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.
4.8 on January 24, 2016
The innkeeper was very accommodating. First, she welcomed me warmly, although my arrival was almost two hours past the time I had hoped to check in. Next, I was on a very restrictive diet and the innkeeper went out of her way to make certain I had a variety of fresh fruits to
5 on December 10, 2015
Only spent one night during the Big Ten Championship, but it was a wonderful stay. Greatly decorated rooms, quite and comfortable, and within walking distance of downtown (about 2 miles). Great stay!!
4.0 on November 20, 2015
Our stay here was exceptional and we really enjoyed this Inn. The Inn Keeper was very nice. A few suggestions we have are : the linen on the bed was inadequate- just had a thin sheet and silky bedspread, we were cold. Also found dirty socks under the bed from a previous guest which made us wonder how well the room had been cleaned . The food for breakfast was not so good- coffee was cold and hot coffee is really important. Location was great!!
5 on November 08, 2015
I booked 9 rooms for a family weekend and we had a blast. Each room was special. The living room spacious and den cozy. We are going back in the spring and hope to enjoy the porch. Owner was sweet. Breakfast delicious. So happy to have found Stone Soup Inn.
4.6 on October 26, 2015
I came into town for the wnba finals and found this place online and was excited to stay at my first bed and breakfast! The lofted rooms were amazing and had way more then we needed for the weekend but was very amazed at the rooms and the b&b! I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting town! The only bad review was the breakfast was just ok. They was a pumpkin flavored warm quiche that I really did not like. Recommend some donuts or rolls. Overall great experience!
3.8 on October 05, 2015
I stay here on business when I'm in town because the location is very convenient, both to my IUPUI seminars and also to after-five urban runs, nighttime places to eat, and fun downtown activities. It's such a special place that I brought my husband this past time and plan to have him join me again in December. Great place!
2.6 on August 29, 2015
THe place is charming in a quite historical neighborhood. The staff hides in a back room when they are there and is not accomodatiing when they check you in or to answer any questions about the area. The front door is electronicly unlocked with your key ring, It is really hard to figure out when the door is unlocked. It takes several tries to get in the front door. THis is the second time i have stayed here, So I knew all of this and still stayed there again. I have never made it to breakfast it is only offerd a short amount of time and my schuele has me gone durning the time frame.
5 on August 21, 2015
My husband and I enjoyed a quiet weekend here,the inn keeper Kathy was extremely nice and made breakfast to die for!!! We will definitely return and recommend others to stay here as well!
4.6 on July 24, 2015
I stayed in the exact same room last year while attending a conference and enjoyed it so much that I returned this year with my husband. The whole neighborhood looks like a set from "Music Man" or some other story that takes place around the turn of the last century, and our room was the icing on the cake. It was comfortable as well as visually a delight. If we visit Indianapolis again, we will try to get the exact same room (the Willow Room.)
4.4 on June 01, 2015
Very good group of B&B's. We will go to all three
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.
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.
A majestic room ~ Decorated in rich reds and golds, this room features beautiful empire-style antiques. Features: Queen-sized bed & and shower.
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.
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.
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: Queen size bed & bath w/clawfoot tub & shower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Old Northside Historic District, City, Downtown
Indianapolis, IN (IND) 5 miles
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.
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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Spa
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Videos, Wedding Facilities
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
Bicycle riding trails, The Canal Walk, Conseco Fieldhouse - Indiana Pacers, Lucas Oil Stadium - Colts, Victory Field - Indianapolis, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Continental Plus M-F, Full Breakfast Sat.&Sun.