Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center Guest Reviews
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|1.8 miles from Utica centre|
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Anonymous Fri, 16 June 2017
Liked: The staff was fantastic, nice, fast, great customer service!
Disliked: Rooms were small, and no fridge in room.
Kathy Wed, 7 June 2017
Liked: This is a state park and great hiking area. The views from the everywhere in and around the lodge were wonderful. The animal life was fun to see especially the daily walk by of a raccoon. For what we wanted there were plenty of things to do. We appreciated the free wi-fi. It was easy to get to.
Disliked: The food in the dining room was variable. Sometimes it was very good like the pot roast. Sometimes it was so-so to poor like the walleye. The toilet in the room bathroom was as low as it could possibly be and presented problems for some one with mobility issues. Had to go down the hall to the public handicap bathroom.
Barbara Fri, 2 June 2017
Liked: This park attracts millions of visitors and yet it is immaculately groomed and the hiking trails are fantastic! We stayed 3 nights in the lodge and were delighted with the whole place. The dining room is like walking into history and the food was sublime! The terrace behind the lodge is delightful!
Disliked: Very sad to leave!
Jeffrey Tue, 9 May 2017
Liked: Beautiful, old lodge with wood accents, huge stone fireplace in main lounge area, excellent dinner of walleye and salmon, beautiful stone deck to sit and view the wildlife and river below - and trails nearby to hike to see a waterfall. So happy to have had the experiences there.
James Thu, 13 April 2017
Liked: Atmosphere and scenery. Friendly staff. Small but clean rooms.
Disliked: They need to put in a new thermostat in our room. Temperature had to be adjusted 3 times throughout the night.
Hoffman Mon, 13 March 2017
Liked: Construction right outside my window meant no nap - BUT the staff provided ear plugs on the night stand for everyday hotel noises and "woo-hoo!" I got a nap!
Rosa Wed, 1 March 2017
Disliked: minimal wood for fire place
Kristal Thu, 2 February 2017
Liked: Room was comfortable. Ate in the Pub, the bartender had a good sense of humor and was the best! Family group came in with small, loud children and he was very patient and kind to them. I got a free piece of the Smores Cake when my boy friend told him it was my birthday. It was really good! Shared tacos there, and had breakfast in the dining room. The food was fine.
Disliked: Toilet in our room seemed very low!
John Wed, 9 November 2016
Liked: Location was good as were most of the staff. Nice little bar and outdoor terrace.
Disliked: Food was terrible
Curt Sat, 15 October 2016
Liked: The lodge itself is very nice. The trails are very good.
Disliked: Although the breakfast staff was friendly, no one else was. The crew in the back door lodge is very poor. The bartenders do not know how to make mixed drinks at all. Off duty employees or close friends of employees tend to hang around the bar and it makes it an uncomfortable feeling for guests. Overall I think the entire staff could use some coaching on making eye contact with guests, welcoming them and showing appreciation that they are glad we came. Without us they would be looking for another job!