Jail Hill Inn is the #1-rated Bed and Breakfast in Galena. In 2019, TripAdvisor also named us as the #1-rated Bed and Breakfast in the Country, and #2 in the world. Housed in the historic 4-story brick building where the Jo Daviess County Jail once operated, the Jail Hill Inn offers its guests unmatched luxury and an up-close-and-personal glimpse into Galena’s storied history.
We work hard to make sure every stay at Jail Hill Inn is special, and that includes offering customized, high-end amenities. Many of the things you’ll enjoy throughout your stay, including our luxurious sheets and bathrobes, our custom roasted coffee and hand-made mugs, our annual holiday ornaments, and so much more are available for purchase in our online store.
The Premier Galena Bed and Breakfast
Every Jail Hill Inn guest has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor lounge area, a ground-level courtyard, and an expansive third-level deck, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of wine, gathering with friends, enjoying a morning coffee and relaxing during the nightly wine and cheese reception.
#1 Bed and Breakfast
In 2019, Jail Hill Inn was recognized as the #1 B&B/Inn in the USA (and #2 in the World) with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award! In 2020 TripAdvisor ranked us at the #3 B&B in the United States. These incredible distinction reflects the impeccable hospitality and attention to detail every guest experiences at Jail Hill Inn.
Member of Select Registry
Jail Hill Inn is a member of the prestigious Select Registry, the “gold standard” for inns and small properties. In 2018, the inn received the top score of nearly 300 inspected properties! An impressive 299 points out of a perfect 300.
Jail Hill Inn is honored to be named the 2018 Business of the Year from the Galena Chamber of Commerce. Innkeeper Matthew Carroll’s collaborative spirit shows in his commitment to showcasing local talent and partner with area businesses.
In an effort to offer guests a luxury stay without compromising the environment, Jail Hill Inn has taken steps to improve efficiencies and reduce waste. These sustainability actions have earned it a Green Lodging designation.
Guests to Jail Hill Inn will find themselves surrounded by some of the most bespoke property & room amenities you can find. Each of our guest rooms features custom-made king-size beds with hypoallergenic pillows and fine Comphy Sheets.™ In each expansive private bathroom, guests will find Aveda personal care products and travel amenities. You will also find romantic gas fireplaces, KOHLER® BubbleMassage™ Air Bath with chromatherapy, and dual showerheads in showers.
Galena is an incredible getaway destination, located just a few hours outside of major cities like Chicago and Milwaukee. Once here, spend the time browsing the area’s top historic attractions, shop your way through Main Street’s boutiques, sip local wine, beer, and spirits, dine at our exquisite restaurants, and otherwise enjoy the chance to relax, unwind, and enjoy this stunningly beautiful town.
Jail Hill Inn has established itself as the premier Bed and Breakfast in Galena, IL. Consequently, booking well in advance of your desired stay is highly recommended. We take reservations up to one year in advance, and our up-to-date availability is always shown directly on our website. All bookings should be made on our website, as booking direct with us always ensures you the best rates possible!