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Annapolis, Maryland
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307 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights recently. It is an old Holiday Inn that does not look like it has been updated in 20+ years. The carpet and bathrooms are very tired. It is 2 stories and the second floor does not have an elevator. We wish we had known that before my elderly father was given a... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had some problems the first time we stayed here.. long wait for deskclerk, given wrong room, etc, but the room we finally got was clean and quit, and the morning deskclerk was friendly and helpful. So when we needed a place to stop on our next trip this way, we gave it another chance. They did so much better that... More 

Thank Richard S
Suwanee, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Room was not very clean. Room located across from laundry room with door always open and noise level irritating. Bedding appeared to be old and faded. Disappointing in how Magnuson had gone down since last year. Breakfast options extremely limited. Staff was friendly. Bartender was exceptional in the service he provided. Will not stay here again.

Thank 662maggiew

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were taking a two-week trip down south and stayed here on our way to and from. The beds were comfortable and the AC was fine. The room was clean but not spotless (refrigerator not cleaned, TV remote yucky). They were willing to put us in a different room however. Staff in both the hotel and restaurant were very friendly... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The housekeeping staff and servers in the restaurant are willing to help and friendly. The place is generally clean. We have stayed here 3 summers, and very little maintenance or updating has been done. Carpets need cleaning, our vanity was cracked, and several floor tiles were chipped.

Thank WisFolks
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95 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the third summer we have stayed at the Magnuson Grand Hotel for a family reunion and it will be our last. It seems as if they have not made any improvements over the last year. We checked in on a Friday afternoon. The hallways were extremely dirty (clumps of dirt all over), paint is chipping off the walls,... More 

Thank lcstine
Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The breakfast wasn't good, but morning crew was great. The dinner crew at the resturant was NOT friendly at all very rude. Also the bartender was very nice and apologize for the waitress's been rude. Had an ok time. The Hotel could use an update, it's kind of out dated.

Thank bellleticia
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We just stayed a night but were drawn to the very nice outdoor setting. We arrive just before 10 pm and it was a smooth check in. The room was fine/average. I didn't see any reviews mentioning the workout room so here it is: 1 treadmill, 1 elliptical, and 1 bike. The machines were decent and there was a tv,... More 

Thank Saint12345
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were a large group and so many of us had the same experience with Megan at the front desk. She is one of the rudest people I have ever met. Why she is working at the type of job where she has to deal with customers is beyond me. She should be fired. I spoke to her on the... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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222 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

First impression was not so good. We showed up 1.5 hours early and they were not ready for us. They had my cell number. Made our room a priority. Called us back for an early check in. Bonus points for that. No elevators and we are on the 2nd floor. I knew going in they had no elevators but sure... More 

Thank HOTROD37

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Elegance in a country setting" The Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center is located just 30 miles south of Springfield, IL and 60 miles north of St. Louis, MO. Each well-appointed room features free high speed internet access, which was all newly installed the first of June 2012. Visitors are encouraged enjoy a meal in the Captain's Table Restaurant or Yacht Club Lounge, take a relaxing stroll through the rock and flower garden, enjoy the sundeck, fishing pond, and experience the Carlin-Belle riverboat used for business meeting and small special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 19067 W. Frontage Rd, Carlinville, IL 62560 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Carlinville
Price Range: $99 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Best Western Carlinville Hotel Carlinville
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“Maybe a room near front of hotel would provide a better experience than we had.”
 of 5 bubbles 662maggiew, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“don't get a room facing the pool - you can clearly hear it”
 of 5 bubbles lcstine, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the West side of the hotel and definitely 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles HOTROD37, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“For utmost peace and quiet, ask for rear of hotel. Great access, quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles 869carrien, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the space needle”
 of 5 bubbles 261lesh, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
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