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4.7 out of 5

"We have been to this hotel many times over the years and it just gets better. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 18 Sep 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star historic hotel perfect for exploring Dubuque

City center stay

You'll be steps from Dubuque Welcome Center and a 5-minute walk from Five Flags Center. National Rivers Hall of Fame and Dubuque Museum of Art are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

This historic hotel features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 133 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Minibars, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99* Per night/room Oct 31 - Nov 1

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Suite, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Julien Dubuque ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Julien Dubuque

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
It's been updated, but retained it's old charm. Good restaurant and bar on premises.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2019 by GM

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the perfect score! We look forward to seeing you soon again! Team Hotel Julien Dubuque

4 out of 5
The reception/ front desk area was lovely.we had heard so many great comments about their renovation ! Unfortunately we were disappointed in the size of our room/bathroom areas. Perhaps our expectations were too high .

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 7, 2019 by GM

Dear Valued Traveler, Thank you for the 4 of 5 score! We will work hard to earn the 5th point! Hope to see you again soon! Team Hotel Julien Dubuque

2 out of 5
I stayed at Hotel Julien last year several times. All my stays were excellent and under $80 per night. This year, the price shot up and many issues: • Hot tub broken • Dusty hotel furnishings • Noisy ice machine which woke me up throughout the night • Switched Keurig coffee maker with second tier brand I felt like I was paying more and getting far less. Next time, I will probably stay at Holiday Inn or in the ironworks district at the new boutique hotel or Residence Inn

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Sep 25, 2018

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5 out of 5
Pros: Staff.
Cons: Vending machines foe soda and water.
We have been to this hotel many times over the years and it just gets better.

Posted by , from Fort Atkinson, WI on Sep 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Loved the hotel

We had to go to Dubuque for a wedding and did not want to stay at a waterpark hotel that had rooms a special rates.We found this hotel by ratings only.We are glad we did,it was a great experience and a very nice hotel.It deserves the ratings that it gets,it was great in every way.Stay there, you will like it.

Posted by , from Chicago on May 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

3 Perfect Days in Dubuque

Pros: The whirlpool is pretty & soothing."Caroline's" serves a tasty breakfast.The people at the front desk are friendly & helpful.The elevators are fast.
Cons: The parking lot got a little crowded when a fund raiser was held in the hotel. Extra parking for guests would be nice.
Location: The MS River Museum is about the whole river, not just Iowa. The Fenelon Elevator is a lot of fun.Try the panzerottis at Mario's. Hike Mines of Spain
It was my husband's birthday on Wednesday, so we began our stay at Hotel Julien in the middle of the week. Our room was on the 5th floor with a great view of the bridge over the Mississippi River. The luxuriously finished bathroom was a delightful surprise when we finally found it behind a pair of French doors with frosted glass panels. I am a history buff, so I was constantly checking the historic photos on the walls, reading the "Caroline's Restaurant" history in the menu and learning that Mrs. Julien Dubuque had the name that inspired the "Potosa Spa" in the hotel. Many good restaurants were within walking distance and we spent a lot of time at the Mississippi River Museum, which is also within view of the Hotel Julien. It is not hard to understand why Dubuque is number 4 of the top best river fronts to visit in the U.S.

Posted by , from Chicago on May 1, 2016

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5 out of 5

Absolutely exceptional accommodations!

Pros: Room configuration and bathroom being offset via double doors from the sleeping area.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked the hotel, but the accommodations were five star--and I have stayed as some of the most prominent hotels in the world. Can't say enough about the size, comfort, and amenities in what was just booked as a standard double. If I ever get back to Dubuque, I will stay at this hotel, no question.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Downtown Dubuque

Pros: Comfortable rooms and location.
Location: The river and downtown area are close by.
We always enjoy staying at Hotel Julien. We found a real good rate on Travelocity.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent Adventure

Very happy with my stay at the Julien.  Right downtown neat casino, museum, .... Dubuque was a nice place to visit and the Julien is a great place to stay

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Sep 7, 2013

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About the Hotel Julien Dubuque

Location 200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Property Features

Hotel Julien Dubuque offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 15,000 square feet (1394 square meters) and includes conference space. A nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Julien Dubuque. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle are free. Self parking is free. This Beaux Arts Dubuque hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 133 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 15,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1394 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1914
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Julien Dubuque offers 133 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Dubuque hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Carolines Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Riverboat Lounge - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Spa Services

Potosa Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and detox wraps. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered on request. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Number of children who can stay free - 10


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.