About the Opera House Guest Suites

The Opera House Suites were born from the idea that there was a large, beautiful historic building that needed life in the second story.  The upstairs of this 1888 building has been home to many things throughout its existence, including an opera house, an armory of the National Guard during World War II, a dance hall during the Great Depression and a Girl Scout meeting place in the 1960’s. 

In recent years, the space had become most useful as storage.  When the concept of revitalization hit the historic downtown of Havana, Illinois, the owners, Bob and Wendy Martin decided it was the perfect opportunity to revitalize the space and transform it into something that could be enjoyed by visitors to Havana and provide much-needed lodging in the heart of downtown.

We have taken the time to design The Opera House Suites to provide comfortable and quaint accommodations for parties of two or eleven.  Book with your family and friends and enjoy all three suites together.  Each has a separate entrance and can be accessed from the front or back entrance to the building.  There is plenty of parking available along Market Street and additional parking on the East side of The Opera House.  We have enjoyed decorating the suites with comfortable, homey accessories designed for your relaxation and enjoyment, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Havana near shopping, restaurants, events, the Illinois River, and Riverfront Park.