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WaterBird Lakeside Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are worse places to stay. But there are also better. Pros: decent view from rooms. Not bad for the price. Basic conveniences. Good TV. Mostly updated room. Cons: Bad mattress. Train noise all night. Musty sheets. Creaky floor. No whirlpools like the photos on TripAdvisor shows. We stayed for business - teaching right next door at the Best Western...

1Thank Suzanne P
Bethalto, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place hasn't changed too much over the years but I love that about it. The view of the lake and the rooms are wonderful! Chesterton is a great place and I will always stay here when I come here! Stay here when you're in town!

Thank StanDubar
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The pictures above show luxurious hot tubs which would have been an acceptable substitute for a pool. But after checking in and asking where the hot tub was, the attendant apologetically replied, "oh, we don't have that here". The room has a lot of open space, the fragrance is overpowering but doesn't hide the unpleasant odor. The mattresses and boxsprings...

Thank Chris W
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this motel is that it lives up to its name. My balcony literally overlooked a lake occupied by geese, swans, and various ducks. Very peaceful if one can ignore the almost continuous train traffic, complete with horn sounding as it rolled through Chesterton. I could hear it, but it wasn't loud enough to keep me awake....

Thank Allan S
Reviewed October 3, 2016

I booked a room for a few days for my son, his wife and their baby. I spent a lot of time at the hotel with them and I was pretty surprised at how run down it was. It is in a good area and the room was spacious, but everything else was a negative. There was a balcony that...

Thank ebathurst
Southeastern Wisconsin
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Despite the mixed reviews, I made reservations at the WaterBird for two nights. So glad I did! Great location - convenient to restaurants, stores, downtown just a short drive away, easy to get to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Parks and Visitors Center. Room was not fancy but was very comfortable with everything I needed. Microwave, frig, hairdryer and...

Thank emholly
Smithfield, Illinois
Reviewed July 17, 2016

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...

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed July 15, 2016

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...

1Thank beckahk1961
Chesterton, Indiana
Reviewed July 5, 2016

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
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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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: $66 - $117 (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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“Ask for a lakeside room - the king rooms are very spacious”
emholly, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“If you must stay here definitely pick a room with a water view”
beckahk1961, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
“Deck view rooms are beautiful!”
cassandrawuerthele, Jul 5, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was ground level and we were most happy.”
joanneh116, Aug 19, 2015 | Read review
“Pick the Best Western next door. Bet they have breakfast.”
RdHdHoosier2014, Aug 18, 2014 | Read review
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