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  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the Cloran Mansion this week. Our host, Paul, was wonderful and the breakfasts he prepared were out of this world! Paul and his wife, Janet, have recently purchased the mansion so they are making changes, but our room was very nice and comfortable. I would not hesitate to return if ever in the area again. Gail, Michigan

A getaway to Galena was made even more enjoyable with a stay at the Cloran Mansion. Their rooms were beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. The breakfasts were delicious, and sitting with the other guests made it more interesting as we were all able to share our adventures. I would heartily recommend this B&B to everyone!

We truly enjoyed our stay at The Cloran Mansion. It was our first experience at a B&B and it surpassed all our expectations. The owners have done a fabulous job and were very hospitable. The mansion is beautiful and clean, the grounds are lovely and welcoming to sit and relax, the room was charming and comfortable, and the hosts were gracious and friendly. Everything we needed and so much more, it felt like a home away from home! We highly recommend this property and will definitely stay again if we go back to Galena.

This was a true thrill. My wife and I traveled to Galena for our anniversary and wanted to stay in a bed and breakfast, and what we found at Cloran Mansion exceeded our expectations in every way. The mansion is clean, charming, and comfortable, with a wonderful mix of historic detail and modern comfort. It was wonderful to walk around the place and take in the history through artifacts and pictures. The innkeepers, Paul and Janet, are very accommodating and have lots of great suggestions about things to do and places to see - and Paul is a wonderful cook, preparing a full family-style breakfast for all the guests each morning, with plenty of delicious options! The location is also very convenient - close to Route 20 and accessible to the downtown. We would recommend to anyone coming through the area who wants a special experience!

My wife have visited Galena and the Cloran Mansion for many years and have always rated it a 5 out of 5. However a new proprietor recently took possession and we were concerned if the same excellent quality would be preserved. We discover to our delight that very little had changed. The rooms are still well maintained and comfortable, the service to customer needs and desires is still a priority, and the breakfast is still highly rated. We will return when we once again need a Galena fix. My hat is off to the new owner for maintaining a quality bed and breakfast. Give it a try.

Paul was an excellent host. Always willing to please and answer any questions we had about our first time visiting. Breakfast was wonderful and a fun idea to serve it family style so we got to know others staying at the same place. The rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable. The location is like a park with a covered gazebo, water fall and soothing pond. We loved our stay would definitely return if we’re in the area.

We recently spent two nights sightseeing in the Galena, IL - Dubuque, IA area and stayed at the Cloran Mansion. Located on the outskirts of Galena - 5 minutes from Main Street, it was a great location for area sightseeing. Each room is unique with a slightly different layout and furnishings. Family style breakfasts are served in a large, traditionally decorated dining room with beautiful china and silver service. The owner-chef made two wonderful breakfasts that included breads, eggs, potatoes, meat, juice, coffee and pancakes or french toast, this last item coated in granola and perhaps the best we have ever enjoyed. The rooms are very clean and quiet, except for the modest high school bells from across the street at 8:00 am. We were very pleased with our 2 day get-away because of Cloran Mansion.

Paul was an amazing host. Very accommodating and had a delicious breakfast each morning. Rooms were cozy, clean and the whirlpool tub was amazing. You won’t be disappointed if you choose the Cloran Mansion!

We recently spent a few days in Galena and stayed at the Cloran Mansion for our 30th anniversary. Highly recommend!! Our stay was extremely comfortable. We loved the breakfast and Paul was so gracious to everyone. The gazebo in the front is such a lovely place to sit and relax. Paul even had an anniversary cake waiting in our room when we returned one day. It was a sweet surprise! We have recommended this b&b to so many of our friends already! Thank you for having us Paul! We hope to be back soon!

Everything about the place was first rate. The breakfast was the best. The accomidations and grounds were beautiful. There is nothing I can say negitive about the place, the people or the food. First class all the way. I would highly recommend the place and we will stay there every time we visit Galina

Franklin Street Galena IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast is located within a mile (2 km) of Galena-Jo Daviess County History Museum and Old Market House. This 7-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and the bathroom offers a jetted tub, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include 6 bathrooms, a fireplace, and a refrigerator.

Property features

Guests of Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast enjoy free WiFi in public areas, spa services, and a library. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide concierge services, as well as offer insight about the area. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a picnic area, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub (Pets Not Allowed)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Cottage, Accessible, Jetted Tub (Pet Friendly)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Honeymoon Room, 1 King Bed (Pets Not Allowed)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub (Pets Not Allowed)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 754 reviews

Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

1237 Franklin Street, Galena, IL 61036
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