My new husband and I honeymooned at the DeSoto last March during Easter weekend. We took advantage of everything the hotel had to offer; from shopping in it's stores (accessible only from Main street), to enjoying drinks in both its restaurants and pub, borrowing a book from its library, learning about the hotel's rich history, enjoying a ghost tour, and the spectacular Easter brunch they held the following Sunday. (Which we HIGHLY recommend to anyone and everyone planning a visit to Galena!) The ambiance of the hotel is warm and inviting, and the staff was very friendly and informative. Our room was very clean and cozy. But for its size and limited amenities, overpriced. We loved that the hotel is right in the middle of downtown and within walking distance to all the shops.The best part is that the DeSoto has an underground parking garage so you don't have to worry about finding a spot in the crowded streets. The hotel has undergone some renovations and navigating around the halls and your parking place was like walking around in a maze. Which made it somewhat inconvenient, especially for a smoker! As I mentioned earlier, the hotel's stores were only accessible from Main Street, which means you have to leave the hotel to enter them. Certain parts of the parking garage are the same way. Architectual inconveniences aside, we loved the DeSoto House Hotel and look forward to an anniversary stay!
- Also Known As:
- Desoto Hotel Galena