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Reviewed 8 August 2015

While visiting friends and family in Petersburg, my wife and I have generally stayed in Springfield. As a result, we didn't always have the time to spend that we would have liked. This hotel (lodge) is located right in Petersburg and solves that problem beautifully. Not only is it conveniently located, but it's rustic appearance adds to the experience. Decorated...

Thank Cress H
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a smaller lodge but still very lovely. The staff was amazing and the pizza and appetizers were tasty. We stopped at the lodge after spending the day in Springfield, and headed to New Salem and the golf course. Our room had a fridge and sink, along with a microwave. The bed was fine and the room was very...

Thank cstef
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Staff is super friendly. Room was as advertised. The lounge is very nice. The breakfast could be a bit more, but it is advertised as continental, and that is very much what it is. We stayed in the jacuzzi suite. The jacuzzi tub seemed like it was due a thorough cleaning. The hotel is right on the river, as advertised,...

Thank Jp S
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

The RiverBank Lodge was a great place to stay if you want to go to Lincoln's New Salem. The decor is beautiful and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable and great showers. The continental breakfast has several different items and the front desk was very nice and accommodating.

Thank RoyalsFans
River Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I was encouraged by the recent positive reviews and pictures online. We had to stay here for a family wedding being held at the nearby winery in the block of rooms that were held. At first glance, all is as promised: dramatic architecture and a "lodge" quality. The following are the reasons for my review: very small room for a...

4Thank emmie54
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We have come twice a year for the last 5 years! Beds are comfy! Staff is so accommodating. Absolutely love this place! Very peaceful and just a great place!! Plus restaurants nearby are the best!! Just beyond the New Salem state Park. Continental breakfast is great!! Will be coming back for years to come!!

1Thank Moonette72
Decorah, Iowa
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We chose this Lodge as it was close to Greenview,Il. Very clean. Room was nice. Friendly staff. Not a bad "cold" breakfast. If you like trains, one goes right by,right by. Historic New Salem very close by,too.

1Thank jameslouie
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 31 December 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Riverbank Lodge for Thanksgiving weekend for a couple’s get-away. I’d heard about it from a co-worker and he gave it very high remarks. We arrived the day before Thanksgiving after a surprise snow storm hit the area. It was a long, nail-biting drive once we got off of I-55 (there is no direct...

Thank DJPlaZma
Abingdon, Illinois
Reviewed 4 October 2014

The RiverBank Lodge is an unusually nice motel in a small town. The staff there is top notch and are very knowledgeable about the Abe Lincoln sites in the area. You will only be about 2 miles from the Lincoln's New Salem State Historic site (log cabin village and museum). The accommodations are outstanding. The Motel has a very northwoods...

1Thank Dan L
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is a modern motel with a rustic decorating theme, very welcoming. We recently had five rooms, including the large bank vault room which served as our gathering place. The adults enjoyed the big lounge and the kids liked the play area on the balcony. The bar/restaurant, which has the best pizza I've eaten in years, is obviously popular with...

2Thank pat p

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a unique 24 unit motel that was recently remodeled from a previous use. This affords RiverBank Lodge many unique architectural features not common in this price range ... more   less 

Additional Information about RiverBank Lodge

Address: 522 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675-1606
Region: United States > Illinois > Petersburg
Price Range: $108 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — RiverBank Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask to be in the lower level - that might help to be quieter from the lobby noise and train noise.”
williamn266, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view of the river.”
743cressh, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“River view is nice, but don't feel bad if you don't get one.......just a cozy place.”
cstef, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Request one of the suites to have a really first class room.”
tsalagas, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There is an opportunity to look at some of the rooms on the website but we asked the staff when we did reservations what rooms would work best for the families with children.”
399patp, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
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