Hotel Julien Dubuque

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Quiet and location"
12 Mar, 2019 - Sublette, USA
See All 66 Member Ratings

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates
Check Rates


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.



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes


  • Complimentary parking


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


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

Enjoyed This
(66 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Julien over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Quiet and location
Susan 12 Mar, 2019 Sublette, USA
Enjoyed Most
Carolinas dinner was amazing.
john 07 Mar, 2019 Hiawatha, USA
Other Comments
I have not been able to use our voucher purchased through Travel Zoo. Like most families, we need to travel on the weekend. I called soon after I purchased the voucher and was told there was not a single Saturday night in the months between then and the expiration date available to use it! They said they reserve two rooms per floor (small boutique hotel) for voucher use and all were booked. It was an absolute waste of money!
Sylvi 27 Feb, 2019 Davenport, USA
Other Comments
Could not book a Saturday night...all unavailable but one weekend.
Marjean 20 Feb, 2019 Darlington, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very cozy hotel with comfortable beds and very good service. Lovely place!
Patricia 23 Jan, 2019 New Berlin, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Friendly staff History
Sheila 05 Jan, 2019 Crestwood, USA
Enjoyed Most
everything, thats why it was our 8th time in 5 years !!!
Other Comments
youre missing out on of the best kept secrets in Dubuque if you dont stay here !
KEITH 31 Dec, 2018 rockford il, USA
Enjoyed Most
The premier king suites are great for spreading out during an extended stay.
Loras 29 Dec, 2018 Plano, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice staff
bruce 20 Dec, 2018 Mazeppa, USA
Enjoyed Most
All of the above
Other Comments
Had a great time in Dubuque, a cool city. Heads up though, entrance and exit to and from downtown (from highways) can be confusing. You have to keep a close lookout at the signs if you're not familiar with the set up. Otherwise, a great town.
Joan 16 Dec, 2018 La Farge, USA

Recently viewed deals

Popular pages

Hotel Julien Dubuque