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Looking Glass Inn

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)
32 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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

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The Villa

4.2 on April 10, 2014

I stayed in the Stanza 8, it was a very nice room, detached from the main villa, it used to be a carriage house, the bathroom was detached and shared by another room on the same floor, some might find this a problem but it wasn't a big deal for me. The room was very clean as was the bathroom, the breakfast buffet was very nice and there were snacks and water in the room which I found a nice touch. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, I would definitely stay again as I would love to try the spa.

Adequate only

2.6 on March 27, 2014

Stayed three nghts in the Hide AwaySuite, Quite rustic-no trim boards at ceiling lines. Carpet old andstretched all out of shape. Smoke alarm beepingwhen we came home the second night. I was tall enough to take the battery out and gave it to the inn keeper the nextAM, but it was never replaced while we were there. Paidfor three guests but had to ask for a third set of linens (twice). These are minor though, compared to the shower. It was in an old claw footed antique tub, so small that a person my height couldnt bend downto wash my feet. The water was difficult to adjust, and when you would finally get the right temp, you would suddenly get a long blast of COLD water, and then you would start the whole drill over. I can not comment on the other rooms, just know I would not choose this room again.

Simply lovely

4.6 on February 10, 2014

We originally booked the Garden Suite at the Stone Soup Inn but due to recent snow storms, it closed for repairs and we were upgraded. The new accommodations were absolutely beautiful. We spent a lovely evening in The hideaway Suite this past Friday. It was so charming and much larger than expected. The breakfast was delicious and the innkeeper was so kind and welcoming. We will recommend this place to all of our friends and even return ourselves!


5 on November 10, 2013

TODAY WE CAME BACK FROM A ONE NIGHT STAY IN ONE OF THE ROOMS (CALLED THE WILLOW ROOM) IN THE LOOKING GLASS INN, in Indianapolis. Fantastic every thing was an 100%. The rooms where very clean and very nice decorated. Also the innkeeper made us very much at home, and made us the most delicious breakfast. If we decide to come back next year,surly we will stay there again .Geja Smit ,Cincinnati

Getaway Weekend

3.4 on November 08, 2013

This was a getaway weekend with my wife and first time in Indy. The inn was a short distance away from the downtown, nestled in an older neighborhood. All the rooms were filled, but most of the time we were in the common areas nobody was around and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We would definitely stay again when in Indy!

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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, Indiana Ave., Mass. Ave, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Lucas Oil Stadium - Colts, Conseco Fieldhouse - Indiana Pacers, Victory Field - Indianapolis, The Canal Walk, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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, Lucas Oil Stadium - Colts, Conseco Fieldhouse - Indiana Pacers, Victory Field - Indianapolis, The Canal Walk, 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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