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    Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

    2643 Il 178, Utica, IL 61373
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    Overview
    • Excellent22%
    • Very good31%
    • Average19%
    • Poor12%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Lazy River
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Stayed two nights for a family trip. The staff was very nice. However, the rooms were outdated and uncomfortable. The toliet was dirty (had waste in it) and we only had one towel. The staff did bring more towels but I don't understand why we...More

    Thank vcooper2017
    Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you were pleased with the staff, however I sincerely apologize that you were not 100% satisfied with you stay. We are recently under new management and are starting to do some updating in the rooms,...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Lifeguards at the water park aren't very friendly or accommodating. My 6 year old was told the second day he wasn't tall enough for the water slides. not sure how he shrunk in a day. We loved Hiking at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State ParkMore

    Thank amber f
    Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for the review. I assure you I will follow up in regards to the consistency in the waterpark. Due to safety concerns to use the larger slides children do need to be 48 inches or taller, however I also understand your child didn't...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were headed to Starved Rock for lunch but Starved Rock state park was closed due to being at capacity. What's a hungry person to do? We had just passed Grizzly Jacks Lodged so we turned around and pulled in. I knew we were in...More

    Thank Bookchic
    Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for your review. I sincerely apologize for your experience at the restaurant. We are currently under new management and they are looking at all feedback to make positive changes, so I will bring this up with the restaurant staff so that...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Currently the resort is going through management changes and can be seen by some of the things happening. The staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. Overall the resort needs some renovations and updating, it looks and feels old. The overall ambiance is a...More

    Thank Jason M
    Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for the review. Yes, we have recently changed management and there are some positive improvements being made, with even more to come. I am happy to hear that repeat guests are noticing those changes. I will follow up with the proper...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Average experience. For the $200/night, I would have expected more. The Family Room was very standard. Floors were dirty/not vacuumed and carpet was stained. There were dirty cups and cigarette butts on the porch, spider in the bathroom, broken dresser drawer, broken light in the...More

    1  Thank Michelle G
    Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. I assure you that I will follow up with the proper departments to address everything you experienced throughout your stay. We are currently under new management and starting to make some improvements so I hope that you do choose to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
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    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • $115 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 272
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    ppeddicord
    August 11, 2016|
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    Response from ALLGLORY T | Reviewed this property |
    not sure about hours but the reaort gives you game cards for attractions
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    July 24, 2016|
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    Response from amcal2015 | Reviewed this property |
    I did not see pets in the hotel part. Front desk is very helpful in answering questions. Maybe they are allowed in the cabins.
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    February 25, 2016|
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    "villas sleep 9, rooms are spacious and we heard that the cabins sleep like 20"
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