Showers Inn

430 N Washington St , Bloomington, IN 47408 USA (Show map)


Showers Inn combines the charm of a historic bed and breakfast with the privacy and conveniences of a world-class hotel. From the elegant art-nouveau detail of the historic Showers-Graham House to the arts-and-crafts aesthetic of the Composer House, we have spared no expense to provide our guests with the ultimate in comfort and service. All of our rooms are private and have modern conveniences such as iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen HD televisions with movie channels, as well as the traditional comforts of fine linens, down comforters, and Gilchrist & Soames® toiletries. Located in the center of Bloomington (five blocks from campus and three blocks from the square), Showers Inn is within easy walking distance of Indiana University and the many shops and eateries of Kirkwood Avenue and the courthouse square. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, let Showers Inn be your home away from home.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A couple of gems.

5 on September 21, 2010

My wife and I came for a wedding one weekend. We stayed in the Composer house but both houses were great. It was a short walk from the main house but it wasn't too bad. The room was gorgeous; spacious and comfy. Breakfast was delish. I will definitely keep it in mind should I come back to the area again.

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5 on August 19, 2009

The inn is immaculate! We were impressed by the remodel and care that has been taken to preserve this beautiful home. During our stay we enjoyed the courtyard immensely as well as Bloomington's opera, "Farm" and several shops. Heading back to Showers was like heading home- cheerful keepers and the most comfortable night's sleep. Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

Best Place to Stay in Bloomington

4.4 on July 24, 2009

I recently made my first visit to Showers Inn and was more than satisfied with my experience. The staff was super friendly and more than willing to accommodate any requests, and the rooms are amazing. Everything is new and top of the line and very well put together, and the iPod dock in the room is a huge bonus. Also, I thought my bed at home was comfortable until I slept at Showers. The setting is probably the best you'll find in Bloomington. The courtyard is absolutely beautiful and there was a wedding party taking pictures there when I was checking in. We stayed on a light weekend, so the breakfast wasn't too expansive but it was pretty tasty and satisfying. Really, I would be surprised if a place provided better service, nicer rooms, and a better setting/views than Showers Inn. I'll definitely be staying there from now on when I visit Bloomington.

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take State Road 37 South to first Bloomington exit (College Avenue). Take College Avenue south to Tenth Street; turn left on Tenth Street to then right onto Washington Street. Showers Inn is located at the corner of Washington and Ninth. Parking is located one block south, off of Eight Street. See (1) .showersinn/images/locations-contacts/Showers%20Inn-Street%20Map.pdf and (2) .showersinn/images/site%20map.pdf.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Indiana University sporting events, IU School of Music performances, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Flat screen televisions, Bubble jet tubs, iPod docking stations, HDTV and movie chanels

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: graduation and fall season
  • Deposit Amount Required: none-must confirm with credit card
  • Cancellations: 24 hours weekdays, 72 hours for Fri & Sat nights.



Nick Patterson, Mike Fierst

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

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gourmet breakfast offerings

  • Time Served: 7-9 Mon-Fri, 8-11 Sat-Sun
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

We can accomodate special dietary requests.

Signature Dish

Spinach and Gruyere Strata