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Looking Glass Inn

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)
46 Reviews
$105 - $145
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

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. King-size bed or 2 twin beds & a 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.9

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Anniversary getaway

4.0 on July 09, 2014

The Villa was very nice. We were pleasantly surprised by its location. Extra services offered was a definite plus. Look forward to coming back again.

Villa Inn

5 on June 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay! Thank you!

The Gold Room

5 on June 21, 2014

I stayed at this room 5/12/14-5/14/14 and it was great. The first night the outside temp. dropped and the room was cold. The bedding coverlet was perfect for me it kept me warm all night thru. Needless to say, it was a great night sleep! The Looking Glass Inn is clean and beautiful with fine details. The daily breakfast is delish with Chef Kathy at hand. Overall, I would recommend this "Looking Glass Inn" to anyone who want comforts and be near downtown too. Cheers!

The Villa Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 17, 2014

We were at the Villa but it was excellent. I think that it is owned by the same people as the Looking Glass Inn.

K&G at the Looking Glass

3.8 on June 17, 2014

Nice home, quiet neighborhood, convenient to shopping, dining and downtown. Very friendly innkeepers!

Great place, awesome location

4.8 on June 11, 2014

I loved staying at the Looking Glass Inn. The neighborhood is gorgeous, with several blocks of old houses to drool over, and the inn is within walking distance of several nice restaurants, shops, and bars. The innkeeper was incredibly sweet and helpful and put together a lovely continental breakfast. It was awesome to have snacks and drinks available and our room was clean and spacious. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this inn for anyone making a trip to Indianapolis. I came to the city for a work trip and really enjoyed being able to stay in such a lovely, comfortable old home. It was so much nicer than crashing in a generic business hotel.

A little gem...

4.8 on June 10, 2014

A superb place to stay in a peaceful location. Quaint rooms, a friendly, knowledgeable chambermaid, and a satisfying breakfast. All at a reasonable price. Found this place purely by chance, and would recommend it to anyone.

great, wven at last minute

5 on May 30, 2014

We booked this online at the last minute ( i.e. the same day) and received a confirmation call within an hour. We were arriving late so they made further accommodations for that too. I was pleasantly surprised with the friendliness and courteousness of the service at this b & b. The room was very nice, the tub felt luxurious. Breakfast included an array of basic breakfast foods plus a freshly ordered entre (chefs' choice) such as French toast. We didn't try out any other services like the massages though. The other guests were quiet and the whole b&b was very relaxing. Plus the location is great because it's a short taxi to Broad Ripple or downtown.

Great Stay

4.2 on May 22, 2014

I had a wonderful stay, and felt it was a good value. Stayed in the coach house, which at night was a bit noisy. Not sure what was going on but could hear people being very loud in the parking lot. Didn't last too long, so it wasn't too bad. The room was clean and staff was very friendly. Disappointed in breakfast, was not the typical "Hot" breakfast I was expecting for staying at a bed and breakfast. Overall was a decent stay, I would recommended it!

Stone Soup Inn

4.4 on May 20, 2014

This place is so nice and adorable. It's perfect for a quiet getaway

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Location Type

Old Northside Historic District, City, Downtown


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 5 miles

Directions to property:

I-70 East to I-65 North; 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

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

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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: By Arrangement
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A minimum night stay is required for a select few special events each year.
  • 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!



Elaine and Jeneane Life

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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.

Check Dates



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

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

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

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