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“Modern charm”
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Showers Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Bloomington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
McLean, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Modern charm”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Lovely rooms- big, comfy, all amenities, iPod docks etc. Really beautiful and the style is SO calm and relaxing.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Loved our stay at the Showers Inn. Beautiful Inn with our own bathroom and fireplace in the room. Very up to date facility! They even use local organic bath products! Lovely place and wonderful staff. It is a bit confusing as where to park and where to go for breakfast, but the grounds are beautiful to wander around on.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Almost put off by the name but saw a review saying Showers Inn was the best kept secret in Bloomington and checked it out. The 100 year old original house belonged to the Showers family and has been fully restored. It is delightful. The Composer's House has been updated and is sleek and modern. there is a wonderful courtyard joining the two houses.
We arrived early and were given a personal tour and history, along with our tea (by Nick). Our room was large and lovely, with a fireplace, a small kitchenette, and soaking tub. We had a very nice breakfast the following morning, prepared by Carlos. The staff was friendly and helpful and we can't wait to visit again.

The only drawback was the cost. It was a bit pricey. And we would have liked to have found a few eating utensils in the kitchenette. A couple of cups and saucers and spoons would have been helpful. Overall, we loved it.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We have stayed many times in other Bloomington hotels, as our daughter is a student at IU. But coming on a big game weekend, we found that all our known hotels were sold out. Quite by accident, we stumbled upon the Showers Inn, and what a treat for us! The Inn has been brought into the 21st century, making sure to have all the conveniences of today, but the charm of the original house has been left in all the right places. Our room had windows on 3 of the 4 walls, giving us a beautiful view of Bloomington from various angles. The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. In fact, my husband said that he got very little sleep, because I woke him so many times doing the night to tell him how comfortable I was. The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was excellent. My only complaint was that I couldn't stay longer. Had to hit the road early, and didn't have time to see more of the Inn. Will definitely return, and hopefully for longer next time.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

As avid IU fans, we love to venture down to Bloomington whenever we have a chance for a football weekend or basketball weekend -- this has quickly become the ONLY place we stay! The rooms are wonderful (ahh the beds!), the breakfast and cozy dining area always hits the spot and the staff there are all very friendly. They can make breakfast to your preference if you like your eggs a particular way and are happy to share their recommendations in Bloomington. I love this place and with its great location to campus, Kirkwood (main bar street), as well as the downtown square, you are literally within a brief walk to anywhere you want to go! If you are traveling with others and are planning to book 3 or 4 rooms, you may want to request the main house as there are 4 total rooms in there - we frequently fill all 4 rooms with everyone we are with, thus allowing even more of a sense of "being at home." You can meet your friends by the fireplace below, all sit at the dining table for breakfast, gather on the main balcony off the large room and more. Highly recommend...and be sure to sign the guest book on the way out!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

if you are visiting bloomington, this is the best place to stay, hands down. i have been visiting
the area for the last 6 years, and wish that the Showers Inn was built then. Immaculate clean, modern rooms, all have mini kitchenettes, granite counters, jacuzzi tubs, i-pod ports with stereo speakers in the ceiling. our room was beautifully appointed and comfortable. I love this place

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Best time to stay is when college Is not in session. We went in May and it was very quiet and romantic. The staff is friendly, professional, fun and caring. I cannot wait to go back. I have been searching for this same type of B&B with a Boutique Hotel in Other states. Breakfast is awesome, made to order eggs, lovely bakery and great tea and coffee selections. Rooms are modern in the Composer house. hardwood floors, high tech audio systems, bring your iPods!, granite counters, kitchenettes and beds you will not want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Showers Inn
Address: 430 N Washington St, Bloomington, IN 47408-3452
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Showers Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Showers Inn combines the charm of a historic bed and breakfast with the privacy and conveniences of a world-class hotel. From the elegant art-nouveau detail of the historic Showers-Graham House to the arts-and-crafts aesthetic of the Composer House, we have spared no expense to provide our guests with the ultimate in comfort and service. All of our rooms are private and have modern conveniences such as iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen HD televisions with movie channels, as well as the traditional comforts of fine linens, down comforters, and Gilchrist & Soames(R) toiletries. Located in the center of Bloomington (five blocks from campus and three blocks from the square), Showers Inn offers free parking and is within easy walking distance of Indiana University and the many shops and eateries of Kirkwood Avenue and the courthouse square. ... more   less 
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