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DeSoto House Hotel

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#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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
Geneva, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel from Tuesday night until Friday morning in January. We got a great deal--a suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed as well as breakfast and complimentary drinks in the evening for $99. The DeSoto is a beautiful historic property right in the middle of Galena--with parking. Our stay was...

Thank tks617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fifth trip over the past 20 years. Stayed at DeSoto House, a few months ago, for the first time. Absolutely loved everything! Steeped in history, this hotel offers so much! From the front desk, to service & food, furnishings...wonderful! Yes, decor of hotel rooms leans towards floral, dated...floorboard slanted 😉, but you are steps away from shops, restaurants, historical sites....

Thank SunshineChi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the DeSoto House Hotel for New Years Eve weekend. We visited Galena earlier this year but didn’t stay downtown. We decided to try accommodations near downtown on this trip, we are so glad we did. We chose the DeSoto based on other reviews from Trip Advisor. We arrived 2 hours early so were not sure if we would...

1Thank Deanna P
Delafield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My BF wanted to stay here for the NYE holiday. He has been here several times and wanted to experience its beauty together. He was on point. The hotel is stunning and lobby was wonderfully decorated for the holiday. Parking was a breeze, but spaces are really tight...guess they did not have SUVs when it was built!! The room was...

Thank AMKaja85
Crown Point, Indiana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went this year for this special holiday weekend. It is all it is billed as and even better. I bring up this weekend because this hotel puts you in the center of it all. I can't say enough good about the hotel, the service, the rooms, the lobby, the restaurants, it is near perfection. I only say near cuz...

Thank charles h
Rockford, IL
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We stay in Galena frequently but this was our first time at the Desoto House. It is very convenient to stay right downtown and all three restaurants on sight were great. Very neat historic hotel. The room was clean. The staff was very polite and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.

Thank Matt C
Illinois City, Illinois
Reviewed 9 December 2016

First time staying there since we have been going to Galena for quite a few years. Quaint building with a lot of interesting history. From arriving to checking out it was a positive experience. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. Tried all three restaurants and all were excellent. Room was larger than a chain type motel room and clean....

Thank Dave M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Add historic hotel, located in the center of downtown Galena, has a good parking situation and lots of common areas to congregate in. Particularly enjoyed the look of the lobby with its curving staircase. The rooms were comfortable, high ceilinged, clean, with a comfortable bed. Good water pressure in the bathroom, which was also clean.

Thank thmsedward
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A friend and I made a late fall trip to Galena. From the moment we entered and were met and assisted by Robin at the front desk, we were charmed. The history of this old hotel is so interesting. Our room was comfortable and clean, but very dated. It was a corner "outside" room and was quite cold, especially the...

Thank Susanne B

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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
  • 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: $107 - $200 (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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