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DeSoto House Hotel

#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I stayed here May 2017 for a girls weekend with my mom and sister in law. We had a meal at all 3 restaurants (all were pretty good) and we found the location very convenient. Very nice hotel and the three of us stayed in one room called double main double. It was a very large room! Even with a...

Thank LindzRilez
East Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Lincoln Room - and decor was lovely- accommodations very comfortable. It was Mother's Day so main dining room was not open (due to an earlier brunch) but we were able to order off of that menu in the Green Street Tavern. Food and our service was exceptional. The bar tender was very personable.

Thank Queenmum37
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

wonderful staff and service. We had a group of 15 that dined at the Desoto House for lunch. The menu choices were wonderful! Tons of food and the carrot cake was delicious. We did not stay in the hotel rooms as we made a day trip out of our experience to Galena.

Thank Ashley R
Tuscola, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel has been restored with care, with many photos with descriptions to enjoy. Our room was a little "tired" but clean, and we were able to easily control the temperature. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the B&B breakfast. We could order anything from the menu. Excellent breakfast. My wife said the cinnamon swirl French toast...

Thank David B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The DeSoto House was the perfect place to stay for my family when we went for a short visit to the historic town. It is connected to the root beer shop, Root Beer Revelry, which thrilled my 11 year old daughter who fancies herself quite the root beer aficionado. We stayed on the street side of the hotel, and we...

Thank TheWisconsinFour
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked an overnight stay for my wife's birthday. The Desoto House is in the middle of town right on the main drag. 230 South Main Street. There is in ground parking right along main street. The hotel is a beautiful building inside and out. There are several floors and has 55 rooms. The rates are comparable and don't forget...

Thank Steven K
Belle Plaine, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at the hotel was very enjoyable, hotel, room and accommodation wise. It has 3 restaurants and service at 2 are well below par. Breakfast in "the courtyard" was the first bad experience with a server that ignored me, was slow and the food was cold. Then we got a comp for dinner because of the crappy breakfast. Green...

Thank lafish0618
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times over the years, and although the bed and breakfasts in the area are all very nice, I'd take Desoto House over all of them. Its the perfect location, the staff is wonderful and helpful and the rooms are very nice. You normally have to stay 2 nights minimum during season but it's well worth it.

Thank SueVacaSpots
Owatonna, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the room and the history of the building. I sat in the library for about an hour watching the DVD about hotel and surrounding area.....fun and relaxing. You couldn't ask for a better location to enjoy the downtown. We enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard, very good food. Not sure if I agree with the value/rate but it is...

Thank FLSTC08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip to the DeSotto for the Illuminairia Weekend. Love the hotel and its history. We will be returning next year and it's great to be in the center of the town for this weekend! Love the fact that we can park in the parking garage and we don't have to move the car! This weekend is...

Thank Laurel W

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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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking 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: $104 - $194 (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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“If you want a very quiet room, ask for a room that faces the interior courtyard.”
davidbO6330AO, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms were clean and well maintained.”
262stevenk, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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