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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My family stayed here for a conference over Oct, 21 and 22. This place is in serious need of a Hotel Rescue!!! For starters they could seriously use a pressure washer once a week and spray down the exterior walls and sidewalks. I do understand that these buildings are right on the water and white lights (which is another mistake)... More 

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Thank Scott K
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The cabins on the lake are great. Very quiet, close to lake, bank is suitable for fishing. Resort has a restaurant, tennis courts, fish clean station. Also has a hotel and boatels on the lake. 3 boat launch docks. In Oct price for Cabins are $108 per night. I plan to return next year.

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South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Rend Lake Resort is a sad example of what, I assume is, bad management does to a beautiful place. As many have said, this place has great potential: lovely views, lake access, park access, and unique accomodations. However, the management has not met basic standards. Our family had booked 3 rooms for the weekend but we chose to leave after... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We wanted a place not far from Effingham to chill out for a couple of days and Rend Lake Resort was what we picked. We failed to read reviews until after we'd checked in. All reviews are horrible. Had we read the reviews....we'd have gone elsewhere. To be honest, we did have an enjoyable time because the view is fantastic... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I stayed in the schooner building on the lake. Nice view but that's it! The room is set up pretty neat, with and upstairs bedroom loft and downstairs bath and living room with pull out couch. But sadly, the room I stayed in was awful. Carpet was stained, walls were cracked, no hot water in the bathroom and paint peeling... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Wow, other than a beautiful lake and some nice people in the gift shop, this place is nasty. Bugs smashed on walls, holes in screens, horribly stained mattresses, funky bad smell. Worst of all, the management doesn't give a rat's you-know-what. Restaurant was awful with overpriced nasty food. If I had the money, I'd buy this place and make a... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A family reunion and the place was grossly understaffed, the rooms were filthy and spider infested, for some reason the floors were soaked with water, the toilets were constantly stopped up, the pool was not accessible, there was no lighting for the picnic areas. A total disaster

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Collinsville, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This resort is by no mean luxurious but the rooms and amenities are clean, could use some updating but it gets the job done. If your looking for a day on the lake and a place to crash this place fits the bill. Boat rental available, plenty of docking space, and even offers pet friendly rooms. Reservations can be hard... More 

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Wadesville, Indiana
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I would only rate this 2 stars because of the proximity to the lake and good fishing spots. The resort hasn't been updated since I last visited 15 years ago. There was mold all over the walls, mattress, carpets, and shower. The room smelled awful! Honestly the 120 we spent a night was overpriced for the condition of the room.... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We traveled to stay at this DIRTY DIRTY resort. We booked a room at the windjammer botel. The pool was closed the day we arrived due to chemical problems. The lady at the front desk didn't even mention this until I asked because I overheard someone complaining about it. So we then went to our room and could not believe... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center

Address: 11712 East Windy Lane, Whittington, IL 62897
Region: United States > Illinois > Whittington
Price Range: ₹ 6,955 - ₹ 7,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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“Go to Mt. Vernon and get a room there.”
  • the adjoining suite doors do NOT lock.
 of 5 bubbles wndrwmn, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure there is a good room.”
  • This was our door...but the other cabins I looked at were equally filthy.
  • No mattress pad.
  • All cabins walls, railing, doors....completely filthy. Disgusting.
 of 5 bubbles Sunlady1120, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the hotel portion, not the boatels near the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles waz_jd, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ChicagoDory, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hotel is clean and maintained. Cabins are clean but rustic”
 of 5 bubbles Aardvark68, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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