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“Avoid Garden Room” 3 of 5 stars
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Stone Soup Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1304 N. Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Indianapolis B&B and Inns
Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Avoid Garden Room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed in the Garden Room, which is spacious, and has a full kitchen if you need it (full size fridge, stove, double sink). However, the steps down to it are hazardous (it's in the basement). The steps are very steep, shallow, and have high risers, and there is no hand rail. Very difficult to negotiate with luggage (or even without!). Seems like an accident waiting to happen. At a minimum, it needs a handrail. The fanlight did not work in the bathroom, but as long as the door was open, it didn't steam up. We were not told about the butler's pantry for guests (I learned about it the second day while reading the materials in the binder in the room). Breakfast was just OK, nothing special. Could hear the proprietor's TV until pretty late at night, although it wasn't too bad.

Room Tip: Avoid the Garden Room unless you are young, have good balance, and very small feet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was me and my boyfriend's first B&B experience and we couldn't be happier! Comfortable, clean & had character. It was extremely affordable and would recommend it to anyone! We only stayed one night passing through but it was in close distance to restaurants and Mass Ave.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully decorated with comfortable rooms. A pleasant host and delicious breakfast. Convenient location to downtown from this charming neighborhood. Be advised that nearby trains can be heard from rooms.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed here after a concert in downtown Indy. The loft room we had was very cute, clean and comfy. The walk to the concert was not bad at all. I would stay here again. I agree with some of the other customers about the look of the manager. He wasn't exactly dressed to impress. We missed breakfast, so I can't say anything good or bad about that, but I would recommend this place to others.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed in one of the loft rooms for 3 nights. The room was comfortable. Neat loft area for bedroom. Also had kitchen and dining area.
Hot breakfast on Sunday was stellar. Tom the innkeeper was great and very accommodating. Location was close to downtown and active nightlife. We will definitely be back!

  • 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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reseda, ca
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Had a great stay. The welcoming atmosphere, clean and authentic style and wonderful hotel owner/manager (Tom) really made my stay in Indianapolis fantastic. I will certainly stay here again next time I visit Indianapolis. Tom is the best and they'll take great care of you at Stone Soup Inn!

Room Tip: The Lily room was very nice!
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  • Stayed September 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Highly recommend this B&B. The accommodations are charming. Great location. Minutes drive to Mass Ave. Located in nice residential neighborhood. Breakfast was delicious and the service was spectacular. Will go again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1304 N. Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stone Soup Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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