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French Lick Springs Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in French Lick
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have stayed at the French Lick Resort many times over the years, including before the big renovation. The hotel is old and beautifully restored. The rooms are generally small in keeping with the nearly 100 year heritage of the hotel. But everything is so well done and comfortable. We always walk over to the amazing West Baden Springs resort, which is all part of the same complex. The West Baden Springs dome is a site to see. There is plenty to do at the resort including golf, horseback riding, gambling or just walking the beautiful grounds. We walked to a nearby winery as well.

If you love old restored hotels, you will not be dissappointed. Sometimes the hotel can get a little loud in the halls because I am sure there was no sound proofing in the 1920s. Unless you are a golfer or avid gambler, probably a couple of days is all you will want to stay here. But it is a great place, especially for an anniversary getaway or short trip.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our 1st visit and 3 day trip celebrating his 50th birthday. It was a beautiful time of year to visit with the rolling hills and autumn color. Our first impression as we entered the lobby was simply, "Wow!". It is beautiful. It was originally built in 1901 and has been visited by many Presidents and celebrities! In 2005 it underwent a complete restoration conveying our impression of a Grand Hotel. We were very pleased with our room. It was clean and spacious. This resort really satisifies the wants and needs of all ages. There is so much to do! They have special programs and events for children. (We came without for the weekend, so I can't write about specific experiences.) There is an outdoor playground, croquet, indoor and outdoor pool, horse and pony rides, bike rentals, hiking, train tours, bowling, arcades, etc. For the adults, it also includes a casino, (didn't visit) golf courses, driving range, tennis courts, some shopping, a full-service spa, historical tours of the resort, shuttles to the West Baden Springs Resort in which amenities are also available to use. There are several dining options to choose from which include a variety of price options. Our only negative experience happened at the Power Plant Bar. Although food was good, the service was not. We watched several customers leave after waiting for service and finally giving up. Management was extremely polite and appreciative when our concerns were brought to their attention. Hoping improvements happen in that restaurant so future patrons can enjoy a better quality experience. All in all, the resort was lovely and we would gladly return!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a lovely property especially if you are golfing or enjoy the casino. Rooms are DREADFULLY small due to the fact this is a very old but nicely refurbished and remodeled resort.

Meals in the hotel are OK and because there are few restaurants outside of the resort property, you are kind of stuck eating here.

Room Tip: Ask ahead which rooms are more spacious.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Historic property that is as good as it was in the 1950's. Back then, it was owned by Sheraton and everything was painted white. Now it has been restored to its original interior/exterior. A casino was added in fall 2006. Also, the property has expanded enormously. Beautiful, especially during the Christmas season.

ROOMS-- Very beautifully appointed.
There are single rooms, doubles, and suites.

DINING--You get more than you can possibly finish.
Buffet and also sit-down dining available.
Pizza parlor, ice cream counter, etc.

SPORTS--Horseback riding, swimming, jogging, bowling.

GOLF--Three excellent courses-Donald Ross, Pete Dye,Valley Links (learning center)

PLUTO--There is a mineral springs called Pluto Water that runs on the property. The slogan,
as always, is "What Nature Won't, Pluto Will"

CASINO--Connected to the hotel. It has an enormous non-smoking casino area.

You won't be dissapointed, and you will enjoy the hospitality of the Indiana staff.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. My good friend took me to see French Lick years ago...and I was instantly hooked. The resort is amazing! The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and always top notch clean. The staff...ALL of the staff...is so friendly and helpful. There is something for every "travel mode" you are in...the casino for excitement, the pool & spas, the restaurants...or just quiet time reading a book in one of the comfy sitting areas. The Power Plant Bar is pretty amazing too! This is the ultimate golf experience, whether you are a novice or a pro. The front porch rocking chairs are a must, since they give you such a sense of peace & tranquility. This can be a quiet romantic destination for a couple, a fun place for the family, or a great place for friends (love the Chick Trips we do here). Have visited many times, and am going back again soon. What a treasure in the "middle of nowhere" in the great state of Indiana!

Room Tip: The rooms facing the front of the resort are a great view, as are the rooms facing Pluto's Well...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This hotel & resort in Southern Indiana is a refreshing experience! Valet parking is provided and cold water is offered to you on the spot.The marble floors of black & white surround the registration areas, and cover a football field! Older accented, but very nice & clean! Spas, Pool, & excercising is available. The rooms are clean and provide everything you need. There is inside walkway to the attached casino, and restaurants of your preference all over! You are very close to Kentucky.

Room Tip: My room had two queen size beds, "very nice and clean", tv, nice size washroom, iron &...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was our first visit to this hotel, and my-oh-my were we in for a wonderful surprise. Bottom line, if you like the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, you'll love this place. It's that nice.

From the outside, even though it's huge, it was not that impressive. But, the free valet parking and free water lead to an immaculate and ornate lobby. Check in was a breeze and every single staff member we met was always pleasant, professional, and polite. We sensed the employees loved their jobs and enjoyed serving their customers.

We had a king room on the 2nd floor in the "Spring Wing" that overlooked the courtyard patio. The room was huge and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was very large and the towels huge and plush.

The resort was a gem. Great shops. Lots of outdoor walking trails. The little town of French Lick is literally across the street. And, don't miss their neighbor resort at West Baden Springs.

We ate a lunch and dinner in the "Power Plant." Nice beer, acceptable food and service. Not great.

We spent one afternoon on the front porch, rocking and listening to an 1880's band. How relaxing.

Around the resort there is an arcade, kids club, bowling alley, bike rentals, and a magnificent golf course. Throw in a small pizza shop, an ice cream parlor, a coffee shop, a poolside bar with a cafe and the wonderful 840 Steakhouse ... well, you get the idea. There are also two spas that looked awesome, but we didn't use either. We also did not go to the neighboring casino. We also did not do a carriage ride, or have dinner at the golf course, but we spent a delightful morning touring the West Baden Resort ... whose amazing dome was once the largest in the world.

We're dumfounded by many of the negative reviews we read, as we did not experience any of these things. Instead, we noticed and enjoyed the history and wonderment of this Grand Dame and the many, many small touches they put into the details here. This is how a resort of thsi vintage should be!

We cannot wait to go back again! We completely loved it!

Room Tip: The king room we stayed in overlooking the courtyard in the "Spring Wing" was wonderful. L...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 8670 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9389 (Formerly French Lick Springs Resort)
Location: United States > Indiana > French Lick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in French Lick
Price Range: $169 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — French Lick Springs Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 443
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
French Lick Resort Casino is a $500 million historic restoration and casino development that includes French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Casino and West Baden Springs Hotel. This premier resort destination features 689 guest rooms and suites; 42,000-square-foot casino; 45-holes of golf, including fully restored Donald Ross Course and the new, 18-hole Pete Dye Course (opening Spring 2009); two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms and an array of dining and entertainment options. ... more   less 
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