Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast

702 - 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Innkeeper(s): David and Barbara Parker
  • Introduction

    "Light from the stained glass tower windows beckon the traveler to the Victorian Inn."

    Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast - Rock Island, IllinoisThe 20 room Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rock Island, Illinois, was built in 1876, then enlarged and modernized in 1905 by a Rock Island liquor baron who gave it as a wedding present to his daughter. Purchased by the Parker family in 1944, it is their family home. Original antiques from the family and previous owners of the home adorn the rooms.

    We're old fashioned here. We cherish Old Times, Old Manners, and Old friends. It's yesterday once more.

    The inn is a local landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Three other structures within sight are on National Register. We are located in the Broadway Historic Area here in the heart of Old Rock Island.

    The Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast is a sheltered harbor of gracious hospitality...and luxury, and courtesy...where the hours stand still with a golden glow. The gentle aroma of breakfast revives fond memories of another place and time.

    "We're old fashioned here. We cherish Old Times, Old Manners, and Old Friends. It's Yesterday Once More..." - The Victorian Inn

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to David and Barbara Parker for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They prefer Bed and Breakfast personal attention and information.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We've been in business for 25 years. It has been a family home since 1944. Guests feel at home here.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Mississippi River, Rock Island Arsenal, John Deere Headquarters and Festivals.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    One guest said, "I can't believe I traveled 5 hours to come home."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    2 states & 10 cities are all in one town.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Lagomarcino's Confectionery, Whitey's Ice Cream, Circa '21 Dinner  Theater, Celebration Belle Cruise, Botanical Gardens, Channel Cat Taxi, Figge and Putnam Museums, River Bandits Baseball.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Mississippi River walking paths, Schweibert Park, and restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Le Figaro and Blue Cat restaurants.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Quad City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    No pets. No recommendations


  • More About the Inn

    Parlor - Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast - Rock Island, Illinois

    Located near downtown and its Arts and Entertainment District, we are in walking distance of music festivals on the plaza, dinner theatre, riverboat casino and fine dining.

    Enjoy our wooded gardens where cardinals and black squirrels abound. On a summer's evening sip a cool glass of pink lemonade at the patio table. Wake in the Fall to a full breakfast by a cheerful blaze in our dining room fireplace. Relax for an afternoon on our glassed-in Florida Porch watching lacy snowflakes gently blanket the lawn and woods.

    Beveled plate glass French doors open from the spacious living room.

    The dining room with its Flemish Oak ceiling beams and paneling is crowned by turn of the century tapestries.

    You are invited to a full breakfast served on fine china and linen with sterling silver and Crystal. Your breakfast experience is upscale, yet very comfortable. One guest from California commented, "How very civilized".

    Two of the six guest rooms at the Inn have working fireplaces and each has a private bath, clock radio and cable television. All guest rooms are elegantly appointed in Victorian style, each is air-conditioned for summer comfort. The windows have wooden shutterers and lace curtains. In total the inn has 7 fireplaces and 9 baths. There are 3,000 square feet on each floor of the 3 story Victorian Inn.

  • The Quad City Area offers

    • PGA Golf Tournament
    • Headliner Concerts
    • Jazz Festivals
    • World Class 7K and Marathon Races
    • A Ferryboat Between Iowa and Illinois
    • Three Riverboat Casinos
    • Dining and Sightseeing Cruises
    • Historic Trolley Rides
    • Walking Tours of Old Rock Island
    • The Mighty Mississippi River
    • Winter Eagle Watching

    Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast is a part of the Bed and Breakfast of the Quad Cities Area Association.