$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2015 Check-out: Jul 29, 2015

Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

3 stars
View map of 700 West Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
20 reviews
grandpa bloyce

We have stayed here before. Always been a pleasure. This time they honored our late check in with... See full review

  • Grandpa Bloyce
  • Aug 19, 2014
Family Reunion

Alex made us very comfortable from the moment we entered the Hotel. She called us after settling... See full review

  • STEVEN TIMM
  • Jul 28, 2014
Cliffbreakers, also called "The Jewel of Rockford", is the most popular Northern Illinois destination for business travel. Cliffbreakers Hotel also has the region's largest conference halls & meeting rooms, most attractive meeting space, Gorgeous Wedding reception Halls, and Northern Illinois' best fine dining restaurant. Our Banquet Venues, Wedding Reception Ballrooms, and Conference Halls are perfect for family events, weddings, receptions, conferences, business meetings, fundraisers, and any other event where Gorgeous Ballrooms and Banquet Halls are needed.When you walk through the doors to our lobby, you will notice that our beautiful hotel is much different than the average boring hotel. Cliffbreakers is decorated in hand-selected antiques and artifacts and renowned for outstanding Guest Service and hospitality. Some of our many great features includes convenient free parking, free hot breakfast, & free wireless Internet service! Many recent property upgrades. Gorgeous corporate, specialty and Jacuzzi suites that overlook the beautiful Rock River. Cliffbreakers is Rockford's most popular Luxury Hotel, Wedding Venue, Fine Dining Restaurant, Wedding Reception Halls, Southern Wisconsin Banquet Halls, Private Party location, and Northern Illinois Conference Halls. The sprawling property boasts the area's nicest fine dining restaurant and best luxury hotel. If you are looking for gorgeous banquet halls, large conference facilities, fine dining restaurants, beautiful Rock River views, affordable weddings and wedding reception halls in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Illinois, Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort should be your first choice!

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Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort Rooms

Standard King Room
Standard King Rooms have 1 king bed.
Riverview King Room
Riverview King Rooms have 1 king bed.
Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Rooms have 2 queen beds.
Riverview Queen Room
Riverview Queen Rooms have 2 queen beds.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
Laundry service

Nearby points of interest

  • BMO Harris Bank Center: 197 mi

Dining

World Famous Cliffbreakers Restaurant
For an exquisite night on the town, a casual meal, business luncheon, fine dining, or evening cocktails, our Northern Illinois Restaurant and lounge will exceed your expectations in every way. Dine in one of our private dining cars with a built-in aquarium. Reserve a table overlooking the scenic Rock River to make your dining experience at Cliffbreakers simply unforgettable. The Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort is home to the World Famous Cliffbreakers Restaurant, which has an eclectic menu with a gourmet flare and a wonderful ambiance. Cliffbreakers is known for our excellent regional cooking which appeals to residents and out-of-town visitors alike.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dennis H.
Business
N/A
Jun 7, 2015

Very good stay.

The staff was extremely courteous & helpful. Our room was very clean. Breakfast & the view from the dining room were awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CLThomas
Business
HAMPTON, NH
Nov 24, 2014

Eclectic venue with exceptional staff!

My husband and I flew our whole family (east coast and west coast) to see our youngest son in a musical at Rockford University. We decided to call this "Thanksgiving" and decided to entrust this important weekend to Cliffbreakers for it's large, clean rooms; it's super helpful front desk; excellent complimentary breakfast and the amazing sunday brunch which served as our Thanksgiving family meal. Surrounded by layers of varied and interesting antiques which we took advantage of for numerous photo ops...clearly not a cookie cutter hotel chain! This is the third time staying with the Cliffbreakers and this is the third time we've had a great stay. Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

We've eaten dinner at Cliffbreakers, brunch as well as complimentary breakfast and the food quality and service has been outstanding! Our waitress, Lori, really understood how important brunch was to our family yesterday and made our Thanksgiving meal special...she was great! Thank you.

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DeBoyz
Business
Minnesota
Oct 20, 2014

last minute trip

i was heading to Indiana, so to break up the 10 hour drive i left a day early and book this hotel on the road. This turned out to be a great choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grandpa Bloyce
Business
West Des Moines, IA
Aug 19, 2014

grandpa bloyce

We have stayed here before. Always been a pleasure. This time they honored our late check in with an upgrade to a corporate room. Opulent! Four poster bed, massive entertainment center and dressers, chase lounge for relaxing, and elegant work table with solid cushioned chair. Bathroom with marble top and huge mirror. Refrigerator kept our left over pizza cool, had a microwave, and make yourself coffee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
STEVEN TIMM
Business
Reno, NV
Jul 28, 2014

Family Reunion

Alex made us very comfortable from the moment we entered the Hotel. She called us after settling into the room to re-check on our condition. Very impressive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jen DB
Business
Appleton, WI
Jul 22, 2014

Friendly service and beatiful view of river

This hotel is older but had a lot of character and antiques throughout the halls. Rooms were clean and overlooked the river which was nice. I loved that it was quiet and no traffic or airplanes to worry about. We visited the pool and restaurant and both were nice. Waitresses were so friendly boy nights we were at dinner. Ask to sit by one of the fish tank booths! The free breakfast was wonderful with hot eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns along with other healthier cold options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you visit the restaurant, as for a booth by the jelly fish tank - very entertaining!

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TravelingGram
Business
Morton Grove
Mar 3, 2014

Run down

The location was okay for our reason to be in Rockford. The pool was "being renovated" but when we looked through the covered windows, there was no work being done on it and it appeared that the ceiling was falling in. So I doubt if it will be open anytime soon. The internet connection was impossible to use, even when we went down to the business center. The hotel was not crowded, but they still gave us a room looking onto the parking lot and not the river. The room was also hotter than Africa. Tried to adjust the temp, but it didn't change it. It seemed that the restaurant might be nice, but it didn't open until 5, and that didn't work for our schedule while we were there. And be warned that there are only fast food restaurants in this area, so if you are looking for a nice lunch or very early dinner, there is nothing around. The complementary breakfast was very greasy. It appears that it was a classy hotel in the past. There was beautiful woodwork and furnishings, but they were very tattered. Leathers couches and chairs were ripped. Wallpaper was peeling. It was very sad. I would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

I did find a nice hobby shop that had nice toys for my grandkids.

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mcgee4
Business
Milwaukee, wi
Nov 18, 2013

overall, great

the staff was very friendly. when we needed a number to a cab company, they were happy to offer one. when we needed a suggestion of a pizza place that would deliver at bar time, they gave us some flyers and options. the hotel and restaurant are very beautiful. lots of antiques. the food and drinks at the restaurant were delicious. we had a riverview room with a whirlpool hot tub. the room was on the ground floor (meh) and the bedspread was not luxurious or fancy, and the tv was an old tube tv. overall though the place is beautiful and compared to your other options in rockford you cant go wrong.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

eat at the restaurant on site. very good!

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Count Clubs
Business
Park Ridge, IL
Oct 28, 2013

Great weekend getaway!

We came to Rockford to see Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and wanted to spend the night before going home on Sunday. We've stayed at the hotels on Rte 20 before but this time we wanted to stay somewhere w/more personality. Cliffbreakers definitely has personality. From the Florentine boar on display in the lobby and the ornate architectural elements in the halls, it is a neat place to stay. The Rock River scenery from the hotel room was great (fall colors were outstanding)! The hotel is only located about 7 minutes from downtown with a lot less traffic than coming down from the Rte 20 hotels. We visited Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Nicholas Conservatory which were both close by (and beautiful). The restaurant is a great steakhouse - the dinner special for the evening was a 16 oz rib-eye which was cooked wonderfully. Food was good and reasonably priced - the staff was very friendly - the themed room was cool (we stayed in the Castle Room)! All in all, a very pleasant experience and my wife and I will definitely stop again if we are traveling in the Rockford area. The picture I attached is of the back of the hotel property from the east side of the Rock River in the park on the other side of the bridge from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grandpa Bloyce
Business
West Des Moines, IA
Sep 10, 2013

ggbg

Room was clean, staff helpful, changed room at last minute to allow grandson to join us. check out confusing because room prepaid and staff did not know how to check us out on third party reservation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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