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“Avoid Garden Room”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Stone Soup Inn

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Stone Soup Inn
Ranked #10 of 18 Indianapolis B&B and Inns
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Avoid Garden Room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed in the Garden Room, which is spacious, and has a full kitchen if you need it (full size fridge, stove, double sink). However, the steps down to it are hazardous (it's in the basement). The steps are very steep, shallow, and have high risers, and there is no hand rail. Very difficult to negotiate with luggage (or even without!). Seems like an accident waiting to happen. At a minimum, it needs a handrail. The fanlight did not work in the bathroom, but as long as the door was open, it didn't steam up. We were not told about the butler's pantry for guests (I learned about it the second day while reading the materials in the binder in the room). Breakfast was just OK, nothing special. Could hear the proprietor's TV until pretty late at night, although it wasn't too bad.

Room Tip: Avoid the Garden Room unless you are young, have good balance, and very small feet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was me and my boyfriend's first B&B experience and we couldn't be happier! Comfortable, clean & had character. It was extremely affordable and would recommend it to anyone! We only stayed one night passing through but it was in close distance to restaurants and Mass Ave.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully decorated with comfortable rooms. A pleasant host and delicious breakfast. Convenient location to downtown from this charming neighborhood. Be advised that nearby trains can be heard from rooms.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here after a concert in downtown Indy. The loft room we had was very cute, clean and comfy. The walk to the concert was not bad at all. I would stay here again. I agree with some of the other customers about the look of the manager. He wasn't exactly dressed to impress. We missed breakfast, so I can't say anything good or bad about that, but I would recommend this place to others.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed in one of the loft rooms for 3 nights. The room was comfortable. Neat loft area for bedroom. Also had kitchen and dining area.
Hot breakfast on Sunday was stellar. Tom the innkeeper was great and very accommodating. Location was close to downtown and active nightlife. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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reseda, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Had a great stay. The welcoming atmosphere, clean and authentic style and wonderful hotel owner/manager (Tom) really made my stay in Indianapolis fantastic. I will certainly stay here again next time I visit Indianapolis. Tom is the best and they'll take great care of you at Stone Soup Inn!

Room Tip: The Lily room was very nice!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Highly recommend this B&B. The accommodations are charming. Great location. Minutes drive to Mass Ave. Located in nice residential neighborhood. Breakfast was delicious and the service was spectacular. Will go again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Stone Soup Inn

Property: Stone Soup Inn
Address: 1304 N. Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2616
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stone Soup Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We look to welcome new visitors to our city and have created a warm, friendly environment - a home away from home - where travelers can relax by a fire, share their experiences and sleep in comfort. Located in the heart of the historic Old Northside, the Stone Soup Inn offers all the beauty and comfort of an upscale turn of the century home. After stepping into the large foyer, relax by the baby grand piano in the living room or cuddle up with a good book in our library. All of these rooms contain beautifully detailed woodwork and hardwood floors. Breakfast will be served in our distinctive dining room or, weather permitting, on the large, wraparound porch. On the second floor, share stories with other guests in the sitting room or outside on the spacious balcony overlooking the front garden and Lilly pond. Decorated with a combination of Mission-style and Victorian-era antiques, guests will find a comfortable, convenient place to stay as they explore nearby historic sites and downtown attractions. ... more   less 
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