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Looking Glass Inn

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)
4.3
61 Reviews
$105 - $145
per night

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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.9

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Very welcoming

4.8 on November 19, 2014

Our weekend was just perfect....relaxing, quiet, comfortable!! Delicious breakfasts.


Nice Room

3.6 on November 18, 2014

My spouse and I have been staying at this Inn for several years. It is a very nice B&B and would recommend it to friends.


Nice Visit

3.6 on November 17, 2014

Not a regular B&B person, but we had a very enjoyable stay at the Stone Soup Inn. Easy to book. No problems.


Lovely, unique place to stay in Indianapolis

4.4 on November 10, 2014

This beautiful Inn was built in 1906 as a large family home, modeled after a villa the couple had visited during their honeymoon in Italy. It is absolutely gorgeous and the history and ambience is charming. It is located just a couple of doors down from the Benjamin Harris home and only a few minutes friend drive from Monument Circle. Everything was clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The sweet lady who made breakfast was so cute, but sadly, she could not cook well. Breakfast was horrible, but she was so sweet that we couldn't bear to tell her! The omelette was runny and the mushrooms inside it were not cooked and the sausage tasted like it had been leftovers for a week, pulled out of the refrigerator every day and not even rewarded. The bread was kind of stale and the fruit was very sour. The four of us were the only ones staying there and it was only for one night. Breakfast was served in an exquisite old ballroom. Aside from breakfast, we all said we would most definitely stay there again, hopefully for longer next time. It was also a pretty good value for the price. They even had a bad with complementary snacks and water upstairs for us.


Short but Sweet

3.8 on October 25, 2014

The house is beautiful. The innkeeper is cordial. We arrived late and left early so we did not have time to truly enjoy the beauty or eat warm meals. The continental breakfast was generous- a full tray of fresh cut fruit, enormous muffins, yogurt, etc. We would return.


City Retreat

5 on October 15, 2014

Awesome B&B. We like the quick and easy escapes that this family of B&B has to offer for Indy. You don't have to drive hours to find a great place. We love the historic homes and the service and food were great!


stone soup inn

4.8 on October 02, 2014

We stayed in the Lilly room at the stone soup inn. The room was amazing. The inn keeper was nice. And the bed was comfortable.


Great little inn that even locals don't know about.

5 on September 28, 2014

The rooms were cozy and the staff was nice and helpful. Would recommend


Loved It!

5 on September 27, 2014

Outstanding place! Only downside nothing close to walk to, but took Uber all over (or could have driven as well). But really a great B&B!


IVECCS

5 on September 20, 2014

Great B&B. Very nice home. Kathy was very nice and is an excellent cook. She is very knowledgable on the local sites and locations.


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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

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 kitchen, 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

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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, 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

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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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