Ratings based on 406 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Madison, WI
Historic hotel near plenty of Dubuque activitiesPosted Aug 27, 2014
Pros: The best part of Caroline's Restaurant is they deliver right to your room for a very small fee. Breakfast in bed cheaper than the local cafe. ; )
Cons: One thing I found off-putting was the general cleanliness of the room. There was a thick layer of dust everywhere and the marble tabletops were dirty.
Location: Within walking distance of the casino and aquarium. A very short drive to many attractions, the hotel includes an excellent travel brochure in room.
We loved the historic feel of the hotel (and restaurant), which encapsulates Dubuque's past while keeping the hotel itself modern and classy. Arriving on a Sunday afternoon the city seemed almost like a ghost town. The next day there was a clear hustle bustle of a rejuvenating city. Being Sunday, we didn't have many dinner options, but Caroline's the hotel restaurant proved to be a elegant and reasonably priced dinner. Caroline's has an excellent food menu with a range of food choices found up and down the Mississippi. The pool was spacious enough for adults and kids to have some fun. The hot-tub was closed which was disappointing to many, but I don't blame them for closing it for cleaning after a weekend which the hotel hosted two large weddings and their guests. Adjacent to the pool was a large exercise area with plenty of equipment and two HD-tvs.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Rochester, MN
Nice hotel in the city center of Dubuque.Posted Aug 17, 2014
Pros: The old hotel has a lot of charme.
Location: Dubuque is located on the Mississippi River. The national monument Effigy Mounds is only about 90 min. away. Dubuque itself is worth a visit!
We visited the hotel on a trip from Maquoketa Caves State Park to Effigy Mounds National Monument. The hotel is located in the city center in walking distance to the Mississippi River. We enjoyed dinner as well as breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. Service as well as the food were excellent!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from f
Downtown locationPosted Jul 30, 2014
Close to walking distance from restaurants , casino and aquarium. Comfortable beds too!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Wi
Amazing!Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: Interior Design was amazing! Linens were pure luxury.
Cons: Heater problems in our room.
Location: Wine Tasting, Casino, Zip Line Tours, Field of Dreams, Local Restaurants within walking distance were amazing!
Hotel Julien was amazing! Lobby was elegant and classy - we enjoyed gathering in the lobby and took advantage of their many furniture groupings to sit back and relax. Rooms were spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Linens were luxurious. Room service from Caroline’s was fast, delicious and extremely reasonable. The downtown environment was inviting so we ventured out on foot to the local clubs and shops and were not disappointed. We traveled from WI taking the Great River Road and enjoying the many wine tasting opportunities along the way. We stayed two nights and were so glad we did. Only one small incident with the heater in our room, but they moved us to another room which was just as beautiful as the first.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN
Luxury in DubuquePosted Jul 25, 2014
We were here for the weekend and the hotel is in a perfect location, walking distance to everything. The room was great, clean and modern. Parking was convenient. Staff was friendly and helpful.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Weekend getaway....Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: The room was fantastic
Beautiful hotel, right downtown Dubuque. The room was clean, and looked fantastic.
for Everyoneby Dan from Chicago, IL
Classic old hotel on the Mississippi RiverPosted Jun 11, 2014
Pros: Lots of old features - like windows that opened on the old roller and cable system, and lots of furnishings. But clean and new/renovated.
Cons: We did have a cleaning lady come by at 9:30 AM - would be nice if they tracked checkouts so we aren't interrupted. Minor annoyance at worst.
Location: It's a downtown area, but not a major city so a little dead. Still we found a nice dinner and a couple of decent bars and enjoyed it.
Loved this place, will stay there again. It's just what a classic old hotel should be - stately lobby, well appointed, modern/renovated but enough of the old character left to let you appreciate the history. Super-helpful desk staff. Minor annoyance from cleaning staff. Really enjoyed this place.
for Everyoneby D from Ohio
Lovely hotel.Posted Jun 10, 2014
Very convenient location. Staff were great. The hotel is beautiful and in very well kept condition. Room is nice size and very comfortable. Only negatives: street noise from partyers at a bar across the street and insufficient parking due to a wedding at the hotel. Otherwise, great place to stay.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Class and elegance!Posted Jun 2, 2014
I chose this Hotel because of the style, class and elegance. This place is so far and above a stay at your chain hotels it's not even funny. It's a very old building, but the renovation can't be too old because everything was in excellent condition (carpet, wallpaper, tile, draperies, bedding, etc). The staff was very helpful, attentive and polite. Our room was big with 2 large windows overlooking Main street which we loved. There are so many neat little shops, stores and attractions nearby. We found sufficient night life within walking distance, saw a great band for free and witnessed a beautiful wedding in the Hotel on the second day of our stay. If you appreciate "class"..stay here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Right downtown, close to all of the action!Posted Jun 2, 2014
I had not been to this hotel since before the renovation and it is much nicer! The rooms are beautiful and larger and have everything that you need. The hotel is close to restaurants, bars, the river, boat cruises, the casino, and more!