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Empire House Hotel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived and found our hotel in a great location, fronting the Ohio River and across the street from a beautiful riverfront park with benches, shade trees and walking trails. First impressions were of a very old, historic hotel with some peeling paint on the outside. We were greeted by gracious host Marsha, who was very friendly and keeps a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the peeling paint in the front dissuade you from staying at this historic hotel. The guest rooms at the Empire House are clean and kept. Our room was small but worked just fine. Right across the street is a nice park right on the Ohio River. We walked easily through Rising Sun and to the casino.

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Huntington, Indiana, United States
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed this week. Owner, Marsha very accommodating. She has done an amazing remodel on this hotel. Would definitely stay again and recommend it highly. She has preserved the historic aspect while incorporating modern conveniences. The front porch is so relaxing to sit and watch riverboat traffic

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed here on a work trip in 2010 on a reccomendation from a friend. It is the most unique place I have ever stayed! The owner Marsha is very nice. It made staying away from home for work a pleasure instead of work.

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Reno, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

On a recent trip to Ohio, I wanted a quiet place to relax with a view of the Ohio River. My search led me to Rising Sun, IN and the Empire House. There are only two rooms at the hotel that have a view of the river so I called the hotel directly and reserved the smaller of the two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I absolutely enjoyed staying here and it hits me fresh everytime I think of my stay here. Owner was very sweet and it made me realize that Rising Sun is such a quiet, pleasant town. I highly recommend this place and once you stay here you will have such pleasant memories of Rising Sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It was a nice place and Marsha was great. Everyone in town loves her as well. The room was comfortable. I hope they are able to fix the porch up and paint it as it is a great space but not as aesthetically pleasing as it could be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A group of friends booked the entire hotel last Friday night. Loved the place and we all had a great time. Easy shuttle ride back and forth from the casino via Rising Star's valet. Just call them and they will pick you up. Would like to go back when the weather is warmer to enjoy the porches and views. Owner... More

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Higginsport, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed there in 2010, and loved it, we recomend it! Great place along the Ohio River. Worth a look, & a stay there. The views from the 2nd story Balconey are fabulous. The rooms are great the way they are decorated, kinds of reminds you of the days that the hotel was built. The owner is a very good... More

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Greenfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

4 of us stayed here in a suite room. It was very large, 2BR with living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. There was a porch in the back. There was also a very large front porch. The owner, Marsha Louden was very personable and spoke to us, showed us around and seemed to genuinely want us to enjoy our... More

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Address: 114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
Location: United States > Indiana > Rising Sun
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empire House Hotel 2.5*
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