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WaterBird Lakeside Inn

526 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anonymous60403 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Room was filthy. Window and balcony sliding glass door covered in old stickiness and fingerprints and face prints from people who stayed their previously. The bathroom was full of someone's hair. The coffeemaker had not been cleaned. The lake is more like a retention pond. They lied to us about room pricing only AFTER they ran our card but refused... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel overall was a great deal. We were staying for a few days to visit the Indiana Dunes and found this little gem in Chesterton. The lake it sits on is more of a large pond, but still a very pretty, natural view. The lake also has tons of wildlife to watch! There were geese, ducks, swans, muskrats, turtles,... More

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berwyn, il
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Traveled to the WaterBird for a wedding reception. The place was old and tired, a "once was" place, but not anymore. The food was either over cooked or undercooked, almost to the point of not being able to eat it. Service at the reception was mediocre to rude. Nest time I would go to the wedding but skip the reception.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I am glad we did not read the reviews on trip advisor before booking a room. We stayed at the hotel from July 11 though July 14. Our room was approximately 16 feet wide by 25-30 feet long. The room had a large TV, a couch, microwave, and refrigerator - and a king size bed with four pillows, and the... More

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kenilworth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The reviews were iffy. However I loved my stay. My sister and I met in chesterton indiana for a 4 night get away. We have 4 boys. We got 2 rooms and needed extra towels, sheets, blankets and pillows. They were very helpful in supplying the needed items. The rooms are very spacious , which was very helpful with the... More

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Hammond, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Upon arrival our room looked clean however it was far from being clean. Our sheets were in poor condition and the room was not really kept up just painted to give the impression that the room was maintained. In addition to the room conditions there was never anyone to speak to about such issues. Moreover when asked to have room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Disgusting, toilets were not even secured to the floor, was a special place for me and wife, now it's falling apart and furthermore they don't care, I've tried emailing and calling and gotten nowhere with the management.

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Edgerton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel has lots of potential but right now has lots of problems. Under new management for only a month I will list the problems. I am not a complainer but if you book at a "spa inn" you expect more. Rooms are large with nice views (lake more of a frog pond but interesting) lots of space for a... More

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Austin, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
42 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Clean, and a decent place to stay, with a view of Lake Chubb from every room (slightly picturesque). This place reminded me of a cross between the movies "Psycho" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Customer service was minimal, and the halls were very long and a little eery...especially because there were not too many other patrons. It looked like... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

As my wife had a gift voucher for the Waterbird spa, we decided to combine that with a trip to the Indiana Dunes. Our hearts dropped when we realized the sa-tnav was not lying when it directed us to find the inn within a strip mall. As a motel it's fine, with the added bonus of a view from every... More

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Address: 526 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
Location: United States > Indiana > Chesterton
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WaterBird Lakeside Inn is the perfect setting for pleasure and relaxation. Refresh yourself as you journey into the natural beauty of our private lake and surrounding woods. Enjoy the scenery while taking a leisurely stroll on the trails around Lake Chubb, or visit the Indian Dunes State Park or the National Lakeshore just two miles north. ... more   less 
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