AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
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
Classic Historic Casino Resort Hotel
Jct SR 145. 8670 W SR 56 47432.
heated outdoor, heated indoor.
on-site and valet.
Dining & Entertainment
4 restaurants, also, 1875:The Steakhouse, see separate listing, full bar.
Available on premises
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.
valet laundry, room service, area transportation-West Baden Springs Hotel & golf courses.
N, check-in 4 pm, pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).