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
Fun atmosphere of upscale industrial. Champagne was offered at check in. We prefer cool temps for sleeping but the setting would only cool to 65. The bed was firm and comfortable but the sheets were short sheeted I guess the way the bed is made, had to remake. Complementary coffee, yogurt and delicious muffins and scones are in the lobby til10a. Walk in shower with fold down bench is nice. We were there to attend Beloit College activities and it is the perfect location to walk to the campus.
The Ironworks hotel was a beautiful building, with rustic and historical features that really made it a unique experience. My room really spared no expense on the details especially the personal touch welcoming a new guest. We had breakfast included which was a variety of options that seem to be from local vendors. The area was full of neat little restaurants which I do not have time to visit but plan to make a trip back with my husband for a little getaway.
Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Great location, great decor. Bed was comforatable (although sheets a little scratchy). Did not get a chance to have a drink in bar or eat at restaurant, but will try next time we are in town.
You will enjoy your stay in this beautiful well decorated hotel. Clean, great beds and well maintained. This hotel is a 3 level, has a restaurant and the staff was willing to please. The rooms are well lite, great showers and fluffy towels
First, important that this is a pet friendly hotel. Second - I could leave my dog alone in the room - front desk had a cell phone number. Nicely decorated room with a fully stocked refrigerator - at a cost of course. Restraunt on site and meal was delicious.