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“Desoto House: great location, a little over priced for the room”
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DeSoto House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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“Desoto House: great location, a little over priced for the room”
Reviewed 19 April 2005

We stay at the Desoto House every year - but it's more for the fact that its the only actual hotel in Galena that's right downtown - its within walking distance of well, everything. This is not to say that we don't enjoy staying there, the rooms are all very lovely, but I believe time has taken its toll on them and its time for some repairs - especially for the price. There's nothing awful about the rooms - the views can be Amazing and they are very comfortable, just the little things that one notices like the fact that the shower heads are shorter than me and I am five foot three! But we always have a wonderful time and the atmosphere of the entire hotel definetely adds! All in all even though it seems a little over-priced I would never stay anywhere else in Galena!

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 27 August 2004

We didn't just stay at the DeSoto House, we had an entire wedding there and it couldn't have been better. Deb Bertucci and the rest of the staff at DeSoto House were amazingly professional, helpful, accommodating and so understanding. They were available to me and my husband as we started planning for the wedding and reception back in January through to the wedding itself last Saturday, when my son and daughter-in-law said "I Do", and even afterward during the reception dinner in the beautiful Ball Room and dancing down in the Courtyard. Deb was a wonderful source of ideas and information on just about all aspects of the wedding. As a destination wedding, we think this was hard to beat. All our wedding guests were very impressed with the historic DeSoto House Hotel itself, and with the town of Galena which offers so much to visitors. Thanks again to Deb and everyone at the DeSoto House Hotel.

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Reviewed 27 August 2004

We held a rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding at the DeSoto and quite of few wedding guests stayed at the hotel. The staff worked very hard to accommodate all of our requests and 'went the extra' mile to ensure that we had a lovely set up in the room, adequate service staff and good food. They even altered their standard menu at our request. Our guests raved.

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Reviewed 16 August 2004

Staying at the DeSoto house was a dream I always had during my many visits to historic Galena. However, one very cold November, we unfortunately had an inside room (no outside windows) and were unable to control the heat. Our room reached about 90 plus degrees and the only option we had was to sleep with our hall door open!

It was explained that the heat could not be controlled.

This unfortunately made the entire experience a nightmare.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Reviewed 7 November 2003

We (me, spouse, 2 elementary school aged children) stayed at the DeSoto House in October 2003, and we had a wonderful time. From our large room overlooking Main Street, we were able to easily walk through historic downtown Galena. With tastefully decorated rooms named after historical figures who stayed at the hotel, and floors that bowed in slightly toward the hallway, the DeSoto oozes history and charm, which even won over our 21st century princesses who are accustomed to resort hotels with all the modern amenities. We hope to return some day.

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Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Property: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galena
#1 Family Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena

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