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
I spent over 3 months at this motel on the 2nd floor, right above the reception room. Weekends were loud, and after the music stopped, the party continued in the hallway outside my room, week after week, into the wee hours of the morning. So much for having the weekend off.
I chose a different motel for my continued stay, and it is much more accommodating.
We came for a Friends Wedding. Everything was wonderful.The staff was very helpful and friendly.
Only issue we had, was the elevator was extremly slow. Otherwise, we had a great stay. We hope to return again.
Unique suite rooms that are very spacious with a double sided gas fireplace with timer. The shower is amazing as it is also spacious with a large pan head and an adjustable hand wand. A bit pricey for Beloit, but once you experience the room you can see why.
We love this hotel and will stay here anytime we need a hotel in this area of Wisc... It is clean, they have wonderful accommodating staff and an excellent restaurant/bar attached to the lobby. My husband loves that they have a good work out center.
Exceptional Hotel in every way. Equivalent to a **** Luxury Boutique Hotel. A little GEM.
Rooms are spacious and meticulous. Amazing attention to detail. Book a room with River view.
We booked for one night and wish we had planned to stay in the area longer.