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DeSoto House

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The DeSoto House Hotel, a gathering place since it’s opening in 1855 is Illinois’ Oldest Operating Hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Galena, this hotel offers 55 guest rooms, three restaurants, 4 gift shops & enclosed guest parking. Unique atmosphere and historic ambiance.


We offer 55 graciously decorated Victorian style rooms named for historic personages who visited Galena as well as suites that feature a sitting parlor with fireplace. The DeSoto House guestrooms are all unique featuring oversized rooms, high ceilings, and during your stay you can take advantage of our wireless internet, in-room coffee/tea service, bottled water and our complimentary enclosed parking.


DeSoto House features three amazing restaurants. Try one or try all three!
Courtyard Restaurant is a lovely four story atrium serving breakfast and lunch daily. The Green Street Tavern & Restaurant serves your favorite wine or cocktails with great appetizers, salads, sandwiches and special entrees. Named in honor of Galena’s Nine Civil War Generals, the Generals’ Restaurant is open for casual fine evening dining.

Hotel Shops

Visit and shop in several little shops located in the hotel!