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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted a place not far from Effingham to chill out for a couple of days and Rend Lake Resort was what we picked. We failed to read reviews until after we'd checked in. All reviews are horrible. Had we read the reviews....we'd have gone elsewhere. To be honest, we did have an enjoyable time because the view is fantastic... More 

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Edwardsville
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68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in the schooner building on the lake. Nice view but that's it! The room is set up pretty neat, with and upstairs bedroom loft and downstairs bath and living room with pull out couch. But sadly, the room I stayed in was awful. Carpet was stained, walls were cracked, no hot water in the bathroom and paint peeling... More 

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Chicago
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, other than a beautiful lake and some nice people in the gift shop, this place is nasty. Bugs smashed on walls, holes in screens, horribly stained mattresses, funky bad smell. Worst of all, the management doesn't give a rat's you-know-what. Restaurant was awful with overpriced nasty food. If I had the money, I'd buy this place and make a... More 

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1 Thank Patti H
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

A family reunion and the place was grossly understaffed, the rooms were filthy and spider infested, for some reason the floors were soaked with water, the toilets were constantly stopped up, the pool was not accessible, there was no lighting for the picnic areas. A total disaster

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Collinsville, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This resort is by no mean luxurious but the rooms and amenities are clean, could use some updating but it gets the job done. If your looking for a day on the lake and a place to crash this place fits the bill. Boat rental available, plenty of docking space, and even offers pet friendly rooms. Reservations can be hard... More 

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Wadesville, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I would only rate this 2 stars because of the proximity to the lake and good fishing spots. The resort hasn't been updated since I last visited 15 years ago. There was mold all over the walls, mattress, carpets, and shower. The room smelled awful! Honestly the 120 we spent a night was overpriced for the condition of the room.... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We traveled to stay at this DIRTY DIRTY resort. We booked a room at the windjammer botel. The pool was closed the day we arrived due to chemical problems. The lady at the front desk didn't even mention this until I asked because I overheard someone complaining about it. So we then went to our room and could not believe... More 

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Williamsville, Missouri
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I checked in with my 2 granddaughters, 3 and 2. We went to our cabin and the key card didn't work. It was 108 outside and I had already unloaded the kids so I called the desk. She said she would send maintenance. 20 minutes later, maintenance came and said the lock was fine and I needed a new card.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here two nights for a family. This resort is by no means luxurious, but it is no worse than most average chain hotels. Yes, there are some bugs and dirty spots, but most guests are in and out of the lake all day, so that is to be expected. My two biggest complaints are the beds (old and... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a total of 3 cabins for 3 nights for a family boating trip. I'll start by saying I work in hotels and manage multiple large branded hotel properties. So, I do have pretty high standards for where I sleep when I travel. I dialed it back a notch, putting into perspective it is a lakeside cabin at a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center

Address: 11712 E Windy Ln, Whittington, IL 62897-1011
Location: United States > Illinois > Whittington
Price Range: $102 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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