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RiverBank Lodge

522 South 6th Street, Petersburg, IL 62675
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come twice a year for the last 5 years! Beds are comfy! Staff is so accommodating. Absolutely love this place! Very peaceful and just a great place!! Plus restaurants nearby are the best!! Just beyond the New Salem state Park. Continental breakfast is great!! Will be coming back for years to come!!

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Decorah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this Lodge as it was close to Greenview,Il. Very clean. Room was nice. Friendly staff. Not a bad "cold" breakfast. If you like trains, one goes right by,right by. Historic New Salem very close by,too.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Riverbank Lodge for Thanksgiving weekend for a couple’s get-away. I’d heard about it from a co-worker and he gave it very high remarks. We arrived the day before Thanksgiving after a surprise snow storm hit the area. It was a long, nail-biting drive once we got off of I-55 (there is no direct... More 

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Abingdon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The RiverBank Lodge is an unusually nice motel in a small town. The staff there is top notch and are very knowledgeable about the Abe Lincoln sites in the area. You will only be about 2 miles from the Lincoln's New Salem State Historic site (log cabin village and museum). The accommodations are outstanding. The Motel has a very northwoods... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a modern motel with a rustic decorating theme, very welcoming. We recently had five rooms, including the large bank vault room which served as our gathering place. The adults enjoyed the big lounge and the kids liked the play area on the balcony. The bar/restaurant, which has the best pizza I've eaten in years, is obviously popular with... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The bar was a nice place to wind down. The people were nice and friendly, but the room was too hot and no there was to open a window to cool it down :( Our room had some issues like bulbs burned out, not enough toilet paper, and the shower curtain din not seal well at the sides which caused... More 

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Petersburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The hotel is very clean and cozy. If you're going to visit Petersburg you should do it in the fall - it is so beautiful. The hotel also has a very small but cozy lounge/bar. This is a great place to stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I booked a "delux" room for 2 days at the RBL. First off, we had to pay in advance for the stay when we checked in. Plus they wanted us to pony up an extra $100 as a deposit. This "delux" room is smaller than any stardard hotel room and with no closet or dresser for clothing,... More 

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Springfield, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a romantic weekend at a quaint quiet location, what we got was far from our expectations. The overall look and feel of the lodge was quite pleasing and the staff was very friendly and welcoming, but our room was literally 40 feet from train tracks that were outside our window. We were staying... More 

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Seneca, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Riverbank Lodge was very clean and the employees were very friendly. Based on location, time of year we visited and amenities I feel the rooms are overpriced. The first room we had is the room we originally booked. It was VERY small and although the view was beautiful the railroad tracks were right out the window. We asked to... More 

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