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Looking Glass Inn
Ranked #3 of 20 Indianapolis B&B and Inns
Unionville
Level Contributor
2 reviews
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“Relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed at the Looking Glass to go to an event in downtown Indianapolis. Breakfast was delicious and promptly served. Nice to have time to enjoy the shared spaces -- read in one of two living rooms, make tea in the butler's pantry and then take to room.

Room Tip: We loved the Portrait Room. On 1st floor, but spacious, private bath and amazingly quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Kathy, the innkeeper, was a wonderful hostess. We really enjoyed talking to her. We stayed in the Hideaway room, which is huge! After thanksgiving dinner with the family, we had the entire family up to our room for the evening and it accommodated 20 of us easily. With a kitchen right in the room to heat up leftovers and a table to play games on and TV for the football fans, it was perfect. Our only problem was the shower, as the old tub was difficult to get in and out of and the shower head sprayed in a wide circle with no water in the middle so it was hard to rinse shampoo out of your hair. Be sure to take your own conditioner, if you use any, because the inn does not provide it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nina B
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Ligonier
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our stay at the Looking Glass Inn was completely pleasant. We were greeted quickly, shown around the house, and taken to our room. We were told were the snacks were located, how to enter and exit, where to park, etc. Our room was beautiful, and roomy. We had everything we needed. Breakfast was delicious, and the dining room was gorgeous. My daughter and I had a great visit, and would stay again!

Room Tip: We had the Willow room. It is bright and cheerful. It has a full size bed, so larger folks or people...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jeanette B
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Sandwich, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found this gem when we were coming to Indianapolis for an event at the Lucas Oil Stadium. Such a wonderful alternative to a hotel room! I would always recommend booking directly with any bed & breakfast and not booking thru a booking website (i.e., Expedia). All of the contact I had with the manager of this bed & breakfast was warm and inviting and I was looking forward to staying there before I even got to Indianapolis. It was in a wonderful neighborhood and close and convenient to anything you would want to do in Indianapolis. Beautiful house and beautiful rooms. The snack area and refrigerator stocked with soda and water was a very nice touch when we needed a little snack before going to bed. We have stayed at bed & breakfasts alot so just a word of advice -- make sure your plans are firm when you book any B&B. These are small business owners and if you cancel at the last minute, you are taking money out of their pockets because they might have been able to rent the room to someone else. So most do charge a full night's rent up front and/or have a very strict cancellation policy with cancellation charges.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sandwichexplorer
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Columbus, ohio
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I visited Indianapolis for a 2 day business workshop and stayed at Looking glass Inn for one night. I needed something close to Meridian street location and this inn was 1.5 miles from Childrens museum. I made my reservation through expedia and was informed this was a non-refundable reservation. Within a few mins of my reservation I received a call from someone at the Inn to confirm my arrival time. It was a little difficult to locate the place since it is in a residential area with similar looking houses. They have 4 parking spaces behind the house and after checking in I moved my car to the parking area. Host was very nice, my room was on the second level. This is a historical B&B, the floors creak but the rooms are nicely appointed, bed was very comfortable and small TV provided entertainment. They have a bunch of DVD's but I did not see a dvd player in the room. They have a 24 hr pantry stocked with soda and popcorn etc. Breakfast was good with boiled eggs, toast, bagels, orange juice, coffee etc. The only negative was the low pressure in the shower. I would certainly stay again if I had to stay beyond a day trip.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mahajong11
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Goshen, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My four sisters and I very much enjoyed our two nights at this inn. It was spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable, attractive, and within walking distance of many restaurants and activities. Continental breakfast was quite good, but not spectacular.

Room Tip: The hideaway suite is much larger than it appears online.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Becky H
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Additional Information about Looking Glass Inn

Property: Looking Glass Inn
Address: 1319 N. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Looking Glass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1905, The Looking Glass Inn is located in the heart of the city’s Old Northside; an area that was home to the principal leaders of Indianapolis during the turn of the twentieth century. It was Elizabeth Gates, wife of a wholesale grocery merchant, who erected this Free Classic style mansion while living here until 1907. The Inn boasts 7 fabulous guestrooms all with private baths. A complimentary Butler's Pantry stocked with snacks and beverages is offered with every room as well as breakfast daily. The Looking Glass Inn opened its doors in February 1999 after the Life family purchased, fully renovated and tastefully redecorated the home. ... more   less 
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