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“Great Romantic Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Goldmoor Inn
Ranked #8 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Barrington
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Romantic Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

I have been to the Goldmoore in several times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are each individually decorated, beautiful and romantic. The owners and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Of particular note is the young man, Kyle, who greeted us and manned the front desk. He was very friendly and helpful to us.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway to a wonderful B&B with a cute little tourist town near by, you will be delighted with your stay at the Goldmoore Inn.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Plano, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Goldmoor! The Innkeepers and staff were among the friendliest we have experienced anywhere. The room was so comfortable and the breakfasts were incredible. Bravo to their breakfast chef! My husband and I went for a last trip before our first baby arrives this summer and it was the perfect combination of relaxation and activity. The location is perfect. Serene and quiet with beautiful views overlooking the Mississipi, yet we were able to easily drive into Galena for a few hours of shopping and other activities and yet still come back for big pregnant me to rest a little before dinner. That would be my only complaint about the Goldmoor - my dinner was only average. My husband loved his so it may have been an anomaly, but my filet tasted charred. That is the only reason for the four rating instead of the five. Overall, it was a great stay and if we go back to Galena, we will definitely consider the Goldmoor again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

My husband and I were on a weekend getaway from our three young children and dined Friday night at the Goldmoor Inn. We got just what we needed at the Goldmoor...a quiet, romantic dinner. We arrived early for dinner - about 6PM - and the restaurant was empty. We were seated next to the windows, with a beautiful view overlooking the water, trees, and birds. More people trickled in as we dined. We both had the spicy shrimp pasta dish, and we both thought it was delicious - and quite spicy! Our service was incredibly attentive. The owner came to our table twice, chatted with us on our way out, and the host took our picture.

Oh, the bread! We loved the bread! Warm and moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We absolutely loved our time at the Goldmoor.

The room we stayed in, the Covington Suite, was huge, beautifully furnished, and had a gorgeous view of the Mississippi River from the gigantic hot tub. The inn looks like a country castle, especially at night: everything about it is perfectly appointed, and the decor and amenities are amazing.

Both of the brunches and the one dinner we had at the inn were wonderful -- great food and even better service. And the location, just outside of Galena, made it easy to visit town (where we had some meals and did some shopping) while still giving us the time in the country that we wanted.

Everything was perfect, and we learned that we get a 20 percent discount if we return. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven W
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Madison, WI
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed at the Goldmoor to celebrate my husbands birthday. On the plus side the restaurant is very good. Rooms are huge and clean. We had the Covington Suite which was large with a whirlpool tub, nice large HD TV and a good breakfast was served in the room. On the minus side, the decor of our room was right out of the 1980's. Awful carpet, wallpaper, and fixtures. Furniture is faux wood. Bathroom cabinets and very old and chipping to show the particle board underneath. The bed is soft and creaky and was not conducive to sleeping. But there would have been no sleep anyway since the place is very close to a train which runs frequently all night and blows its whistle regularly. The screen patio is a tiny unkempt space and very disappointing. We have stayed at many, many bed and breakfasts and historic Inns around the world and for the price this was the most disappointing. Perhaps other rooms in the Goldmoor are of better quality. But for $335.00 per night off season I expected much more.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank badgerbacker49
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Additional Information about Goldmoor Inn

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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price range (per night): ₹ 22,877 - ₹ 26,000
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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Goldmoor Hotel Galena

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