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“Like an English castle!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

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Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Bloomington
Silver Spring
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Like an English castle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stay in this beautiful limestone castle of a building in the heart of the IU campus, convenient to downtown Bloomington and to all campus activities. The Tudor Room is a beautiful 3-story dining room, like a medieval great hall. The union has barber/beauty shops, post office, bowling alley, restaurants, book stores, concert halls and auditoriums.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you so much Jane V for your review, we sincerely appreciated having you as a guest and hope to welcome you back to our 'castle' again soon. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Easy access to campus or town, a great staff, gorgeous antiques and comfortable beds, this is a reasonably- priced stay too. You can't beat the beautiful artwork on display throughout the hotel and Union building by many well-known Midwestern artists. This is a great non cookie- cutter hotel

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you terrimerilee! We are glad you had a wonderful stay with us. The artwork displayed throughout our building is one of the largest private collections in the country! We look forward to having you stay with us on future visits.

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you're visiting campus to explore college options, this hotel is a good choice. Since it's on campus it really gives you a feel for campus life. It's in walking distance of all of the lecture halls.
Upon our first visit to campus, last spring, we stayed in a hotel not too far from campus that was a very good stay, but we didn't get the feel of what it might be like to live on campus. We especially liked that the food court, bookstore, along with other services, are all located in the same building as the hotel. Staying at the Biddle Hotel, enriched our campus visit experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you infosyster for your wonderful review! We love our beautiful campus and are glad you did too. Next time your travels bring you back to the area we hope you choose to stay with us again.

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were in Bloomington for a concert downtown and I remembered Biddle from a previous stay during a conference. I love that the hotel is in the historic student union and that there's so much to see and do on campus and downtown is just a short 10 minute walk. We stayed in an "economy" room, which was plenty room enough for the two of us. Everything was clean and they provide all the appreciated extras--tissues, coffee, iron/board, etc. We went to the food court for an inexpensive breakfast the next morning. Parking in the lot is convenient and free and the staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you so much Shannon203 for your review. Bloomington and IU have such a wonderful cuture and we're glad you got to experience that while you were here. We sincerely appreciated having you as a guest and eagerly look forward to your next stay with us.

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My son and I stayed for a tour of the school.The front dest staff were very pleasant and helpful. I was shocked how big and clean the room was. I felt like I was in a 5 star hotel. They even had expensive bath products! I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Teabop we are so happy we could meet and exceed your expectations on your most recent stay with us. We pride ourselves in our guest service and hope your son decides to attend IU for his college education. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was my first visit to Bloomington for a conference, and the hotel was extremely pleasant. First and foremost, all the people, from the front desk to the cleaning staff was just awesome, helpful and friendly. The room was nice, spacious and felt very clean. The only critique I have is that, for the price, the rooms are a bit dated. Overall however, I had a great stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Faidra P it was our pleasure! Thank you for your very kind compliments of the hotel and staff alike. I will be sure to share your glowing review with them. We hope when your travels bring you back to the area you stay with us. Have a fantastic holiday season!

Best Regards,
Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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Greencastle, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I really could not have asked for a more professional, positive experience at the Biddle Hotel and Conference Center. From the warm smile at check in from the lovely Elle (front desk attendant) to my departure the next day with Matt (Front Desk Manager). I had a comfortable bed, a clean room including the bathroom, and a peaceful atmosphere that combined the charm of Bloomington with the prestige of Indiana University. What a great night, I recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, Front Office Manager at Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you Landon S for the wonderful review. We were thrilled to have you stay with us and hope you make us your first choice when visiting Bloomington again. Our team works very hard and I will be sure to recognize them with your very kind compliments.

Best Regards,

Matt M.
Front Office Manager
Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
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Additional Information about Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 900 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#7 Family Hotel in Bloomington
#8 Business Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Indiana Memorial Union- Biddle Hotel and Conference Center. Nestled in the heart of Indiana University our Bloomington boutique hotel offers 189 finely appointed guest rooms and suites, which include classic antiques, luxurious linens, signature bath products from Gilchrest and Soames ®, flat screen televisions and spacious work areas.Situated inside the stately and elegant Indiana Memorial Union, this upscale Bloomington hotel is perfect for travel to Indiana University, and is located steps from the Sample Gates, and the famed Kirkwood Avenue and Downtown Entertainment District offering a diverse restaurant scene, arts and entertainment, and vibrant nightlife. ... more   less 
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Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel Bloomington
Indiana Memorian Union Hotel

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