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 06, 2015
My boyfriend and I just love this place. Kathy the innkeeper is the best. She makes you want to come back again. The room is clean and spacious. The breakfast is nice. Looking glass inn will be the only spot we stay when visiting Indy.
4.4 on January 05, 2015
Great experience all around.
3.6 on December 27, 2014
The room was a little smaller than we were expecting, but the bed was comfy, and the side tables a good size for keeping personal items; the wardrobe was too short for us to hang anything longer than a shirt, so our pants stayed wrinkled. There were hooks on the back of the bathroom door though, and we were able to hang our coats there. Coffee, tea, cold sodas and snack chips were provided, so that was very nice. Half the slats on the blinds in the bathroom are bent, and the center of the painted wooden floor shows the paint needs refreshing (or totally removed); the Jacuzzi is barely big enough for two adults. The continental breakfast was great, with a variety of hot and cold choices. The house is close to the Murat, and Massachusetts Ave. restaurants, which is very convenient, and there is off-street parking. Quiet and peaceful - compares well with other b&bs we've stayed at.
4.4 on December 08, 2014
The Inn was a great place to relax, and it was also close enough to Mass Ave for us to enjoy a fun dinner and walking around. It felt very private and we didn't notice the other guests until breakfast the next morning, when it was very enjoyable to sit at the big table and visit. Lovely place!
4.8 on December 01, 2014
This was a great B&B and spa in northwest Indy! The room was exactly as expected, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We esp. loved the large in-room jacuzzi tub. It's a bit on the expensive side, but it's well worth it!
4.8 on November 19, 2014
Our weekend was just perfect....relaxing, quiet, comfortable!! Delicious breakfasts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 1-person Jacuzzi tub 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: Full-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 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.
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.
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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
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.