The DeSoto House Hotel opened its doors in 1855 and continues
to welcome guests with hospitality, charm and history, awarding
us the title of "Illinois' Oldest Operating Hotel."
Throughout the years we have welcomed such memorable
guests as Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, and
serving as the presidential campaign headquarters for
Ulysses S. Grant just to name a few.
An added Amenity for our Overnight Guests
The DeSoto House Hotel has invited Theresa Young, LMT a skilled professional therapist to provide a relaxing therapeutic massage experience for hotel guests in the comfort of their guest room.
Please contact Theresa directly for your appointment, 815-403-3505.
Join us in 2014 for another Celebrated Season! October 18th – One Woman Show – Civil War Letters November 15th – Haunted Program December 13th Christmas Tea All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. with Tea, Coffee and Dessert. $15.00 Per Person Please call 815-777-0090 to reserve your tickets. (Call early as performances do sell [...]
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Join us for a wonderful evening of dancing and desserts. River City Six will be here to get you on the dance floor and Galena area restaurants will be supplying an array of desserts. Tickets are $20.00 per person
DeSoto House has become our go-to-place for our Galena escapes. The hotel is consistent. Rooms always clean, food always good, property always well maintained and staff always polite. We look forward to every visit Kim L. - Arlington Heights, IL
Just the perfect place to stay no matter the season or the reason AS & FD - Cedar Rapids, IA
Best place to stay in Galena!
In our opinion there isn't a better or more convenient place to stay in historic Galena. On Main Street in the heart of the tourist-happy shopping district.
Food always excellent and plentiful in any of the three restaurants. Very comforatable rooms and an excellent staff. Yes they do it right at the DeSoto House. Taylor B. - Chiciago, IL
We love the charm and location of this historic hotel. Great enclosed parking. Warm welcoming staff. Looking forward to our return visit. John R. Urbana, IL