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Jail Hill Inn

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Welcome to Jail Hill Inn, a luxury small inn one block from historic Galena, Illinois. 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.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our stay at Jail Hill Inn was wonderful. The history, the spacious room, the amazing breakfast and the attention to detail was outstanding. Matthew, the innkeeper is a kind and interesting man. We are coming back!

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

My mom's and my stay couldn't have been better. I've stayed in many B&B's around the states and this was the best experience of all. The breakfasts are exquisite and for those with celiac, they are 100% safe and scrumptious. The rooms are amazingly decorated...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank dianemac62
Response from Matthew C, Owner at Jail Hill InnResponded August 4, 2018

Diane, What a pleasure it was hosting you and your mom during your 4th of July getaway week to Galena! I am delighted that your experience was so superior and hope we can welcome you both back in the future. Thank you for your comments...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our stay at the Jail Hill Inn could not have been more perfect! The innkeeper Matthew has thought of every possible need and prepared the rooms impeccably. His cooking is divine and hospitality top notch. I can’t wait to stay here again!More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Kristinlynclark
Response from Matthew C, Owner at Jail Hill InnResponded 2 days ago

Kristin! It was such a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for sharing your awesome review! I am so thrilled you both had such a relaxing and amazing weekend at Jail Hill Inn this past weekend. We work very hard to make sure every...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific time! The detail cannot be surpassed! From the decor, the breakfast, and all of the amazing extras, you will not regret splurging for these accommodations. The owner makes you feel right at home and doesn't hesitate to share the history of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sightsee42457981933
Response from Matthew C, Owner at Jail Hill InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing this kind review. I am so thrilled you both enjoyed your getaway to Jail Hill Inn and look forward to welcoming you back! I am so grateful that Jail Hill has really become known for all of our little...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high end B&B. You will appreciate the level of detail the owner has put into the building and assuring your stay is unique. This is hands down the best place we have stayed and will be back. Come hungry for breakfast and you will...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank DSM_Travelerz
Response from Matthew C, Owner at Jail Hill InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing this review and I am so thrilled you had such a fantastic getaway to Jail Hill recently. It is such an honor to hear that Jail Hill is the best place you have stayed and I look forward to...More

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February 6, 2017|
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Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we are delighted to accommodate an early departure breakfast and pass along some wonderful goodies for the road and stock some breakfast items in your suite the night before as well. Let us know any... More
January 18, 2016|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry with Jail Hill Inn. Given the historic nature of the property, there are no elevators on site. The suites on the second floor only require one flight of stairs to navigate. There is one handicap... More
Room Tips
"We were able to see many of the rooms and every single one was spectacular!"
Oct 31, 2018
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"Some rooms have a steam room and some have a Jacuzzi tub so chose based on preference."
Oct 9, 2018
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"We saw them all and each is gorgeous. We loved 302 with all the natural light and windows."
Sep 25, 2018
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"All rooms are unique and travelers should view the JHI website to review the photo's"
Aug 17, 2018
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$327 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisGalena
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