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Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

19067 W. Frontage Rd, Carlinville, IL 62560 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a family reunion at this hotel and it worked out really nice. The kids had fun in the pool. We had use of the boat for the day and it was nice that there was AC on the lower half since it was hot out. The food at the Captain's table was good. We had fun at the... More 

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Metropolis, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were attending a funeral in the area so my husband and I booked a room at this hotel. We were happy with our stay. There are places to walk around the outside and a pond with ducks. I got my exercise out there on getting up in the morning. Our room was clean and breakfast was good. Everyone from... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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