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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Joliet, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff all around. Only complaint was when we went to use the whirlpool tub it wouldn't turn on, I went to the front desk to let them know and they asked if i had reset the GFCI... no, why would I was my thought so I went back and reset2 before teh 3rd one worked and reset the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved it the girls had a lot to do my fiancee and I got to wonder off alone which was nice. Had a great weekend. :) Usually our girls get bored and this time we gave them 60 dollars each and we figured they will call us in an hour. And we actually went looking for them after 2.5... More 

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Edelstein, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quick overnight trip only a little over an hour from home. Lots of fun for 6 and 9 year old. Waterpark is more of an enhanced pool but was more than enough for the grandchildren. Great value with the included cards for the Enchanted Forest, although the 'rides' are on a smaller scale. Still fun for kids, but older kids... More 

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Joliet, IL
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall it was a good trip. I was a little disappointed in the waterpark only because the water dumping feature wasn't working and the guards didn't seem to have very good control of the guests. I watched the same guard on 3 occasions tell the same people that their children couldn't be in the hot tub. I also didn't care... More 

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Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in Jan 2015 and took our 5yr and 3yr old grandkids. Just overnight to get out of the house -- We had a blast! The staff was friendly, the waterpark is AWESOME, really warm water (otherwise I wouldn't have gotten in with them :-) Glad it was in the same building. We walked across parking lot to the... More 

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South Holland, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay here in a Villa. It was also complimentary because of issues we had a year ago. We stayed in 8-1 this year. January 2015. Sofa bed in living area (as in the last one) leave a lot to be desired by those who sleep on one. The Villa was clean and nicely furnished. Just had... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made our reservations, over the phone, with a specialist several weeks before the date. Explained that we would like to stay within the hotel so we could walk indoor to the waterpark. I received an email 4 days before our arrival that the pool is not open on Mondays. Wouldn't you think that the person on the phone would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lodge is beautiful inside and out! The rooms were very clean and cozy! The waterpark was fun for all ages and best of all the Water temperature was Perfect! We were never cold it felt great in and out of the water! My children had lots of fun at the amusement park! Can't wait to go back! Perfect trip... More 

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Joliet, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came down for a little vacation during a long holiday weekend. We stayed in the main Lodge. The good: The resort was very nice and the staff were all very friendly. I booked online, and then called to ask questions, and they did a great job of explaining how things worked. The water park was a good size for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our luxury cabin was spacious, lots of hot water, comfortable beds, very clean and the view was fantastic. The check -in people were helpful and very friendly. The shuttle was prompt and warm. Even when the place was almost totally booked there was plenty of room at the water park. Lines were a little long at the Adventure center but... More 

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Additional Information about Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Address: 2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 272
Also Known As:
Grizzly Jack`s Grand Bear Hotel Utica
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Hotel

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