we had planned a girls weekend and had booked at the d house first of all the rooms smelled musty and moldy the beds were worn and old we slept on the floors some of us did and as we looked out the window to the court yard you could see the mold and dust hanging out of the vetalation system over the food court. the reception for tv was a joke and as we looked you could also see the mold aound the vent. sys. in the rooms. the staff was rude and i would never recomend that place to anyone. what a great dissapointment and embaressment it was to me after i bragged about it to my friends that i got us 2 rooms at the d house WHAT A DISAPOINTMENT I HOPED THEY HAVE CLEANED UP AND GOT FRIENDLIER STAFF.....
Wonderful atmosphere for a getaway! Friendly, cordial environment with quaint shopping and a very nice variety of restaurants. A town with an interesting history involving the stay of a US President and several other dignitaries. You need to do this at least once.
excellent location. It was very clean, and comfortable. Having a coffee pot in the room was a bonus, along with the complimentary bottled water. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Being able to park your car and walk without having to motor was very nice. Everything is within walking distance to the DeSoto.
The only drawback was the mattress. If you like firm mattresses, you'll love it, otherwise, take a sleeping pill and enjoy everything else.
I loved the historical feel of the Desoto House. It's a great place to go if you plan on spending a lot of time on Main Street. The rooms are generous in size, but don't offer a lot for kids. The underground parking is convenient during the busy season and it'perfect for walking to dining areas and pubs. The diner down the street offers a cheap fast breakfast. Just look for the blue double doors.
I really enjoyed the trolly ride too, just steps away from the hotel. So easy!
was just not what i read about. food at the generals restaurant was just above bad. service was next to non-existant. and the sorry thing was that there was only eight people in the whole place. never go there again.
Definitely not a good value. For $160 a night the beds were not comfortable, the bedspreads old and the carpet worn. The worst was the smell, like a stale old smoked-in room although we were in a non-smoking section. Reservations were for 2 adults and one child, yet we only had 2 sets of towels and no bath soap. This hotel could be such a gem, but the 1980's budget restorations are now "out-dated" and worn. At this price, there should be plenty of fluffy towels and nice soap, new mattresses, bedspreads and carpet!! In addition, a complimentary breakfast in the morning would round out the experience. It was not the old charming hotel we expected! Nor did we get what we paid for! We got budget motel ambience at a high end price!
I love the Victorian experience this hotel offers. Yes, there will be a TV and phone in your room, but don't expect Internet access, a pool or exercise room. There's another place in Galena that offers those things.
That said, the Desoto House Hotel is probably not the place to bring the kids. However, if you and your significant other have a love of history and an intrigue in friendly ghosts, than you will enjoy your stay at the Desoto House Hotel.
I found the food at the hotel excellant. A best-kept-secret is the place we ate for lunch. There's a little store right on Galena's main street (I can't remember the name) that has a little cafe offering home-made soups, sandwiches and pie. Ask about it.
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