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Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center

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13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, IL 62037
Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very much enjoyed this facility. It's a neat CCC-built lodge not too far from St. Louis. The hotel itself is really beautiful. The great-room is fantastic, with gorgeous fiber art hanging from the ceiling and gigantic board games to relax and play with friends. The business meeting rooms were very nice also. The staff were quite kind.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here a few times and have, for the most part, enjoyed my experience. The rooms are nice, there is a good pool, it's close to the state park, and the place has character and charm. The most recent time I was here, the breakfast fare at the restaurant wasn't spectacular. We also discovered a mouse in our cabin!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I rented a cabin at this location. It was very rustic and roomy. It had a separate living room, bedroom and decent bathroom. It was walking distance to the lodge. The lodge has a winery, gift shop and restaurant. The food at the restaurant was pretty good. The wine was a little weak for my taste. Overall,... More 

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Centralia, MO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent the weekend in the Grafton area for the first time. We loved the area and will return. Pere Marquette State Park is beautiful. The Lodge is unique and I'm sure "back in the day" it was a luxurious place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable, but definitely overpriced in comparison to nicer... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for the night on a Wednesday at the end of May in 2014. It was pretty empty, except for some older women playing a card game, but I was more than happy to have that- made it nice and peaceful which was what were after. We had driven from Springfield, IL and stopping for... More 

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St. Louis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My Husband and I just spent the night here. We purchased a Romantic package in a cottage. It was ok. Pretty dated. Seemed clean, just old. It was about $200, however it included a $50 dining certificate. We didn't experience any issues with the pool area. The dinner was mediocre. We did have a cook to order breakfast that I... More 

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des arc, missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our extended family stayed at the lodge in March. Our rooms were clean and other than we did not get adjoining rooms for one family with 3 children as requested, we were satisfied with the rooms. One of the things we were not happy with was our daughter sliced her toe open on a piece of glass in the pool.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was our third time staying at this historic lodge - we love lodges from this era. The state park, Illinois River and close proximity to St. Louis make Pere Marquette an excellent stop for a driving vacation. The main lodge is my favorite part - many comfortable chairs for reading and relaxation. Try to do at least two nights,... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent two nights in Pere Marquette Lodge and it was the perfect place for a writing retreat. It was quiet, it had a good restaurant. Service in the restaurant was quite good. The dinner was all right but cheap and the breakfast was excellent. There were a lot of nice trails to walk on. By the size of the... More 

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St. Louis
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54 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While we are not frequent visitors of state park lodges, tending to stay at hotel chains usually, we understand that Pere Marquette is quite nice for a state park lodge. The lodge is located in a quiet, riverfront location just steps from the state park visitors' center and some trailheads. It has a charming, rustic public area in the lodge... More 

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