BEST WESTERN Hotel Indian Oak,  Chesterton

4.0/5  - based on 365 guest reviews.
558 Indian Boundary Road, 46304-1515, Chesterton, United States - See map
+1 219 926 2200 +1 219 929 4285

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    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Indoor pool
    Indoor pool
  • Sauna
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Discover all that northern Indiana has to offer, from Indiana Dunes State Park to an easy commute to Chicago, from this charming Chesterton hotel. Conveniently located off the I-94 and the Toll Road, the BEST WESTERN Indian Oak makes it easy to experience the area's most popular attractions. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking, biking, fishing and swimming at the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore, just a few miles away on beautiful Lake Michigan, while golfers can hit the links at Brassie Golf Course. Or you can take a tour through one of our many bustling Steel Mills that the area is known for. And while shopping and dining options abound near this Chesterton hotel, bustling Chicago is just a short commuter train ride away. Corporate travelers appreciate the BEST WESTERN Indian Oak's close proximity to local companies, especially Porter Memorial Hospital, the Department of Natural Resources, ArcelorMittal Steel and United States Steel Corporation. Notre Dame University and Valparaiso University are also an easy commute from this Chesterton hotel. Business guests appreciate the property's on-site business services. The BEST WESTERN Indian Oak offers unparalleled comfort at an affordable rate. Our oversized guest rooms, many with a stunning lake view, include cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Other amenities at this Chesterton, Indiana hotel include a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, a large indoor swimming pool and an on-site fitness center. Hotel guests are also invited to relax at the adjacent Waterbird Spa. If you're looking for an amazing location, unbeatable amenities and affordable rates make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Indian Oak today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Indian Oak,Chesterton
  • 3
    « Cleanleness »

    They didnt change the sheets or remove the trash from the room. Otherwise it seemed to be a nice hotel to stay at . The pool was nice zand clean my niece enjoyed thst. They need to have towels down by the pool

    5
    « Ducks in the Pond »

    Great second experience at this hotel. I mostly enjoy the nature out of the West Windows. Watching the birds and ducks play is so relaxing. Enjoy the pool, sauna and whirlpool. Great restaurants in town. Close to Indiana Dunes.

    5
    « GOOD »

    Stayed here for 2 nights before flight back to uk,Great stay few little shops about,and good chinese ,walmart,The hotel had a bar,prices good Front desk,housekeeping breakfast all GREAT This hotel is right next to a lake which is full of ducks,geese,if weather had been warm i would have spent a hour or too on the patio out side our suite watching the wildlife.The owners have a real gem here the lake could be used for boating lake.Piano in lounge area,entertainment could be on at weekends.Worth thinking about.When we fly in or out of chicao will be staying here just over an hours drive WILL RETURN

    3
    « Chesterton Bwst Western »

    Motel has deferred maintenance issues. Complementary breakfast needs improvement. The food looked like it had been there a couple days. Motel needs more ice makers. Our room's bath was marginal. The tub needed work as well as the bathroom floor. The check in person was professional and efficient.

    4
    « Good for the price »

    Good service for the price. Very quiet place. plenty of parking. Don't watch Fox News but it looks like it is on 24 hours. The building architecture goes well with the environment. It was a one night well experiene.

    4
    « Nice place to stop »

    Late reservation and late arrival. Hotel was very polite and accommodating. No issues in hotel room, has been some time since renovated but no problems. Beds are about average, nothing special. Price was reasonable for accommodations. I would recommend

    3
    « SOOO Much Potential, But .... »

    Nestled just off a convenient thoroughfare, with easy (even walkable) access to a wealth of shops and eateries, the location of this hotel is made even better by the immediate (I'm talking just a few feet) view of and access to a lake, one third covered by lily pads, surrounded on three sides by trees, with swans, geese, ducks, kestrels, and nature at your doorstep. It is important to note that this view is ever-present only from the even-numbered rooms or from the decks adjacent to the hotel sun room or breakfast area. Though very near the very busy roadway, I heard NO traffic noise, but one's peace is frequently interrupted by the sound of not-so-distant train whistles (I could neither feel nor hear the trains rumbling however). Check-In was a breeze, and we were greeted warmly and treated in both a friendly and professional manner (a SHOUT-OUT to Amanda - Great Job !!!). Our room was very spacious, and in the typical fashion of BW, was well-appointed (refrig, microwave, WiFi); we opted for a ground floor room to have more immediate access (via the patio with sliding door) to the lake, though the 2nd floor balconies would offer great views as well. I am always pleased with the pillows and linens at BW's, and this time was no exception. However, the luster soon wore thin .... The bed was very squeaky, and the mattress lacked adequate support at the side. The indoor heated pool was @ 70-72 degrees (a bit tool cool for my taste), and the hot tub, though a comfortable if not hot @ 104 degrees, had incredibly weak jets (barely created a ripple in the water); we were advised that maintenance checked on it and was satisfied that they were functioning properly (I suspect he/she has never been in a hot tub). The on-site "Pub", located in the lobby area, consists of a sitting room with a few stock bottles of liquor and a frig full of bottled beers and wines (in all fairness, it did appear to have a fairly good selection), but one is stretching to refer to it as a "Pub". Noise can be heard from other rooms, especially with the opening and closing of the sliding doors, but not sufficiently to create a distraction. All of this being said, I would return to this hotel for the incredible view of the lake, the exceptional staff, and the convenient location.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Very clean rooms. Breakfast choices were great and staff activelye maintained it. The staff was attentive, especially the manager, Angel. Close to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park.

