We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Utica hotels

The Willows

Save Saved
You added The Willows to your Saves list
325 Clark St, Utica, IL 61373
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (15)
  • Photos (23)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (7)
  • Location
  • More
The Willows
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Utica
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Utica
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

15 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was terrific and the prices are great! Had to wait over a half hour or I would have given stars. You can sit inside or out, swatting flies inside too. Friendly people, recommend going off hours to get fed a little quicker, or don't have too tight of a schedule. Worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! I must say I was pleasantly surprised! This is a very nice place with really great folks as staff. Very nice breakfast brought to your room when you want it brought. All included. Walking distance to all of the down town shops. Really great choice for your stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our stay at The Willows in Utica, IL. We went in the middle of a Polar Vortex (January 2014) on the occasion of Bald Eagle Watch at the very close-by Starved Rock State Park and the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center across the river. It's also only a couple of miles further to Matthiessen State Park. We had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The photo of the long porch with the rocking chairs says a lot about The Willows. It is a relaxing getaway from Chicago. We LOVE going there. The staff is friendly, the breakfast delicious AND brought to our room, the rooms are clean, comfortable and some have a theme. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and good food. We will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
North Aurora, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I chose to stay here, and not the lodge, because we wanted something quiet and more laid back. I really enjoyed this place. There are rocking chairs outside the rooms if you want to sit out and relax on the open porch. Our room: We got the deluxe suite " The pinto". I wasn't a huge fan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a low-key anniversary weekend. The place is nice, and probably your best option if you don't want to be staying in the lodge with all the kids, water park, etc. We stayed in the Pinto room, which was a great location on the second floor, end room. The best part is the breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Janesville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Girls' trip weekend; had a blast! Breakfast was beyond belief and brought to our room every day at our requested time! Wasn't expecting much based on other Trip Advisor reviews; worried about the conditions we would find. Our room, #9, had 2 queens and a really tasteful pull out couch, oversized ottoman, larger than dorm room frig, toaster, full size... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oak Lawn, IL
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Came for a weekend of hiking with friends and stayed at the Willows. We stayed in the Gentlemans Quarters. It was comfortable enough, perhaps a bit cheesey, but adequate dining, seating and sleeping room for two couples. (Not sure about the pullout couch experience, but the bed was quite comfortable!) The staff was fantastic, really top notch service. It is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manhattan, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We didn't sleep here, but ate at the Bistro Cafe on Saturday afternoon, during a break from Eagle Weekend activities at Starved Rock State Park. We were looking for something other than fast food. The cafe was quiet, nicely decorated, and although more upscale than our 3 adolescent/teen sons are used to, not so posh that it put them off.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After a hike in Starved Rock, stop at the Bistro cafe inside the Willows Hotel. We were greeted by the friendly and cheerful Rona! The half panini was hot cheesy and delightful! The soup was warm and tasty! Very well appointed room - you could've been in Paris! Stop by and unwind!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Willows, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Willows? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Willows

Address: 325 Clark St, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (24)
Room/suite (14)
View from room (3)
Dining (4)
Hotel & grounds (3)


Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Willows staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer