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
Ironworks hotel is excellent. The rooms and staff are top notch. Be sure to check out the food at Merrill Houston's or any of the other local restaurants within walking distance. This is not our first time staying with them and it definitely won't be our last.
Loved this hotel and location. Right on the river walk in downtown Beloit. Easy walking to most things and so gorgeous hotel. Bed was comfy, front desk was friendly and helpful, and shower was AMAZING.
A few negatives- elevator is sloooow. Breakfast isn’t included. And bugs- you know the kind that come in when you open a door at night in the summer and hangout by the lights on your ceiling. They don’t bite but they are yucky. They were all over outside- as they should be. But we had a bunch in our room as well. When the tv was on at night they kept hanging out on it which was annoying. Kinda gross that they were all over our ceiling...
Otherwise great hotel.
This was the perfect golf/birthday getaway weekend for my husband and I, along with the 3 couples that joined us. We had a wonderful time! The rooms were beautiful, the staff was incredible and the dinner at Merrill & Houston's is one of our favorite meals (cowboy steak). Their were also many nice touches they put together to make my husband's birthday really special - including a dessert tray! Many thanks for making this weekend such a memorable time!