I'm sure at one point this place was a lot nicer than it is now. It hasn't been remodeled or revamped in a long time. Pastels, old floral prints, and decrepit furniture are the decor. The heating and AC units are very old, and very noisy. Everything looks very dingy, and poorly maintained; from the parking lot where it's a minefield of potholes to the walkways whose coverings leak and where wires are exposed, and things are literally coming apart at the seams.
I had to switch my room, because the hot water in the first room I was placed in was a muddy orange color, meaning the hot water tank has probably rusted through. The second room's bathroom had no functional ventilation, and visible rust stains from a leaky faucet. Not to be overly harsh, but I've stayed at cheap motels which have been better maintained.
The staff so far (one nice lady) have been very accommodating, and generally friendly. They even called me to let me know how to check-in after the lobby closes.
They seem hospitable, but the poor conditions of the place (not to mention a very uncomfortable rock-hard mattress), coupled with almost $80 a night fee means I will not be coming back and staying here. I also do not expect to pay the full price, given the issues that I've had so far. Overall, I'd give it a 1/5 stars. On a positive note, there seems to be quite a bit of vacancy here!
Also, decent free WiFi.
- Also Known As:
- a Summerhouse Hotel Bloomington
- a Summerhouse Hotel
- a Summerhouse Motel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, A Summerhouse Inn is reminiscent of a simpler time. Our lush courtyard invites you to socialize around the barbecue, roast marshmallows, play games, and take advantage of our outdoor pool. Beautiful Lake Monroe and bustling Indiana University are just moments away. We offer a clean, friendly, welcoming atmosphere in a park-like setting. We work diligently to please our guests in our clean, well-maintained and relaxing environment. We are a limited service Inn and will happily tailor our service for your group; for example, you can arrange to use our kitchen for a picnic or set up our Coaches Room to review your game films. We have other family friendly features such as a functional, clean, free laundry room. Our lobby closes late in the evening and reopens early in the morning. Come stay with us and enjoy Bloomington, Indiana University and delightfully scenic southern Indiana. ... more less
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