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The Blue Heron Inn

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1110 Lakeside Street, East Shore of Pine Lake, LaPorte, IN 46350
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whitehall, Michigan
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The hospitality at the Blue Heron is outstanding. While on business in LaPorte, we had been staying in the local Hampton and Holiday Inn just for the points. But soon realized all that we had been giving up. The rooms are large, they generally all come with extended amenities, such as fireplace, jetted tubs and a view of Pine Lake.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We booked our room with only one objective - to simply relax! … And I must say the mission was definitely accomplished! Not only were we given a spacious, comfy room overlooking the lake but we also experienced world class customer service! How wonderful to be greeted in the morning by my first name by the lovely lady working at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Sorry to say the price was ridiculous. The 314 suite was not worth the price. Air conditioning did not work in main area. Very dated and had to buy and use febreeze to cope with the damp mildew smell. Honestly disappointed. They need to fix air and update before they rent this room again. They are aware of the condition... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just a bit over 1.5 hrs from Chicago. It was awesome. I never knew there were houseboat/cabins for rent so close. Very affordable. Good size room and huge bath. The deck was a big plus. The fit was perfect for us and our 3 year old. He loved it and the idea of sleeping on a boat. He was even... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After a one night stay for a volunteer project at the nearby Share Foundation, I know I will be back to enjoy all that this interesting property has to offer. Not far from the exit ( about 7 min.) off the main highway, and with easy access from Pine Road, this is a perfect spot for those traveling in the... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love this place! My room had a balcony overlooking a small lake. The room itself was well furnished, clean and very comfortable. The restaurant at this place is excellent. I had a trout dish that was out of this world. Nice breakfast buffet.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were caught in a Valentine's Day blizzard in LaPorte, and all hotels were fully booked. The staff at the Blue Heron were real heroes and called all of their reserved guests who had not arrived and found space for the stranded travelers. The staff were amazing and kind, and the inn is lovely and perfectly amenable. Wish we could... More 

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Westmont, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Blue Heron Inn is a very nice place to go for a great little getaway. Prices are very reasonable and we loved taking the pontoon out on the lake. Fishing was pretty good as well from boat and by the docks. The room was very clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend this for a nice place to relax.

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Munster, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very tired and needs updating badly. We paid for a spa room and spa did not work when we told them at the desk we got oh sorry about that. Bathroom sink vet slow draining called to front desk no one on duty to fix it next day dranoed it. Bed was terrible VERY VERY soft. It cost us $325... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were headed West on the Indiana Toll Road when overcome by thunderstorms. On check-in, the desk was unattended because the clerk was in our room starting the fireplace in order that it would be toasty warm. Dinner at their restaurant surpassed all expectations. A lakeside glass of wine watching a beautiful sunset capped the evening.

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