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 Notes
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 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, pets (extra charge).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Wonderful
Based on Ratings from 393 guests
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9.6
James
Exceptional
family with young children
04-19-2017
Pros: It was beautiful.
Cons: The air conditioning blew right at the bed, so it was either too cold or too hot.
7.1
Connie
Good
young couple
04-17-2017
Pros: Close to home but allowed us to get away at the spur of the moment and relax and enjoy the weekend.
Cons: Rates were a little bit high and the resort was not crowded. Rooms were a bit small.
10.0
David
Exceptional
young couple
04-13-2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Satellite TV was acting up that night
8.0
Franz
Very Good
family with young children
04-06-2017
Pros:
Cons: No refrigerator in room
10.0
B
Exceptional
family with young children
04-05-2017
Pros: Staff were very helpful and friendly. Had a wonderful tour on April 2nd and enjoyed the history of the hotel. We plan to return so we can do a number of things we didn't have time for.
Cons: We wished there was a place to have small breakfast other than a sweet roll at coffee shop. Buffet was more than we wanted.
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