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1105 Grove Ter, Dubuque, IA 52001-4644
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The Hancock House is a Bed & Breakfast Inn with majestic views of the Mississippi river & downtown Dubuque. Located at the 11th Street Historic District. Just a few steps away from downtown restaurants, shopping, casinos & entertainment. Relax at our Victorian men's & women's parlors and wrap around porch with free coffee, tea & refreshments all day. With direct booking through our website, you will enjoy a gourmet style breakfast on weekends (Sorry no breakfast on weekdays). We also have ample FREE street parking. We have total of 9 rooms, 4 whirlpool suites, 3 deluxe rooms with views and 2 standard rooms. The house has been recently updated and fitted with brand new state of the art heating and cooling system, Victorian furnishings, new large screen HD TV's and multimedia.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Linda T wrote a review 17 May
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I stayed here for a personal retreat and to explore Dubuque. This bed and breakfast was incredibly charming with the decor of the rooms consistent with the age and style of the house. I found so many items within the house to look at and reflect back on the way people lived in the past. Sitting on the porch and seeing the city of Dubuque and the Mississippi River all out before me was a breathtaking view. The breakfast was delicious and the table setting beautiful. The host was very accommodating and friendly and I enjoyed hearing about the history of the house and his journey in making it into this beautiful place. I highly recommend the Hancock House.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Thomas G wrote a review 8 May
3 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Dubuque. I grew up in the town, and have a great affection for it; my high school girlfriend and I used to walk these bluffside streets to look at these great old homes. The Hancock House offers restful, welcoming, and historically intriguing accommodation, including very good breakfasts--and plenty of distracting little chocolates, coffee and tea available. The wrap-around porch and the grounds, as many other travelers comment, invite views of the city of the river beyond. Simon, the Innkeeper, welcomed us warmly and shares his knowledge of the house (which he knows down to the plaster and lathe!) and of the area. I definitely plan to stay here again, and heartily recommend the Hancock House.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I stayed in Courtland's Room, which was likely the least expensive, and found it very...
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Response from Simon Qady, Owner at The Hancock House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Tom for your kind words and appreciations. It was great having you guys at our property and looking forward to see you again soon. Simon
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Cowdeo wrote a review Nov 2021
Chicago, Illinois17 contributions4 helpful votes
As we drove up the steep and winding streets, we almost felt like we were in San Francisco. We stayed one night at the Hancock House Bed and Breakfast, and had a very pleasant room, good bed and a quiet location. We also enjoyed the public areas of the beautiful old house, as well as the fantastic view of Dubuque from high above. The breakfast table seated sixteen of us, and we had interesting visits with several other guests. Simon, our host, shared lots of great information about the house and its history, and recommended attractions in Dubuque. We would love to return and stay here again. It's a wonderful place!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Simon Qady, Owner at The Hancock House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us and hope to see again soon. Simon
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Laura wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
We spent the weekend at The Hancock House for our anniversary weekend. The house is absolutely beautiful. The host was wonderful and knowledgeable regarding the history of the house and Dubuque. He also gave out great recommendations for paces to see or where to go eat! I highly recommend booking a stay here!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
curlyallisons wrote a review Sep 2021
Geneva, Illinois31 contributions20 helpful votes
Most beautiful place in Dubuque! Immaculately kept, lovingly restored historic building with perfect period pieces. All the touches were just perfect. The owner is so generous with his time and knowledge. The HUGE jacuzzi tubs were amazing. The most perfect stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Lots of things to do, nice breweries, lookouts. Although the home was so nice, I could just stay...
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$109 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIowaDubuque
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hancock House
Which popular attractions are close to The Hancock House?
Nearby attractions include St. Luke's United Methodist Church (0.2 km), Jubeck New World Brewing (0.3 km), and Dubuque Museum of Art (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hancock House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at The Hancock House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Hancock House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hancock House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hancock House?
Conveniently located restaurants include L.May Eatery, Mario's Italian Restaurant, and Adobos Mexican Grill.
Is The Hancock House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Dubuque.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hancock House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mathias Ham Historic Site (3.6 km), Clock Tower (0.5 km), and Dubuque City Hall (0.4 km).