Beloit offers a wide variety of accommodations for your stay. It doesn’t matter if you decide on a luxury hotel suite, a comfortable motel room or a quaint bed-and-breakfast, you can be sure your visit to Beloit will be pleasant and enjoyable.

The Beloit InnThe Beloit Inn

500 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-362-5500
TF: 866-362-5507
F: 608-362-7025
Website:  www.beloitinn.com

Rooms/Suites: 54, 18 traditional guest rooms and 36 luxury whirlpool suites.
Restaurant: Cafe Belwah – cafe, wine bar & bistro.

Additional amenities include: fitness center, concierge service, shuttle service, complimentary guest laundry, valet service, business services, and a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Located in beautiful downtown Beloit on the Riverwalk. All rooms feature high-speed internet, business smart desks w/data port, speakerphone, voicemail, TV w/HBO and VCR w/HBO, coffeemaker, hairdryer, CD player/alarm clock, iron and ironing board.

Luxury whirlpool suites feature: living room with sofa sleeper, fireplace, wet bar with microwave and refrigerator, and bedroom with king size bed, two-person whirlpool bath and plush bathrobes.
Wheelchair accessible rooms.

Kids stay free, extended stay, group, and corporate rates based on availability.

Best Western Legacy Suites & Inn of South BeloiBest Western Legacy Suites & Inn of South Beloit

5910 Technology Drive, South Beloit, IL 61080
P: 815-389-4211
F: 815-389-4125
Website:   Best Western Legacy Suites & Inn of South Beloit

Welcome to the Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites of South Beloit. After a good night’s sleep on our pillow top mattresses, start off your day with our deluxe continental breakfast, which includes fresh waffles, fruit, cerial breads and more.

For our business travelers we also have free local phone calls, free faxes, and copy services, as well as a full service meeting room. During the rest of your stay relax by the indoor pool and whirlpood or kickback in one of our 67 spacious guest rooms that include free cable including HBO, in-room coffee, hairdryer, microwave, and refrigerator.

Fairfield Inn and Suites - Beloit WIFairfield Inn & Suites

2784 Milwaukee Road Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-365-2200 TF: 800-228-2800
F: 608-365-7067
Website:  Fairfield Inn & Suites Beloit

Rooms/Suites: 94
The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is a smoke-free facility that offers several options for your overnight needs. Choose from our whirlpool suites, executive king or two queen bed suites, and our traditional rooms. We offer complimentary high-speed wireless internet, lobby business computer with internet access, and expanded cable TV with over 70 channels including free HBO. Relax and enjoy our indoor pool/whirlpool area, and fitness room or use our complimentary pass to 24-hour Anytime Fitness facility nearby. Join us each morning in our breakfast area for delicious hot or cold items– always complimentary and morning newspaper. We offer an on-site coin laundry as well as daily.

(M-F) dry cleaning service. ADA compliant rooms available. Pets are welcome. Children (under 18 years old) accompanied by an adult stay free. Corporate and group rates available. Meeting room has catered meal options available. Free on-site parking.

Holiday Inn Express - Beloit WIHoliday Inn Express

2790 Milwaukee Road Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-365-6000
TF: 888-465-4329
Website:  Holiday Inn Express – Beloit WI

Rooms/Suites: 73
Our Holiday Inn Express is an all non smoking hotel which features a relaxing indoor pool and fitness center which are open late. Other great features include free high speed wireless Internet, the free breakfast bar that now features hot entrees like eggs, biscuits & gravy, bacon, sausage and other breakfast favorites. Warm cinnamon rolls and Smart Roast coffee are still specialties as well as fruit, yogurt, muffins and cereals. Each evening from 5:00-7:00 please join us for complimentary soup, hors d’oeuvres, sodas, beer, wine or cocktail at our hospitality hour.

The Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance from several restaurants, a multi-plex movie theater and the Beloit Snappers. If you are planning on a visit to Beloit please consider us as your first option. Here at the Holiday Inn Express you will find the friendliest staff you ever encountered and a comfortable stay at an affordable price. We look forward to serving you!

Hampton Inn - Janesville WIHampton Inn – Janesville

2400 Fulton Street, Janesville, WI 53546
P: 608-754-4900
F: 608-754-4980
Website:  Hampton Inn – Janesville

Here at the Hampton Inn Janesville, we’re passionate about taking good care of you. That’s why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional. Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child’s sporting group, we’re delighted to offer you easy planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized.


South Beloit Inn & Conference Center

200 Dearborn Ave South Beloit, IL 61080
P: 815 389-3481
F: 815-389-1812
Website:  South Beloit Inn


Rooms: 161

The South Beloit Inn & Conference Center is located within five minutes from downtown Beloit with immediate access to I-90.  We feature the areas largest indoor swimming pool and also includes a whirlpool, fitness center, and game room.  All rooms offer either a King or Two Queen Beds and include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.

