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Looking Glass Inn

1319 N. New Jersey , Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA (Show map)
56 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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.9

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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!


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.

lovely spot!

3.6 on September 05, 2014

we had a lovely stay in the blue room while in town for a wedding. staff was very friendly & helpful even as we arrived much later that we expected. the breakfast was delicious & we had the pleasure of eating with some interesting & quite enjoyable company. i would definitely recommend checking this little spot out - absolutely a much better value than staying in a hotel downtown, and within striking distance.

Superior location

4.8 on August 27, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Looking Glass over a weekend. The inn is in a perfect location on a quiet tree lined street of older homes and apartment buildings. Walking distance to Mass Ave. restaurants and bars and also to downtown, monument circle area. Friendly innkeeper and yummy breakfast both mornings. We never used our car the whole weekend.

Felt at Home on the Historic Northside--

3.2 on August 20, 2014

This is a truly stunning B&B, with mission antiques, beautiful paintings, and a very homey/cozy atmosphere. I attended a wedding downtown, and needed an oasis during my visit in Indy--really liked having this safe and sweet place to "land" and was able to do work on both the upper deck and beautiful open porch both mornings...Although the shower was awesome, the mattress wasn't great and because I'm gluten-free, the breakfast was limited, but the owner made me a fresh pot of coffee after a very long night (returning back from Chicago from a Cubs game--) upon my afternoon arrival, which was very kind. I would definitely recommend this sweet sanctuary in the city.

Nice but not Special

2.8 on August 03, 2014

I was a little disappointed in the breakfast. I was expecting more, but breakfast is what I would get in a hotel. Nothing was hot just cereal, bagels, and muffins. Room was very clean though. Nice whirlpool in bathroom.

Great place to stay. Reasonably priced. I'll stay there again!

4.2 on July 30, 2014

Great place to stay. Reasonably priced. I'll stay there again!

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Location Type

Old Northside Historic District, City, Downtown


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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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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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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