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“Very cozy & clean inn.”
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The Blue Heron Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in LaPorte
Certificate of Excellence
Walton, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very cozy & clean inn.”
Reviewed 16 August 2010

After reading so many negative comments about the Blue Heron Inn, I felt like I should write and tell my experiences while staying here. We usually stay here once or twice each year and we have been doing this for quite a few years.
We have stayed in the spa rooms and last week we stayed in one of the lakeside suites. The room was ready for us & we did arrive before check-in time (4:00) so we were able to put our bags in the room. The front desk staff were very friendly & nice to us. Everything in the room was clean, including the bed, bathroom, floor, etc. The chairs on the deck were clean so we could sit in them.
This is a cozy little inn and its nice to be able to sit on the deck and look out at Pine Lake or walk along the paths at the lake. There is a nice lobby to relax in or swim in their pool.
Staying here is much nicer than staying in the usual motel room. We will keep coming back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Castle, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

Our first night our toilet wasn't bolted down and when you flushed it water ran out over the floor. Then we realized that our air conditioner in our room was broken. The second night the people above us partied until 3 am. When we complained about stuff broken in our room they fixed it the next morning. However, never asked what they could do to make it right or anything else. When we complained about the loud music and dancing above us they acted like we were crazy. Never, Ever said they were sorry. This Inn has no idea to what customer service is. Our son and his wife went to a motel and their air conditioner was broken and the place comped them a whole nights stay. This place looks for excuses to make everything your fault. DON'T STAY HERE! WORST PLACE WE'VE EVER STAYED IN 26 YEARS! Oh yes, one more thing the lawn furniture around the pool was covered in cob webs. My husband had to clean them off to lay on the lounge chair by the pool.

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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DeKalb, IL
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

The view of the Lake was beautiful...the room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful giving us local information about where to eat and things to do. The breakfast was tasty - enjoyed it every morning we were there. We used the pool, rented a pontoon, ate at the T-Bone restaurant - everything we did we were pleased with. I would most definitely recommend this for a great get away. My husband and I plan to return again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2010

The room was well designed (corner one-bedroom suite) but a little shabby. The linens -- sheets and towels -- were worn and thin. Although it was June15, the outdoor pool wasn't open and the pool bar wasn't open. We had a large balcony overlooking the lake, but had only two plastic chairs. We did ask the office for a small table (had seen them on other balconies and patios), but was told that they never allowed tables on the balconies. There was a kitchenette, but no glassware -- plastic glasses and foam cups.. The rooms were large -- sitting room, fireplace, table and chairs, king-sized bed -- but lacked those little touches that would have made it more luxorious. The attached restaurant was, however, great and service was wonderful. The view was beautiful and the woman at the desk (not the one we talked to about the pool and the table) was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2010

Traveling from PA to MN, decided to stop before negotiating Chicago. Checked out the Holiday Inn Express because they offered a discount in one of the tollway brochures. Confronted with "not available" (thank you), decided to try across the way. Much better rate; excellent dinner and breakfast on -site. Room was fine - roomy and clean. Plan to stop again on next trip.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2010

We had a great time. The lake was frozen, but it was beautiful. The fire place in the room felt wonderful. The resturant is located inside the hotel. The food was great, service great. Will return soon.
Brenda Barfield

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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GEORGIA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2009

Rooms are dirty, smelled musty, furniture old & broken, carpet in very bad condition, shower had mold. bathroom sink drains very slow but they did fix that. Pillows flat as a pancake, old tv, deck overlooking lake very dirty, patio furniture green from mold. Front desk stated they cleaned room, but didn't. Stayed 3 nights, sheets were never changed. Manager states they change them on the 4th day. Complained to management, but she had an excuse for everything that was wrong. Holiday Inn Express across the street is much better.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Blue Heron Inn
Address: 1110 Lakeside St, East Shore of Pine Lake, LaPorte, IN 46350-2216
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Region: United States > Indiana > LaPorte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in LaPorte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Heron Inn location on the east shore of Pine Lake in LaPorte, Indiana is dedicated to the tradition of making your vacation a pleasurable and relaxing experience. We feature several accommodation options from a basic no-frills guest room to a two bedroom suite with a fireplace and whirlpool tub. All rooms, regardless of type are decorated with elaborate crown molding, tasteful colors, and fine linens. If you are one of our frequent corporate guests, the refrigerator, coffee pots, and video entertainment options will surely make your extended stay convenient and pleasant. Our complimentary wireless internet access makes staying connected easy and convenient.While staying with us enjoy the intimate and elegant atmosphere of T-Bones Pier 11. This classic steakhouse features steaks, chops, and seafood. We have a magnificent fine wine selection as well.If you have a business function, celebration, or rehearsal dinner, give your guests the best treatment by selecting from several options available to entertain. The Le'Cabernet, which seats up to 50 people offers the elegance for those "special occasions". Pompeii's Pub greets you with a more casual setting ideal for up to 25 guests. Catering of food by T-Bones will wow your guests, and is available to fit many budgets.The Blue Heron Inn is open year round. This charming turn of the century retreat offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy boating, visiting area orchards, golfing or simply relaxing Blue Heron has it all! Call today to learn about our special packages we offer. Gift certificates are available. ... more   less 
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