    1
    « Outdated »

    Much too expensive. Room had a sliding door to outside but screen had holes in it and there were no curtains on the sliding door only blackout drapes therefore no privacy unless drapes were pulled. Only one person working the desk so time to check in was long. There was a small patio outside the room but children were running past all the time and the pond was very dirty. The door to our room showed sighs that someone had kicked it in once.

    4
    « I love the setting »

    Pluses: Attractive lobby, good-sized rooms, lovely setting. The even-numbered rooms look out on a small lake. Walking distance to just about any fast food chain you can think of, as well as several nicer restaurants. I sleep through trains, but if you are a light sleeper, you might find it on the noisy side. Stay away from the eggs at breakfast.

  • 5
    « Older but very comfortable & clean »

    Best feature: room large and comfortable. We had a standard king. There were sliding doors leading to small lake, with private patio/balcony which was nice. Staff were all excellent. Bed very comfortable. We would stay there again.

    3
    « Average place »

    Location was good for us. Was looking for a spot between southwest Michigan and Chicago and this was it. Hotel is a minute or two off highway. Plenty of restaurants right around it. Good exit to stay at if you want to go to Indiana Dunes State Park. This was probably a premier hotel back in its heyday. The approach to the hotel looks nice with a small pond and fountain and some flowers. Located on a small lake (or large pond) the rooms on the back side face water and have a small deck. The lobby has a bit of a lodge feel with high ceilings a large exposed stairway, fire place and large sitting area. The pool is larger than the pools being put in today's newer hotels. There is a hot tub, smaller like what you might have In your own backyard. There is also a large outdoor deck next to the pool overlooking the lake. That being said, you can tell the building is an older property. Updates have been made in some areas but not others. The pool ceiling had been redone recently, but had a ceiling vent cover that looked like it might drop in the pool. You can tell they have probably been working on it, but must not have the money to do a wholesale redo all at one time. I know some other reviews have mentioned bugs and I hate to say it but we had some too. Two black ants and one small flying bug crawling on the bed. I think a lot of the rooms have sliders to the decks. That is probably an area that some come in. The other two families we stayed with did not mention bugs in their rooms. So, I guess I wouldn't rule out staying there again, but they still have some work to do.

    4
    « Swim fun »

    My daughter had a birthday party there. The pool was very clean and the staff was very helpful. I thought it was very nice that they gave us a stack of towels for the pool. All of her party guests we very impressed with the hotel. Would definitely come back.

    5
    « Fabulous »

    In town for loss of family. The staff was very helpful and apologetic. There were not many rooms left however they made accomodations to the best availability for myself and family. The breakfast is very appreciated, hot and delicious. My daughter looks forward everytime and it can actually get her out of bed. Will never sway from this hotel when we come in town.

    1
    « Cockroaches and Terrible Management »

    Recently there with my family and baby for Labor Day Weekend. Went to the bathroom at 2am, turned the lights on and see several cockroaches by the coffee maker. Was able to catch one and disposed in the trash. During check out, explained the incident with the PROPERTY MANAGER, Amanda, and she quickly said it was not a cockroach after showing her thr photo I took. I asked her to take us back to our room and pick the pest out of the trash and confirm. She proceeds to evaluate it and even touched it with her bare fingers and said it was NOT a cockroach. I then requested that we get a second opinion from another staff member (was hoping for another manager) for confirmation and sure enough it was settled as the pest being a cockroach. I also let her know that there's a hole underneath the sink by the pipe against the wall and could be an outlet for these pests. She first denies it was a cockroach. Asks if I had photos. I show her the photo and immediately denies. Tells me that I should've called management right away. (We have a 15month old baby and to wake the baby up was not an option.) Still denies after physically evaluating the roach with her fingers. Doesn't wash her hands and goes on typing and handling front desk activities. Offers a 15% discount??? Seriously? I was puzzled and just asked her to do whatever it was to make the situation right in order for us to enjoy the rest of our day.

    5
    « Close to Indiana Dunes Park »

    We enjoyed our stay at this hotel while we visited the Dunes State Park. The location is great, the room large & comfortable with a nice patio. The breakfast was quite adequate especially enjoyed the waffle maker option!

    4
    « Nice Place »

    This appears to be an older hotel, but has wen very well maintained. We arrived late without a reservation. The desk clerk was very helpful and provided us with extra linens and information on local restaurant delivery. We used the pool and hot tub which were both nice. We woke to swans on the shore and could sit with coffee on our balcony. Breakfast was standard hotel fare but was well stocked, even toward the end when we arrived. There is no elevator (that we saw), however there are only two floors. The hotel is within close proximity to the I-94 exit as well as gas stations, restaurants and shopping. I would definitely stay again.

