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Scholars Inn

801 N. College, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Scholars Inn during a recent visit to IU. I choose it largely because most of the hotels were sold out, and the rates were the best value I could find. I am very glad I did! The rooms were clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable, and the hospitality was great. I felt very welcomed and... More

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maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was thinking about putting in a bad review so that I could get into this Inn during important events at IU, but I suppose that is not fair. We enjoyed the room which was lovely, had a fountain and we slept easily. Breakfast was stupendous and we had dinner at their café next door and loved that too. There... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Entering the doors of the Scholars Inn is like stepping through a time machine back to the 19th century - a time machine that has a plate of cookies just for you. Breakfast was a real treat - a thermos full of coffee waiting for me when I opened my door in the morning - followed by an exceptional meal... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

120 year-old house, and I think that tells a lot. Don't expect perfection, don't expect level floors. From what I could tell, there are 4 rooms upstairs and 1 downstairs near the kitchen. I stayed in the downstairs "garden" style room with windows on 3 sides and a fountain on one wall. I also stayed upstairs in a more masculine... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We've stayed here several times, and it's always been fantastic. The rooms are comfortable, attractive, and restful. The Inn is conveniently located. The breakfast menu offers many choices, and you can choose to eat in the dining area, on the patio, or in bed! The food is excellent, and you also will get a $5 coupon that you can use... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

You step back in time at Scholars Inn. It felt like my grandmother's house, warm and inviting. We visited this location as part of our honeymoon and I'm so glad we did. If you want to take a trip back in time this is the place for you. We had breakfast in bed which was a real treat. And the... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

It is a charming, old house, the rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished and the breakfast very good (except the coffee). The use of the dining room together with snacks is an additional plus. The location is ok, though you need to walk quite a bit to get into the center, so keep that in mind when it is raining.... More

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Antioch, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Really nice place. Good location - you can walk to most of downtown, especially if the weather is nice. Being an old house I was wondering if it was going to be quiet in the rooms and it was. We didn't hear anything beyond the creaking of the stairs, but that was in the morning and not a big deal... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was my second stay at Scholars Inn; both were relaxing, peaceful, and enjoyable mini-vacations. This most recent stay, my new husband and I enjoyed a mini-moon after our wedding in local Brown County State Park. The rooms are very comfortable, some with fireplaces, and have a quiet charm. To help us celebrate, the very friendly and helpful staff surprised... More

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Greenup, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very comfortable and clean. The staff is most friendly and accommodating. I stay here frequently and it feels like a home away from home! I have stayed in most all the rooms and each has their own personality. I love the two downstairs, especially!

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Also Known As:
Scholars Hotel Bloomington
Scholars Hotel
Address: 801 N. College, Bloomington, IN 47404
Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bloomington

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