"Perfect for what we needed. Only negative...non-smoking room, but smoke smell was still strong. Stay was still comfortable. Thanx! " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 18 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

At Days Inn Rockford you'll be 4 km (2.5 mi) from Magic Waters Water Park and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from CherryVale Mall. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 100 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and free newspapers in the lobby. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 15-minute drive of this Cherry Valley hotel include Klehm Arboretum and Anderson Japanese Gardens.

Days Inn Rockford ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Clean on a budget

Hotel was conveniently located, close to good restaurants. Check in went smoothly. Lobby was clean but dated. Rooms were clean but dated. Beds were a bit old and uncomfortable, even a nice thick mattress pad would make all the difference. Room was very sound proof which was nice. Breakfast was super basic.

Posted by , from minnesota on Mar 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 19, 2018 by GM

Thank you for your feedback. We are striving to be the best economy motel in the area. In an effort to keep our costs low, we may not be able to offer all the bells and whistles that the midscale hotels can offer. But things like cleanliness and customer service must be perfect no matter what the cost is. We look forward to serving you again soon.

2 out of 5

Needs work

They are in the process of updating. However rooms are showing lots of wear. Tile was cracking, wallpaper is coming off walls, security lock has been screwed into the wood doors several times and we were missing a shower curtain. Definitely a low budget option.

Posted by , from iowa on Mar 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 12, 2018 by GM

I am so sorry to hear about your stay. It seems that you were placed in a room which has not yet been renovated. We have completed about 80% of our renovation and should be done with everything within the next few weeks. There is no excuse for your experience. We will share these notes with Housekeeping, Maintenance and Front Desk and hope that you'll try us again to give us another chance. Thank you for your feedback.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel staff, met all needs.

Perfect for what we needed. Only negative...non-smoking room, but smoke smell was still strong. Stay was still comfortable. Thanx!

Posted by , from Florida on Jul 18, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 18, 2017 by GM-Days Inn

Thanks for your feedback, we are in the process of removing all smoking rooms and converting to 100% Smoke Free.

4 out of 5

Fit my plans

Pros: location, privacy, security and price were all concerns of mine. The Day staff was excellent!
Cons: The bed was hard and bathroom tiny, but they were also remodeling. Breakfast got boring after three days.
Location: location near interstate and shopping. Many local sights, and food choices, were near.
Planned to join Sister @ family Birthday party, we planned to stay for a week. I had stayed there before. Reasonable price, wonderful, & helpful staff. Enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from TN on May 6, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2017 by Donita T

Thanks for your feedback it is greatly appreciated.

4 out of 5
Easy to find. Helpful, friendly staff. Rooms were a bit dated but clean. Would stay here again.

Posted by , from minnesota on Aug 1, 2016

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5 out of 5


Nice hotel across the street from bus stop for O'Hare Airport bus shuttle. Long term parking, reasonable parking rates. Bus station within walking distance. Nice breakfast. Just off main highway #20.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2016 by GM

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to having you again!

2 out of 5

Disappointed in Travelocity price

Travelocity price was normal room rate so no savings. Rooms were dingy, carpet stained, breakfast was cold and sparse.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015

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2 out of 5

Run Down

Pros: location
Cons: total update of property.
Location: Close to many food establishments nearby
This hotel is so run down. toilet wasn't attached to the floor, wall paper peeling off the walls, window had no screen, low water pressure, dirty hallway carpets, pillows were lumpy, bedspread had cigarette burns all over it, and several stains, asked front desk to not have house keeping do my room, (they did anyway). Good location, and I didn't get bedbugs. towels were like sandpaper,old,dingy and yellowed.

Posted by , from Mississippi on Oct 6, 2015

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4 out of 5

Day's Inn Rockford Illinois

Very clean & secure. Nice Breakfast bar & coffee 24/7. Friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by , from Rockford, Illinois on Aug 27, 2015

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3 out of 5

Acceptable hotel for price and convenience.

Pros: Location, and staff.
Cons: Hall and stair carpets need cleaning. Install light bulbs in room 225.
Our room was very clean and organized, but the bedside lamps didn't have bulbs. The hallway and stair carpets could use a good cleaning. We didn't have breakfast here, since we were meeting with friends, did have coffee and it was good. The staff were excellent, always helpful when requested.

Posted by , from Lafayette, IN on Aug 16, 2015

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Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Days Inn Rockford also features a fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available.

  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) (18.9 km / 11.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Days Inn Rockford offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Cherry Valley hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby


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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 10 per pet, per night, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • 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

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

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5.00 per night
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • 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).