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“Excellent Choice”
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Goldmoor Inn
Ranked #7 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
“Excellent Choice”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This was indeed a fantastic experience. The food, presentation, and service was exceptional. Our server Sue was very attentive to all of our request and needs. This is a must visit if you decide to come to Galena. I know that I will dine here again. Fantastic experience in every area. Gwendolyn O.

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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Second time here in a decade ... why did I wait so long to return!???
We walked in after being horrified by another place in town that had been booked by a work colleague ... remembered this place; walked in and were offered a huge room, complete with King sized bed, double "jacuzzi", kitchenette, and lots of SPACE, privacy and room to breathe!
Staff couldn't have been more friendly; view fine and even though it rained the whole time, the Inn made up for it. Dinner was great too.
View is great, better in the summer. Trains can just be heard but not enough to spoil the experience.
It IS pricey, but from what we saw of other places in town, it's worth every penny!
It is 5 miles from town, but we didn't mind one bit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding dinner here and it was wonderful. Then we decided to have our wedding dinner here as well. The service and food was wonderful. We had the beef Wellington and it was so tender. No complaints. It is a wonderful restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

From the genial, welcoming reception to the excellent dinner - capped off by a visit to the kitchen to extend our praise to the chefs - our experience at the Goldmoor was lovely. Our suite featured a very comfortable king bed, cozy fireplace, whirlpool tub, and a bathroom bigger than our first apartment :) ! The dining area offers a great view of the river and, at this time of year, a panorama of trees showing off their fall colors. Service and amenities could not have been better. We will be back next year to celebrate anniversary number 40!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waukee, Iowa
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Very nice place to stay, however they are located about 8 miles out of the town. There were lots of winding, curvy roads. Restaurants, nice rooms, outdoor activities, great scenery. This was definitely more affordable than a bed and breakfast or staying in town

  • Stayed October 2013
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We recently ate at the restaurant in this hotel. While our service was good, our food, or rather my food was very mediocre. I'm wondering if they have a young inexperienced chef who is trying to find his/her way around a kitchen and while doing so is trying new and experimental things. I ordered a simple fish entrée and was very disappointed in the lack of seasoning. It was dry, over cooked and a very boring dish. My friends were not very pleased with their dishes either. I wouldn't return for the food, there are too many other restaurants in the area to try.
Also, I do want to say something about the customer service or lack thereof. If you want good service you had better dress for the occasion. The hostess was rather rude upon our arrival but did warm up a bit when we were leaving. I also thought it rather odd when they stuck us in a back room and forgot about us for a very long time.
All in all a very disappointing evening.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We have visited Galena many times in recent years and have stayed at a few different locations. I would say in the future Goldmoor will be our destination. From the moment we arrived it just felt comfortable and a place you want to be. Jill, who greeted us at the front desk was wonderful. Throughout the weekend we enjoyed her fun helpful personality. We will be disappointed if she is not there to greet us next year.( we have already reserved the turret room )
We stayed in the veranda suite, it was great. Large ,comfortable, very tastefully decorated. Our dinner Saturday night was fantastic. The beef Wellington is to die for, a must have. We thought the ambiance and service was wonderful.
In our opinion the breakfast was great. Warm and delivered to our room very promptly, and was delicious.
I have no complaints and look forward to our return visit

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Goldmoor Inn
Address: 9001 N Sand Hill Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9341
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Region: 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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Goldmoor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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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