    1
    « RUDE--I WILL STEER CLEAR »

    Got a late start, trying to find lodging, on a long road trip. Saw this hotel listed on the Internet at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, even though the parking lot was not overly inviting, went to front desk to inquire about rates. Best price available, approximately 100% greater than listed on the Internet. Plenty of hotel options available ? ? will not give this hotel another chance.

    4
    « A stay with good service »

    The property is kept up and the front desk service is very good. Informative, reliable and friendly. The rooms are fine and it is quiet. They offer a cocktail service that is a nice touch at the end of the day. There are many restaurant choices that are walking distance from the property.

    3
    « Booking Multiple Rooms Will Not Be Pleasant Here »

    I was in charge of arrangements for our party of ~ 25. The original agreement encompassed 8 rooms. More than 2 1/2 months out from the event, I called and asked to add one more room, making nine in total. I was assured it would be no problem, and that revised paperwork would be sent. Revised paperwork never showed up. Five days out from the event I contacted the hotel to make sure everyone would be able to check in, even if I wasn't checked in yet. Was advised via email that wouldn't be a problem, and was everyone paying for the second night? I emailed back, NO, everything should be put on my card (I'm not even sure where the notion that everyone would be responsible for the second night's charges came from, that wouldn't have been anything I would have wanted for my party.) Well, you can imagine what happened next -- on arrival, everyone in my party got hassled for second night's payment, stuff started getting messed up, people started getting nervous, because that WASN'T THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO. Refunds were given and charges reversed nicely enough, I just hated that I'd explicitly told the hotel to charge my card the entire amount and it only happened piecemeal and after I pressed the point. Another issue -- that room I added 2 1/2 months in advance? Apparently wasn't subject to the group rate I'd been provided for the previous 8 rooms. They charged me $169/night for the same type of room that others in our group paid $119 for. I would have been OK with that, I suppose, but what I received wasn't even the type of room I asked for. I'd requested a queen double and was given a king and a pullout. The BW contact agreed to give me a $30 refund ... but never followed through with it. There were some other smaller problems (a dirty bathtub, a room that wasn't ready on time), but really, it's the billing fiasco that caused me heartburn. We stayed here because the breakfast was supposed to be good, and that much was true.

  • 4
    « Wrong size bed in room »

    The room was OK however on your site advertised a queen bed with whirlpool. The bed looked and felt like a full bed. I owe a queen bed and my bed looked bigger than the one I stayed in. So I was a bit disappointed I got charged for a queen when it was a full. .

    4
    « Nice place »

    Typical Best Western, not luxurious, but comfortable, clean, and roomy. Nice lobby with a small bar, several breakfast options, comfortable beds. Staying here for a family wedding and there was plenty of room to congregate and enjoy the company of others.

    3
    « average stay »

    Our room was nice and big and comfortable. Room service forgot to clean our room the first day. The exercise equipment was not good. The treadmill and elliptical were terrible. The bike was fine. I needed to ask at front desk for something to clean off the machines. The breakfast very very average. It would have been nice to have something fresh to eat. Good location, close to the Dunes.

    4
    « Vacation »

    The staff was very helpful and the check in person was super helpful. The pool is a nice large pool. The location to the Dunes Park is perfect and convenient. The only complaint I had is the room needed to be vacuumed a little better along the edge of the wall but other than that, totally happy.

    4
    « Nice place to stop on our way to Wisconsin »

    We have been staying here for several years. The hotel is quite nice- the rooms are a good size and nicely decorated, the bathroom is roomy and bright, the staff is always very friendly and helpful. It's not far to the Indiana Dunes State Park which has beaches, hiking trails and more. There are tons of restaurants nearby and more if you take a short walk into downtown Chesterton. The breakfast buffet has a lot of variety- it's not your usual "cereal, bread and donuts" that you find in most other "complimentary breakfast" deals. We keep forgetting it has an indoor pool so we keep forgetting to bring bathing suits.

    3
    « Bugs? »

    Found the bug under the blankets.. it was alone i looked very close but still nasty. Everything was fine workout gym was VERY basic food was typical.needs 2 waffle makers wait was crazy.AAA discount was decant and workers were very nice pond was great from deck to sit and relax.. bug gave me a bad feeling but everything else was typical and boring.

    4
    « I enjoyed my stay at this Hotel. »

    I would come back to a Best Western in the future because it was clean, but would like a warmer pool to swim in. The breakfast need at least 2 waffle makers and more scrambled egg days and biscuits and gravy was good. Rooms were neat with fireplace and enjoyed our beds being made every day.

    4
    « Very good for the price »

    Nice updated hotel with private spa, fridge, microwave. Large pool, free breakfast, plenty of parking, free internet and close to Indiana Dunes State Park and major highways. Convenient, inexpensive. Overall, pleasant experience

    4
    « Chesterton, IN Best Western »

    I had a very nice stay at the Best Western Hotel in Chesterton, IN. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was of good size, clean and well equipped. The location was close to everything my family and I were in the area to see at the Indiana Dunes area. Will definitely stay there again when in the area.

