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“A terrific holiday experience at the Goldmoor!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Goldmoor Inn
Ranked #7 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Byron, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
“A terrific holiday experience at the Goldmoor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I recently took my family up to the Goldmoor Inn in Galena. This wasn't our first trip there as we are definitely fans of the area and the Goldmoor. We ate dinner in a wonderful atmosphere, there were carolers and a beautiful Christmas tree and decorations. They took our picture by the tree and then treated us to an excellent prime rib dinner. The service was excellent and we very much enjoyed the experience. Our kids were thrilled with the room. It has all the amenities, and made for an extremely comfortable stay. I can't want to come back again to relive the holiday magic!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the lower level that had a private entrance and was just HUGE!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Derek B
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

All around great environment for weekend getaway, romantic cuddle time. Fireplace, jacuzzi, views of the river, breakfast in your room. Chef's Quarters VERY unique and cool. Room is huge and entering through the kitchen so cool! (You don't have to walk through it or anything). Do the chef's table dining as well, very cool. However being charged $350/night I would expect some higher quality toiletries. Puffs Plus and Charmin Ultra Soft instead of thinly sliced sandpaper. Also the shower head may look nice but it's a useless piece of crap. So a couple tiny things were off but I would go here again and recommend to anyone who wants to hole up somewhere nice and get down for a couple days.

Room Tip: Each room is supposedly a unique experience, consider them all carefully and choose what suits you.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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galena, il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We spent a wonderful overnight get-away at the Goldmoor Inn. The room had a spectacular view and was impecably clean. The picture taking opportunities at sunset abound. We had a meal that was out of this world while looking at the Christmas tree just outside our window. The wait staff - Sue - was friendly and knowledgeable. The chefs friendly and invited us into the kitchen. Breakfast the next morning served in our room was Eggs Benedict with fruit and potatoes and juice.
Great stay, very memorable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nancyGalena_Il
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Cordova, Il.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

My family and I were in town and ended up at the Goldmore Resuraunt for Dinner. The staff were extremey professional. We were greeted at the door by (Leroy Kellog) with a very warm welcome. We chose the Goldmore Inn since they were hosting a Noveou Wine tasting Meal that ended up being out of this world.

Our Waitress (Sue ) was extremely professional lin the way she presented and served the food.
The Lobster Pot Pie was like a meal you would expect to find on the East Coast

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed in a log cabin at the Goldmoor in mid November 2012. The cabin was charming, the beds super comfortable, Fredde Sheets, the accomodations large and clean. The Goldmoor has a wonderful quiet location overlooking the Mississippi. There is beauiful hiking and views. It is super quiet. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful. We ate one dinner there which was very good.
If you want a beautiful and quiet spot with friendly service and lovely accomodations, try the Goldmoor.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Took my husband here to celebrate his 50th birthday and was so pleased. The grounds are secluded and beautiful. When we pulled up it was like pulling up to a French Manor. We stayed in the English Cottage (#1) and were so surprised that the lights were on, music was playing and I had ordered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries (glad I did!). The cottage was tastefully decorated and the heated towel rack was super nice. Dinner in the dining room was delicious and there are great wine choices. We will definitely be returning in the spring!

Room Tip: I don't think you can get a bad room or cottage here!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochelle, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We recently stayed at the Biltmore Inn at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. I had made reservations for dinner in the main dining room. Expecting nothing but the very finest, I ordered the rack of lamb and received a beautiful entree. But, I must tell you as I mentioned to my lovely wife, the rack of lamb we had at the Goldmoor was far superior. We are looking forward to our next time with you. Lyle Headon

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Goldmoor Inn

Property: Goldmoor Inn
Address: 9001 Sand Hill Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Goldmoor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand deluxe suites, elegant cottages and cabins overlooking the Mississippi River just south of Galena. All accommodations have king beds, private two person whirlpool, fireplace, full private bath. Breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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