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Empire House Hotel

114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank cdawg6016
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank maryandbrad
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4 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived and found our hotel in a great location, fronting the Ohio River and across the street from a beautiful riverfront park with benches, shade trees and walking trails. First impressions were of a very old, historic hotel with some peeling paint on the outside. We were greeted by gracious host Marsha, who was very friendly and keeps a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Don't let the peeling paint in the front dissuade you from staying at this historic hotel. The guest rooms at the Empire House are clean and kept. Our room was small but worked just fine. Right across the street is a nice park right on the Ohio River. We walked easily through Rising Sun and to the casino.

1 Thank ILoveVacation29
Huntington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed this week. Owner, Marsha very accommodating. She has done an amazing remodel on this hotel. Would definitely stay again and recommend it highly. She has preserved the historic aspect while incorporating modern conveniences. The front porch is so relaxing to sit and watch riverboat traffic

1 Thank Susan H
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