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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attending a wedding here and a few of us wanted to book rooms for the night that we will be there. They have some policy where they refuse to let you book less than 2 nights, even if it's for an event they are hosting. We tried our best to explain the situation, but they would not budge and did...

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to temperatures in the negative, we asked for the closest pet friendly cabin which was about 2 blocks from the parking lot, it also was very cold to walk the the Lodge which was where the reception and wedding was being held. On Saturday we had -2 degrees for some outdoor wedding pictures taken. My granddaughter (the bride)...

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Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that the brunch did not meet your expectations. I will certainly bring this to the attention of the chef. Hope the wedding went well and the your dog enjoyed his/her visit as well.

Peru, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just did a overnight stay in Cabin 404 on west side of the Pool . Very nice one-room Cabin with a fireplace . Please note that the Cabin is divided into 4 rooms and you can clearly hear the neighbors! ( until 2 am for us ) which is why the staff leave you earplugs ... I would suggest asking...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids for an overnight during Christmas break. The lodge has a rustic and homey feeling. The pool area is wonderful. It's very warm in there so the kids had a blast never getting a chill. The hot tub is large and very relaxing. Ate at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. They have good food and not too...

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Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival, we loved the king cabin in the sunset area, complete with a towering stone fireplace and firewood. Our dinner in the dining room was very good; we chose pot roast with veggies; and a "hang over" burger. The Bailey's crème brulee for dessert was delicious. Service was very good. After dinner, we enjoyed sitting in the great room...

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chicago,IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit to Starved Rock though we live only an hour or so away. We spent 2 nights at the Lodge and it was a nice break over the Holidays. We enjoyed lots of family time as 5 of us shared a room. ( since the Lodge was 100% booked) We hiked in the day and played...

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Hanover Park, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starved Rock does a really great new years eve bash, this was our second time going. They have 2 bands that play, happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 pm the a seafood buffet. The music is good, the food is great and bringing in the new year is the best. Book early as it fills up fast. There is so...

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Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your New Year's at Starved Rock. We have a lot of fun coming up with the theme and trying to find matching party supplies to go with it. The masks were great this year. Especially loved the guy in the Batman mask. When else is it appropriate for a grown man to wear a Batman mask...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after a few hours of hiking in brisk December weather, we went to the lodge's bar for dinner with family. The lodge is absolutely spectacular, reminiscent of the lodge at Yellowstone NP although we did not stay at the lodge. Large fireplaces, comfy chairs and the bar area is very cozy. My uncle who lives nearby swears they have the...

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Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just visited and had a late lunch. Odd hours but our visit was in the fall which I guess is off season. Food was ok but the staff was fantastic. Helpful and full of knowledge. All of them made our day!

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Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunday buffet was excellent in taste, presentation and a great variety of breakfast/lunch options and desserts. The price was very reasonable. The rustic atmosphere is relaxing and provides scenic views of the landscape as well.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic Lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Features 69 guest rooms and 21 cabin rooms, majestic Great Hall with 2-sided fireplace, on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor dining, indoor pool, weddings and meetings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Address: 2668 E 873rd Road, Utica, IL 61348
Region: United States > Illinois > Utica
Price Range: ₹ 10,309 - ₹ 13,382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't get a cabin unless you're taking all four rooms. There is no sound-proofing in the connecting doors.”
  • A King cabin room on the sunset side. Beware the connecting doors and no sound proofing.
 of 5 bubbles diane560, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We have always been on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles StacyD91566, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ryokogasuki, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have three special rooms with a bay window-spacious with King bed”
 of 5 bubbles 460vincentb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher floors have more privacy and prettier views”
 of 5 bubbles LVHtravels, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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