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Giant City Lodge

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460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
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Giant City Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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ANNA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor! Poor! Poor! Had to ask for menus for the ones that weren't there when they took orders for the first ones there. Large chef salads were no larger than the small chef salads (bread plate size). Hamburger meat looked different....not like hamburger. Fish sandwich was not good. Strange taste, like it wasn't fully cooked. Very slow service. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We we there for a family reunion. We enjoyed the Chicken dinner on Saturday evening, the dinning room was crowded but we knew that was going to happen. On Sunday morning we enjoyed a family style breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and sausage patties. The servers both times were exceptional!

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Normal, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed in one of the Bluff cabins, #14, and absolutely loved it! Wish we could have stayed another night. The beds were comfy and the cabin was clean and oh so quiet. There is an electric fireplace, a little fridge and a wonderful deck. The deck railing was a little tall and awkward to see through but it was... More 

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Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family was in town visiting and went for dinner. The menu offers a lot of options and the food was great. A few people got the chicken dinner and loved all the sides with it. The serve was very good and the waitress even brought out specific pieces of chicken for us. Great old lodge with lots to look... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it's the nostalgia of an old SIU-C grad returning to some old stomping grounds, but I experienced a stay in the cabins for the first time and we loved the experience. We ended up back here after 24 years for my daughters collegiate equestrian competition that was located off Giant City Road, and deeply regret not having another day... More 

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Estero, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely love this place! My husband and I stumbled across giant city on our road trip in August. There is so much to do in the area. Beautiful parks, horse back riding, zip lining, neat rock formations. And there are a ton of wineries near by. Next time we visit we will stay longer so we can experience more. The... More 

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Granite City, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

An old lodge nestled in among the trees. We go every year to camp and all meet at the lodge for home style cooking and good times. They never have a problem seating10 to 15 of us. Our last visit,we had a really nice waitress. We go every year a group of us and hike, kayak and bicycle. We also... More 

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was wonderful . We did family style dining , I think it was about $12 per person. All you can eat chicken , beans , rolls ,mashed potatoes , chicken and dumplings and maybe corn . The actual dining area isn't fancy or anything , but serves its purpose for a dining area . The drive out to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family and I planned an overnight stay to meet with our friends, who live in Illinois (we are from Indiana). When we found this place online, we realized they didn't have online reservations, so called and were told we had to mail a check. Right away we knew that was fishy...who doesn't take a credit card over the phone??... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is not a review of the restaurant, which is excellent in every way. This is a review of the overnight lodging in the small "Historic Cabins". It had 2 very short double beds. If you're more than 5'5" tall your feet will hang off the end.. If you like to read at night & have less than perfect vision,... More 

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Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
Location: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Giant City Hotel Makanda

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