The hotel itself is situated in between several different hotels. Its very close to the interstate and very close to several restaurants, shops, stores, etc. It's in the nice part of Rockford and in a very safe neighborhood. The check-in staff at Residence Inn was very friendly and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. They even moved me into one of the larger suites free of charge (it was definitely more room than I need for just myself but hey, why not?!?!). The only odd thing was having to return twice to the front desk as the key card they gave me wouldn't work...third time was the charm.
The hotel was undergoing some updates while I was staying so the standard "excuse our dust" signs were up. The carpet had plastic over it in several areas. The rooms are pretty spacious with separate bathroom, living room, bedroom, and kitchen areas. There is a small desk that doubles as a kitchen table, couch, lounge chair, flat screen tv (in living room and bedroom), full refrigerator, microwave, stove, and dishwasher. The kitchen comes fully equipped with basic amenities such as table service, coffee maker, pots and pans, and cleaning supplies. The room I had even had a fireplace. Room decor was fairly modern and pleasant.
My room was very clean and was cleaned daily by staff. The bed was extremely comfortable. I have nothing but praise for the room. The bathroom was also fairly spacious, feeling almost like a normal sized bathroom. The bedroom had a large closet with plenty of space for my clothes.
The only thing I wasn't a fan of us was the fact that the people performing the upgrades to the hotel were propping the doors open so basically anyone had access to the hotel. Also, there was a family staying across the hall that were very loud that insisted on keeping their door open. As an extended stay hotel it's easy for guests to almost "move in."
The breakfast provided in the morning was basic but satisfying.
All in all I think this hotel is okay. If you are looking for a lot of space to spread out in, this is your place. Looking for something more high-end...look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Inn Rockford is one of the premiere extended stay hotels in Rockford, IL. We're conveniently located near the Rockford Airport, and just minutes away from Magic Waters, Cherryvale Mall, Rock Valley College and Rockford University. Our hotel offers free hot breakfast and free WiFi to all guests, as well as indoor pool and hot tub facilities. We are one of the only pet friendly hotels in Rockford, IL. All Residence Inn hotel rooms come with a full kitchen, including stove top, full refrigerator, dishwasher, and lots of counter space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rockford Residence Inn