Guestroom features include full cable television, complimentary wireless internet access, and free local telephone calls.  Each room also comes with a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.  and all rooms include a microwave and refrigerator.  We are also pleased to be pet friendly (non refundable fee required).

2011 BIFF Venue Map

Link to BIFF Venues Page

Biff 2011 Venue Map

Venues & Parking

BIFF Venues Concentrate in Downtown

Our 2011 venues offer amenities and seating for as few as 45 and up to 600 people.  Many of the venues, including Bagels and More, Domenico’s and Casa Grande, as well as local produce market Bushel and Peck’s, will offer food and beverages before and during the programs. The Eclipse Center will offer refreshments at particular programs including the Silent Film Showcase with the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening, and other venues will offer movie theater snacks.

“One of the things that really appeals to the filmmakers and the audiences alike is the variety of venues in downtown businesses and their proximity to each other,”, “We have tried a variety of mixes of venues each year and the design that works best is to concentrate the film screening settings in one area. It also allows us to add more films into the mix because of the reduced time needed for travel and parking.”

One of the benefits of concentrating the downtown locations is the return of the complimentary limousine service provided by J&J Limousine. “While most of the downtown locations are within walking distance, February weather and limited parking makes the limos a welcome mode of getting around,”.

Close to 150 films will be shown during the four day festival. The program will be released and tickets will go on sale on line online at www.beloitfilmfest.org in mid-January.

BIFF is sponsored by The Hendricks Group of Beloit in association with Beloit College and with a grant from Visit Beloit. Diane and the late Ken Hendricks have been the major supporters of the Festival since its inception. BIFF is produced by Stateline Festivals Inc.

Link to 2011 BIFF Venues Map

Beloit College Hendricks Center for the Arts

Corner of Grand Ave. and Pleasant St.

This former U.S. Post Office and Beloit Public Library began its second century this past fall as an educational center as the result of a generous gift of Diane and the late Ken Hendricks to Beloit College. Two superb screening venues are located on the first floor: Dance Studio One seating approximately 100, and the Film Studies Classroom seating 75.


The Rotary River Center

Located on Riverside Drive (Route 51) in beautiful Riverside Park
Rotary River center returns as a BIFF screening venue this year. This popular Beloit community gathering place seats 120 and offers convenient parking.


Bagels & More

324 State Street
This popular and intimate viewing location has been refurbished for BIFF. The locally owned and operated downtown location offers a great spot for breakfast and lunch as well as for snacks, wine and beer during screening, all served up by host Dave Siekierski and his staff.


La Casa Grande

618 Fourth Street
Enjoy margaritas and a movie in this 200 seat setting, at one of the most popular Mexican themed restaurants in the region. Owner Peter Gabrielle will be on hand to welcome you to dining, films and nightcaps.


Bushel and Peck’s

328 State Street
Bushel and Peck’s market in downtown Beloit is a great new addition to Beloit. This wonderful old-fashioned grocery store, created by Rich Horbaczewski and Jackie Gennett, offers great homemade snacks and meals at all their screenings.


Domenico’s Restaurant

Domenico's547 East Grand Avenue
Family-owned since 1973, this Italian restaurant can be an ideal location for those looking for a dining and cinema experience. Recently renovated, this location is a perfect destination for BIFF 2011.


Eclipse Center

1701 Riverside Drive
This magnificent setting in the center court of the Eclipse Center will be the location for the Launch & Laurels Event to kick off the festival. It also hosts BIFF’s signature event – the Silent Film Showcase.


Angel Museum

656 Pleasant St. (Highway 51)

With a seating capacity of 60, the Museum, located across the parking lot north of Nikki’s Café, is home to the world’s largest angel collection featuring the Berg Angel Collection and Oprah Winfrey’s collection of black angels. Along with the films, on Friday and Saturday evening the Museum will offer a social hour and Italian dinner (Reservations for the dinner may be made at 608-362-9099.)


Nikki’s Café

604 Pleasant Street
Located at the north end of the Heritage View Condominiums, this popular new gathering place for students, meetings and entertainment seats 40 for films. Coffee, beer and wine and great meals and refreshments are offered throughout the day.


Beloit Public Library

605 Eclipse Boulevard
The newly renovated Beloit Public Library serves as one of the newer members of the BIFF venue family. It’s mission: Improve the quality of life in our community by providing resources and services that stimulate lifelong personal enrichment, enjoyment, reading and learning is closely aligned with BIFF and makes it an excellent addition.

The Metropolitan Restaurant

12 South Main Street, Janesville
Chef/owner Georges Hanna is pleased to welcome you to his brasserie, the first BIFF venue in Janesville. This intimate 60 seat screening venue will offer fine dining and a great selection of films as well as access to the shuttle to the Beloit venues.

Link to 2011 BIFF Venues Map