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WaterBird Lakeside Inn

2.0 of 5 526 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Rooms were just ok. In process of remodeling. No soap, no shampoo,one wash cloth to share among 4 persons. No breakfast, no pool, no sauna - as all advertised. Building is definitely in need of a lot of maintenance. Trash everywhere. Horrible experience especially for the $99.00 rate per night.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 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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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Address: 526 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
Location: United States > Indiana > Chesterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — WaterBird Lakeside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Waterbird Lakeside Hotel Chesterton

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