French Lick Springs Hotel

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Wonderful
393 Guest Ratings
8670 W SR 56
French Lick, IN 47432- Map It
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AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
4.2
Overall
Room4.0
Bath3.6
Public Areas5.0
ARATED
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Pool): I love the large indoor pool which has a great fountain of spouting dolphins.
Guest rooms at this massive, yellow brick 1902 hotel range in size due to the historic nature of the property, but all have superior appointments. The lobby, with ceiling frescoes, is truly beautiful. Once a popular spot for its three mineral springs, this hotel had its own train station. The historic charm and ambience have been thoughtfully maintained but supplemented with modern conveniences. Located in the center of a small town, the grounds are graced with mature shade trees, flower gardens and expansive lawns frequented by shy deer. Situated behind the hotel is a Japanese-style garden with a shallow pool and a large gazebo which encloses "The Pluto Well", a sulfurous spring that was once esteemed for its allegedly therapeutic values. The lobby is large and is decorated with intricate plaster work on the ceiling and new classical-themed frescoes (with painted images of the owners included). The lobby, adorned with many potted orchids, roses and palms, is studded with faux marble Corinthian columns and has the original mosaic floors. There also is an extensive variety of high-quality shops, including two art shops, a men's clothing store, two women's clothing stores and gift shops. Recreational facilities are extensive and include a bowling alley and a large pool area with a central island adorned with figures of dolphins spouting water. Corridors are very wide and are decorated with historic photo art of the former owner, Tom Taggart, who was an Indianapolis mayor, an Indiana governor as well as a major figure in the Democratic Party during the first half of the 20th century. The collection includes photos of Mr. Taggart with Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, also with New York Governor Al Smith. The hotel offers various two-hour kids' programs that include such activities as arts and crafts, movies and recreational activities. Smoke free premises. 443 units, some two bedrooms. 6-7 stories, interior corridors. Accessibility (Call).

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Classic Historic Casino Resort Hotel
Location
Jct SR 145. 8670 W SR 56 47432.
Pool
heated outdoor, heated indoor.
Parking
on-site and valet.
Dining & Entertainment
4 restaurants, also, 1875:The Steakhouse, see separate listing, full bar.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
coffeemakers, pay movies, high-speed Internet, wireless Internet, safes. Some: refrigerators.
Sports & Recreation
sauna, hot tub, regulation golf, tennis, recreation programs in season, kids club, bicycles, playground, game room, lawn sports, trails, health club, spa.
Guest Services
valet laundry, room service, area transportation-West Baden Springs Hotel & golf courses.
Terms
N, check-in 4 pm, pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Wonderful
Based on Ratings from 393 guests
Showing reviews 1 - 5 of 50
10.0
Tom
Exceptional
Traveling as Couple
06-23-2017
Pros: Beautiful Hotel, like it connected to Casino&shops,beautiful landscape !
Cons: Could have a few more Restaurant s
9.0
Roger
Wonderful
Traveling as Couple
06-23-2017
Pros: Old charcter
Cons:
10.0
Shawn
Exceptional
Business Traveler
06-23-2017
Pros: It is GRAND! They have a hotel store with everything, even bathing suiits! For heir pools - Plus they have a row of shops, A casino - very well ventilated for a smoking casino - and it has nonsmoking casino sections Be sure to visit Weat Baden !!!
Cons:
9.0
Terese
Wonderful
Group Traveler
06-23-2017
Pros: Knowing that this hotel is 'vintage' I was afraid that the facilities and rooms would be dated. I couldn't be more wrong.........it was immaculate and pristine. The staff was so friendly. We ate at the 1876 restaurant, and the food was fabulous.
Cons: Keeping in mind that we were there in the middle of the summer (July 8- 11), it's not surprising that the resort was filled with children on the weekend. The outdoor pool was too small for the bid crowds and was noisy and frenetic.
8.0
Verified Hotel Guest
Very Good
Traveling as Couple
06-23-2017
Pros: I loved that there was so much to do... Restaurants, casino, spa, etc
Cons: I've stayed at this hotel many times in the past. This is the first time that I have not been pleased with the location of my room. We were on the 6th floor right next to the elevator. VERY LOUD. Impossible to get any sleep (evening or morning).
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