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The DeSoto House Hotel

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.

Upcoming Events

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th

Plan to treat Mom to our annual Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet A flower for every Mom! Serving from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Reservations Highly Recommended

Women of Courage and Commitment

Join us in 2014 for another Celebrated Season! May 17th – Tea with the Grand Duchess June 21st – Self Defense Program with Professor Reed July 19th – Regular Program August 16th – Civil War Program with special guest Mrs. Grant September 20th – Fun Facts and Fashion October 18th – One Woman Show – [...]

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Abraham Lincoln Speech

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Love this Place - 2nd time staying here and it was fantastic. Friendly staff and a lovely room. Christopher L. - Chicago
Great place to stay. Great people, great history. Fred - Cresent City, IL
Beautiful Hotel for our Wedding - My husband and I really couldn't imagine our special day to be any more perfect and amazing than it was. Thank You.
Angela & Mark - Chicago, IL