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The Slammer & The Great Escape Bed and Breakfast

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Aledo, Illinois
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stopped in with a friend to tour the old jail. Fascinating with the old cells and the padded room still intact (even if kinda gross). Really cool place to visit. The new owners Dan & Michelle are really nice and welcoming. Didn't stay over just toured the location.

Thank Aledoil
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Great Escape Slammer bed and breakfast is just like staying at home! Very comfortable and accommodating, the Mellgrens are very gracious and accommodating to your needs. This is the best place to stay in Aledo when looking for a good night sleep and yummy breakfast!

Thank RMJM80
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Loved the idea of telling people I spent the night in the "slammer". The hosts, Dick and Jennie, were the real highlight of this stay. They were welcoming and gracious and full of stories. The converted jail is lovely and the rooms comfortable and charming. We walked the streets of this beautiful little town and enjoyed the wide tree lined...

Thank itchyfeetIowa
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We loved our stay. The room was lovely. The bed in the railroad room was very comfortable. The quilt was very beautiful. We enjoyed exploring the old jail. We have some great pictures. We enjoyed going into the padded cell an seeing how an old time jail used to be. We had a nice breakfast of coffee, juice, cinnamon rolls,...

Thank satchel21
Lapeer, MI
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Jennie Maynard is your perfect hostess for this B&B. She and husband, Dick, turned this county jail into a B&B and left the jail section in tact with cells, padded cell, excecution room, etc. to check out. If you want, you can take your morning breakfast and coffee into one of the cells to sit and eat. There are 9...

2Thank RosieTholl
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Marvelous B & B, Great fun, beautiful rooms, within walking distance of restaurants. An authentic small town jail/sheriff's office, beautiful historic decor. Can't wait to go back to this lovely historic place and its wonderful hostess.

2Thank Linda L
Reviewed 9 August 2011

This is not a modern hotel with modern amenities, but a renovation of the county jail (guests can take breakfast to a jail-cell to eat...fun for kids); the owners have seen the charm and value of the oak woodwork and transoms over the doors, and not eliminated the features and friendliness of an earlier time. Little things make staying here...

1Thank mountainseer
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 August 2010

100 years ago, people knew how to build a buildling (especially when it was a courthouse/jail!). The hardwood is beautiful. Lots of fun to stay here and very quiet & comfortable. There are no private bathrooms, but there are plenty of bathrooms to go around, so we've never had to wait for one. We don't always stick around for breakfast,...

Thank 50in50

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come explore a 1909 former Mercer County Jail. It was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1997 and was converted into a cozy bed and breakfast. We offer 9 tastefully decorated rooms. Each room includes: cable TV with DVD player and AM-FM Radio. Breakfast each morning includes fresh pastries/ bread, fresh fruit, toast/bagels, several choices of cereal, oatmeal, yogurt and coffee/tea/juices. Complimentary soda, water and popcorn are always available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Slammer & The Great Escape Bed and Breakfast

Address: 309 S College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231-1932 (Formerly Great Escape)
Region: United States > Illinois > Aledo
Price Range: RM235 - RM278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9

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