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Spring House Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Porter B&B and Inns
Charlestown, Indiana
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6 reviews
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“DUST!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

stayed 2 nights and probably will not go back again. Very DUSTY! Old, stains on carpet in room, squeaky floors, garbage thrown from decks needs to be cleaned up, have some pride! Weeds in parking lot, get some weed spray! Get rid of the bedspreads and get more modernized. Very depressed area around the Inn. We spent a lot of time talking about what we would do to help Spring House Inn get back to its former glory!
Water leaks in the ceiling causing peeled back wallpaper and long strings of dust hanging from the ceiling fan.
Staff friendly.

Room Tip: take cleaning supplies!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PatGreenLee
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

The Spring House Inn is WAY overdue for a MAJOR update!!
Very old and cheap linens. The bedspread looks like a grandma bought it at a 1975 garage sale. Old time TV's, outdated furniture, drab decor, missmatched furniture.
This place needs re-done top to bottom. The location could draw many tourists if was updated. Do the owners realize updates would bring more people and higher rates?

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

was planning on staying for several months for work..ended up staying a week then they wanted us to move room to room because they had ours already reserved... the exercise room is pitiful..treadmill would not work, the other machines would not work good, the pool is cloudy and dirty.. the sauna had graffiti all over the inside of it... the back deck has nice view of the woods if you like looking at the trash that people have through down..beer cans,bags,etc....very dated rooms...they come and would clean the room but would not clean the bath tub...carpets are very nasty...frig was froze soild when i got here and would not get cold, so had to unplug it to let the ice melt then plug it in the next day.....the ac from room above drips on you if your below on your deck..

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

This is the 3rd time I have taken a team of high school girls here while we have been playing in a local tournament. The inn is a wonderful place! Every single staff member I encountered was polite and accommodating. Instead of employees, the staff all act like owners who actually care. From the woman who patiently checked us in and was so accomodating in trying to get our block of rooms as close together as possible, to the friendly gentlemen who works 7pm to 7am, to Veronica who VERY patiently had to unscrew a deadbolt lock blindly after our teenage girls managed to lock themselves out when the accidentally shut the connecting room door with the door deadbolt shut, to the tiny front desk clerk who lugged a rollaway bed down flights of stairs for us, to the employee who politely asked the girls to be quiet in the hallway and instead of yelling at them then offered to let them sit in the lobby and listen to music and also reminded them to always travel in pairs and keep their rooms locked (not because the hotel was unsafe-but just because she cared enough to give them personal safety tips), to the housekeepers who were always friendly and smiling when we passed them in the hall, to the woman who let us move tables around so we could eat pizza together as a team in the lobby area, to the employee who kept having to refill the breakfast items since our group was large-I can't say THANK YOU enough!! No where else would we receive this type of personal service!! I wish I had written down all of your names. You are all wonderful people and we will be back again next year because of you!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brandyd7
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Below is my email to Spring House Inn, Porter,IN, after our recent stay. I never did get a response:

I would like to take some time to write you about our recent stay at Spring House Inn. Porter,IN.
We stayed last week from July 4th to July 6th, two nights total. Room 110, king bed with whirlpool tub.
Celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary.

First, the online reservation process went well. Prompt replies and no problems on arrival. The main entrance to the hotel was nice and well kept.
The staff was polite and courteous.

However, the main entrance's A/C must have not been working. No time during the day was it comfortable in the main lobby or breakfast area.
The breakfast was nice if you could stand the discomfort of the temp.
Our room had several cob webs on the ceiling with a large one over the bed that I had to remove.
I killed three water bugs in our bathroom and two large black ants on the floor next to the bed.
After returning home and doing laundry, I found a bug in the lent trap of our dryer that closely resembled a bedbug.(wife does not know)
The hot tub had not been cleaned very well. There was some oily residue around the knobs. There was, what appeared to be wax, on the tub and on the carpet.
There was a small hole in the fitted sheet and another, not so small hole, in the ruffle around the bed. And the mattress pad had stains on it.
There were beer cans and other trash outside on the ground next to our balcony.
The hallway leading to our room did not smell like a non/smoking hallway.
The landscaping in the parking lot was not kept up. Even though the grass was dry and dead there were tall weeds in the islands and surrounding areas.

I understand the room rates are lower than many places in the area, perhaps, due to the age of the place, but there is no excuse for lack of cleanliness and comfort. The wooden stair casings and banisters had not been dusted in many areas. A feather duster and some air freshener could make a world of difference with the house keeping.

I would greatly appreciate a timely response to this email.

Room Tip: The lobby was extremely hot and could not enjoy our breakfast. The wirlpool tub next to the king bed...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jeff G
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Hobart
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Our stay was a delight. From the staff, to the breakfast and the cleanliness of the rooms. We spoke to the front desk staff about the parking lot outside and they explained to us that it is owned by the real estate company that owns the building next door to them and it wasn't their property to maintain. I saw the front desk outside watering plants and seemingly making an effort to keep things looking delightful. There was wildlife exploring the grounds and it was just a marvelous view. There are a few things that do need to be updated but never the less still a comfortable place to stay. The breakfast was kept up and clean and the staff was joking and laughing with us. All together a very lovely hotel for the price we paid. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a somber get away.

Room Tip: Woodside view is the best!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hab81505
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small town, Indiana
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

This Inn has been my family's place for get-togethers and holidays for several years. The adjoining rooms are great for our big clan. The Inn was on the decline a few years back but new owners are restoring it to it's former glory. The woodland setting is an awesome sight during the Fall and Winter months. Ask for a room on the backside of the motel. The rooms are dated and the furniture is a bit worn but this isn't the Ritz and for $60 a night you can't beat the price. We love coming here year after year to swim in the pool and enjoy the great fireplace. I recommend this Inn to families and couples (the whirlpool room is very romantic for just $10 more!) The mini fridge is useful and big enough for wine bottles. The full size microwave is handy for heating up Chinese take-out from a place in town. On a few occasions we've had surprise parties in the room. The staff was always helpful in making sure they went off without a hitch. We love this place!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kickasskatie
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Additional Information about Spring House Inn

Property: Spring House Inn
Address: 303 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304-9788
Region: United States > Indiana > Porter
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Porter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Spring House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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