This B&B is nice. Not exquisite, which I would expect for the price I paid. The staff is kind but the "services" provided were average to non-existent and "breakfast" is continental at best. The location is in downtown Bloomington, which despite what others might say about being removed from campus is still right next to partying college kids. I was expecting to be pampered and impressed beyond belief as this was the most I have EVER spent on a B&B stay. I was sorely disappointed. College kids partying literally right next door until 2 am. The size of the room was average and nothing stood out as "wow, this is really worth $200+ a night!" The website was misleading. I was not greeted with afternoon tea and delicious baked goods. Getting an in-room massage, which is listed as a feature of the establishment, was like pulling teeth and caused more tension than worth it. I could have stayed in a similar establishment for two or three nights for the price I paid for this non-impressive disappointment. Totally worth about $100 per night, absolutely no more. I have never felt so "hosed" in my life. Pros: bed was comfy. I slept fine once the blasting bass next door was turned off. Cons: the free wireless does not work very well at all, and you can hear everything going on in the inn, outside of the inn and in the neighborhood (aka no real sense of privacy for those on romantic visits). Drunk, loud folks out all night. I was worried about my vehicle because the off-street parking seemed to share space with local renters who were milling about all night. Summary: I was extremely disappointed with my overall experience. I won't stay here again unless I win the lottery or my husband's MBA from IU starts paying 7 figures. I will also be cautioning others from spending the outrageous rates to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Showers Inn combines the charm of a historic bed and breakfast with the privacy and conveniences of a world-class hotel. From the elegant art-nouveau detail of the historic Showers-Graham House to the arts-and-crafts aesthetic of the Composer House, we have spared no expense to provide our guests with the ultimate in comfort and service. All of our rooms are private and have modern conveniences such as iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen HD televisions with movie channels, as well as the traditional comforts of fine linens, down comforters, and Gilchrist & Soames(R) toiletries. Located in the center of Bloomington (five blocks from campus and three blocks from the square), Showers Inn offers free parking and is within easy walking distance of Indiana University and the many shops and eateries of Kirkwood Avenue and the courthouse square. ... more less
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