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Discover northwestern Illinois from the comfort of this quaint Galesburg hotel, just minutes from Knox College and Seminary Street.

Conveniently located off the I-74, the Best Western Prairie Inn & Conference Center is just three miles from the heart of Galesburg, IL. Guests are just minutes from historic Seminary Street, offering shopping, dining and more. History and culture lovers delight in Galesburg's many well-known attractions, from the Orpheum Theatre to the Galesburg Railroad Museum to the birthplace of famed writer Carl Sandburg. A scenic self-guided car tour takes guests from this Galesburg hotel to many of these popular attractions.

The hotel is a great choice for families visiting students at Knox College or Carl Sandburg College, both just minutes away. It's also a convenient spot for experiencing seasonal events, like Railroad Days and the Stearman Fly-In. This Illinois hotel also offers easy access for corporate travelers doing business at RFMS, BNSF and Masters Educational Services.

A full-service Galesburg hotel with the only full-service event location in the area, we offer the highest quality amenities. Our ballroom can seat up to 300 guests, making the property a perfect choice for your next meeting, banquet, reunion or wedding.

All rooms at the Best Western Prairie Inn & Conference Center include a 37-inch LCD flat-screen TV's or larger and have cable satellite & HBO®. All rooms come with a microwave and refrigerator. Select rooms offer a private patio entrance to our beautiful courtyard. Other amenities available at this Galesburg hotel include an indoor pool, exercise facility, room service and free Wi-Fi access.

Make the Best Western Prairie Inn & Conference Center your home away from home during your next visit to Galesburg, IL. Contact our friendly staff to reserve your stay! Enjoy your stay.

Visit our beautiful courtyard, complete with gazebo, games and putting green!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.80 mile(s) from RFMS
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Wells Fargo
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Masters Educational Services
  • 3.00 mile(s) from BNSF Railway


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Discovery Depot, children's museum
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Seminary Street, dining, shopping, and more.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Orpheum Theater
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Galesburg Railroad Museum
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Civic Art Center, Galesburg's non-profit art gallery
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Carl Sandburg Site, historic site association for Carl Sandburg, noted poet and author.
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Old Main at Knox College, site of famous 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate.


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Taco Bell, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pizza Hut, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Subway®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Q's Cafe, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Side Trax, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.50 mile(s) from McGillacuddy's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


  • 2.50 mile(s) from Knox College
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Carl Sandburg College
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Monmouth College
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Black Hawk College
  • 38.00 mile(s) from Western Illinois University
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Augustana College
  • 41.00 mile(s) from Bradley University

Nearby Cities

  • 14.00 mile(s) from Abingdon
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Monmouth
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Galva
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Aledo
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Peoria
  • 47.00 mile(s) from Kewanee
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Moline
  • 52.00 mile(s) from Davenport


  • 0.30 mile(s) from Kiwanis Park
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Soangetaha Golf Course
  • 3.70 mile(s) from Bunker Links Golf Course
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Lake Storey Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Bunker Links Golf Course
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Lake Storey, campgrounds, water activities, and recreational area


  • 2.10 mile(s) from Galesburg Antique Mall
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Walmart®
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Sandburg Mall
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Target
  • 4.00 mile(s) from JC Penny


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Galesburg
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Amtrak $10 shuttle ride to and from Amtrak station available.
  • 39.00 mile(s) from General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Quad City International Airport
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Galesburg Municipal Airport