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Goldmoor Inn
Ranked #7 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
“wedding and reception”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

My daughter's wedding was on February 18th and our family reserved 5 rooms. Everything was exceptional from the service to dinning. The rooms, hospitality, and cleanliness created a feeling of warmth and beauty. We will all go back at times for the memories of the Inn, the food, and the wedding. Thank you so much for the experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Newton, Iowa
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We've been to Galena numerous times and have always enjoyed it. We hadn't been back for a while and my husband decided that we should spend our anniversary there (September). The Goldmoor is a perfect location for a romantic stay. The room was beautiful, the employees were courteous and attentive, the food was great and the location was perfect. We had a car so we drove into town to shop and have dinner. Surprised to see several new restaurants and shops. We took our bikes with us on this trip and enjoyed a lengthy ride on several roads bordering the hotel. Unfortunately, the bugs were horrible towards dusk, but only a small inconvenience. We had a wonderful breakfast at the Chestnut Mountain Resort and dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes was a must do. Overall a wonderful trip and the Goldmoor is highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hanover, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Beautiful grounds and view of the Mississippi River. Frendly helpfull staff. We stayed in one of Abe's cabins it was very private with a large whirlpool tub. You could see Patrisha's expertece in interier design everwere you looked.We chose breakfast in our room it was very good. I couldn't imagen a better place to get away.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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chicago, ill
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

What a lovely, elegant, classy place. We stayed in the Arthur Suite which was enormous with many amenities like a huge bathroom with heated towel bars, Wi-Fi (free), fireplace, kitchen area, fridge with complimentary beverages, 2 person whirlpool, nice decor and very private.
At one point it was snowing and when I looked out our window it was like a castle in a fairy snow globe, the river in the distance, a small train moving along the river bank and evergreens covered with snow. A lovely, romantic setting to just get away and only a few miles from the busy activity of Galena or the active ski slopes of Chestnut mountain. My sweetie took me here for Valentine's Day.
We dined in the Inn's restaurant and the food was excellent, with large portions.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Westmont, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

My fiance and I were looking for a weekend getaway for our six year anniversary. We looked at many places online, but in the end, none of them came close to what the Goldmoor offered. It's nestled on the Mississippi River and is close to being in the middle of nowhere, which is a nice change when you're from the suburbs of Chicago. The only occasional noise is from the train tacks that are situated the bottom of the hill the Goldmoor sits on, but you really can't hear them from inside your suite. The outside of the Inn is absolutely gorgeous. When you see it, it'll make you feel like you're staying in a mansion. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.

THE ROOM:
Our room was the one nearest the front desk, which worried me at first due to the fact that I thought we'd hear people in the lobby, but we didn't. The room was very clean and cozy. There was a gas fireplace, which changes the atmosphere very easily with the flip of a switch. Our favorite attribute was the whirlpool tub, which was a must with whatever place we booked. This tub was incredibly large, which is great because I'm 5'11" and my fiance is 6'4". So if you are a taller couple and you are concerned about the tub, go with the Covington Suite. One more thing about the tub was that there PLENTY of hot water. The king sized bed was comfy and had down pillows. The only issue we had with sleeping was that the mini blinds didn't keep the light out in the morning, so it's hard to sleep in, which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you have alot of stuff you want to do in the Galena area. They come in everyday while you're gone and clean the room, give you new towels and give you some new cookies, soda and water.

THE FOOD:
The Goldmoor has exceptional food, even the breakfast is amazing. While we were there, we were served omelets, creme brulee french toast, and eggs benedict. It was just enough and didn't make you're stomach feel heavy for the rest of the morning. We also had dinner in the restaurant, which again, was amazing. Both of us agreed it was the best dinner we've ever had. They served salad and bread with honey poppy-seed butter. We both requested the sirloin steak for our entree, the waitress came back and told us they were out of the sirloins, but the chef was offering us two 8oz. Filet Mignon each, instead of us having to pick something else, which was a complete upgrade to what we were asking for. What they made for us wasn't even on the menu. We seriously can't say enough about the food.

FINAL VERDICT:
Upon leaving we decided it was very likely that we'd go back for future anniversaries. The Goldmoor was exceptional, and I'm very glad that we found it instead of settling for another place.

Room Tip: The Covington Suite has, what we believe, is the largest tub. The other suites are nice, but have c...
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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 (per night): $475 - $553
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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