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Looking Glass Inn

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Lovely B&B with lots of character. Yes it's quirky, but in a lovely old fashioned way. The housekeepers of this Inn were a lovely family who were kind and polite and eager to make sure their guests were comfortable. I stayed in the Willow room which has an ensuite including a
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Response from Carlislehouseinn, Owner at Looking Glass Inn
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Thank you for the lovely review! We really appreciate it.
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We spent a night here two nights ago, our first time. We were way-impressed! The house is beautiful; the neighborhood classic and interesting; our room super-quiet and furnished very nicely, and the staff person (I wish I could remember her name; her daughter was assisting
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Response from Carlislehouseinn, Owner at Looking Glass Inn
Responded 3 Aug 2018
You have made our day! Thank you so kindly. We appreciate positive feedback!
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I have stayed in many B&Bs all over the country, but in this one the otherwise friendly Innkeeper was strangely absent,and especially during the breakfast hours. There was a sign out every morning stating that she had stepped away from the Inn and to call a phone number if help
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Response from Carlislehouseinn, Owner at Looking Glass Inn
Responded 28 Jul 2018
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us! We will address your concerns immediately.
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It's a B&B in an Victorian style house, it has character! Don't stay here if uneven floors and funny staircases bother you. I was in the Portrait room on the main floor and I had a bathtub with a curtain around it for a shower. Would I like this in my house, no but for 2 nights
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Response from Villa I, Owner at Looking Glass Inn
Responded 3 May 2018
Thank you for reviewing our historic bed and breakfast inn.
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We stayed on a Saturday night after a theater matinee. Very nice property and expertly managed. The cost was no more than a standard hotel out on the interstate, and less than most central Indy options. Stayed in the Gold Room with queen bed and private bathroom. Spacious and
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Response from Villa I, Owner at Looking Glass Inn
Responded 20 Mar 2018
Truly kind words! Thank you so much. I will let the whole team know you enjoyed your stay. We will see you at our other inns!
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Our Inn is pet free! Please call our reservation desk at 317-639-9550 to book your room. Thanks!
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Do you have wi fi and Tv's?
All rooms have TV's and the property has free wifi throughout.
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Are there any rooms with two twins or two queens?
We have 2 twin bed in the Hideaway as well as a king bed in the room.
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Do you have your transportation available from the Airport?
I am sorry but we do not provide transportation from the airport. We aren't licensed to do so. I would suggest an Uber or taxi. We are only approximately15 minutes from the airport.
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"Gold Room has a very new looking update with whirlpool tub"
"Crimson Room was nice for a couple."
"Do not stay here in cool or cold weather"
"they offer a great break room with access to free water, coffee, soda and snacks throughout the day and evening."
"wIlliow room was lovely but shower fiddly"
US$127 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIndianaIndianapolis
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