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The Hancock House

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Our Favorite Bed & Breakfast

5 on March 01, 2015

We love coming to the Hancock House. This is a beautifully restored home that Susan & Chuck lovingly maintain. The breakfasts are outstanding & careful attention is given to guests individual requests. Susan & Chuck are welcoming & hospitable; you leave as a friend. They also have extensive knowledge of the Dubuque area & provide excellent suggestions for local activities & restaurants. Our favorite B&B!

We have been staying here annualy over 20 years!

5 on February 23, 2015

This is our destination for a relaxing getaway. We have stayed in various rooms, all with beautiful views of the city, clean and comfortable. You get all the amenities of a hotel, but more, visiting here. The beverages, fresh-baked cookies and breakfast are just a few. We have also enjoyed fires in the room. There are good restaurants and much to see in Dubuque too!

Cold House and Dated Decor

2.6 on November 11, 2014

We recently stayed at the Hancock House for a couple nights. The outside weather was in the 40s-50s, and the inside of the house was VERY cold. The windows in our room were leaky next to the bed. The only supply of heat for the room was a small electric heater which couldn't keep up and made the room dry--resulting in a runny nose for both of us. There was a fireplace with a starer log that we lit but still were cold in the room. The dining room was also cold--I nearly shivered while eating my breakfast. I can't imagine how much colder this house would be in the winter! All of the decorations and furnishings were very dated. The house was spotlessly clean but needs updating. Based on my experience this one time, I wouldn't return again.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Regards, Susan Huntely

Lovely Stay at The Hancock House

4.0 on November 10, 2014

My husband and I had a recent trip to Dubuque, Iowa. It was our first trip to Dubuque and since we love to stay at bed and breakfasts and a friend had recommended The Hancock House. This stunning home and hillside property is well cared for and preserved by the owners, Chuck and Susan. We stayed in Mrs. Hancock's room with marvelous views of the city and river, a fireplace, clawfoot tub, and a step back in time with very comfortable features. Breakfast was amazing and we enjoyed talking with our hosts as well as other guests. We rate each of the review categories as "outstanding" but the system will only allow us to select the exceeds expectations categories. The Hancock House is is a perfect retreat!

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us as they are very important to our business. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, Regards, Susan

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. They are very important to our business. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would like to come again. Regards, Susan

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!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your review. Hope to see you again. Regards, Susan

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

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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, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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 Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations held with credit card or check
  • Cancellations: 72 hours (3 days)



Susan & Chuck Huntley

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About the innkeepers

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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.


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

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