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“Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was my husband and I first bed and breakfast excursion. We went for our 13th wedding anniversary. Carmine and Cheryl were awesome. They fed us into a coma. They almost need and exercise room for the extra calories. Breakfast will be the only meal you need. The hospitality was excellent.
It was very quiet, EXACTLY what we were looking for. We will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed in Antonio's Cottage for four nights for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. It was homey enough to feel comfortable in and every time we came back from a mid day outing, our dishes were cleaned, towels fresh and folded, and bed made neatly. Cheryl and Carmine really made us feel welcomed and went the extra mile for us. The breakfasts were always so delicious and we really enjoying the community breakfast experience. It was a nice chance to learn what was fun to do around the area and engage in pleasant conversation.

We also got a nice romantic dinner prepared for us which was brought to our room. The presentation was beautiful and the salmon and steak were excellent along with the bread and tiramisu. The chocolate mousse cake was too salty for us. But, everything else was just right.

There is enough space given at the Cloran Mansion to where you know the owners are around to help if necessary, but you also feel privacy and freedom...especially being in Antonio's Cottage.

The DVD collection was great along with the swivel TV. We enjoyed the hot tub and the town was quaint. We rode bikes, played tennis, swam in a few pools in the area, had a segway tour (expensive...) at the ski resort and did a bobsled course! The amount of time we spent in Galena and the Cloran Mansion was perfect.

Thanks Carmine and Cheryl for making us feel so welcomed and for having a beautiful B&B vision. It is truly a special place =).

Room Tip: Antonio's Cottage gives excellent privacy and makes you feel special.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was our second stay at the Cloran Mansion this year. We came last year for our 30th anniversary and enjoyed it so much we decided to come back. It is nice and relaxing, quiet and peaceful, not to mention romantic. The decor in the Mansion is just lovely and the ambiance is wonderful. We have decided that this very well could become a yearly event for us. We could go to other B&B's but why?

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently returned from our stay at the Cloran Mansion to celebrate our anniversary. This was our first experience at a Bed & Breakfast and it was absolutely wonderful. Carmine and Cheryl could not have been nicer or more helpful. We stayed in the Tower Room which was very romantic with the jacuzzi tub in the tower. The house and the grounds are very pretty. My husband and I enjoyed some wine in the gazebo with the gentle sounds of the water in the koi pond. The breakfast in the morning was delicious, pesto potatoes, homemade blueberry pancakes and eggs to order were just a few of the items offered. I look forward to my next trip to the Cloran Mansion.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Cheryl and Carmine are wonderful innkeepers. They are very personable and do everything they can to make you feel right at home. We have stayed at a significant number of Bed & Breakfasts over the years and the Cloran Mansion experience is best described as memorable. The attention to details is extraordinary. Breakfast was outstanding. Michael & Mary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I'm a little late on this review, we stayed at the Cloran Mansion the first week in May. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back. I've stayed a quite a few B&B's in my life all over the country and this was by far the best experience. From start to finish, Cheryl and Carmine did not stop at making our stay as perfect as it could be. The breakfast was great. The pesto potatoes were amazing but its hard to pin-point the best part of breakfast. A highlight of the trip was that Carmine has standing reservations set up at various restaurants so you don't have to worry about finding a place on Saturday night. The room was perfect, we stayed in the Tower room and to call it romantic would be a major understatement. I could go on for days as to how great this experience was but I can sum it up easily: When looking for a B&B in Galena, look no further than the Cloran Mansion.

Bill & Anne

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I surprised my wife by taking her to Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast for our 40th wedding anniversary. Neither one of us had ever been to Cloran Mansion before. We were both very happy with the B&B. The breakfasts were out of this world, the hosts were very accommodating and knowledgeable of the area, the suite was romantic and comfortable. Everything was done to insure the guests had an enjoyable experience. A tip of the hat to Cheryl and Carmine for their friendliness and commitment to insure a pleasant stay at Cloran Mansion.

Ray and Chris

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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