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Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kewanee, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved and Enjoyed Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2009

We enjoyed the comfortable and beautiful suite and the host and hostess were great. The breakfast was wonderful. We felt so welcome and the whole time very relaxed. We can't wait to go and visit there again.

  • Liked — Comfortable
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Channahon, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2009

This is our third visit to Cloran Mansion. It continues to be a
favorite getaway location for us. We've stayed in various rooms,
all of which are beautiful, comfortable and impeccably clean.
The hosts are wonderful and accommodating, and the breakfasts are delicious. We stayed for 4 days during our most recent visit, and breakfast was different and delicious each morning. As frequent B&Ber's, we can honestly say Cloran Mansion is a top-notch establishment and we look forward to a return trip in the near future. We can't imagine going to Galena and staying anywhere else!

  • Liked — comfortable and clean
  • Disliked — nothing - everything was great
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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West Cental Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2009

What a great place to stay. Our host had an incredible gift of hospitality! We just loved her.

Stayed December 2008
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Decatur, IL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2009

It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy just getting away. The accommodations are very cozy and nice. The innkeepers are really great people. And, the breakfast is fabulous. We will continue to go back because it is great!!!!

  • Liked — The innkeepers
  • Disliked — There was nothing to dislike
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pink87
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St. Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

A wonderful, relaxing, B&B experience. Beautiful Victorian decor, with lots of amenities: double jacuzzis in every room, gas fireplaces (which also helped warm the rooms), and an amazing DVD collection to select from for use in every room's entertainment center. Innkeepers were friendly and accommodating, and we enjoyed interacting with other guests over delicious brunch.

We especially liked the later hours for breakfast (9-10:30), as we're not really morning people. We also liked the fact that our 12-year-old daughter was more than welcome (she got her own room; a big plus for a pre-teen!), and that the innkeepers were very sensitive to special requests (allergenic materials in bedrooms, no pets in the guest quarters, special accommodations for food allergies). I can definitely see us going again.

  • Liked — Decor, amenities (jacuzzi, entertainment center, fireplace), food
  • Disliked — Computer service was slow
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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West Chicago
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2008

This is our first stay at a B&B. It was a wonderful experience.
We stayed in the cottage and it was spotless. It was also cozy with the beautiful fireplace and huge whirlpool tub.
The breakfasts were truly delicious with the best cup of coffee I've every had!
Carmine and Cheryl were exceptional hosts and continue to amaze us even upon returning home (we realized we left some belongings and they had already called to let us know they would be sending them home to us!)
The birthday cake was not only a lovely surprise but also a delightful treat!
Thank you for making our weekend so special!
Mike and Kathy Lackos
West Chicago, IL

Stayed December 2008
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Lynn Center, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Cloran Mansion seven years ago and stayed in John's Room. This time around (Nov. 2008), we stayed in the Tower Room. Both visits were great, but we liked the space we had in the Tower Room. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The room was comfortable - the linens, plush bathrobes, fireplace, minifridge stocked with complimentary beverages, the TV/DVD. There is a common room with DVDs and CDs to borrow, and coffee for early risers. One of the more unique attributes of the Tower Room is the tower itself - in the widow's walk there is a two-person whirlpool. I will say that the stairs are quite steep, but well worth the climb: the view from the top of the mansion is great, and the whirlpool feels great after a day of walking up and down the hills of Galena. Carmine and Cheryl offer several add-ons to your reservation; my husband and I had a couples' massage in the mansion. Other things you can add on include a private dinner (we didn't take advantage of this, but I'm sure it's wonderful - they're great cooks); check out their website for other ideas.

Breakfast at the Cloran is a feast. You will not leave hungry! Their breakfast offerings change all the time, but when we were there we had fabulous pumpkin pancakes one day. The potatoes are always delicious, and the eggs were made to order.

The property is a short distance from the tourist hub of downtown Galena, but that wasn't an issue for us. We liked leaving the center of town and driving back to the mansion at night. (It's a very short drive, by the way.)

Cheryl and Carmine are great hosts and really did everything they could to make us all feel welcome. We look forward to our return to the Cloran Mansion.

  • Liked — All the little extras the hosts provided.
  • Disliked — We loved everything!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Property: Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1237 Franklin St, Galena, IL 61036-1309
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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 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cloran Mansion is a luxurious Galena, Illinois bed and breakfast inn and wedding venue. ... more   less 
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