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Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

I-55 & Rte 108, Carlinville, IL 62626 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Carlinville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Westmont, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I'd stay here again. Room was nice and big. Bed was comfortable. Restaurant's food was good. The bartender/server, I wish I could remember his name, was outstanding. My wife and I had been on the road for quite a while, saw this place and stopped. Turned out to be a good decision plus there are two very big antique malls... More

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Pana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Magnuson Hotel & Conference Center near Carlinville, Illinois is a good place for my yearly family reunion. Therein, family members from several states gather Friday through Sunday in mid-summer. We reserve a block of rooms at a lower rate, have ample gathering places ranging from the foyer to an open area near the bar, and poolside, along with the... More

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Divernon, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I had been staying at this place since my parents took me there as a toddler. At that point, it was a Holiday Inn, "Holidome". There was another Holidome in Springfield right next to the Crown Plaza but it was torn down years ago. I have stayed at the this location a few times but not since it had become... More

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omaha, nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Hotel is outdated. Older fixtures in the rooms and older TVs. However, the rooms were clean and quiet. The restaurant/bar is decent and was always welcoming to me when I showed up and ordered a burger 15 minutes before the kitchen closed. Hotel rooms are oriented around the indoor pool which is reminiscent of the hotels I stayed in on... More

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Grant Park, Illinois 60940
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This motel is in a very nice quiet area. It is right off I-55. The motel is older but pretty clean. The rooms and halls just need to be updated. It has a pond in the back with a paddle wheel boat that you can go sit on and have wine. They had a breakfast that was pretty good. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

pool was closed all day/night due to vomit that was not able to be cleaned up . Filled with little children - unsupervised - on Memorial Day weekend. Beds were nice but communal soap/lotion shampoo dispensers in the bathroom were a disgusting concept. Tile floors needed cleaning and general update necessary. Good price but NOT a 3 star property by... More

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West Central Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We spent New Year's Eve with another couple at the Magnuson. Since it was close to home and the weather can be dicey we thought we would book the package. Overall it was a nice get away but they could use some improvement. We spent a lot less than what a package in St Louis would of cost so we... More

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Benton, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Loved this hotel! I was working night shift sleeping during the day which is very very hard to do at a hotel. The front desk said they would put me in a quite room. I have heard this before from the front desk at other hotels. I dont know how they did it but there was no outside sound at... More

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Carlinville, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed because we had a class reunion in their banquet room. The room was clean and quiet. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of pillows. We checked into our room and soon found out the air conditioning didn't work. They promptly moved us to a room across the hall, with no problem. The maintenance man went to... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We stayed here while traveling Route 66. It actually has a new name now...sorry, I can't remember the name! We chose this hotel because it was mentioned in a Route 66 booklet. We had a rough day and thought it would be great to relax in the pool. Unfortunately, the pool (indoor) was closed, but should be up and running... More

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Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

Address: I-55 & Rte 108, Carlinville, IL 62626 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Location: United States > Illinois > Carlinville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Best Western Carlinville Hotel Carlinville
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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 to 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 
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