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Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for the second time about one month ago, and it was as good as the first time--actually even better. The owner was extremely accommodating and welcoming, and even though the weather was cold and nasty, the sight of the river and the sunrise in the morning were a great reprieve. The charm of the old hotel, the...

Thank David R
Reviewed November 25, 2016

We loved our stay at this beautiful hotel. It is located right on the Ohio river in Rising Sun, Indiana. The hotel is old, and it shows, but it has so much charm that the wear and tear does not detract. The rooms are neat and clean with period pieces. Our room had a fireplace and claw-foot tub with shower....

Thank cindicecilia
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Stayed for two nights an really enjoyed it! The room was very clean and nicely appointed with antiques. It's right on the Ohio River in a very quiet little town. The hotel is 200 years old and needs some paint, but overall this added to the authenticity of the hotel. We sat on the porch for hours just watching the...

Thank susanrO6473XW
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This location was very unique than my usual stays at other locations. All of my critiques are my personal preference, please know this ahead of time, I would look forward to and plan a another stay here. :) The outside of this building is in need of renovation, but that should not detour anyone from staying here. This historical hotel...

2Thank straight08
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here one night while meeting friends for a gathering at the casino. We really enjoyed our stay here. Room was very clean and comfortable. You can walk to a few nearby places if you want to do so. We would return back to this bed and breakfast if ever back in Rising Sun.

1Thank cdawg6016
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Booked here because of the reviews. Pictures are not up to date. Outside of hotel is fading and make shift repairs are noticeable. Front door was locked when we arrived and had to wait a while the friendly manager. Yes, the hotel is quaint and takes you back in time but it is in need of sprucing up and the...

4Thank glennifer
Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hotel is so quaint and intimate I would recommend it to anyone for a weekend getaway. Very clean and peaceful right on the river. Staff is very polite and welcoming. A quick walk to the casino, a 30 minute drive to the Creation Museum and a 50 minute drive to Cincinnati.

1Thank maryandbrad
Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were in town to visit family and chose the Empire House because of its pet friendly policy. The room was decorated with antiques. Charming decor. comfy bed. slept great. Innkeeper was very friendly and welcoming. We would stay here again if we are in the area again.

Thank Janet L
Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely 1816 building exudes character. Although not restored to pristine condition, the building has it's own warmth and was just plain comfortable. Good quiet location. We enjoyed the 2nd floor suite. It has old clean quilts on beds, kitchen furnished with dishes, pots/pans, etc., bath has been upgraded and has large shower. 2nd floor porch has chairs, swing, even a...

Thank b b
Reviewed September 23, 2014

This old hotel dates to 1816 and is as quaint as it gets. Fronting right on the Ohio River, it provides a unique experience. It is super quiet in a very quiet little town. The noisiest thing in town is the squeaky bed. If you are not a sound sleeper, prepare to awaken with every move. But that is part...

Thank Speaker777
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Additional Information about Empire House Hotel

Address: 114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
Location: United States > Indiana > Rising Sun
Price Range: $72 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empire House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms of different sizes, decor, and cost, so the best fit for one's needs may not always be available. But the owner will be very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles davidrC7258YG, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The front porch is literally outside the door of the upper suite.”
 of 5 bubbles penny585, Jun 14, 2012 | Read review
“There are river views available.”
 of 5 bubbles Kimvogel, Feb 27, 2012 | Read review
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