319 Meeker St. Galena, IL 61036



Welcome to Jail Hill Inn - A Luxury Small Inn One Block From Historic Galena Illinois

Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll.

Due to its unique hillside location, the inn offers sweeping views from stately windows (some 9 feet tall). The third-story back deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard is a treasured haven for guests to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Each of Jail Hill Inn’s spacious multi-room private suites features:

  • A luxurious king size bed with fine linens and pillows
  • A sitting area with ornate gas fireplace
  • Kohler bathroom with either a steam shower or bubble massage tub
  • Wet bar with a small refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee system
  • Aveda personal care products
  • Smart TV
  • Bluetooth-enabled sound system
  • A nightly wine and cheese reception
  • Chocolates and chilled champagne in suite upon arrival
  • A daily three-course, made-from-scratch gourmet breakfast in the first floor dining room
  • Warm hospitality and personalized service

Jail Hill Inn is a member of the prestigious Select Registry collection of inns. The organization represents 350 of the top inns from around the country that offer the best service and amenities. By choosing to stay at a Select Registry inn, rest assured that you have chosen the absolute best accommodations available in the Galena area.

In our 2018 inspection, we scored the highest out of any property with a score of 299 out of 300.

Select Registry Inns must meet a rigorous set of requirements, pass a discerning evaluation and provide a consistent and exceptional level of customer service in a one-of-a-kind lodging location. Select Registry’s unannounced inspections ensure its properties offer the highest quality of hospitality, service, accommodations and dining. Although a fairly new property, Jail Hill Inn has already earned the esteemed Select Registry distinction by receiving a rare perfect score!

As a Select Registry location, Jail Hill Inn receives nationwide, and even worldwide, recognition. Guests of Jail Hill Inn are eligible for various rewards programs that the brand offers through its member properties.

Scroll to top
Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast in Galena Wins Top TripAdvisor Award

Jail Hill Inn has been named the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States and #2 in the world by TripAdvisor.