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The Willows

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325 Clark St, Utica, IL 61373
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The Willows
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Utica is a neat little town just across the river from starved rock state park. The Willows is described as a quaint botique hotel but just doesn't match that description. The room I was in was more of an extended stay (larger with a microwave and small fridge) that should be $60-70 a night, not $145.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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 

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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 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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Evanston, Illinois
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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 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Oak Lawn, IL
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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 

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Manhattan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Address: 325 Clark St, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
Number of rooms: 9

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