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Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I best thing about this place was the lake view, swans and turtles. That is where it stops. The room was unclean, the bathroom especially was unclean. I don't think the lid of the toilet has been clean for months. There was no hairdryer, or maybe they thought the wall mounted hand dryer was supposed to be the hairdryer -...

Thank Jessbi83
Eureka, Montana
Reviewed 22 June 2015

very high priced for room, rusty nails coming out of ceiling ,tripped on carpet in hall this place is very run down, uncomfortable beds,really needs to renovate before renting high priced rooms you don't get what you paid for

Thank Tina M
Fort Wayne, Indiana, Usa
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the Waterbird resort along with the best Western!!! Lakeview with balcony!!! Clean room with great rate!!! Ask for Neil or Hearon at the Waterbird Inn resort!!! These are two hard-working people that will accommodate you!!!

1Thank Mike K
Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

The reviews were mixed but the price was right during a road trip. The front desk gentleman was helpful when I called for detailed directions and parking and was pleasant all around. Our room was updated, very clean, and the balcony over the lake a bonus. Neither of us wanted to leave in the morning! Will likely stay again next...

1Thank HoboHealth
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

The hotel is in need of some care. The room and bathroom were clean but in need of updating and repairs. The bathroom was partially updated (counters and tile). The bedspread was torn and old. The exterior doors were not locked. Our balcony sliding door did not lock, but we were on the second floor and the balcony was over...

1Thank indybrad
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Rooms were just ok. In process of remodeling. No soap, no shampoo,one wash cloth to share among 4 persons. No breakfast, no pool, no sauna - as all advertised. Building is definitely in need of a lot of maintenance. Trash everywhere. Horrible experience especially for the $99.00 rate per night.

1Thank RdHdHoosier2014
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Room was filthy. Window and balcony sliding glass door covered in old stickiness and fingerprints and face prints from people who stayed their previously. The bathroom was full of someone's hair. The coffeemaker had not been cleaned. The lake is more like a retention pond. They lied to us about room pricing only AFTER they ran our card but refused...

4Thank MrsTaylor4
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel overall was a great deal. We were staying for a few days to visit the Indiana Dunes and found this little gem in Chesterton. The lake it sits on is more of a large pond, but still a very pretty, natural view. The lake also has tons of wildlife to watch! There were geese, ducks, swans, muskrats, turtles,...

1Thank Anonymous60403
berwyn, il
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Traveled to the WaterBird for a wedding reception. The place was old and tired, a "once was" place, but not anymore. The food was either over cooked or undercooked, almost to the point of not being able to eat it. Service at the reception was mediocre to rude. Nest time I would go to the wedding but skip the reception.

4Thank marthe c
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I am glad we did not read the reviews on trip advisor before booking a room. We stayed at the hotel from July 11 though July 14. Our room was approximately 16 feet wide by 25-30 feet long. The room had a large TV, a couch, microwave, and refrigerator - and a king size bed with four pillows, and the...

6Thank enjoying_traveling

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WaterBird Lakeside Inn is the perfect setting for pleasure and relaxation. Refresh yourself as you journey into the natural beauty of our private lake and surrounding woods. Enjoy the scenery while taking a leisurely stroll on the trails around Lake Chubb, or visit the Indian Dunes State Park or the National Lakeshore just two miles north. ... more   less 

Additional Information about WaterBird Lakeside Inn

Address: 556 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-1515
Region: United States > Indiana > Chesterton
Price Range: $86 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — WaterBird Lakeside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Waterbird Lakeside Hotel Chesterton
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a lakeside room - the king rooms are very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles emholly, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you must stay here definitely pick a room with a water view”
 of 5 bubbles beckahk1961, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Deck view rooms are beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles cassandrawuerthele, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room was ground level and we were most happy.”
 of 5 bubbles joanneh116, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pick the Best Western next door. Bet they have breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles RdHdHoosier2014, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
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