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“5th year in a row and still anxious to return” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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1237 Franklin Street, Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #5 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“5th year in a row and still anxious to return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is indeed our 5th visit to the Cloran Mansion in a five year period and we enjoyed it just as much as we did the previous 4 times. The hosts, Carmine and Cheryl are friendly and helpful, the room is clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is the best we have had at any of the many B&B's we have tried in the Galena area. We highly recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone wishing to experience the best. We will be returning in 2013.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Peoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband, 11-month old daughter and I had a wonderful 3-night stay in Sara's Suite. The mansion is historic and beautiful, the grounds were lovely, and everything was so nicely decorated in celebration of my favorite season of autumn. We had an amazing breakfast every morning that always included eggs to order, a breakfast meat like sausage or ham, toast or English muffins with jam and apple butter, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and a carb-rich treat like pumpkin pancakes or French toast. Carmine & Cheryl were very warm and welcoming, without being smothering in any way. They have thought of everything when it comes to their guests' comfort, including free water, soda, snacks, books, games, wi-fi, Dish TV, and hundreds of DVDs. They were very welcoming to my baby and had a high chair and pack n' play ready for us to use. My parents came as well and stayed in Antonio's Cottage. We all had a great time and would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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DeKalb, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We just completed our third stay at Cloran Mansion. And as always we were so, so thrilled with every single detail. From the room, to the ambiance, to the cookies waiting inside the front door, Cheryl & Carmine treated us wonderfully. Breakfast is out of this world amazing. We stayed our first time almost 10 years ago - and it's only gotten better. Of all the options for bed and breakfasts in the Galena area - this has got to be the best one!

Room Tip: All rooms are great! Cottage is amazing!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Batavia, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It was our first time at a B & B...We stayed in the tower room and it was the best experience for a romantic getaway...Carmine and Cheryl made us feel like we were Family not guests...The Breakfast they prepared was out of this world and gave too much to eat...I would put the food higher then a 5 star restaurant...Clean and friendly...We will make this our spot in Galena next trip back..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cloran, Owner at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Anthony,
Thank you for such a wonderful review. I always get leary when a professional in the food industry, especially one who went to culinary school is happy with our breakfast. You wonderful guests to host and hopefully we will see you again.
Have a great holiday season

Carmine and Cheryl
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Wayne, IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Carmine and Cheryl Farruggia operate a wonderful Bed & Breakfast! The grounds are beautiful, and both house and grounds are decorated seasonally. The rooms are are very comfortable with plenty of room, with the best mattresses ever! Whirlpool baths and fireplaces really set a warm, relaxing atmosphere. The family style breakfast was absolutely delicious each morning, with plenty of good coffee. We stayed in Ann's Room and it was just lovely and private. Cloran Mansion is close to downtown Galena but not in it, close enough but far enough to have peace and quiet! Carmine and Cheryl are very friendly and so hospitable. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just wanted to take a minute to let folks know what a tremendous pleasure it was to stay here! Carmine and Cheryl were unbelievably friendly and accommodating! My wife and i have never stayed at a B and B before so we were a little apprehensive at first. It only took 5 minutes upon our arrival before that all changed. They get it!! The food in the morning was spectacular and we could have spent hours listening to Carmine share stories about the house and his experiences. We will be back!!!

Room Tip: Take the room named Sara's suite...although they are all great!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

From the moment we stepped inside, took in the ambiance and met the innkeepers we knew we had made a great choice.
The beds were very comfortable. The room was cozy with a corner fireplace very clean and had a flat screen, dish tv and a dvd.
The parlor next to us contained hundreds of DVDs to choose from.
The dining room was very elegant and the food was awesome - in quantity and quality.
We will return soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1237 Franklin Street, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1880 Italianate Victorian Mansion on an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds. Screen Gazebo, koi pond and fire pit. Five distinctive rooms and a secluded cottage. Fireplaces, private baths in all rooms with luxury double whirlpool tubs, CDs, stocked complimentary mini-fridge, TV/DVDs, A/C coffee service available all day. Full country-style breakfast served from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. DSL wireless. Cloran Condo at Longhollow Point does have a pool, sauna, exercise room and game room. ... more   less 
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Cloran Mansion Hotel Galena

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