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Sycamore, Illinois
Reviewed 12 June 2016

First impression was not so good. We showed up 1.5 hours early and they were not ready for us. They had my cell number. Made our room a priority. Called us back for an early check in. Bonus points for that. No elevators and we are on the 2nd floor. I knew going in they had no elevators but sure...

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Culdesac, Idaho
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I think this hotel would get 5 star ratings across the board if it were not a little bit out-dated. The halls may have been a little dirty and worn but the rooms are nice and clean and that is what makes me comfortable at a hotel. Checking-in was great, the gentleman was kind, checking-out the lady was a little...

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Granite City, Illinois
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great location near the interstate, park-like settling. Fun amenities: pool, air hockey, basketball/hoop game, fire pit and horseshoes. Situated next to asmall scenic lake with paddle-wheeler boat replica. Nice room, very comfy beds, generous free breakfast. Oh! WONDERFUL shower: great water pressure and plentiful hot water! What more could you ask? Will stay again!

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Brittany B, General Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

O'Fallon, Illinois
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is not a new hotel, but it was great place to stay. It was very quiet, even though there was a pool party going on when we arrived. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the room was very clean and comfortable well decorated.

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Illinois City, Illinois
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a great hotel right off 55 between Springfield, IL and St. Louis. The hotel offers a great free breakfast with good, hot food, an indoor pool, a bar and restaurant. There's even a paddle wheel boat on a pond for a great outdoor settings and a ballroom. There's a gas station within walking distance with an attached cafe....

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is a beautiful hotel with excellent customer service. Great breakfast, clean room, and a pool, what more could you want? We visit Carlinville at least once a year and typically stay in Springfield which is so much farther away. Will definitely be staying again

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I was in town for business for a few days and had a very enjoyable stay. The staff was very accommodating and the room was excellent. I am a handicapped person and the room that I was provided had all the necessities I needed. There was even a shower chair that I could use. That was a plus!! The onsite...

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Brittany B, General Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Seattle. Unfortunately, you reviewed the wrong Tripadvisor page. We are located in Carlinville, IL.

Reviewed 20 August 2015

Pricing discussed on phone vs at hotel were different, not enough for me to complain and make a scene but enough for a star off. Room was musty and A/C didn't work at all, switched rooms and second room was worse, A/C worked but it took a couple hours out of the room to get it to an appropriate level...

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Wedding/reception booked at Hotel. Prices were verbally ironed out, multiple email requests immediately and weeks following for paperwork outlining discussed prices. Received multiple excuses but no paperwork. We booked hotel over six months before wedding, finally received paperwork less than one month before wedding with prices double what were discussed. If this is how they do business then I will...

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Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 30 July 2015

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. Have stopped at this hotel many times over the past 25 years. It is a wonderful place to visit, in a very quiet and peaceful setting. The rooms are spacious, clean and feature incredibly comfortable beds and linens. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The restaurant offers great...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Elegance in a country setting" The Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center is located just 30 miles south of Springfield, IL and 60 miles north of St. Louis, MO. Each well-appointed room features free high speed internet access, which was all newly installed the first of June 2012. Visitors are encouraged enjoy a meal in the Captain's Table Restaurant or Yacht Club Lounge, take a relaxing stroll through the rock and flower garden, enjoy the sundeck, fishing pond, and experience the Carlin-Belle riverboat used for business meeting and small special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 19067 W. Frontage Rd, Carlinville, IL 62560 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Carlinville
Price Range: ₹ 5,482 - ₹ 6,953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Best Western Carlinville Hotel Carlinville
Carlinville Best Western
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“Ask for an upper room facing north - the quiet side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Madonna7, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe a room near front of hotel would provide a better experience than we had.”
 of 5 bubbles 662maggiew, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“don't get a room facing the pool - you can clearly hear it”
 of 5 bubbles lcstine, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the West side of the hotel and definitely 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles HOTROD37, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“For utmost peace and quiet, ask for rear of hotel. Great access, quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles 869carrien, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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