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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place, friendly staff and inviting. Beautiful fireplace in the lobby and in the restaurant. Also went to the bar area were the staff was great. Doug took good care of us and the drinks were wonderful! Dinner in the restaurant was wonderful also. We had salmon which was delicious.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband & I try to visit once or twice a year for one or two nights. It's best to stay during the week when it's less crowded. We normally stay in the hotel wing, the rooms are comfortable & spacious. The hotel wing is pretty quiet and laid back. The great room, lounge, veranda, restaurant and cafe are all...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding. Scenery was grest, room was clean and cozy. The outdoor seating area for the restaurant was a great over look of the area, but lots of bees. Staff was friendly and helpful as well. Tons of fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is ideal for a getaway from Chicago. It takes only 2 hours of driving. The area is beautiful any time of the year, rooms are clean and comfortable,front desk service great and the price is reasonable. 2nd floor seems to be quieter.

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Oak Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was just there last week, forgot to review. Had a conference. Meals were good, and after hours bar was nice. Be careful if you are going after dark, as the road to the lodge is very narrow and winding. Few local stores just before you get to lodge. Excellent room with Bay window(special room and spacious).

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Algonquin, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I went there for two days last week. The staff there was very courteous and friendly. The trails are beautiful. The restaurants had very tasty food. A pleasant and relaxing place to go to enjoy the beauty of the fall.

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2Thank Hannah P
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I with two friends took an overnight mid-week visit to Starved Rock State Park to see the beautiful fall colors. We enjoyed our stay at the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center. The room for my wife and I was very clean and comfortable. The wi-fi was excellent; and dinner was very good. 0ur friends were as...

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2Thank Chicag0Frank
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The room in the lodge was in the older wing but it was very clean and quiet. As other posters have noted, the bathroom is very small but it wasn't an inconvenience at all. The lodge is very well maintained and we enjoyed being able to stay right in the heart of the park. Highly recommend grabbing a bite to...

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2Thank LVHtravels
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I took a mid-week vacation to celebrate our anniversary. We rented a a sunset cabin with a package deal. The cabin was nice, but you can hear the neighbors in the other 3 adjoining cabins, but not a big deal for us. We only slept as most of the day we were hiking around Starved Rock. The...

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Kansas City
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed one night on our way home from a family reunion in Wisconsin. Other reviews had mentioned how tiny the Lodge rooms are; they really don't do the tiny-ness of the rooms justice. The entire bathroom would probably fit into the shower of the resort we stayed at in Lake Geneva; the shower of the Starved Rock Lodge bathroom...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: £119 - £167 (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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“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
“Best time to hike Starved Rock would be during the weekday as it's pretty crowded on the weekends.”
  • View inside the sunset cabin.
 of 5 bubbles 714randis, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor may be the quieter floor since no one is above you.”
 of 5 bubbles JohntheLast, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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