    4
    « Relaxing »

    We choose this hotel to return to each year during our Lake Michigan trip. It always seems to be an easy, relaxed, and quite place to reserve and to stay. Very close access to the places we visit; Beverly Shores, Dunes State Park, and the main expressways. Staff always very accommodating.

  • 2
    « Good Distance, Decent Rates, Needs Improvement »

    This review is honest to what we experienced, but please keep in mind that we did see some evidence of the managers working very hard to improve the conditions. This seems to be a property with much potential, but they may have an uphill battle on their hands. This hotel is around an hour from downtown Chicago by car. That made it great for a place to stay after a concert at Soldier Field. The rooms themselves look like they have been updated on the surface, but there's still a feeling of uncleanliness somehow. Scratches, dents, worn looking corners or untouched spaces. It could do with a new coat of paint and some TLC. The bar was broken off of our door, for example. A new deadbolt on the handle itself was there, but the messy, broken off stump of the bar was still there. The fan and filters looked dated and uncleaned. A/C, microwave, and refrigerator ran loudly but all seemed to be in good working condition. Pool looked nice, though we didn't try it. The grounds are a little concerning. The hotel is in the back of a shopping center, right next to another lodging option. Both hotels border a pond that's covered in algae and doesn't have much as far as guard rails. There is also another little pond by the parking lot that looks really bad, complete with a falling down bridge. It seems to be a safe enough neighborhood for that part of Indiana. Be aware that the parking lot and hotel feel secluded at night and are near the highway. There is lighting, but not a ton. If you still want to know more, here's what we experienced: We arrived around 2:30 local time, since we forgot the time change. They had been totally booked the night before and were juggling a large baby shower and unplanned housekeeping difficulties. Check in time was 3, so we understood waiting. We waited about 45minutes before asking again and our room seemed to have already been ready. We got in, just to drop out things off and head to the city, but soon had issues with the toilet. They are Eco flush models, which seem to be easy to get clogged due to the small amount of water they keep in reserve. Once you hold down the handle to clear out what it didn't flush the first time it will rise and threaten to overflow quickly. We decided to tell the manager on our way out, since we were going to be gone until midnight or so. All it seemed to need was a plunger and there wasn't one in the room. She let us know that they had no one working who could fix that until Monday (it was Sunday) and they had no clean available room. However, she said she would give us a new room when we got back that night. She followed through on her word, it just seemed like a lot of hassle for something we could have remedied ourselves with the right tools. Switching rooms made for an even later night. We did try the breakfast and there were a good amount of options. The eggs had lots of pepper in them, which seemed strange. Otherwise, good enough for a small, hot breakfast.

    4
    « Indiana Dunes Weekend »

    Breakfast was good. Room was clean. Hotel is near shopping, restaurants and the Dunes.The visitor center was very helpful in determining which beach we wanted to go to. Hotel has daily cleaning and fresh towels, if you want. Coffee available in the breakfast room round the clock.

    3
    « Comfortable & clean »

    This was a comfortable stop-over after a long day of driving. Arriving later in the evening we were able to get their last 'King' room. It was spacious and clean with all the amenities expected in this type of hotel. Either the guests were unusually quiet or the sound proofing was better than most, but it was very quiet. The evening receptionist was polite and knowledgeable of local attractions and places to eat. The buffet breakfast was unremarkable. Overall a decent place to stay.

    3
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    Clean rooms, nice pool, friendly staff and nice full breakfast. We suggest a lake view room so you don't look at the parking lot, but the lake is not the most well-kept. Geese and swans were fun to see but it's a gravel and barren shore. Great for the price!

    4
    « Very clean updated rooms. »

    So from the outside this place doesn't look like much but I was pleasantly surprised when we opened the door to our room. Updated rooms with new furniture, mini fridge and flat screen TV. Decor had a modern look and was easy on the eyes. Our room overlooking the lake behind the hotel was also a bonus plus there is a small deck and two chairs so you can sit out there and just relax. Staff wasn't extremely friendly but hey everyone has off days. My only gripe because it's the one thing I enjoy most on vacation is the hot tub. The jets were weak and it wasn't overly hot. Still relaxing just the same but that's the only reason this stay got 4 out of 5. For the money it brings a lot to the table. Pool and fitness facilities open up at 5am and open til 11pm. I've never heard of such but was glad for that availability. They also have a pub.(Basically a room across from the front desk with a bar and cooler of beer behind it) that you can buy beer from. So that was pretty cool. Continental breakfast from 6-9. Hope this review helps :)

    4
    « Great Value! »

    We had two rooms, both on the 1st floor. The rooms and common areas were clean. There is an indoor pool and exercise room. The breakfast was decent although I believe the eggs were powdered. Yucky! This hotel is on a little lake but don't envision splashing on the shore. It isn't terribly clean looking and there is no sand, only rocks. The lake did provide us with lots of entertainment while watching the Canada Geese and swans. It is a pleasant view and a nice place to view the sunset. I would return to this very functional hotel.

    5
    « Dunes Vacation »

    Our family enjoyed the location of the hotel. It was close to the Dunes, had everything we needed close by - pizza, grocery, pharmacy. The property is very nice - even with the geese visiting, the property owners cleaned the "gifts" left every day. We enjoyed the breakfast, the clean rooms and the friendly staff. The only downside would be the little bit of mustiness, cigarette odor as there are people who smoke outside the rooms and it does carry inside. Not too much the property can do about that unless it becomes a no smoking facility.

    5
    « Great stay.! . »

    We stayed here for 4 nights over the 4th of July and really enjoyed this hotel. It is recently refurbished and beautiful. We had some noise beneath us on the first night and when we called the desk the hotel clerk immediately went to the noisy room and asked them to quiet down. Very responsive. We had a minor custodial repair that was also quickly taken care of. The breakfast was more than fine...Lots of options for everyone in our party of three. We definitely plan on staying here again when we come to visit nearby family. Also, there were nice "extra" bathrooms on the second floor close to our room...which was nice since there were three in our party and we could also use the extra bathrooms to get ready/shave, etc. Enjoy the Canadian geese flock that live by the duck pond!

    4
    « Very conveniently located near the I-94 highway »

    Its location is not only convenient to I-94 but also to Indiana Dunes beaches. And surprisingly on its own it could be a nice place to get away because it is located on the nice quiet and picturesque lake. The entrance via parking lot through a busy shopping area is not to promising but once you get to your room and see that your room is facing this Chubb Lake with a romantic structure in the forest for weddings and picturesque old wooden boat with growing trees in it...you will change your heart and feel much better here.

    3
    « Old Decor but Clean »

    I stayed one night in a room on the second floor. The hotel is pretty dated and has no elevator. The room was very big - 2 Queens and a couch. The "view" of a lake isn't anything special. Just lots of noisy geese and algae-covered water. We didn't use the pool because we were at the beach all day and visiting family nearby, but there were many happy adults and kids who were using the pool. The room was definitely not worth the amount we spent.

  • 4
    « Chesterton, Ind stay »

    We chose this hotel because it was fairly close to Michigan City, where my grandson was in a baseball tournament over the weekend. I originally was going to stay at LaPorte, but they were all booked up. It turned out that some of the games were in Portage, so your hotel was convenient to both baseball field locations.

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    We have stayed here before. This time the hotel has been remodeled and it has gone from good to excellent. The woman at the front desk when we checked it was top notch in customer service. We will definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Family Visit w/ Pets »

    Decent size room, somewhat up to date on the amenities, no mattress or sheets on the pull out couch and no breakfast but there was a Bob Evans, McDonald's, and other food places within walking distance.

    4
    « Basic hotel but room was huge »

    We found this hotel late at night during recent thunderstorms. Hotel is older and a bit like a lodge. Room was very clean and extremely spacious. No elevator. Breakfast was free and not great. Breakfast room quite crowded. Room decor was a little boring but bed was comfortable.

    3
    « BW »

    Ok hotel for the price. It was super hot the weekend we stayed and it took forever for the air conditioning to cool the room. Breakfast had some nice items but were clearly picked over by wedding guests staying at the hotel so there was a limited amount of food left and space to eat. We ended up eating in the lobby because there was no room.

    4
    « Huge Rooms »

    While attending a wedding we stayed at this BW. We were pleasantly surprised that we had a lake view room that was huge. The lake was covered with weeds and scum but still had a wide variety of ducks, geese,and swans to watch. The room had a very comfortable king bed and a private balcony. The hotel is older and needs some paint and fix up on the outside but is very clean and comfortable on the inside. In addition to a great room, the hotel offers a year around pool and a small bar in the lobby. They also have a free hot breakfast each day. If I had any complaint, it would be that they do not extend the breakfast hours on the weekend and shuts off at 9:00am. The staff is very accommodating and a special thanks goes out to Mr Chris Hawkins who wore many hats and did them all very well.

    5
    « Bike Tour »

    I have stayed at this hotel in the past and I would rate it just average however they have remodeled it and it is very nice Sits on small lake has a great deck Great showers comfortable beds and very good breakfast Would come back to stay for sure Great job Best Western

    3
    « OK hotell to stop one or two nights »

    We stayed here in June. The service was good, the staff friendly, the room big and clean. We got a room facing the little pond and the parking. A bit too noisy as you hear the traffic all the time. What we didn't like at all was the breakfast in a small noisy room. Everything is on paper or plastic, a great waste for the environment. As a swedish person we find the things to eat too sweet.

    4
    « Great location »

    Nice room!! Nice hotel!! And a great breakfst!!!!! Arrived hours early, didn't know of the 1 hour time difference, the staff got our room ready in under an hour. We loved how close in distance it was to the IN dunes! Only complaint is the spiders,lots of spiders!

    4
    « Nice place! »

    We stayed here for just one night. It wasn't 5 star but it was clean and the staff were nice. I really liked that it was close to all the things we wanted to do. We went shopping at the lighthouse mall, Bass pro shop, and went to the Indiana Dunes. Also nice that it is close to lots of dining options. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a clean, reasonably priced place to stay!

  • 1
    « The WORST best western! »

    I checked into the Best Western on the 1st week in January for an extended stay. My Military ID afforded myself a discount. I am a Disabled Veteran who requires the services of a Medical Service Animal. Lucky, my Dog is 11 years old and is fully trained to provide me some physical mobility. With him I can walk 50 yards or less. He also tries to wake me up when I am unconscious and stays with me to protect me in those situations. He is WONDERFUL! I was given Room 222. Upon entering the room it was FREEZING cold. Imagine Lake Michigan in the dead of winter. I turned the heat on and waited ... and waited fully clothed in winter gear and Lucky wrapped in a blanket ... shivering. At first I thought that this may just be an oversight, but it was not. After 4 hours the room was warm enough to remove my gloves (my hands are severely crippled as well). I had driven from Pittsburgh a just needed to rest ... badly. While unpacking, I turned on the bathroom light. A SCREECHING ROAR filled the room! It was the fan. Never had I heard a defective fan make this much noise. I HAD to turn it off. I banged on it to hopefully nudge the fan bearings to a better position to no avail. Looking over the room, I went to the balcony ... the exterior security door would not latch. When I placed towels on the couch for Lucky to lay on, what did I find? Stains all over the couch that I'll only describe as 'bodily fluids' ... you get the picture. That was enough. I called the front desk the same desk clerk (chris hawkins) that checked me in. I got no offer to change rooms. No assurances that the fan would be fixed (it was SO loud that I could not turn on the bathroom light). When I pointed out the semen-stained couch, his response was; "Ewwwe", like a little girl. This, in and of itself, is not the worst experience. The worst of it was that they made me feel SO UNWANTED ... solely because I have a legitimate Service Animal. I am a 60 year-old Veteran with severe physical disabilities and a failing heart. This will be one of my last memories. THANK YOU (not) WORST-best western!

    5
    « Indiana Dunes area »

    This motel was only minutes from Indiana Dunes State Park. Convenienty located near several good eateries and shops. The room was very clean, comfortable king bed, very nice shower in the bath, refrigerator, hair dryer, even an iron and ironing board in the room and on site laundry. Second floor rooms have balconies that overlook a wetland area on one side of the motel or a lake on the other. Very ample breakfast served from 6-9am included fresh fruit, waffles (with various toppings), eggs, sausage, bagles, muffins, yogurt, juice, coffe-it was impressive. Indoor pool, hot tub and sauna area was well maintained and also very clean. Glad we stayed there and will stay again if in the area as the staff was also very welcoming and helpful and all rooms are 'no smoking!' Booked through Trip Advisor and saved over 50% off regular rates!

    3
    « Clean but noisy »

    I visited Chesterton in early May to do house hunting. I had stayed at this Best Western in April because the rates were very good. The staff is pleasant and helpful; the free breakfast is acceptable. Both times I had to change rooms because the noise level was unacceptable This hotel had no elevator which is strange

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    Pretty much everything about this place is great, exactly what you'd expect given what you're paying and the type of location. It's perfect for a little getaway due to its extremely close proximity to lots of good food and little historical places.

    4
    « Decent hotel, very friendly staff »

    We stayed at the Best Western Indian Oak while attending our daughter's graduation. Our hotel room was clean and well kept. The hotel sits on a lake. It was fun to look out the windows and watch the geese, swans (with babies) and other wildlife. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. The continental breakfast was ok, but for free, it was fine. One of the other rooms (we had 3) had some nasty dust/mold in the HVAC unit, but other than that, all was good. We would stay here again. It is one of the closest hotels to the Indiana dunes.

    4
    « Good Hotel for the Price »

    I've stayed here several times, and each time it seems to get nicer. The owner has invested a lot into the property. The rooms are clean and very spacious. I like the lake views and the fact that each room has a patio or balcony. With an adjacent lake, you can get some honking geese at night. The free breakfast is on par with similar hotels. No complaints.

    4
    « Our school group loved this hotel! »

    The kids loved this hotel. We took the train into the city and went to the Indiana Dunes. The rooms were very large and slept 5 to 6 people comfortable. Lots of food choices and the staff was very helpful.

    4
    « lots of wildlife »

    This hotel sits on a beautiful lake with lots of wildlife just outside your door. I saw seagulls, raccoons and lots of ducks, including cute baby ducks. Great indoor pool. Staff was excellent but didn't know much about surrounding restaurants.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay! »

    My husband and I stayed at this particular Best Western for 4 nights and it was wonderful! Beds are comfortable,tv has lots of channels and the room was very clean and spacious.It has a sliding door and balcony that was nice to walk out on and enjoy the wildlife.The hotel sits on a small lake that is home to some geese and ducks as well as sea gulls.We even spotted baby geese several times with their parents. Breakfast is included.Pretty standard sausage,eggs,biscuits and gravy as well as cold cereal,pastries and fruit.There is also a small pub that is open until 11:00 for anyone that might want to enjoy a couple of beers.There's an indoor pool,which we did not use,but looked to be pretty nice.There's several restaurants close by including Crafthouse that carries a large selection of craft beers.There's also a Walgreens right next to the hotel,which turned out to be very convenient for me. All the employees were extremely friendly and helpful and I would definitely stay here again when in the area.

    5
    « Great hotel at a great price »

    Conveniently located by great restaurants, shopping and anything else you may need while away from home. Loved the view we had of the lake. Friendly staff and would definitely stay here again when traveling.

  • 5
    « Heading home »

    This was by far the nicest place we stayed. And we traveled from Michigan to Alabama to Montana and back to Michigan. Many nights on the road. Right on the water and we even had a big Goose come to our patio.

    4
    « Good Value »

    We stayed here overnight on a family trip to a funeral. This was a good value, and the hotel met all our needs. The room was clean, and the amenities were as expected. Also, I enjoyed seeing the geese hang out around the hotel, which is seated next to a small lake.

    3
    « School group visit »

    It is under construction. Clarify you want to be in the main building, not the "sister property" which is under renovation. First floor room had the back door unlocked so I had someone go with me to make sure no one was in the room. Given the bait and switch in putting part of our group in the sister building which was under construction and in disrepair, I would not stay here again.

    4
    « Baby arrival »

    Had to stay longer than was expected for birth of grandchild at hospital down the road. Hotel was very well maintained but the continental breakfast on the one morning I availed myself of it was all very luke warm, including the coffee.

    1
    « Horrible service »

    We wanted to stop at this hotel but man who was working on the front desk told us that he doesn't have any warm room up! That's mean there are all rooms are freezing cold. This is ridiculous! I've never heard so stupid reason! So I called next day and I've been told that is impossible. ..they have a lot of available rooms. Never again. ....

    2
    « Significant Oversight in Information »

    I stayed at this hotel due to a group booking by our high school for a school event in Chesterton, Indiana. I got off to a bad start. I did not receive my email confirmation of my reservation as was promised by the hotel when I made my reservation by phone. I called back to make sure my reservation was secure and was told my reservation had been cancelled although they could not tell me when or by whom. They did take care of it and so I was able to get the room type I wanted at our group rate. Check-in was quick and easy and they even let me check in two hours early. However, they did not tell me that there is no elevator at the hotel. Even though there are only two floors and my room was on the second floor, it was a struggle getting my luggage up the stairs due to my mobility problems. Had I known in advance, I would have requested a first floor room. They really should tell people that there is no elevator at the time the reservation is made. When I opened the door of my second floor room, I was hit with a strong smell of smoke. The hotel is supposed to be non-smoking. i called the desk to ask for a different room but they said they did not have anything else to offer. Instead, they sent a housekeeping staff member to spray the room with a spray that was supposed to make the smoke smell go away. She said that smoking guests step out on the room's balcony to smoke and leave the sliding door open so that the smoke gets into the room. This may be true, but this room smelled like it had been smoked IN. Even the bathroom smelled of smoke. The spray had only a negligible effect. If they know that guests do this then they really should spray and clean the room with products designed to eliminate the smoke smell BEFORE the next guest checks in. The walls seemed thin. I could hear everything the family in the next room were saying. The room itself was clean as was the parts of the hotel I that I saw. No complaints on actual cleanliness. My bed was very comfortable. As some others have noted, the furniture was sparse and a bit shabby but nothing terrible. Could use some sprucing up. The bathroom was sparkling clean and the water was hot with a nice shower. The towels had an unpleasant smell, not dirty, but probably from the detergent they use. Not fresh and sweet smelling as you usually find in a hotel. My room overlooked a lake and a tree lined area. The lake was frozen but it made for a charming view. At check-in, they told me the location of the breakfast area but not the hours and I didn't think to ask. When I went down for breakfast at a few minutes after 9 am, there was almost nothing left. The lady cleaning up the breakfast area said that they closed at 9 am. She did help me get some things together so I that I could have something to eat before checking out. Check-out was quick and easy. A gentleman guest going down the stairs saw me struggling with my luggage and carried it for me and also noted that we should have been told in advance about the lack of an elevator. Overall, not a terrible stay but would probably not stay there again. The staff really needs to do a better job up front preparing for the guests' stay.

    5
    « A BEST Western ! »

    I am a Veteran with a Service Animal. The reception from ALL Staff was exemplary. Also, I give the highest ratings to all Staff for the everyday operation of this hotel. Very professional AND friendly! - Article_86.

