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WaterBird Lakeside Inn

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Smithfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on our way to northern Michigan for our family vacation this summer. Since we were only passing through we didn't want to pay much for just a place to sleep. This hotel has no pool and no breakfast however it is located very near several places to eat. Our drive to the public beach in Michigan City... More 

Thank Rachel H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, there is NO pool. I thought I stayed here the previous year, but it was the place next door-which did have a pool. There are not many amenities, no work out room, no pool - inside or out, no food, no game room. However, it did have a refrigerator and a microwave. (The hotel next door - Best Western... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a one-night stay on a budget. Clean rooms, nice lake view. Also includes a nice indoor pool. The scenery is most captivating in this cozy little inn, set on the water with beautiful deck views.

Thank cassandrawuerthele
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time! There were a couple of small issues that got resolved quickly. My only suggestion would be to have access to the lake below because my son's swimming suit went over the railing and we had no way to get it back. Other than that I was perfect!!

Thank Caroline A
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200 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We found this hotel online when we were looking for a place to stay that was not a chain. It's in a very interesting location. When you exit the highway, there is basically a shopping center there- and behind the shopping center, is the Waterbird (and another hotel as well - I believe it was the Best Western). Yes, it... More 

Thank nyackgirl47
Fort Wayne, Indiana, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

All rooms are on a beautiful lake!!! Close to the Indiana State dune park!! Can't say enough good things about Hearon and Neil and welcome aboard Debbie, The staff at Waterbird Inn!! Keep up the good work!! Also near the lighthouse outlet mall in Michigan city Indiana!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It IS run down-that is a fact. There are a lot of fixes that they could do that wouldn't cost much money. They store restauant equipment and uneeded things that should be stored elsewhere where the critical and review writing public cant see them. The retaining wall between them and the strip mall looks like skid row. They need to... More 

1 Thank Laura B
Killeberg, Sweden
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Our room was large, clean and comfortable with a sofa and kitchenette. However, the best feature was the big patio doors that opened onto a balcony over a huge lake, filled with water birds. It was a peaceful, beautiful place where we had a very enjoyable stay. The service was excellent and it was really good value for money. Highly... More 

Thank travellingcherry
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Please do not waste your time or money. ($100.00 per night) Worst hotel stay ever. Dirty and strained furniture, food on wall, sticky, dirty phone. The shower curtain smelled sour and the mold in the shower was visible. The trash bin outside of our entrance door contained an adult pair of "soiled" jeans, which stayed there throughout our stay. Spiderwebs... More 

2 Thank Kathy J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The clerk didn't hardly say two words, there were no ice machines on the floors, the rooms were not very clean, the lake view was a marsh. The balcony was not very safe. If you had an issue, you couldn't call the front desk. My recommendation would be not to stay here.

2 Thank Janet G
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WaterBird Lakeside Inn is the perfect setting for pleasure and relaxation. Refresh yourself as you journey into the natural beauty of our private lake and surrounding woods. Enjoy the scenery while taking a leisurely stroll on the trails around Lake Chubb, or visit the Indian Dunes State Park or the National Lakeshore just two miles north. ... more   less 

Additional Information about WaterBird Lakeside Inn

Address: 556 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-1515
Location: United States > Indiana > Chesterton
Price Range: $77 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — WaterBird Lakeside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Waterbird Lakeside Hotel Chesterton
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