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Jackson, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

My husband and I were planning a weekend getaway. When babysitting plans changed, we needed to bring our 2-year old with us. The transition to family overnight stay was flawless. Innkeeper connected with us personally upon arrival and felt very welcoming. Our key let us in at any hour, and there was a secure swipe key system to the outside... More 

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Villa I, Owner at Looking Glass Inn, responded to this review

We love families! See you on your next trip to Indy. More 

yorkshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

i stayed here while attending a convention downtown. It is a 2 mile walk. Really comfortable bed, pretty, pretty house with antique furniture. DYlan cooked delicious breakfasts at the weekend, with continental on weekdays. bAthroom bit temperamental but clean. Breakfast is a communal affair - none of the anonymity of one of the big chains - which was a real... More 

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Villa I, Owner at Looking Glass Inn, responded to this review

Communal breakfast is a fabulous way to start the day making new friends! We love to get to know our travelers. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This place is an absolute hidden gem so close to downtown Indianapolis. I stayed here because all the major hotel chains were booked-up for a major conference on the dates of my visit but would definitely return. The interior of this property is beautiful, old fashioned American and very impressive. The staff were delightfully welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We frequently stay at B & B's and enjoy the historic homes and furnishings. This one does a decent job of providing comfortable furnishings - but the "king" bed in our room was so short that my feet hung off and I am only 5'4". I would have liked information available about the history of the home, etc., that is... More 

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Villa I, Owner at Looking Glass Inn, responded to this review

We have a book that inventories the entire historic neighborhood we are in on the table in our grand entry way. Sorry we would have loved to share our passion for history with you. More 

Pasadena, California
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We spent three nights at this b and b and very much enjoyed it. The room was large and comfortable with a good bathroom. The neighborhood is historic and very conveniently located. The Inn offers free parking and internet. Breakfast was delicious, enough choices for both of us.

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CHESHIRE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Found a great deal at this Inn while looking for a room while attending a tradeshow at the convention center. Walked from the convention center on a nice snowy night, which was a good hour trip with a few window shopping stops on the way. There was no desk person when I arrived, but after I called the # provided... More 

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Caseville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I just do not even know where to begin. This B&B is a mere 2 miles from the city center of Indy, yet is in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood comprised of large Victorian homes. I spent four nights in downtown Indy for a conference and checked out to spend the weekend at the Looking Glass Inn. I was traveling... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A very relaxing stay, Cathy was an amazing host, and added a lot to the experience with her calm demeanour and her delicious cooking. The weather was cold wintry and we were able to borrow a snow shovel.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 960 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We stayed here for three nights in May 2015 to attend the Indy 500 motor race. We followed our satnav to the street, and our first impression was most-positive. This is a super-pretty small hotel, with free on-street parking in a lovely neighbourhood. Inn-keeper (manager) Cathy met us at the door, took our questions, and took us to our HUGE... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I have been to a number of B&B's before, but this place follows up like I have never experienced. After we made the reservation on line, there was follow-up, a week before there was follow up, the day of our arrival they also called to make sure all was right. What a group! Oh, yes, there are 3 B&B's connected... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Looking Glass Inn

Address: 1319 N. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Region: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Price Range: $152 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Looking Glass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Do not stay here in cool or cold weather”
 of 5 bubbles RusPat_704, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“they offer a great break room with access to free water, coffee, soda and snacks throughout the day and evening.”
 of 5 bubbles J6207ORdanielm, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“wIlliow room was lovely but shower fiddly”
 of 5 bubbles DebsGYorkshire, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor room was good, there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosie988, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had a front room, the Willow room which was in the front, no noise from the street. A quiet neighborhood.”
 of 5 bubbles ewhite0640, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
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