The Redstone Inn & Suites

504 Bluff Street , Dubuque, 52001 USA (Show map)


Located 15 minutes West of Galena, IL on Rt. 20. Inside this gracious Victorian "Boutique" Hotel you'll find stained glass windows, Italian tile fireplaces, fabulous antiques, and gleaming wood accents. Every guest room has a private bath and our 5 unique suites have over sized whirlpool baths. A full breakfast is included and you can easily walk to your downtown appointment or stroll through Historic Cable Car Square and shop the many unique stores located in Victorian row houses. Each room has computer jacks and wireless high speed DSL, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers to accommodate our many satisfied business clients. Treat yourself to the elegance and intimacy found only at The Redstone Inn & Suites--Dubuque's first choice in leisure and business travel.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Will go again!

4.0 on July 20, 2017

We enjoyed the beautiful architecture of this building. The central sitting room is elegant. The dining area is beautiful. If you can look beyond a couple structural things - our bedroom ceiling had a water spot and was peeling in one spot - it is a lovely place. Robert Chu was helpful and friendly. Very accommodating of dietary needs for the breakfast and the substitute was so tasty and beautifully created. Be aware that there is no on site parking and so there will be a small charge to use city parking. It is free during night time hours.

Love this place.

5 on May 05, 2017

Found the Redstone on the AARP website. Worried because we had never stayed in a B&B and wondered if the room would be too small and cramped. Turns out our room was wonderful...spotless, bright, spacious, and beautifully furnished. Great bathroom. Our host, Robert, was quirky but endearing. Great fun visiting with him, adding to the experience. If you are looking for faults you can find them. If you want a great place to stay that is a real experience stay here.

Dubuque/Galena Best Hidden Secret-November 2014

5 on November 17, 2014

We have stayed at the Redstone two times in the last 2 months. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Inside it is exquisite. It boast history and it is so well maintained. It is one of the cleanliness places I have ever stayed. Both times. Its smells wonderful. The beds are so comfortable and firm. The Inn Keeper, Robert is amazing. It is a first class establishment. I would give it a 9 out of 5 and will be back many times. The Inn was full the second time we were there this last weekend Nov 15th. Robert is a gracious host. The breakfast is delightful and very healthy and very well made. We plan on spreading the word and bringing our friends and family here. The Redstone is amazing and Thank you Robert. You are the best. Cyndi

Great stay

4.6 on October 19, 2014

We booked at the last minute but we were made to feel very welcome. The owner was a gracious host, escorting us to our room, helping to carry our bags and explaining all the details for our stay.

Mom's get away!

5 on April 06, 2014

We booked a room last minute at the Redstone as the reviews of the motel we were supposed to stay at were scary. Robert treated us like royalty the whole time. Not only did he let us in before check in time and let us hang out after check out time, he served us treats and carried our bags and served us amazing food. We are already planning on coming back and bringing our husbands, hopefully this fall! This place is a rare treasure and is reasonably priced also.

Redstone Inn a unique treat!

5 on August 22, 2013

Traveling to Dubuque for work, I decided, on a whim, to stay at a B&B instead of the usual business type motel. I chose the Redstone Inn as it was close to my work and it totally exceeded my expectations. The Victorian decor is charming, the rooms very clean and comfortable, the breakfast was superb and the innkeeper treated me as tho I were the most special person who ever stayed there. I found complete relaxation there as if I were at home, but living in a nineteenth century mansion! I highly recommend the Redstone to business travelers as well as vacationers, since even though it is full of antiques, it has every modern amenity as well! I will stay there every time I go to Dubuque! LL

Redstone Inn Delight-full

5 on June 15, 2013

As a solo traveler, I usually avoid bed and breakfasts. I enjoy anonymity. This inn was recommended by another Dubuque hotel which had a noisy waterpark which did not appeal to me. I was pleased with my visit. While my "standard" room was small, it fit the bill. Artfully and appropriately decorated, I loved the furniture, fixtures and unexpected in room snacks. My request for a Diet Coke was instantly filled at no additional charge. I slept well. Breakfast was very FULL as there was cilantro laced scrambled eggs, pastries, Greek yogurts, raisin bread for toast, fresh fruits, choice of juices, chocolate covered almonds and more. I found the innkeeper friendly, helpful, insightful and of good cheer. My only recommendation, an aesthetic one, would be to replace the full sized ironing board hanging off the bathroom door in my room with a mini... not so obtrusive. Location and parking were excellent. I will upgrade to a "deluxe" room when I return as these include a table, chairs and much more space while only slightly more expensive. A suite, with or without jacuzzi, looks very inviting when traveling with a companion. Solo traveler from Iowa City, IA

