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4.0 out of 5

"Very clean and friendly staff. The indoor water park was amazing " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 15 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star resort near Starved Rock State Park

In state park

You'll find Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park within a 15-minute walk of this Oglesby resort. Deer Park Country Club and LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Family-friendly fun

This resort features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. There's fun for all ages with a lazy river and mini golf, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 92 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Family Suite with Balcony, 2 Queen Beds with Sofa Bed

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
$209* Per night/room May 13 - May 14

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 9 Max

Luxury Cabin, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 18 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds with Sofa Bed

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

Everyone (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2020 by Jackie

Thank you for taking a few moments to let us know about your experience. Thank you for choosing our Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock!

3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 27, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2020 by Front Desk

Thank you for taking the time to rate The Grand Bear Resort.

5 out of 5
Very clean and friendly staff. The indoor water park was amazing

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 4, 2020 by Jackie

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests..

2 out of 5
Nice waterpark Nice activities for kids Dirty room -dust/webs hanging in 4 corners and above 1 bed 2 light bulbs out VERY slow service getting ice cream on 10/19 pm. People were getting mad and left

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 30, 2019 by Jackie

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at us Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I will bring your concerns to the proper department head to see what can be done about this issues.

4 out of 5
Liked the pool area. Did not like the wifi. Really bad connection. Would have liked for there to be a way out from the hotel to the back of property instead of having to walk all the way around.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Oct 30, 2019 by Jackie

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at us Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I will bring your concerns to the proper department head to see what can be done about this issues.

4 out of 5
Wish there cafe opened earlier for breakfast. We had to go to the nearest mcdonalds for e and breakfast.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2019 by Jackie

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I will bring your concerns to the proper department head to see what can be done about this issues.

5 out of 5
The property was very clean and met all of our expectations.

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2019 by Jackie D

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests.

1 out of 5
the place is a flop house staff was rude rooms dirty

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 10, 2019 by Jackie

Thank you for staying with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your stay with us. I will address your concerns with the correct department heads. I do hope that you will return to give us another chance with another stay.

4 out of 5

Great Getaway

The Midwest is now dotted with resorts like Grizzly Jack's, and it's pretty much the same as any of them, though smaller. The resort's managed well enough; nobody's winning any customer service awards, but we found our rooms clean, facilities clean enough, and amenities quite reasonable for the price we paid. The water park will wear thin if your kids get bored, but mine barely used any features beyond the wave pool and the lazy river for six or eight hours, and didn't want to leave. Breakfast at the restaurant was the kind of food you get free at so many hotels, but here, it's $10. There's almost no chance you'll drag your whole family out of the building for breakfast, so you're stuck with it. Overall a really good experience. Well worth hitting up after a day at Starved Rock or Matthiessen.

Posted by , from Chgo on Jun 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2017 by Rachael Bradley

Thank you for your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort!

4 out of 5

We will stay here again

Had 2 pre-teens with us and they had a great time at the indoor amusement center and at the waterpark. The restaurant on site was a little pricey and not a big selection. The indoor amusement center and waterpark were both included in the price of the room and you get to use them even on the day you check out. Front desk was friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2007

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About the Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

Location 2643 IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61373

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Property Features

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock offers its guests an indoor pool, a children's pool, a lazy river, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock. This 3-star Oglesby resort is smoke free.

  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Game room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) (138.1 km / 85.8 mi)

Room Amenities

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock offers 92 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekends from 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 500 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 12.50 for adults and USD 8.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Utica
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Utica
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Hotel
  • Grizzly Jack`s Grand Bear Hotel Utica
  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jack's Bear Oglesby
  • Bear At Starved Rock Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
  • Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Resort
  • Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Oglesby
  • Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Resort Oglesby

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.