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Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center

11712 East Windy Lane, Whittington, IL 62897
Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Illinois
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reviews were not good that we read but I was optimistic! Unfortunately, the poor reviews were correct. The staff was pleasant but it was obvious no money was being used to keep resort updated.. All the pontoon boats were broken the whole time we were there. No horses that were advertised on their website for horseback riding. The paddle... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here while going to the Pheasant Hollow Mardi Gras in May festival. The hotel is an easy walk to the winery, should you need to. Next door, in the same parking lot is a local bar that had OK food, inexpensive drinks and live music. The hotel is new and well maintained. The only draw back is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I along with another couple stayed at the resort for 3 days over the 4th of July holiday & had a great time. This review is a little wordy, but I felt after reading the bad reviews I owed it to the place to give my honest 2 cents. First off I have to say is we... More 

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Cave Creek, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I met his parents there. We had one building with adjoining rooms which worked out great! Each "cabin" had a separate bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining & living room as well as a patio lakeside. We were practically on the lake as they'd a lot of rain! There is a small fridge & I think a microwave in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just spent the holiday weekend here in the Schooner Botel and we absolutely loved it! I w as a little nervous after reading some of the negative reviews but was very pleasantly surprised upon arrival. We had a loft room (which I highly recommend) that was very comfy. It had a great living area which was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in last night and unfortunately staying two more nights. Have a cabin on the lake. Porch full of bugs and not wiped down. Furniture very old and musty. Bed totally uncomfortable. Mattress must be years old as it is sunken in. Kitchen area has old wood and no updates. On the lake is not lake. It's mucky and muddy.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel could do so much better if someone really put in an effort. The lake is beautiful. The location is very quite. If you love to fish or boat this would be a great place to stay. I stayed in the hotel for four days for a conference, and our room was paid for by the conference administrator. If... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We did a family getaway for Memorial Day wkend and brought our 3 teens and our fishing boat. We had great weather both Sat and Sun and that added to our fun. My husband and I had a room in the Flagship boatel and really liked it. Beds not so comfy, but we did enjoy the view from the balcony.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have never stayed in a dirtier, less-maintained place. We were in an older boatel by the lake. The view was nice, but the room was terrible. It smelled damp and musty and they tried to cover the smell with perfume. The plumbing on the sink was loose and moved when we turned on the water, and there was little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We will be back. Room was clean and quiet with balcony overlooking the lake. Nice boat ramps. Staff was helpful. Found a good cafe in Sesser for breakfast. Was a little disappointed in the restaurant menu selections. But found plenty of good places to eat in Benton and Mt Vernon. Lots of dock space. And centrally located on the lake.

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