What We Love
- The property reopened in June 2014 after a tip-to-toe renovation
- Aveda skincare products in the bathrooms
- The hotel’s sense of style and comfort: Decor features exposed brick, leather couches, two-sided gas fireplaces, dark woodwork and high-quality repurposed items from local industries
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Bring Fido along for a fee
- River-view rooms offer the best vistas
- The on-site restaurant features live music after dinner hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Beloit’s heritage is anchored by the Merrill & Houston Ironworks, the 1858 foundry that supported the town for more than a century. The Ironworks Hotel pays homage to that booming era: The walls are adorned with historic photos from the city, and the decor features exposed brick, dark woodwork and high-quality repurposed items from local industries. The hotel’s 54 guestrooms and 36 suites have a rustic appeal, with mod cons such as Keurig coffeemakers, iHome docking stations and flat-screen TVs. The suites are spacious, with kingsize beds, two-sided gas fireplaces and leather couches. When hunger strikes, head to the Merrill & Houston Steak Joint for eats such as center cut pork loin chops with roasted apple and mushrooms finished with bourbon; the adjacent bar was constructed from wood reclaimed from a building on the property of the old foundry. And then work off all those calories in the on-site fitness center.
In the Area
Located in downtown Beloit, the hotel is a stroll from the city’s crown jewel, Riverside Park, a verdant 23-acre stretch on the banks of the Rock River where frequent art and music events take place. See a game at the minor league ballpark of the Beloit Snappers or venture over to the Angel Museum (which houses the world’s largest collection of angels) as well as the campus and museums of Beloit College.
How to Get There
I have never had a bad stay at the Ironworks and my most recent in early October was no exception. I come back to Beloit from Hawaii quite often due to visits to Beloit College which is just up the hill from the hotel so very convenient. The rooms in the hotel are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Bar/restaurant right in the lobby plus coffee and then the downtown area is within a few hundred yards away with many shopping and dining options. Fun little indoor golf/virtual play bar right across the river on the bridge as well.
Staff always is welcoming every time I go. Look forward to being back sometime next year.
Mahalo for another great stay.
I stay at the Ironworks three or four times a year while in Beloit as a college trustee. I always come back. The staff is very friendly. People remember me! I love the configuration of the rooms -- it works perfectly for me -- ample lighting, a good work space, a Keurig for my morning coffee. The bathroom is bright. There are extra towels (!!!) and the shower has abundant, hot water. Really, it is quite lovely for a 3-day business trip.
Such a lovely, comfortable and welcoming hotel. I had a lovely time. The staff were so helpful and it made for a really easy time. Rooms are spacious and the bathroom provisions probably the nicest I have ever had.
The in house restaurant provides delicious food. Definitely worth visiting