by Josh Misner
This particular Fairfield Inn is renowned for their warm, friendly service. One need only browse through the hundreds of traveler reviews to see that the common theme running throughout is accolades for their staff and willingness to go above and beyond to make guests feel at home. Room amenities are fairly standard hotel fare, but the interior design, featuring warm colors and rich wood throughout give the rooms more of a luxurious feel. Accessibility accommodations go beyond just the bare minimum required by law, showing the hotel’s commitment to ensuring all guests are equally comfortable.
During winter months, families may want to take in a hockey game by watching the Rockford Ice Hogs, while during the summer months, Magic Waters provides an exhilarating experience, boasting a giant wave pool, floating river, kids’ area, and water slides to suit all ages and experience levels. Several dining options nearby provide a wide variety of food to choose from, including burgers, Japanese food, Swedish pancakes, steak, and BBQ.
Our Editor Loves
- Friendly service
- Water park nearby
- Local dining options
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Room was very clean and up to date. Plenty of room for the two of us. Breakfast area very well attended and clean. My only complaints is that when we checked in with a other couple we asked about senior and AARP discounts. The other couple for the discount, we did not. I asked the clerk about it and her response was that they were close to filling up and don't always give it. I didn't argue as there were others there... lesson learned.
The hotel, located near the expressway, is clean and well maintained. Our room was spotless! The staff at the front desk was very helpful. There is a pool and a workout room. Hot tea and coffee are available in the lobby when you want it, which is lovely.
There were a few things that weren’t as smooth. The electronic keys were fussy. It usually took multiple attempts to open the door, even with new keys.
Despite my call to the hotel for a quite room, we were located next to the elevator. I also checked to be sure that mold was not an issue in the building. I was assured that there was no mold on the premises. The workout room has a mold issue. It may not be visible, but it immediately triggered my asthma. I have been sick for three days.