We stayed in one of the log cabins because the lodge was fully booked. Actually, in order to accommodate 4 of us, we had the whole 2-room building. Read: I spent lots of money!
So, I was really, really disappointed when I saw the rooms. The furniture all looked like it came from a garage sale. My granddaughter had planned on sleeping on the fold-out "couch" (really a chair). But when I opened it up, we both said there was no way she would sleep on that dirty, stained, shabby thing. We wouldn't even touch or sit on it.
The beds weren't much better. Sad, worn bedspread. Broken headboards. The only way I could psych myself to go to sleep was to keep thinking that at least the sheets were just washed. None of us used the shower--old shower stall. Towels were just okay.
I second what the previous reviewer said about the thermostat. We were freezing. And there was no blanket on the bed.
Food in the dining room was good. Service definitely on the slow side. I wish our waiter had told us the chicken my 10-yr-old ordered would serve at least two kids. Most of it got wasted.
Is Starved Rock in Chapter 1 bankruptcy? Why don't they rehabilitate the cabins? Come on, all the furniture needs to go out on the curb for garbage pickup.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Features 69 guest rooms and 21 cabin rooms, majestic Great Hall with 2-sided fireplace, on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor dining, indoor pool, weddings and meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Starved Rock Utica
- Starved Rock Hotel Utica Il