Jail Hill Inn

319 Meeker Street , Galena, 61036 USA (Show map)


Prominently situated to overlook Galena and its countryside, Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for your perfect getaway to Galena. The 135 year old, 4-story brick building that served as the county jail for nearly 100 years has now 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 valued ceilings, the detail and architectural significance in the building is significant. The inn also features a 3rd story back deck and yard to enjoy a glass of wine and relax after a busy day in Galena. Each Jail Hill Inn Suite offers a luxurious king size bed with fine linens and pillows, ornate gas fireplaces, all Kohler bathrooms with either a steam shower or bubble massage tub and wet bars with small refrigerators, microwaves, and Keurig coffee systems. When you stay at Jail Hill Inn, you will enjoy a wonderful reception of wine and cheese on your arrival, in your suite, you will find champagne and chocolates chilling for you. After a great night’s rest, you will enjoy a 3 course, gourmet breakfast, that can even be delivered to your room! We look forward to welcoming you soon to Galena’s newest lodging property. Let us pamper you.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

A remarkable property.

5 on August 24, 2016

We recently spent an evening at the Jail House Inn. The service is absolutely remarkable. Do not miss out on the breakfast!! It was incredible. Three full course featuring all home made dishes that rival any 5 star hotel. For the price you will not get a better experience anywhere. Be warned once you visit this place once you will certainly find yourself planning a return. I am very much looking forward to a return visit and cannot say enough positive things about my experience.

great historic and romantic getaway

5 on April 29, 2016

Jail Hill Inn, not only has historic and romantic value, but it is also close to downtown and excellent food, with hospitality from Matthew, we are anxious to return to experience the other rooms. Great job, Matthew

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Rooms & Rates

Suite 401

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Suite 301

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Suite 202

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Suite 201

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Suite 402

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Suite 302

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $425

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 22 Miles miles

Directions to property:

Travel from Dubuque, Iowa east on U.S. Route 20 towards Galena, Illinois. The property is located at 319 Meeker Street, Galena, IL 61036

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Electric vehicle charging, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Matthew Carroll

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Having been born and raised in Galena, I am so pleased to share this community, this area and my home, Jail Hill Inn, with my guests. I purchased the property in January 2015 and began an intense schedule of acquiring permits, architectural plans, bank financing and actual construction to open in less than a year. It was close as we welcomed our first guests on December 26, 2015. How exciting it is to be able to follow my passion in such an incredible location.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9am-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan