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chicago
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cute little motel/hotel; looks like somebody had fun decorating this place 20 years ago. Staff are sweet and breakfast is charming. But none of that matters when the bed is uncomfortable, and it was. I can handle outdated bathrooms and kitschy decor, but don't charge me over $100/night for a bed I can't sleep in.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Theme based older hotel that serves breakfast to your room. Rooms are like small apartments, Nice porch sitting area with rocking chairs. Walking distant to town. A bit over priced, but cute and very good breakfast

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1 Thank 219jeanie
West Chicago
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

3 of us girls stayed here for a night so we could hit August Hill Winery. The room was HUGE and the couch is very comfortable as one of us ended up sleeping on the couch. The beds are comfortable but are very squeaky!. The bathroom is huge and they even deliver breakfast in the morning. The breakfast was homecooked... More 

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Utica, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The food,service,cocktails were awesome. Very good portion for the price. One of the very best Lamb Chops I've ever had. Can't wait to go back. Asking for gift cards from my family for Christmas. Yummy

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La Grange Park, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Just got back yesterday, Ideal spot if you want to see and hike the surrounding parks. Walking distance to the little town of North Utica. WiFi was a no go in our room, but it was good to get off the grid for a few days. Service was fantastic, anything you need, they'll get it. Wish that we could choose... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This was a great place to stay. The room was clean....wonderful breakfast. Very quiet get a way. We really enjoyed it. The outside could use some paint and update but the room was great. Very friendly staff

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2 Thank Melody D
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We stayed in #4. The cons: every wall is scuffed and dirty, particularly the kitchen, that has grease splatters. The bathtub drains is so slow that you're left standing in your own shower by the end. The toilet flush emits a high squeak that you can hear from outside.The "sofa bed" in the living room is a futon with visible... More 

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Manhattan, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed at the Willows over Valentines Day, while attending the Utica Wine Walk, and it could not have been more convenient. The hotel is very quaint, with homey touches in the public areas. The curtains on the porch add a romantic and whimsical touch. In the light of day, the Safari room looks a bit worn and in need... More 

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Illinois
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Utica is a neat little town just across the river from starved rock state park. The Willows is described as a quaint botique hotel but just doesn't match that description. The room I was in was more of an extended stay (larger with a microwave and small fridge) that should be $60-70 a night, not $145.

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3 Thank gsteener
Valparaiso, Indiana
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195 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The food was terrific and the prices are great! Had to wait over a half hour or I would have given stars. You can sit inside or out, swatting flies inside too. Friendly people, recommend going off hours to get fed a little quicker, or don't have too tight of a schedule. Worth the visit.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Willows

Address: 325 Clark St, Utica, IL 61373
Region: United States > Illinois > Utica
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I know they have several different theme rooms. We chose a middle price room”
 of 5 bubbles 219jeanie, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 6 and 7 has no WiFi”
 of 5 bubbles chicagoaussie73, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We didn't have any issues with noise levels, or disturbances from the pets staying on the first floor. We could hear the shower/water sounds from other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust217, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Given that we had one of the smaller rooms and loved it I'm sure the bigger suites are great too.”
  • Lively lawn decor across the street
  • Bald eagle
  • Cowboy decor, suite #4
  • Farm town view out back
  • Breakfast delivered fresh
  • Micowave & cutlery
  • Very nice kitchen
  • Basic dishes supplied
 of 5 bubbles YellowstoneGal, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The Pinto Deluxe Suite is an upstairs end room, which is probably the most privacy you will get here, although it was next to one of the two staircases to get upstairs. However, it only shares one wall with other rooms, which is something I prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles krmf, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
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