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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We could not believe the condition of the exterior and most of the guest quarters of this once beautiful old home. It is hard to see how the city of Dubuque allows it to stay in business because of the gaping holes in ceilings, windows, etc. There is considerable damage to the premises due to the owners inability to keep...

5Thank susan a
TheRichardsHouse, Owner at Richards House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Who are you really? "Gaping holes in the ceilings! Literally crumbling". We have operated for 25 years as a B&B. We are licensed by the state and inspected twice a year per state hotel inspection standards. We are the only B&B in Dubuque to hold a food service establishment license, so we get inspected an extra time each year. During...

Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The place is beautiful, the owners are very nice, breakfast is great, and is served at whatever time you request, which was a very nice surprise. Michelle was very helpful in every way and very flexible with check out time as well. The place is being renovated so the prices are better then in other inns. The noise on the...

3Thank Ania295
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 March 2014

If you enjoy old homes and their architecture, this is a play you have to visit. The old wooden staircases, moldings, doors, stained glass windows, wallpaper, and the smell that only comes from the old woodwork, makes this an architects dream. They are still in the process of renovating the house, and the outside of the house needs loving care,...

1Thank Mike L
TheRichardsHouse, Owner at Richards House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. On the cable reception: We have digital cable and have not had any problems. Some channels are analog, but most are digital. We have all new digital ready TV's also. It can be a problem for someone not familiar with a particular TV to get the right digital channel because they must put the...

Reviewed 27 December 2013

The hosts are so helpful and friendly, that you almost feel you already know them. Our room was large and filled with priceless antiques, just as the rest of the house was. We even had a lovely fireplace to warm up by. The bathroom was in the midst of renovation, but certainly useable. Breakfast was fantastic, better than the best...

1Thank lizaChicago
Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 12 November 2013

I was looking for a special and romantic place for me and my husband to stay for our 30th wedding anniversary this past week-end. The Richards House first appealed to me due to the room rates. Our stay was PERFECT! The breakfast meals were excellent. The hostess was delightful. We had a fire in the fireplace, wine to drink, soft...

Thank Catherine C
Madison, WI
Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Richards House. We stayed in the Library Room and really enjoyed the two fireplaces and the ambiance of the room. The interior and exterior of the house needs some work (touchy faucets, light switches, hangers, etc.), but the Library Room setting is well worth any minor inconveniences. Wine, soda and bakery...

Thank kasitsna
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We recently stayed there for a weekend away. The interior of the house is incredible, though they are working on updating/repairing the exterior. The breakfasts were great with tons of food. We had fresh fruit, an egg dish, bacon, and a coffee cake type dish each day. They do have cats that roam the commons areas, so if you have...

Thank plasmawave
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2013

SUCH A LOVELY HOME!! Built in 1883. My husband surprised me with this B&B when we came up to spend the weekend in Galena. The places there were booked - he found this B&B in Dubaque, IA. It was only a 20mn beautiful drive to and from. We had a lovely room full of old furniture and Antiques. Perfect for...

Thank Jennifer S
Wentzville, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We stayed here for for two nights at the end of July. The breakfasts each morning were very good-a really nice selection of casseroles, eggs, and fruit. Our biggest issue was the overpowering smell of cat urine in all the common areas. It made us want to stay in our room, which is disappointing in such a neat old building....

3Thank Larissa M
Reviewed 3 October 2013

My wife and I picked last weekend to visit Galena, Illinois—and as it turns out, it was one of the area's busiest weekends. We were also only able to stay a single night. As if these factors weren't enough to severely limit our choices, we also had budgetary considerations. Thank goodness our online search led us to The Richards House!...

1Thank Necr0mancer

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Richards House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1492 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4714
Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The library room is stunning!”
  • The stairway and view to the old
  • View down the stair to the entry hall
  • One of the six rooms to stay in. This was one without an attached bathroom.
JennaR6, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you choose not to indulge the Library Suitn, then go for the blue room if available - remodeled bathroom and very spacious!”
O5697YRchristopherh, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get over the outside appearance”
jamesoP6259TO, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sharing a bathroom isn't horrible as the other bedrooms may not be full; you could save a few bucks without a private bath.”
kbram682016, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We received a tour and all rooms were spectacular and welcoming.”
BusinessMama2016, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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