DominiqueCross, General Manager at DeSoto House Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry for the experience you had in our restaurant. Fortunately, what you experienced is not typical for us. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss this more with you, if you'd like. If so, please call me at the DeSoto House at 815-777-0090. Again, please accept my sincere apology, and please come back again and give... More 

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82 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a coupon from the hotel for $5.00 off for lunch so we stopped at the Desoto House hotel. Easy access from the street and the restaurant was almost right inside the door. Ordered an ice tea and two sandwiches I had the chicken salad sandwich which came with chips and a dill pickle. It was delicious. My wife... More 

Thank Terry A
Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Front desk was terrific. Parking handy and free drink coupon was welcomed. Very historic. Oldest active hotel in Illinois. 1855. Famous for it's celebrity guests. Great bar and dining. Locally owned by the president of the Galena Rotary club.

1 Thank Jim N
Chillicothe, Illinois
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I spent last weekend at the DeSoto House Hotel. We arrived on Saturday the 16th and returned home on the 18th. Pulling into town in the early afternoon on Saturday made very thankful for the parking deck. Even though we arrived early our room was ready and we were able to get checked in. We stayed in... More 

1 Thank Ken P

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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
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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 5,114 - ₹ 9,546 (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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“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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