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The Hancock House

1105 Grove Terrace , Dubuque, IA 52001-4644 USA (Show map)
152 Reviews
$80 - $175
per night

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Set in the limestone bluffs of Dubuque, this Queen Anne offers views over the city to the Mississippi River Valley. Guest Rooms and common areas are furnished with period furnishings and lighting. A full breakfast is served in the original dining room,a complimentary beverage center is at your service. You will find nine (9) guest rooms (four with large whirlpool tubs) all with private baths.The Hancock House is located with convienient access to resturants and activities.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Escape to Serenity

5 on December 20, 2013

The proprietors are gracious, friendly and kind. The rooms are bright and clean. The breakfasts are delicious and second helpings are always offered. The quiet music and Victorian decor are elegant and restful & serene.

Wonderful Place

5 on November 02, 2013

We stayed one night and really enjoyed our visit. Bed was very comfortable, room was lovely with a nice sitting area surrounded by windows. Food was delicious and hosts were charming. Good conversation around the breakfast table. We'd stay again.

2013 Sisters Getaway

4.6 on October 19, 2013

my 6 sisters and I stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The innkeepers are very friendly!

Out of a long winter and ready for Spring!

5 on September 03, 2013

What charming Innkeepers!! Wonderful food! The view was fantastic and very restful. Just what we need before the busy spring farm season.

A lovely experience

3.4 on August 26, 2013

Very pleasant owners, highly service oriented. A lovely place.

Wonderful Stay!

4.8 on August 22, 2013

What a great place to stay! My sister and I stayed for 8 days and my brothers got another room and stayed for 5 days. We were all very comfortable. Unfortunately Susan was out of commission for our stay, but Chuck was a very gracious host and a wonderful cook. By the end of our stay we realized that we were so comfortable that we were coming down to breakfast in our PJ's. Would definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for posting a review, as our reviews are very important to our business. We appreciate the kind words you had to say about The Hancock House and hope to see you another time. Regards, Susan

Great place for weekend getaway

4.4 on August 22, 2013

We spent a long weekend visiting Dubuque and Galena and enjoyed our stay at the Hancock House. Great hospitality and the breakfasts were awesome. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for posting a review for us. Our reviews are very important to our business. Thank you for staying at The Hancock House and we hope to see you another time. Regards, Susan

Very comfortable B&B

4.8 on July 09, 2013

My sister and I stayed at The Hancock House while visiting relatives in early June. Everything about our stay was wonderful, from the very gracious hosts - Susan & Chuck Huntley, to the delicious breakfasts, cleanliness of our rooms and reasonable rates. We also found the B&B centrally located with an incredible view. The only negative was 21st century girls trying to master 19th century-like mirrors, claw-footed tub/shower & sink (simply a space issue). But manage we did! We'd definitely stay there again and were so comfortable by the end of our stay that we nearly came down to breakfast in our pajamas our final day!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review of your stay and the kind words you had to say about The Hancock House. We hope we will see you another time. Regards, Susan Huntley

Great Innkeepers

5 on July 05, 2013

Chuck and Susan are the nicest people, I could stay and talk to them all day long. Breakfast was fantastic! Our room was large and very comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking time to respond to reviewing your stay at the Hancock House. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and perhaps will return again. Regards, Susan

Definitely would return!

4.6 on June 25, 2013

We stayed for one night and had a wonderful experience. The inn was lovely and the innkeepers as well. Chuck and Susan provide all the little touches you need to have a snack or beverage and to make your room comfortable. Breakfast was yummy and the conversation delightful. The innkeepers joined the breakfast guests after they were finished eating and that was a nice touch to make everyone feel welcome.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hancock House and your kind words you had to say. We hope we will see you again sometime. Regards, Susan

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Location Type

Overlook City of Dubuque, Downtown


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 5 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Arboritum & Botanical Gardens, Hiking & Biking Trails, Bald Eagle Watch, River Cruises, Field of Dreams, Specialty Shops, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Telephone , Birthday treats, Complimentary champagne or choclates for, Four (4) rooms with whirlpools, Honeymoons & anniversary's, Complimentary beverage center, Games & puzzles in Parlors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations held with credit card or check
  • Cancellations: 72 hours (3 days)



Susan & Chuck Huntley

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

History-Restoration-Gardening-Dried Florals-

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Continental before 8:30 Sun.-Thurs.

  • Time Served: 8:30 To 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Honey Puffed Pancake
Baked pancake with cream cheese,honey and cinnamon, served with a honey sauce.

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1105 Grove Terrace , Dubuque, IA 52001-4644 USA (Show map)

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Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase