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Hotel Description

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a business center. Added amenities include a conference center and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free extended parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 105 rooms feature free WiFi, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and pillowtop beds to enhance your stay. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Rockford hotel include Coronado Theatre and Burpee Museum of Natural History.

At Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center, you'll be 4.4 km (2.8 mi) from Anderson Japanese Gardens and 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from Jefferson Street Bridge. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Traditional King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$85 per night

Traditional Two Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Riverview)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riverview 2 Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riverview King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Hotel stay was a good value - great hot breakfast.

Pros: Clean and quiet. Well working hvac system.
Cons: Hallway ceiling water system. They were working on it during our stay and am sure they will take care of it.
Hotel is older but fairly well kept. Rooms were clean, heating/cooling functioned well, had technology chargers in the hotel and clock radios that enabled mobile phones to be laid on them to amplify the sound/music (seems like they were trying to modernize a bit). The hot breakfast was better than at a lot of the chains (Hampton, Holiday Inn, etc.). They were working on a leaking water system in the hallway on our floor, but it didn't affect or interfere with our stay. We received a great value for the price. I would stay here again.

Posted by , from Michigan on Sep 21, 2015

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1 out of 5

out dated and bad smell

had a bad smell when we arrived we had to change rooms as soon as we got there it was old and out dated wasn't clean we had to leave my wife got sick from smell we were very disappointed.

Posted by , from Rockford, IL on Nov 7, 2013

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4 out of 5

Hotel under construction - Need to focus more on customer service

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: need more customer service
Checked in on Monday -- Believe I was the only person on floor 2. They placed me all the way at the end of the hall??? I was directly across from the washing/drying machine and the pool. Wednesday someone checked in late and left early 4:00am. How do i know this? They placed this person right next to me on an entirely empty floor. Thursday we had more guest check in and they began to use the pool late into the night. I forgot to mention that I paid for a room upgrade so that I could see the Rock river, being in the last room on that side you get a fantastic view of a rusted roof from the last house on the water.

Posted by , from Plano, TX, USA on Apr 3, 2012

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1 out of 5

I felt short-changed and deceived by the hotel's description.

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: No free Internet, dated furnishings, isolate jacuzzi from bedroom
Everything from furniture to window treatments were dated. During check-in, the staff was pleasant and covered the essentials. During check-off, it was difficult to find the staff and, when I did, they seemed half awake. They also attempted to double-bill me (charged credit card twice) and I found the error after I arrived home. When brought to thier attention, they did credit my account and sent an email acknowledgement. This hotel is in desperate need of a refresh or they should reduce/adjust thier pricing.

Posted by , from Le Roy, IL 61752, USA on Nov 29, 2011

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3 out of 5

Great Staff, hotel a bit worn

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, accommodating staff
Cons: pool, looking worn
Staff was great, though overworked. Desk clerk who checked us in at 9pm was still on duty well after 9am, repeated each day. Assigned room did not match description from web site reservation ("suite" and "whirlpool" did not apply). When I pointed this out to desk we were offered a room that had jacuzzi in place of sofa, which we declined. Place is looking a little worn. Carpet once was nice but now stained in numerous places; stairwells and elevator have a dusty smell (my kids would plug their noses). Pool was okay but smallish, not good for small kids, and not real clean. Pool deck hadn't been swept for some time, and pool bath was not pretty. Poor housekeeping staff had to tell us if we needed clean towels, they'd have to wash those we had and bring them back later (which they did with a smile). We enjoyed the breakfasts, though Sunday morning was crowded after 3 different Sat night weddings. Room baths were very nice and clean and looked newer than the rest of room. Kids liked the beds. "People were nice" they said. Shuttle driver was most accommodating. If looking for something to do, take in the Anderson Japanese Garden. Kids loved it. Stayed June 2011

Posted by , from WI on Jun 15, 2011

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3 out of 5

Nice for the price

Nice 3-star stay for a decent price after discount (we booked day before stay). No view from the ""river view"" room due to overgrown trees that need to be thinned. Staff was minimal but nice. Hotel appears to have been better once, but is still ok. Be sure to get your breakfast vouchers when you check in. Breakfast buffet was ok but simple, and if you don't have your voucher, expensive. They were cordial about correcting our missing voucher situation after presenting us with a big bill for a few bagles. Tables were set with nice napkins etc. and staff was there to pour coffee and take orders from the menu if more than the buffet was wanted. We stayed here to attend the Chicago Air Show. The one hour drive into Chicago was easy from here on a Saturday morning.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2008

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4 out of 5

Right on the Rock

We were really happy with our stay. The rooms exceeded expectations and the river views are really nice. To often hotels in city's like Rockford lack character and are the same old generic "hotel by the interstate". The Lexington was different and alot of attention had been paid to details, both in the hotel and in the staff. The bar, Cliffbreakers, is also very nice with a magnificent deck that overlooks the Rock River and the bridge. An unexpectedly nice view and a great amenity.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2008

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1 out of 5

Cliffbreakers is a vacation heartbreaker!

The front desk staff was unfriendly and did not provide a hotel map or explain any ammenitites such as breakfast buffet, restaurant, and pool. No information was provided in the room either. Once we found the breakfast buffet we found that the food was the worst we have ever tasted and the one waiter for the whole dining room could not keep plates, glasses, and coffee available for the guests. The room was okay but the beds were uncomfortable and the bathroom was never properly stocked with towels. We had four people and they would only stock for one or two. The first day the pool was locked all day because they forgot to unlock it and we had to track down a staff person to unlock it the second day. The pool area was unclean and dead bugs floated from the bottom of the pool to the top while we were swimming. A door that should have been unlocked to the pool deck was locked and trapped two family members outside until they climbed a privacy fence to the parking lot and entered through the front door. There is only one elevator and you had to take the stairs during the times that the cleaning staff was moving their carts from one floor to another. There was no express check-out available and there was a long line to check out with only one staff person at the desk. I called the desk for a wake up call and never got it the next morning. Overall I got the impression that noone cares and it just wasn't a nice place to stay. Skip this one if you are going to Rockford.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2008

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5 out of 5

Very Nice Staff, Helpful, Kind, Excellent

Very Nice Resort, very helpful staff, and pleasant surroundings. I plan to go back.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2008

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5 out of 5

One of the most unique hotels in the midwest.

Our experience at Cliffbreakers was wonderful - from the ambience to the rooms to the food. They have lots of beautiful antiques which gives the hotel a European feel. Many of the rooms are also unique - ours was 2-levels with lots of space and beautiful views of the river. The meals were delicious and had a gourmet flare. The Sunday brunch is not to be missed.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2008

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About the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center

Location 700 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61103

Property Features

Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Free breakfast is available. Event space at this hotel measures 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Rockford hotel is smoke free.

  • 105 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 8 conference rooms
  • 30000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2787 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) (15.4 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center offers 105 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Rockford hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sledding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cliffbreakers
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort Hotel
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort Hotel Rockford
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort Rockford
  • Lexington Hotel At Cliffbreakers` Riverside Rockford
  • Lexington Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel Rockford
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Rockford
  • Cliffbreakers Riverside

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).