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
- 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
The Ironworks Hotel is a great place to stay in Beloit. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and well kept. My room overlooked the river which was beautiful. The included breakfast was delicious. Overall, a wonderful experience.
This hotel is laid out like a retreat in the heart of the city. Beautiful and relaxing all year round. Rooms are set up to allow you to work and relax. Appreciate the thought put in to accomodate the guest.
I stayed here on business and after a long 16hr trip from Netherlands it was a delight to be at the hotel. Big room, very comfy bed, great walk in shower, usb points everywhere, room service great. Fantastic nights sleep and great customer service at reception and wonderful driver who took me to my place of work. Would absolutely recommend, one of the best I’ve ever stayed in and I’ve travelled the world!
This was the second time we have stayed in this hotel, and I'm so glad we made that choice. While traveling out west, I look for places to stay with a bit more flair than the standard corporate hotel. This place checks all the boxes. It is in "downtown" Beloit which is not big enough to make that hard to get to, but loaded with charm and character. The hotel is located on the river, with a nice restaurant attached, two big bonus in my book. Did I mention they not only welcomed my two dogs, but gave us gift bags for them, and wrote their names on the board at the front door. It was a great photo op! The rooms are large, sound proof and beautiful. No cookie cutter decor. Higher end bedding, linens and furniture. It is just a welcome treat to find a place so attentive to details like that. However, I must make a note that the parking lot is a bit tight for a pick up truck with a trailer. They helped us find a place to park, but it took some creativity. Even with that fact I highly recommend this place and hope to stay again in the future.
Our trip was a girlfriends getaway. We stayed at the Ironwirks Hotel on October 27, 2018. The hotel is perfectly located to the unique shopping area of downtown Beloit. We enjoyed the last Farmer’s Market of the season and saw the Halloween parade as well as all the downtown merchants and market vendors giving out candy. It was really a enchanting small down atmosphere with great shopping and charming atmosphere. The hotel is charming in its ambiance and the adjoining Merrill & Houston’s Steak House is delicious! The hotel also has a “Golf Lab” which is within walking distance from the hotel along a covered bridge. The lab has simulated sports/shooting games which are really fun. You can enjoy playing the games and order drinks and appetizers also. We thoroughly enjoyed this. experience.