A delightful stay

4.6 on October 28, 2012

We spent one night last week at the Redstone Inn and were very pleased. Robert is an excellent host -- had good suggestions for dinner nearby, insisted on carrying our luggage upstairs when we arrived and to the car when we left, fixed an excellent breakfast with lots of fruit and other healthy options. We'll stay there if we ever travel through Dubuque again.

"Old" does not have to mean "dirty"

2.4 on May 17, 2012

"Old" doesn't have to mean dirty, or run-down, or uncared-for. It doesn't have to mean light bulbs out all over the place, curtains that are literally falling apart, sludge behind the toilet, or dust in the carpet. It doesn't have to mean furniture that almost falls apart when you sit on it, or that has pieces broken off of it and just shoved inside a drawer, or a night light (nice touch) that doesn't work (pointless). This place has the potential to be really spectacularly wonderful. But there are many things that need attention. First thing on the list: Fire the maid. The middle of the room was clean, but when I dropped something on the floor in the bathroom, and bent down to pick it up, I came face to face with the biggest, nastiest pile of sludge in the corner between the toilet and the floor. There were other things, too, that just weren't clean. On the other hand, there were a lot of nice touches. The little candies and cookies in the room were nice, as was the bowl of chocolates in the stairway. Breakfast was very good, but it was very close to being a "continental" breakfast, with lots and lots of carbs and not too much protein. The baked eggs were delicious. All in all, I would consider staying here again -- but only if I could see the room in advance and know it was clean.

Unhappy Customer

1.8 on December 01, 2011

I visited here in Oct. and booked the Presidential Suite for the Whirlpool. The website was misleading. The couch had food down in the cushions, the owner didn't know how to work the whirlpool. Cobwebs in the windows. Holes in the bathroom ceiling. The folded up blanket was still wet inside. Door to the room had the catch duct taped open so that you had to use the door latch to keep it closed. The owner was rude when we complained. When we told him we couldn't eat onions that were in his egg dish at breakfast he told us to eat the bacon and use the buffet of cold dishes. Not very accomodating for the amount of money that was charged. The whole Bed and Breakfast is old and crumbly, a lot of broken things, stained curtains, unclean bathroom, not very good upkeep. Owner got a little friendlier as we were leaving, but I would not recommend this place at all!!!

Innkeeper Response
I found this person"s review very biased. So, I will offer my side of story: I remembered clearly how unusual these two sisters were when making complaints, leading me to think what they were after was further discount or additional room. So, I gave them another suite room with whirlpool adjacent to the Presidential suite. They had two room suites to enjoy for a discounted price of one. As it turned out, the whirlpool they were complaining about was working perfectly. If they found some very insignificant coweb, I had removed it for them right then; if they thought the blanket felt "wet" I had replaced it immediately. I thought I had satisfied these guests--But then I found this skewered review. I guess inn keepers can not satisfy all customers!

- Robert Chu (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Suite

Queen Size bed with Victorian Antique Furnishings; Kurig Coffee Machine and Bluth Tooth Capable speaker and radio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Standard Room

One full size bed with Victorian antique furnishings

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Junior Suite

Queen size bed with Victorian Antique Furnishings

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Room

Queen size bed with Victorian Antique Furnishings

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Historical shopping district, City, Downtown, Small town


Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare)

Directions to property:

Take US 20 West from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Clark College, Diamond Jo Casino, Fenlen Place Elevator, Greyhound Park & Casino, Loras College, University of Dubuque, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Wireless high speed DSL internet service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Carriage rides/tour, Eagle watching, Outdoor concerts, River rides, River walk, Trolley rides/tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade

Check Dates


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee required
  • Cancellations: 240 hours



Robert Chu

Languages spoken

Chinese, Korean, English, Japanese

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  • Time Served: 7-9 weekdays, 8-10 weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room