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“Hair on the bathroom floor, toilet flushing to wake the dead, terrible highway noise, need I say more??” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Inn at Aberdeen
Ranked #2 of 2 Valparaiso B&B and Inns
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hair on the bathroom floor, toilet flushing to wake the dead, terrible highway noise, need I say more??”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

Where do I begin. We had a terrible time finding the place, it is not well marked. We arrived after dark, and the innkeeper greeted us. Made us pay up front, which we were suspicious of. Wish we would have read these reviews first! Why didn't I remember about Trip Advisor???
It is right beside a very busy road, and the first thing we noted was the loud road noise. Anyway, the house is beautiful, no need for debate there. Very nice furnishings. Well stocked refreshment area. However, we were shown our room and to be fair, the innkeeper was nice and carried our two suitcases up the tall staircase for us. We got into the room, and the TV remote was not programmed correctly. The local channels were not obtainable, but the satellite channels were. After he messed with it for about 10 minutes, he offered to come back later to reprogram it, and we were tired and declined. We went downstairs for refreshments, and then returned later to our room. Mind you this was getting to be mid-evening, and we were about ready to go to bed after a long day of travelling. As we prepared for bed, we noticed that there was a used q-tip and hair all over the bathroom floor. We were too tired to make a big deal of it and I just cleaned some of it up with paper towels. It just made me wonder if the room was even clean or if there were even fresh sheets on the bed. In the middle of the night, we noticed that the extremely loud handle on the toilet (not the flow of water mind you, but the actual mechanism) was just as loud in the bedroom area as it was in the marble bathroom. So every time one of us had to use the facilities in the night, it awoke the other one.
In the morning, we noted that the carpet was dirty...looked like it had not even been vacuumed. Stains all over the place. We also discovered a satin ribbon that said "David's Bridal" that had come off a dress, we supposed, along with other loose debris all over the carpet. It just left a bad feeling about the general cleanliness, or lack thereof, of our accommodations.
We went down to the breakfast, and we had to eat in the kitchen as the main dining area was set up for some sort of business breakfast. The innkeeper asked if we had slept well, and we told him about the toilet and the uncleanliness of the room. He said that the toilets had to be that way as they were low flow, and that he had hired some 'high-schoolers to clean who were not that interested in working". Tell me, if you thought that about someone in your employ, would you not go behind them and check to see if they had, indeed, cleaned? He apologized but offered no recompense. We felt he could have cared less.
We scurried out of there immediately after breakfast (which by the way, was pretty good) as we were just frustrated by his lack of concern about our less-than-acceptable stay. I've stayed at far less expensive places that had three times the service and cleanliness 100 times better than this overpriced establishment. We felt totally disgusted with our stay. Would not advise staying there at all.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank snooksmama
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
chicago, il
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

I had a bad experience at this B&B. I planned to stay there over a weekend (2 nights) to get much needed rest and good food. To my disappointment, once I got there I realized that the place was noisier than my home in Chicago, since it's located by a State Hwy. The breakfast was awful - to the extent that the couple with whom I shared a table barely ate their food. I decided to cut my stay short and left after the first night, but when I talked to the lady at the front desk to ask for a refund for the second night (I had been asked to pay up front) she said they would refund only 50% even though I had booked the room just the day before. I'm sure you can find a much better place for the $160/night this place charges.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cafuringa
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IL
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2008

I have mixed feelings about this property. It does not feel like a b&b, but more like a hotel. Although beautifully furnished, and convenient, it is adjacent to a busy thoroughfare and located in a business park. The room was lovely, the bed comfortable and the whirlpool divine. That said, at 6:30 AM the next morning, the downstairs became very noisy as countless business people arrived for some type of a breakfast meeting. There was no sleeping after that started. The breakfast room is pretty, but the breakfast was absolutely nothing special, served by very nice, but clearly hired young women. No owner/operator contact. In short, this is a pretty, well located hotel, masquerading as a b&b. Not a bad stay, but not that memorable , either.

  • Liked — Room and whirlpool
  • Disliked — noise and breakfast
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank IllinoisTraveler83
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Chicagoland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2008

I recently attended a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Inn at Aberdeen. The waitress spilled a brown sauce on my white pants and dry clean only scarf (fine, accidents happen). She asked if she had spilled on me and when I acknowledged, she simply walked away without apologizing or attending to the problem. After I realized nothing was going to be done, I sought out the manager in order to attempt a clean up. Eventually, I was able to get the spot out of my pants, but contacted the owner to cover my dry cleaning bill for the scarf. He advised me that they were not responsible for "accidents that occurred on their property" and suggested that I contact the people WHO SCHEDULED THE PARTY! He wanted the groom's parents to pay for the mistake that HIS EMPLOYEE made.

