Dubuque

Hotel Julien Dubuque

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Why We Love It

  • Reputedly the hideout of mobster Al Capone in the 1930s
  • It has an excellent location in the Old Main District, opposite the Mississippi River
  • The restaurant serves local favorites
  • The spa offers treatments inspired by Native American medicine

100%
Enjoyed This
(75 Member Ratings)
"Beauty of the hotel."
Mary Kay
May 19, 2018
WATERLOO, USA

Map & Directions

It's a three-hour drive from both Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee International Airport. Free parking is available at the hotel. For domestic flights, the Dubuque Airport is 15 minutes away by taxi.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Reputedly the hideout of mobster Al Capone in the 1930s, Hotel Julien Dubuque is an impressive property in an excellent location, facing the Mississippi River. It is set in Dubuque's downtown Old Main District and is just five minutes' walk from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Restaurants and bars on Main Street are a block away and Diamond Jo is 10 minutes' walk around the harbor. The hotel dates back to 1915 and touches of its glamorous heritage still remain, from the Tiffany glass doors to the marble floor tiles in the lobby.

Caroline's Restaurant is a popular option for American dishes and Mississippi favorites, including catfish cakes and Cajun-style chicken and shrimp, and the relaxed Riverboat Lounge (closed Sundays) caters for evening drinks and snacks. Ask for a seat on the outdoor terrace for the best river views. The mosaic-tiled spa offers treatments inspired by Native American medicine -- try the many hands massage -- and there’s also an indoor pool and whirlpool (heated with geothermal energy), as well as a gym overlooking the pool.

The rooms have nice updates but mirror the same design of the hotel with vintage photos and art deco-style lamps add a touch of Hollywood glamor. Bathrooms have granite counter tops and walk-in showers or bath tubs. Ask for a river-facing room for a quieter night (rooms on the street side can be noisy). Suites have separate sitting rooms for extra space and some come with whirlpool bathtubs for two. The most extravagant is the signature Al Capone Suite, with two en suite bedrooms, a full kitchen and a sizeable walk-in vault.

From the press:
  • "A recent lavish renovation has turned it upscale and it's a real antidote for chains" -- Lonely Planet

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
Enjoyed This
(75 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Julien over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Beauty of the hotel.
Mary Kay May 19, 2018 WATERLOO, USA
Enjoyed Most
It is a beautiful restored hotel with great clean rooms.
Michael May 08, 2018 Chicago, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful historic hotel. Great location and amenities. Carolines -excellent food. All staff very professional and courteous
Phil Apr 17, 2018 Boscobel, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location in Dubuque Spa and free entrees
jim Mar 18, 2018 Oak Forest, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, Clean. Excellent staff!!
Randy Mar 13, 2018 Dakota, USA
Enjoyed Most
Within walking distance to Five Flags Center
Tammy Mar 12, 2018 Port Byron, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool hot tub.
Other Comments
Carolines needs to replace carpet.
john Feb 08, 2018 Hiawatha, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room, nice lobby, great breakfast
Other Comments
A couple light bulbs were out. Might be time to do some updating.
Amy Feb 06, 2018 Chicago, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Swimming pool, the whole Atmosphere.
Mary Jan 25, 2018 Hilbert, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel smelled nice even in the hallways!
Kimberly Jan 17, 2018 Fort Atkinson, USA

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