The Solon Langworthy House

264 Alpine Street , Dubuque, IA 52001 USA (Show map)


ROMANTIC. Candle-lit whirlpool suites create a romantic ambiance perfect for a special couple. ELEGANT. A blend of modern and antique decor, wood floors, high ceilings, catered breakfast... accommodation with style. EXCLUSIVE. Away from the hustle and noise of a business district, and without the sterility of your average hotel, The Solon Langworthy House has a classy, secluded, home-like feel. Private entrance and front door keypad offer security while allowing guests to come and go as they please. Service is just a phone call away-- ring the inn keepers who are ready to serve you while respecting your personal space. ***CALL or email for special rates! See website for details!***



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service3.9
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Nice stopover during a short stay

3.8 on October 28, 2016

We were able to stay for just the one night, but it was clean and comfortable - a very good place for a getaway.

Comfortable stay!

4.2 on September 16, 2016

Overall, we loved our stay at the Solon Langworthy house. We stayed in the downstairs room. Awesome tub. Other reviews are right about the small toilet area, but it was fine for my partner and I. We ended up checking in a little late -- the owners were accommodating. The only thing that could improve was the kitchen situation. Breakfast was fine, but there were no instructions on what to do with the dirty dishes. There was a scrub brush in the sink, but no soap. I would have appreciated a sign saying whether to leave the dishes on the table, put them in the sink, or put them in the dishwasher.

Dubuque weekend

4.6 on August 12, 2016

Great two days. Most comfortable and relaxing stay we have had in a long time. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a good time.

Photos don't do justice

5 on March 11, 2016

I stayed in the master suite, which is a stunning space that looks way better in real life than in photos. Everything was peaceful and lovely, and the breakfast was great. I also never met the owners, but they were very responsive too my request for an earlier breakfast. I would definitely stay again. The only minor thing was that the jacuzzi style bath took FOREVER to fill up and the water from the tap was not very hot. So, just be prepared for that.

Loved the privacy!

4.2 on October 21, 2015

We were looking for a quiet, private way to celebrate our anniversary, and that's exactly what this B&B provided. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! Breakfast was set out for us and there were plenty of great options - waffle mix to make Belgian waffles, gourmet muffins kept on a warmer, fresh coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, and bowls of fresh fruit. And we had the kitchen to ourselves!

HIdden gem

4.6 on September 11, 2015

We've lost count of how many times we've stayed! A private retreat with amazing soaking tubs. Breakfast is self-serve but I appreciate the behind-the-scenes operations and not being forced to interact with other guests.

Private and cozy

3.8 on August 30, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Solon Langworthy B and B. The outside of the house does not give a good first impression but the rooms were beautiful and quiet. The description of this being very private and non intrusive is exactly correct. We were not met by the owners but instructions were very clear regarding the rooms and the amenities. I wouldn't have seen the owners at all had I not gone downstairs really early for a cup of tea while they were setting out breakfast items. If you DON'T want to chit chat with the innkeeper, this is the place for you! The room was very comfortable with all the features that were listed on the website. I would definitely stay here again

Private, Pampering Stat

4.2 on July 03, 2015

This was our first B&B stay and we loved the privacy. The owner made himself scarce and we weren't bothered by other residents. The Delux Suite and the enormous jetted tub was well worth the price. We also loved how close the B&B was to other Dubuque attractions. We were able to walk everywhere! We had a great stay and will definitely come again!

Home away from home

4.6 on March 31, 2015

The Solon Langworthy House is unique as far as B&Bs go. Staying here gives you the feeling of staying in your own home away from home. They make it their business to stay out of your business and they do an excellent job doing this while providing a very clean, well designed, comfortable environment. It is located in a beautiful neighborhood in Dubuque. There were wine glasses and an opener ready for us when we arrived. For breakfast there were two muffins warmed, fresh fruit, and waffle batter individually portioned into containers. There is a high quality waffle maker in the kitchen and I made up a few waffles for my wife and I. They were delicious. They also had tea, coffee, and orange juice available. I loved my stay here. I am sad to see some reviews giving low scores for the "lack of a personal touch" but their business model is clearly stated on their webpage for all to see. They delivered exactly what they said they would.

Great place

4.8 on February 20, 2015

Me and my husband loved the place, it's quite and privet, it's a great place to get away from the city. Breakfast was delicious! We are already talking about coming back:)

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Suite

French door entrance, queen-sized bed with posturepedic mattress, two person whirlpool tub/shower, vessel sink, wireless internet access, TV/DVD player, fresh flowers. Wonderful warm and tasteful decor in a spacious room. See Check-in time 3pm; check-out time 12pm. website for directions: ***Call or email for special rates***

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

The Master Suite

Decorated in antique fashion, this second-floor multi-room suite includes a queen-sized bed and private bath with a 2 person air massage tub with hand held shower. Private adjoined sitting room with pullout Flexsteel couch plus DVD player and LCD TV ***Call or email for special rates***

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $135

The House Suite

Spacious 2 bedroom suite each with queen-sized beds,TVs with DVD players adjoined by a very nice private bath w/tiled multi-jetted waterfall shower. Great for family stays, traveling with friends, or just to have lots of room. Can also be rented as 1 bedroom (just give us a call). Call for details: 563-495-2111. Check-in anytime starting at 3pm; check-out time 12pm. Please inform the innkeeper of your anticipated arrival time. See website for directions: ***Call or email for special rates***

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

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Location Type

Upscale Historic Neighborhood


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 8 miles

Directions to property:

Just off Hwy 20 Dubuque. Take the "Bryant/Hill Street" exit. Head north on Hill Street toward Mercy Hospital. Just across from Mercy, turn left onto Langworthy Street. At the next corner, turn right onto Alpine Street. The Solon Langworthy House is located at 264 Alpine Street, the center red brick house on the east (right) side of the block, between Langworthy and West Third Streets.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Riverboat, River walk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Movie library, Private entrance, VCR, Videos , Complimentary beverages, Fresh flowers, PRIVACY!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Casinos, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Small quiet pets, not to be left alone.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled 72 hours prior to 3pm of check in day.
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  • Time Served: 8am-11am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

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