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“Marvelous place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Empire House Hotel

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Empire House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Rising Sun B&B and Inns
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“Marvelous place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I absolutely enjoyed staying here and it hits me fresh everytime I think of my stay here. Owner was very sweet and it made me realize that Rising Sun is such a quiet, pleasant town. I highly recommend this place and once you stay here you will have such pleasant memories of Rising Sun.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

It was a nice place and Marsha was great. Everyone in town loves her as well. The room was comfortable. I hope they are able to fix the porch up and paint it as it is a great space but not as aesthetically pleasing as it could be.

  • Stayed April 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

A group of friends booked the entire hotel last Friday night. Loved the place and we all had a great time. Easy shuttle ride back and forth from the casino via Rising Star's valet. Just call them and they will pick you up.
Would like to go back when the weather is warmer to enjoy the porches and views.
Owner was very nice!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Higginsport, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We stayed there in 2010, and loved it, we recomend it! Great place along the Ohio River. Worth a look, & a stay there. The views from the 2nd story Balconey are fabulous. The rooms are great the way they are decorated, kinds of reminds you of the days that the hotel was built. The owner is a very good person to deal with, and extremely friendly!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Greenfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

4 of us stayed here in a suite room. It was very large, 2BR with living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. There was a porch in the back. There was also a very large front porch. The owner, Marsha Louden was very personable and spoke to us, showed us around and seemed to genuinely want us to enjoy our stay. The room itself was clean excepting mirrors and in decent repair. Many of the furnishings were antique which added a special feel. The view from the front porch of the river was really nice. We shared a few glasses of wine out there.

Drawbacks.....not many but I felt I was uncomfortable with the actual structure. There were several braces up, the front porch roof was literally inhabited by birds,and when we looked out in the morning the front porch was inhabited by many many squirrels. I think there is a habitation problem. There is a cafe in the building as well and we had a mediocre or less breakfast there.

I'm glad we stayed there but would probably try another option if we go back.

Room Tip: The front porch is literally outside the door of the upper suite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We arrived later in the evening and were greeted by Marsha, the manager of the hotel. Very friendly and not put out by our late arrival. The hotel is in a little historic district, and we felt safe parking our car and walking in. We were shown to our room, #2, and fell in love with it immediately! The hallway has a fridge with free bottled water and coffee in the morning. Our room was spotless and had everything we needed. The linens were soft like at your grandmas, and the decor had antiques with modern neccesity. Free wifi and cable. We slept with the window cracked and listened to the wind chimes next door. I walken to the Rising Star casino in the morning while my husband slept in and it was a beautiful short walk. We are only staying here when returning to gamble at the local casinos!!!

Room Tip: There are river views available.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Galloway, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

This adorable little gem is right on the river. Walking distance to the casino and also several good eats, and a bunch of shops on the main street. From the moment you walk in, you feel at home. Can't get any more comfortable than that. You are greeted by the friendly staff, you get a small quaint little room with just what you need. Except in this place, you still feel comfortable and at home...not that nasty feeling you get at hotels, wondering whats clean and what is not. This place was spotless. We have a new place to stay for sure from now on!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Empire House Hotel
Address: 114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
Region: United States > Indiana > Rising Sun
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rising Sun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empire House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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