Ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Different-All self servicePosted Oct 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
First.. this is a good BnB. It was different than others i have used, but that is not necessarily bad. Some BnB the owner is right there to greet you, show you around the common areas, etc. At solon, your name is on the door. There is really no common (mansion parler) room. Structually, the building is less old mansion, and more converted 100yr old room house. There are many doors and areas which are left rust (old n beeten), but this is clearly intentional, as other areas (jet tub for example) are top notch. In the morning, breakfast was self service too. Delicious warm muffins, cut fresh fruit, and waffle maker. Compared to other BnB the lack of owner viability was odd. Then again, some owners can be a bit over bearing, so in comparison I would choose this. Solon approaches the BnB experience a little differently, and that difference may be perfect for you.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Chicago
Relaxing room loved the whirlpool tub great bedPosted Oct 13, 2014
Went to the room which was right down from the crust where we dined and close to our sons college Loras. It was dark when we entered but found our note right away and it welcomed us. The master suite was cozy and perfect for our night.
for Familiesby dlkfrom Solon Langworthy House
comfortable and interesting place to stayPosted Aug 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
host and hostess were very gracious and unobtrusive--really interesting house and neighborhood--plenty of coffee, fresh fruit, waffle fixings, definitely an older house with older house issues like bumpy floors, but all in all, we liked it! and it was much more like being home than staying in yet another motel!
Recommendedby Amifrom Houston, TX
Tree-lined Street, Homey AmbiancePosted Jun 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
I cannot say enough good things about this B&B! Great location, huge room, comfy bed and the jetted tub was perfect for sinking into. The street and the homes and trees around it made the atmosphere very welcoming!
by A verified travelerfrom Chicago
Historic building in process of being renovated.Posted Nov 11, 2013
Pros: Comfy bed, hot tub was GREAT! Nice neighborhood.
Cons: Bathroom way too small. Greeting customers is more welcoming, so I'd recommend doing this instead of merely leaving note. And...having a locking door
Location: Close to downtown Dubuque. Walking historic neighborhood was nice.
Front door and door to our bedroom did not lock. Neighborhood appeared really nice (Historic District), but not having a working lock on front door to building and especially to our room was concerning. Bathroom in our room was TEENY, with little to no leg room. In other B&Bs we've stayed in, we were always greeted warmly by staff and walked through and given direction. Not so here. Bed was extremely comfy and hot tub was delightful. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good - serve yourself. Overall, rather pricey for what we got.
for Personal Eventby John Andersonfrom Nevada, IA
Love the privacy.Posted Nov 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
Quiet and private. Perfect for relaxing. House is old and still has a ways to go. The finished areas are beautiful. Can't beat the neighborhood.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Loved this place!Posted Aug 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very nice building! Book the master suite-you get the whole upstairs to yourself! Beautiful decor, modern bathroom. Love the flexibility of check in and breakfast--no pressure to be anywhere at a specific time. Very relaxing!
Recommendedby SjeSjefrom Dubuque, IA
Would have been great if we had Air Conditioning!Posted Jul 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was July 4th weekend and we decided to load up the dogs and take a drive out of Chicago. It was a last-minute decision and we decided to find a hotel as we drove. We didn't have a lot of options with the holiday and traveling with two small dogs. Solon Langworthy sounded like a great choice - once we arrived, there was no one to greet us and we had to fumble around to figure out which room was ours. A letter was left taped to the entryway. Once we got settled, discovered there was no air conditioning. Did I mention it was the 4th of July!! It was 90 degrees outside and we had dogs.... The house is old but well-maintained, and there was a DIY breakfast spread, but the lack air conditioning left us wilted and disappointed. Especially since we never saw our host and the other guests told us they not only had A/C but also jaquzzi tubs... better luck next time!
for Couplesby Trishfrom Chicago
1st time at a B&BPosted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: The privacy, the neighborhood, the way it's decorated and the bathtub!
Cons: Maybe some work on the exterior, like the porch - but the inside is what counts and it was very well kept.
Location: The neighborhood is a great place to walk around and admire the old, historical buildings. It's only about 25 minutes from Galena.
While we don't have anything to compare it to aside from hotels, we thought this B&B was awesome. It was in a very pretty, quiet neighborhood. The building is old and needs some exterior work, but the inside was very well kept. It was really cute and nicely put together. We stayed in the Deluxe room and it was perfect for the two of us. The bathtub is amazing! We lit candles and used it both nights we were there. We loved the privacy. The other couples staying there were very pleasant and we only saw them in the morning at breakfast. We were in the area to visit Galena - the extra bit of a drive into town was worth it. The price is reasonable and I like that the owners weren't around aside from doing some gardening. This was the perfect, much needed, relaxing, romantic getaway my boyfriend and I were looking for.
for Couplesby Chadfrom Huxley, Iowa
A great private place to stayPosted Jun 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
This bed and breakfast was a great fit for what we wanted out of our stay. It was private and quite and much better than staying in a traditional hotel. The breakfast food was provided but it was a make your own rather than sit down with other guests and made for you...which was perfectly fine for us. I would recommend this place to our friends.