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Giant City Lodge

460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Farmington, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to stay in the cabins for our 10th anniversary. We had trouble from the start. The screen door on cabin #8 stuck so badly that we thought we were locked out, twice. He turned the knob and pulled on the door with both hands before it finally opened. Not many people would even care if... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

1 night stay. We had a duplex that had 1 queen bed and a murphy bed in living room. TV had good reception, cabin was quite large and clean the lighting needs to be brighter. They do supply soap, however no shampoo. I will say I found it disheartening that the toilet paper had to have a lock on the... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Prices based on 1-2 guests, only 5 and under are FREE. Additional guests are $10.00 each. Cancellation Policy is 3 days prior. So, if you get there and you want to leave because of the room--you can't get your money back. We stayed in the Bluff Cabins which are BIG--but, have not been kept up. The electric fireplace in 14... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I had one of the bluff cabins which were very large, however, it was dated and very dark (not enough lighting). My cabin was at the end, and there was a bad smell in that area, which may have been from the septic tank. Considering the price, they do not supply any toiletries, like shampoo, only bar soap and plastic... More

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Chicago, IL
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151 reviews 151 reviews
51 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

You stay here not so much for the lodging, but because the entire area is beautiful and chock full of very cool hiking trails. For this reason, we will absolutely return and would recommend it to others. However.... When we arrived there were several people checking in and only one of three people behind the desk actually assisting customers, so... More

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Good Hope, Illinois, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I made last minute reservations for Giant City Lodge for our 9 year anniversary. I actually called on a Wednesday morning and we left that afternoon for 2 nights there. It was wonderful. We liked everything about the trip. When I talked to Lisa at the lodge she said since we were arriving after they closed there... More

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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The owner refused to honor what I was told when making a reservation for a cabin several months in advance for their busiest weekend in the fall. Not knowing if we could keep the reservation for sure I was told that as long as "I gave them plenty of advance notice I would get my complete deposit back". They only... More

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Alton, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Lodge is located in the Giant City State Park. The accommodations consist of cabins in the woods that are clean and well maintained. Lots of outdoor activities are available including hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. The lodge includes a large dining room. Food very good. Also, good service.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hmmm... I can't figure out a way to separate the restaurant from the cabins - so I'll put it in the title. We didn't stay here. After a day hiking around Giant City; we wanted a good place to eat and replenish the calories from all the activity. Giving perfect score to it. Why? 1.) The place was nearly packed... More

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Edmonds, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It was a treat to find this lodge for our visit to Giant City Park where there are great walks. Our cabin had a separate bedroom with 2 queen beds. The other room held the fireplace and small kitchen. Too bad we only had one night as it would have been a restful place to spend several days. Only suggestion... More

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Also Known As:
Giant City Hotel Makanda
Giant City Hotel
Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
Location: United States > Illinois > Makanda
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Makanda

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