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 hotel is one of the best around! The rooms are amazing and atmosphere is one of a kind. Our room was ab urban lof, decorated with brick walls, leather furnishing and glass shower. Can't say enough about rhe unique decor. Definitely a must stay
Unexpected jewel along he river in this small but revitalized small town. Access to the local YMCA is included. Loved the gas fireplace on a timer as I stayed on the first cold day of Fall, but could quickly warm up the room. Towels were very fluffy. Robes were provided for use during the stay. Shampoo and soap were top quality. Great place to stay in Beloit.
Beautiful hotel with an interesting past, what a great way to update a very old factory! We had a room with a river view - we even watched a wedding from our room which was in the courtyard. Our room was beautiful with 2 large screen tv's, a rain shower, double sided fireplace, a comfortable sofa and refrigerator. The elevator tends to be slow but i took the time to read a portion of the building history timeline each time I was in it. Housekeeping & front desk staff were friendly & helpful. It was an easy walk to downtown, the farmers market, restaurants & Beloit college.
Beautiful hotel. Very comfortable beds- and I’m picky. The windows can open for fresh air - not often found anymore. We had a double queen room and the only improvement I can think of is to have more plug ins available between the beds. Had to unplug lamp or clock to plug in our electronics. Beloit College is right there too, so potential for typical party noises from a college town.
We were here two nights to attend a wedding nearby in early September. The hotel is very unique and very trendy. Liked the "ironworks" touches throughout. Very clean, and nice muffins in the morning. Right on the river (nice river walk). Would definitely stay again, if we needed to be in the Beloit area (but that's doubtful).