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Goldmoor Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Goldmoor Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a wonderful experience at the goldmoor Inn. I booked a weekend in the Mississippi room for my husbands birthday. It was a huge room, almost like an apartment. It was clean and very well decorated. I highly recommend this room. Our favorite part was the screened in porch. We were not bothered by any bugs and could enjoy watching the birds. We had a beautiful view of the Mississippi River,which was breathtaking! The food was absolutely amazing as well. The inn was only 6 or 7 minutes away from downtown galena and about 2 mintes away from chestnut mountain. The staff was very friendly. We will definately be back!

We celebrated our anniversary with a visit to Galena and stayed in the Veranda Suite at Goldmoor. It was a fantastic experience and we loved everything about this place. The view of the river from our room, the room amenities, the food and the service were all top notch. The beef Wellington in the restaurant definitely makes it into the top list of the best foods I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The owner came by and talked to us at dinner. We left relaxed and refreshed and hope to make it back again!

My husband and I decided to go out of town for the weekend and chose Galena,IL a 3 hour getaway from Chicago. After a quick google search we found the Goldmoor Inn, which is about 6 miles from historic downtown Galena. This place is impressive for a number of reasons -- starting with the very attentive owners who are very hands-on. We stayed in a beautiful suite overlooking the Mississippi River. We ate a delicious dinner at their on-site restaurant - filet, prawns, lobster and the best tomato basil soup! The creme brûlée was pretty fantastic too. My husband raved about his relaxing massage. Sunday morning before we left -- we enjoyed an amazing breakfast brought up to our room and placed on a cute cafe table just for this purpose. We would highly recommend the Goldmoor Inn anytime you find yourself in this area.

My wife and I just spent five days and four nights at this hidden gem at the NW corner of Illinois. The owners are classic, vintage proprietors running an intimate Inn. Their German accents in remote IL is a nice surprise nestled on a rolling hill above the Mississippi River. Of course the drive up to a picturesque European style Inn with a large rows of peony flowers in bloom and delightful fragrance from large lilac hedges set the perfect setting. Our suite was spacious, very clean, renovated, looking down to the water, bathroom was spotless and comfortable. The lounging was excellent and room quite exceptional. Our small sofa at the foot of the bed looks at the fireplace. The jacuzzi is in a private spot with large windows overlooking the hills and river. We had a separate entrance through the small screened in porch with Parisian table and chairs. Our room had its own entry with long foyer into the room with lovely drop ceilings, lovely and classy decorations, with a lot of room. When you enter the room a large table and chairs greets you with a printed weather forecast and two freshly baked cookies. We chose to have our breakfast delivered to our room each morning. A wonderful touch. Always a different menu and always great with large portions, plenty to drink, freshly baked goods at the side, etc. At every turn the owners set the right tune. The restaurant is excellent, the right size and appropriate price (toward expensive). The wait staff (Chris) were great, and our proprietor Slobo was there to greet us and engage in pleasant, relaxed conversation. That added to a relaxed, easy going atmosphere which put us in a calm, pleasant vacation mood. They treat you like family, are always present and down to Earth, make your stay wonderful and whatever it takes to please you (like my request for a quart of milk for my room at the end of our dinner - Slobo got it himself and had it in our refrigerator before we returned to our room). That’s a micro moment that represents the entire experience with the owners.

The Goldmoor Inn was everything we imagined a B&B should be and beyond our expectations! Really you should look no further when looking for a B&B because the hospitality, culinary arts, luxurious room and the amazing views of Galena and Mississippi River are simply breath taking. Yes, it’s a short short drive to DT Galena and other attractions but you will not regret your stay. We plan on coming back to Galena and will stay here again because if I can give this place a 10 star review I would. One more thing, I’m glad we chose this out of the other because driving past the many other choices I was disappointed in the up keeping of the grounds and homes. Lastly the gold winner is that the owners make you feel comfortable as if your part of the family. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

I would highly recommend the Goldmoor Inn to anyone who appreciates quality, personal staff and cleanliness. In a world where customer service is failing, the Goldmoor Inn certainly has it covered and more!

We love staying at The Goodmoor Inn. It is priced higher than most places in Galena. But you get what you pay for. The chef is amazing. Unparalleled scenic views of the Mississippi. The owners take great pride in making sure you are comfortable. Every room is unique and the beds are comfortable. We have stayed at many other places in Galena over the past twenty four years. The Goldmoor is our favorite place of them all.

This place was beautiful. Stayed in the English cottage and couldnt have been more pleased with our stay. Celebrated our wedding anniversary so we treated ourselves to a couples massage which was very relaxing. Had dinner in the restaurant and the food was great. Breakfast being brought to us every morning was a great way to start our day. Cant wait to go back

We were not expecting an inn like this and we pleasantly surprised by the inn, our cabin and the dining. The owners are so friendly and helped us with suggestions for wineries and what to do outside of shopping in town. They suggested we visit a scenic overlook which was just breathtaking, considering it's Illinois!! We will return.

My husband and I recently stayed in the Irish Cottage for our one year anniversary. It was superb. The staff were incredibly friendly and the room was very comfortable with everything we could possibly ask for available. Breakfast each morning was wonderful, I loved being able to have it delivered to the room. Our view was stunning, although it rained too much for us to fully enjoy the patio, the large windows still allowed us to enjoy the beauty from indoors. I look forward to visiting the Goldmoor again!

9001 W.Sand Hill Rd Galena IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Goldmoor Inn is located within a few miles (5 km) of Chestnut Mountain Resort and Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve. This 18-room, 4-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite fine-dining restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 55-inch a TV with satellite channels. The bathroom offers a jetted tub, hair dryers, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a dining area.

Property features

Goldmoor Inn features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and spa services. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, a terrace, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Winston Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Irish Country Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Arthur Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Turret Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 461 reviews