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Looking Glass Inn

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)

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About

Built in 1905, the Looking Glass Inn is located in the heart of the Old Northside, an area that was home for the principal leaders of Indianapolis at the turn of the century. Elizabeth Gates, the widow of a wholesale grocery merchant, erected this Free Classic style Mansion and lived here until 1907. Special packages available.

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Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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Absolutely Loved It!

4.8 on March 26, 2015

I stayed in the Stanza 4 at the "Inn at the Villa". The entire house was breathtaking and the room itself was simply beautiful. The staff was very polite and most helpful. My only regret was planning too many activities outside the Inn. I would have liked to spend more time tucked away enjoying the serenity of the room! ~N.B.


First Timer

4.0 on March 24, 2015

The looking glass in was beautiful and I was very happy with the stay. I would be sure to come back!


Wonderful stay!! Great innkeeper!

5 on March 18, 2015

Our first stay at a bed and breakfast, We loved it!


I was disappointed

2.2 on March 07, 2015

There should have been someone there to help me to the third floor with my bags because when I finally reached the top I felt as if I was going to suffer a heart attack. I'm in my late 50's. The furnishings were less than comfortable - I was at the Stone Soup Inn SE Loft. The jacuzzi tub seal would not stay closed and it took forever to fill it with only the hot water tap on, which was not that hot. The wifi connection was ridiculous. The TV was smaller than my computer screen on my laptop. The ladder up to the loft was very difficult to maneuver with items to carry and had to crawl on the floor once to the top. The window seat had only a valance and being directly across from the bathroom - that is an absolute no-no. I had to drape a blanket on the rod to cover it.The free snacks were seriously limited and there was no sugar or creamer should one want that in their tea - only sugar substitutes. The breakfast was decent but that's about the only good thing I can say.


First BB experience

3.4 on March 04, 2015

Beautiful home, very charming and comfortable. Great Location!


Best B&Bs in Indianapolis

3.6 on March 02, 2015

Our first visit to the Looking Glass Inn was in 2004 and we have returned to either there or the Villa at least 5 times in the last ten years. Rooms are plush and intimate. A perfect place for a couple to spend quality time together. Breakfast is always amazing and service with a smile.


Romantic getaway

4.6 on February 17, 2015

The whole experience was elegant and romantic


Cute and affordable

3.4 on February 02, 2015

My husband and I stayed in one of the loft rooms. It was quite nice for the price, however, when I tried to shower in the morning I was sorely disappointed. The water pressure wasn't great (but hey, we were on the 3rd floor of a historic home) but then someone else in the house turned on their shower and the pressure literally became a slow drip. I had to rinse my hair by filling up a cup in the sink and pouring it over my head. If we stay here again, we will not be staying on the 3rd floor.


Stone Soup Inn

3.2 on February 02, 2015

We enjoyed out stay and will plan to return in the future.


love in the blue room

5 on January 30, 2015

We spent a hour enjoying the stereoscope! We felt so warm and cozy. Be y relaxing and peaceful!


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Rooms & Rates

Looking Glass Inn - Rose Room

A romantic setting ~ Decorated in deep rose tones and Victorian-era antiques, the spacious Rose Room includes a decorative tiled fireplace . A favorite with newlyweds and anniversary couples. Features: King-size bed or 2 twin beds & a 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Looking Glass Inn - Willow Room

Dramatic luxury ~ decorated in deep blues and crisp whites, this room features Empire-style antiques and beautiful floral bouquets with Willow ware china decorating the walls. Features: Queen-size sleigh bed & shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Looking Glass Inn - Gold Room

A majestic room ~ Decorated in rich reds and golds, this room features beautiful empire-style antiques. Features: Queen-sized bed & 1-person Jacuzzi tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Looking Glass Inn - Green Room

Relax in comfort and luxury ~ vibrant greens refresh the spirits in this room decorated with wicker and pine furnishings. Features: Queen-size bed & 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Looking Glass Inn - Hideaway

Spacious and comfortable ~ 900 square feet of living space, the Hideaway suite (once the ballroom) is the entire third floor of the Inn . Perfect for a small group or family. Features: King-size bed or 4 twins, kitchen and bath w/clawfoot tub & shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Looking Glass Inn - Portrait Room

Step back in time ~ this charming room is decorated with Victorian-style antiques and turn of the century portraits. Conveniently located on the 1st floor. Features: Full-size bed & bath w/clawfoot tub & shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - Lily Room

Our Most Popular Room ~ This room features a sleigh bed, carved teak wood and a large bay window overlooking our lily pond ~ a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway. Queen-size bed & 2 person Jacuzzi and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - Craftsman Room

The Inkeeper's favorite~ completely furnished with Mission-style antiques, Arts & Crafts stenciling and a welcoming bay window seat. Queen-size bed and shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 6

Decorated with an Art Deco flair, this room is tucked away in our Carriage House. room 6 is ideal for guests who want to enjoy privacy and seclusion, yet have all the guest services and amenities for which The Villa is known. room 6 features a queen size bed with luxurious down-filled comforter and ensuite 2 person Jacuzzi bath. Ensuite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 8

Cozy & quiet 1st floor escape with detached shared bath on 1st floor. This beautiful retreat features a queen-size bed. Come stay with us and enjoy the historic ambience of Indy's Old Northside Historic District.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 4

Our most deluxe accommodation is the room 4 Suite. This 2-room Suite offers a sitting room with a candle burning fireplace and bedroom with an inviting king-size bed. A private dinner or in-room massage can be accommodated fireside in the privacy of the sitting room. In keeping with the Mediterranean-style of the Villa, our Suite is filled with the cozy charm and luxurious elegance of a spacious European hideaway. Ensuite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 3

Saffron and crimson create a warm haven of peace and privacy in this cozy corner room featuring a queen-size bed and beautiful rattan and cherry wood furnishings. A soak in the deep corner Jacuzzi bath makes a stay in room 3 a relaxing and pleasant experience whether traveling for business or pleasure. Ensuite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 1

Highlighting this uniquely appointed room is a massive hand-carved four-poster king-size bed with luxurious down comforter. An oversized chair for 2 at the foot of the bed beckons one to relax and rejuvenate while a bistro table and chairs overlooking our roof top terrace is a delightful spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. En suite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - Garden Studio

Tucked into the garden with it's own private lower level entrance, the Garden Studio offers tranquil seclusion as well as a private bath. A heavenly queen bed, kitchen, desk and bistro table make this a serene escape for business or pleasure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - Victorian Room

Painted in a High Victorian-style, this unique room will take you back to a more elegant time. Lace curtains and a decorative fireplace complete the ambience. King-size bed or two twin beds & shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - SW Loft

Complete with small refrigerator and microwave. Full bed and private bathroom, this room has all the comforts of home. (Discount pricing is available for extended stays.) This room does not include phone or voicemail services.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn- Blue Room

Filled with exquisite Victorian-era antiques including a beautifully carved six foot high headboard, and decorative tiled fireplace. Our most romantic room on those cold winter nights! Full-size bed & steam shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - NE Loft

Inspired by the Innkeeper's visit to France, this room is decorated in a bright European style. In addition to the Queen-size bed, there is plenty of room to stretch out on the couch watch tv and relax. A high density foam fold out loveseat can accommdate 1 additional guest. *Note bed is on sleeping platform above main living space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 7

Cozy & quiet 2nd floor escape with detached shared bath on 1st floor. This beautiful retreat features a queen-size bed, full kitchen and balcony to enjoy the historic ambience of Indy's Old Northside Historic District.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - Carriage House

A fully furnished apartment with large sleeping loft overlooking a comfortable common area. Room includes laundry facilities, digital cable, a full kitchen, and plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Stone Soup Inn - SE Loft

You can experience the feel of sleeping in the clouds while resting on our very comfortable Queen-size bed. This room also features a private bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi. *Note bed is on sleeping platform above main living space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 5

Decorated in a Japanese style, this cozy room is tucked away in our Carriage House and is ideal for guests who want to enjoy privacy and seclusion, yet have all the guest services and amenities for which The Villa is known. room 5 features a queen size bed with luxurious down-filled comforter, a full kitchen and dining nook. Ensuite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Soup Inn - NW Loft

This room was the original servants quarters to the house. It is the largest of the lofts and decorated in a eye-pleasing rustic style. The room has a queen size bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. *Note bed is on sleeping platform above main living space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Stanza 2

Located steps from our roof top terrace, our unique, queen-size palm frond canopy bed is like no other you have seen! Pewter and rattan arm chairs offer a comfortable respite from the day's activities. A spacious wooden inlaid desk provides ample work area or the perfect spot for a bucket of champagne. En suite 2 person Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa-Tranquility

Vibrant and playful, warm and welcoming this mango colored room features a queen bed, microwave and in-room wash basin with shared bath located directly across the hall. A private sitting area offers the perfect respite to prepare for your day!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa-Sanctuary

Modern, stylish and oh-so welcoming our Sanctuary is part comfort and part whimsy-everything a guest could ask for in shared bath accommodations. Sink basin and microwave en-suite for guest convenience. Shared bath directly across hall from guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Serenity

We welcome you with signature style and approachable hospitality to our boldy hued chartreuse queen bed guestroom offering personal touches for a stay that defies the ordinary. Serenity beckons with an en-suite sink basin, microwave and TV. A private spa-style bathroom is just a few steps away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Inn at the Villa - Peace

Modern comforts and an easy, worldly energy invites you to unwind and relax in our peaceful queen-bedded room complete with microwave and TV. Our spa-style bathroom will make for a memorable stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Old Northside Historic District, City, Downtown

Airport

Indianapolis, IN (IND) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Travelling north or south on I-65; take Exit #113/Pennsylvania & Meridian Street exit; turn left on Pennsylvania; left on 11th Street; left on Delware Street; right onto 13th Street; left on New Jersey Street; the address is 1319 New Jersey Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Fountain Square, Old Historic Northside, Broadripple Village, Mass. Ave, Indiana Ave., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, The Canal Walk, Conseco Fieldhouse - Indiana Pacers, Lucas Oil Stadium - Colts, Victory Field - Indianapolis, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: By Arrangement
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A minimum night stay is required for a select few special events each year.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required.
  • Cancellations: A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. Cancellations made 7 days in advance will be refunded less a 15% handling fee (of the 50% deposit). Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance will be refunded only if rooms are rebooked less a 15% handling fee. Special events are non-refundable!

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Elaine and Jeneane Life

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Mother-daughter team. Renovating historic buildings. Jeneane has travelled extensively and lived in Europe and Asia. Elaine retired from decades of service in education.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus M-F, Full Breakfast Sat.&Sun.

  • Time Served: Weekday 7-9am/Weekend 8-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Details

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)

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