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Vrooman Mansion

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Bloomington-Normal, be sure to stay at or at least visit the historic Vrooman Mansion. This is one of the remaining grand homes of Bloomington, and shouldn't be missed. It is a delightful B&B in the beautifully restored home of Julia and Carl Vrooman. Originally built in 1869 and expanded in later years, the house invites you in for... More

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Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed out stay at this B & B it was beautiful and with in walking distance to downtown. The breakfast was yummy and we would stay here again if we are ever back in Bloomington, IL! The woodwork is beautiful and the lights are also original.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we planned for the drop off of our daughter at IWU, my husband took on the responsibility of booking an overnight stay for us... and wow, what a treat it was! While the neighborhood seems a bit run down, the home is very convenient to the IWU campus and has so much charm & history. When we arrived, Tricia... More

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Texas
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908 reviews 908 reviews
83 hotel reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vrooman is a beautiful historic mansion which on close examination needs some repairs and attention. The breakfast was out of this world! Delicious, creative and quite large. Service was excellent and they accommodate the smallest requests. We had a party for 30 people catered by the Inn and it was perfect in every way. We stayed in the charming... More

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Vroomanmansion, Owner at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

We're very glad to hear that you & your family enjoyed the event, our creative & ample breakfast and the service we provided. Also, that you enjoyed the peace and charm of the Carriage House. My apologizes that the mattress didn't fit your preference. It is a new Simmons Black Beauty Rest firm mattress with plush pillow top. Not all... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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178 reviews 178 reviews
31 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My first stay at a B&B - and the Vrooman Mansion did not disappoint. Based on information from the website and other TA reviews, I expected wonderful breakfasts. Wow! I savored three gourmet breakfasts during my stay, and the menus were deliciously varied. Treats included potato and bacon frittatas, crepes with fresh peaches and cream, Black Forest pancakes with fresh... More

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12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The rooms are very nice and clean!! A little more light in the rooms would be nice. The building is very historic and some original items in the B&B. The staff were very accommodating!! Breakfast was delicious, and a very large portion. There is a great room, you can visit with other guests and there are snaks and drinks available.... More

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Sturtevant
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Arriving to this lovely, tree shaded home on a Friday felt like going to an old family friend's home. Spacious Julia bedroom with attached bath fulfilled our present sensibilties while giving us a historical step-back in time. Loved the piano in the music room and the parlor's various scrapbooks detailing the history of the original owners. Our very welcoming hostess... More

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Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed for only one night on our way back from Chicago. They were wonderfully welcoming and the house is incredible. We were given a tour of the house when we arrived and the history was very interesting. We loved the deep tub in the Rose room and the handmade soaps! After a good nights sleep, we had an amazing... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent decorum and wonderful history. Very friendly hostess with everything you could want. They allowed us to store our bikes in the carriage house for safe keeping. Would recommend it to anyone. The breakfast was delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
30 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped here during our trip down Route 66 and all I can say is if you get the chance to stay then do so, it is truly an experience! Every aspect including the staff was perfect. I just wish we could have stayed a bit longer.

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Address: 701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Location: United States > Illinois > Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vrooman Mansion 2.5*
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