Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford, IL

Stay at Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort in Rockford, IL

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Distinctively Decorated Hotel Perched over the Rock River

Between the bronze boar statue, the labyrinthine hallways, and the decorative antiques at every turn, Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort looks and feels like hotel built for the Old World. Though it was actually built in 1998, Cliffbreakers' designers have placed giant model ships and oversized aquariums to evoke the kind of adventure and whimsy of a hotel with many more years under its belt. Its location in downtown Rockford certainly helps—through floor-to-ceiling windows in the resort's ballroom, you can peer downward to the Rock River as it snakes through the city. River-view rooms also grant views of the rushing waters below, along with massive wooden wardrobes, elaborately carved four-poster beds, and other period pieces that give each space a distinct personality.

At the in-house restaurant, chef Scott Pickos crafts creative pasta and seafood dishes, including blackened-scallops rigatoni and crab-stuffed rainbow trout. After dinner, head to the adjoining Fauerbach Tap Room for the Fauerbach family’s own amber lager in a comfortable, wood-paneled pub setting. In the morning, you can dig into a complimentary breakfast.

Rockford, Illinois: River City with Educational Museums

Named for its dependable ford across the Rock River, Rockford lies within 100 miles of Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee, but has plenty of attractions and outdoor charm to entertain those staying over the weekend. Long stretches of paved paths in the carefully landscaped parks along the Rock River make for excellent strolls—a path from Cliffbreakers leads directly from the property onto the banks.

Several excellent art museums, unique gardens, and preserved houses make Rockford a destination for history buffs. A distinctive Swiss-style cottage, the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, overflows with original furnishings and household items from life as it was in Rockford more than a century ago. For those curious about science, the Burpee Museum of Natural History houses Jane the dinosaur, a fully restored 21-foot skeleton of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the nearby family-friendly Discovery Center Museum features a kids' news studios for aspiring anchors to recreate Tom Brokaw's famous melodic recital of the Dow Jones average.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a river-view king room or up to four in a river-view queen room
  • $25 dining credit
  • Dates into March

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 12% tax added at purchase

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Antique décor
  • Themed rooms

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

River-View Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king rooms; 4 in queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: no additional charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 10 miles from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD); 74 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • By cab: about $30 from RFD
  • By shuttle: complimentary hotel shuttle to and from RFD

Customer Reviews

Me and my family had a wonderful time!
Shunae J. · August 6, 2012
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