  • Liked — Nice interior decoration.
  • Disliked — Terrible business practices, mediocre service.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank RachelChicagoland
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Wilmington, NC
Level Contributor
43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2008

My parents booked this location for the night of our wedding. We both grew up in Valparaiso and got married there, but don't currently live there so needed a nice place to stay the night of our wedding. This was perfect. The room was cozy and the jacuzzi tub was spendid. We were accomidated to check in late at night after our wedding so that we did not have to worry about it during the day while we were preparing and taking pictures. We had a bottle of champagne waiting for us, I believe from my parents. Everything was very clean and staff hospitable. The next day we enjoyed a filling and delicious breakfast with some of our out of town wedding guests who also stayed there. My favorite parts were the jacuzzi and breakfast. My only complaint is we weren't able to stay longer than one short night.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — too short
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ktsaus
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Disney, Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2007

I see there are some decent reviews of the place below. But things must have changed. Maybe there are new owners. But, I would suggest that if you wanted to be treated with a smidgen of respect and dignity-stay very far away!

If you're interested in knowing what it's like to live under the roof of a dictator, this would be a good place for you. It is a really nice place. It is unfortunate that the people there ruined the experience for us. We had a wedding at the Aberdeen. Everything was great except for our stay at the inn. Our party guests were harassed, embarassed, yelled and belittled for some amazing things. We ran out of towels in our room. When I asked for more, the innkeeper told me that I already had towels in my room. I didn't need anymore!

We ran out of toiler paper in our bathroom. When I asked for another roll, the innkeeper grumbled at me and disappeared before coming back with 3 half used rolls for me to have.
Sure, there is cheesecake and pop in the fridge, but beware if you have to be around when the refill it.

Breakfast was good one day, not so good the next. Small portions as well. No seconds.

My 70 year old mother in law was YELLED at for filling a bottle of milk from the fridge for our baby when it was already cleared earlier in the evening.
My aunt was 55 year old aunt was YELLED at for taking ice up to her room.
Yes, they run a tight ship here.
When I relayed my concerns to the owners they wrote a brief letter basically saying that is how things have to be done, sorry about your luck.
That's fine if that's how they want to do business. I won't begrudge them. I just won't take my dollars there if I am going to belittled like that. That was by far the worst service I've experienced at any overnight hotel, motel, bed breakfast, etc... They will also do their best to nickel and dime you on your bill so beware on that one as well.

  • Liked — neat house
  • Disliked — service
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank abbygayle65
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2005

My husband and I stayed at this quaint Inn for two nights in July. There are so many good things to say I hardly know where to start. The place is immaculate and the ambiance can not be matched. We felt so welcomed. We sat in a gazebo covered in twinkle lights, eating cheesecake they left in a fridge for us and watched the fireflies! How can you beat that??? Our room was spacious and the bed was the most comfortable I've had away from home. The Jacuzzi tub wasn't so loud that you couldn't have a conversation (which we've had at other establishments) and didn't take long to fill with hot water. We didn't hear the other guests through the night. We enjoyed the complimentary pops and treats while we watched movies in our room another night. The breakfasts looked like they came from a magazine and the dining room was just as beautiful. We came from Utah for an escape and found it in the Inn at Aberdeen. Whether for a wedding, anniversary or one of their fun nights of mystery.. I don't doubt everyone will love the Inn at Aberdeen.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kara S
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Property: Inn at Aberdeen
Address: 3158 South State Road 2, Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Region: United States > Indiana > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Aberdeen 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1850S home completely upgraded in 1995 to create the executive experience for our guests, business travelers and special occasions (weddings, showers, wine tasting & mystery dinners) with our own chefs. Each spacious suite offers a king or 2 queen beds, Jacuzzi for two, fireplace, balcony and our guests enjoy evening dessert, unlimited snacks and beverages, free WiFi throughout and a full 3-course served breakfast. Kitchenette and living room suite with adjoining 2nd bedroom available. Library, Solarium, Conference Center, Dunrobin Gardens and Gazebo add to the experience. Featured in Midwest Living magazine, voted best B&B by the readers of the TIMES newspaper and SHORE magazine, best Business Retreat Center by the readers of NW Indiana Business magazine. American and Canadian Automobile Associate(AAA) three Diamond Award. 18-Hole Course at Aberdeen, and Inspire Salon & Day Spa - all adjacent. Outdoor swimming pool and tennis within Aberdeen. ... more   less 
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