Jail Hill Inn is a boutique inn located one block from downtown historic Galena Illinois, prominently situated to overlook Galena and its stunning countryside. Choose from 6 different, 800-square-foot, luxury suites for your perfect getaway.
Embracing environmental and socially sustainable practices, Jail Hill Inn is proud to have earned the Galena Green Lodging designation. Keeping a strong respect for the earth in mind, we supply Aveda plant-based products in every suite and are pleased to offer our guests two charging stations for their electric vehicles during their stay; a Tesla station and a universal station.
When you stay at Jail Hill Inn in Galena, you will enjoy a wonderful reception of wine and cheese on your arrival and in your suite chocolates and chilled champagne awaits you. After a great night's rest, you will enjoy a 3-course, gourmet breakfast in our 1st floor dining room.
We also have the unique distinction of being the only converted jail out of the 350 Select Registry properties. The 135-year-old, 4-story brick building that served as the county jail for nearly 100 years has been completely renovated in 2015 with amenities that will thrill any traveler. With 45 windows (some 9 feet tall), 14-foot tall, curved brick ceilings, original 4th floor beams and unique vaulted ceilings, the history and architectural detail in the building is significant. While staying with us, learn about the Inn's history as the County jail in our lounge area complete with a unique fireplace feature. Read old jail records, historical documents and see old jail photos.
For your enjoyment, the Inn also features a 3rd story back deck, patio area, and beautifully landscaped yard to enjoy a glass of wine and relax after a busy day in Galena.
We look forward to welcoming you soon to Galena's newest downtown luxury Inn. Let us pamper you!
Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to Jail Hill Inn, Galena's newest lodging property, very soon! Jail Hill Inn is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 14 (fourteen) days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation.
In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than Two Weeks (14) days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made. If you have questions or need assistance with these policies, please contact the innkeeper at 815-777-3000 as soon as possible. All cancellations are subject to a $50.00 administrative/re-booking fee, regardless of when or why cancelled.
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. *A 30 day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events.
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements.
To Find Jail Hill Inn using GPS, use 319 Meeker Street, Galena, IL 61036.
Feel free to contact the innkeeper at 815-777-3000 for directions, updates or anything we can assist with.
Check-out: 12:00 Noon.
Absolutely No Smoking inside; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available.
Jail Hill Inn is a 135 year old building that is 4 stories tall. The Suites on the 3rd and 4th floor offer impressive views and amenities and do require climbing 2 or 3 flights of stairs to your suite and the property does not feature an elevator.
****Parking**** Feel free to park directly in front of the property, on either side of the street anytime. There is no time limit on any parking in front of the inn on either side of the street and is first come, first serve. Please contact the innkeeper if special parking arrangements are needed for any reason and we are delighted to assist.
No Pets or children under 15 given the intimate size of the historic property.
Enjoy your stay and we look forward to assisting you anyway we can to make your Galena getaway, a very special one!
- Minimum Stay Required: Holidays, Peak Season
- Inkeepers Pets: Outside Only
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Outside Only
- Family Friendly: No
Food & Wine
Breakfast is very special at Jail Hill Inn. Breakfast is served each day in the Inn's 1st floor dining room between 9:00-10:00am. Chicago's favorite Intellegensia coffee is ground and brewed each morning, in addition to a fine tea selection and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Breakfast begins with a seasonal first course which may include baked pears in the wintertime or berries, handmade granola and Greek yogurt in the summer months. The second course is our Bakery of the Day, which also celebrates the season with flavors such as pumpkin, cranberry, blueberry or lemon and poppy seed. The third course features either a sweet or a savory breakfast entrée. Entrées may include a vegetable frittata with local grown breakfast meats, a chef's choice omelet or Belgian waffles with a warm fruit compote and vanilla whipped cream.
Jail Hill Inn is eager and delighted to accommodate any dietary needs, from food allergies, diet plans, to food preferences and plain old dislikes, we are excited to prepare menus that fit your needs. During your reservation booking on the website, you can add those comments with your reservation or feel free to call the innkeeper anytime before your arrival and we will also confirm everything when you check in.
Afternoon Wine and Cheese
After a long day of driving or shopping in downtown Galena, Jail Hill Inn welcomes your arrival with a selection of choice cheeses, fruits and other delectable treats to enjoy. Pair that with a glass of the Inn's select wines or buy a bottle to take to your room. Our wines include selected Riesling, Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet or Merlot. Additionally, we will have non-alcoholic beverages, tea, water or coffee. Guests are also welcome to bring their favorite wines, beer or mixed drinks to enjoy during their stay.
- Meals Offered: Breakfast
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
- Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed
- Alcohol Permits: Wine
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
- Restaurant on Premises: No
- Pub/Tavern on Premises: No
Rooms & Suites
Each of the six Jail Hill Inn suites offer a king size bed with fine linens and pillows, ornate gas fireplaces, all Kohler bathrooms featuring either a steam shower or bubble massage tub and wet bar with small refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee system.
Unwind and experience serenity in your room in one of our luxurious robes and slippers, listen to your favorite music via a Bluetooth sound system or watch a movie on your smart TV.
- Accommodations: Suites
- # Rooms: 6
- Beds: King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Featherbeds, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Refrigerators, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Microwaves
- Entertainment: Cable TV
- Safes: Front Desk
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: No
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite
- Inn Amenities: Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits available, Concierge Services
- Location Type: Small Town/Village
Weddings & Events
Galena's Jail Hill Inn is excited to work with couples about potential intimate weddings on property. Focusing on smaller weddings of two to fifteen, contact Matthew, the innkeeper to discuss details. We are excited to make your day very special and make the wedding process seamless, so you can focus on each other leaving the details to us.
Special Events, Parties
Do you have special event, large family getaway, girlfriend escape, whole property rental needs? Contact the innkeeper to discuss Galena's Jail Hill Inn, its amenities and possibilities.
- Weddings & Events Capacity: 1-19
- Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Elopement
- Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Photographer, Decorator
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Events
- Banquet Seating: 2-15
- Reception Seating: 2-15
- Max Capacity Outdoor: 20
- Total Rooms Sq Footage: 800 Sq Ft
- Total Meeting Rooms: 1
- Meeting Facilities: Indoor
- Meeting Types: Retreats, Social