    3
    « Neat, clean, good management - does the job »

    Quick summary: much is the same as a previous visit -- spacious, clean, well-kept room. Whether traveling through or needing to stay for a while, this is a good choice. My review is based on what I expect for a moderately-priced, well-kept hotel. Since there are not many other reviews since my previous visit, I refer readers to that more detailed review. Not much has changed, which means a very comfortable, spacious room. But to add: the wifi works very well. The staff are friendly and helpful. You are made to feel very welcome. There are some nice amenities, like a microwave, that can make things comfortable if you don't feel like going out. But some additions: I was here for a specialty interest group meeting. We found that there is no elevator in the hotel, which is okay for me, but people with mobility issues may need to request a first-floor room. Bringing equipment to a second-floor meeting room was not the easiest thing to do. Also: even in January, our meeting (basic but fine in most ways) became rather stuffy as the day went on. We had to prop open the doors -- in January. The management may have been more concerned that we would not be warm enough, but the ventilation could not keep up well. Again, breakfast was not terrible, but could easily be better in the baked goods and coffee departments. I stuck with the toast and cold cereal. If the breakfast were not free, I'd go elsewhere. Not much in the way of on-site dining, and I'm not that impressed with the options in the area. You can get a beer in a little bar area. So: of course, I'll be happy to stay again for this type of purpose. It provides many good reasons to stay for a clean, comfortable room, and is an easy reach to major highways in the area.

    5
    « Great location »

    This is my "go to" hotel when I visit family in Chesterton, it is comfortable and clean, I love the pond/lake, it adds a nice view and has some great wild life. It is close to the main roads, restaurants and some light shopping.

    5
    « Gets better with each stay »

    This property is constantly being upgraded and the level of service is wonderful. It has become our "go to" place for frequent trips to and from Ohio. We heartily recommend it for family and business stays.

  • 5
    « Excellent Value »

    Excellent value and location. Stayed NYE to visit friends in NW IN who host a Polar Bear Swim each New Years Day. Chose because the rate was significantly cheaper than similar hotels within the area; the quality of room, pool, breakfast, and check-in and check out process was top-notch. Close to both our friends' house and shopping, dining, etc. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable room with friendly staff.

    4
    « Pleasant Overnight at Indian Oaks »

    We enjoyed a nice overnight at Indian Oaks, Chesterton, IN, on our way east before the holidays. The motel staff is friendly and helpful, amenities, like internet, are reliable and fast. Breakfast was nicely presented in an inviting room. Spacious reception area and lounge in the front of the motel, overlooking a nice man-made lake with Canadian geese and some ducks.

    5
    « Very Pleasant Experience »

    Very pleased with the service from staff, the overall appearance, cleanliness, etc. of the motel, a very adequate complimentary breakfast and the convenience of the restaurants and shopping venues in the immediate area.

    5
    « First time to stay-will be back »

    From the very first at check in, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The hotel has no elevator, had several items to bring into the room, she offered to help me carry them up the stairs, this was after she tried to find me a room on the first floor, but could only find a room close to the stairs. The room was big and had a wonderful view of the lake, just wished it was summer so I could have enjoyed it, instead of the wind and ice. Room was clean. Bed was a little hard, but had no problem sleeping. Internet worked great. Nice little bar, though I did not use, but nice to sit and have a beer if you wanted. At check out, the Man who helped m was also very nice and helpful. Will stay there again

    5
    « Family Event Friendly »

    Our extended family has been having our annual holiday reunion at Indian Oak since 2007. Right from the beginning the staff has been most accommodating and supportive of our gathering, which averages about 55 people of all ages. In addition to using the hotel's meeting room, many of us out-of-towners use guest rooms over the weekend. It has been a pleasure to return each year to be greeted by the friendly staff and to see the ongoing improvements and enhancements to the property.

    4
    « Definitely Will Return »

    My husband and I had stayed at this hotel several times about 15 years ago for weekend get-aways. We stopped when we heard that the hotel was going throught rough times. I read new reviews that sounded positive and encouraging, and decided to take a chance again. We were pleasantly surprised from the minute we pulled into the parking lot. It was obvious a lot had been done externally to spruce up the hotel. The lobby had just been updated over the summer and looked beautiful. We had a lakeside room with a fireplace and whirlpool. The room was very clean and updated. The bathroom was also clean with a new shower head and updated counter, sink, etc. The lovely woman at the front desk was very pleasant and accomodating. She came immediately to our room when we had difficulty lighting our fireplace and stayed until we were confident we could light it ourselves. I am happy to say that I would definitely recommend this hotel again! We plan to be back in the near future!

    5
    « will be back »

    well keep hotel staff went out of there way to help with any needs we had!! very quite and off the main road from traffic but very easy to get to. nice little town but things were closed on Sunday downtown.

    5
    « Deluxe Suite, fit for a King »

    Checked out the Deluxe King Suite with Lakeview, Spa Tub, and Fireplace. Room was awesome. View of the lake was very nice which was in contrast to pictures which showed a mostly mossed over lake. Had a good time. Breakfast was OK at best but we got full from it.

    5
    « Awesome! »

    I was on the road to a final destination and called ahead while on the road to make a reservation on one of the busiest travel days of the year (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving). They had an open room and upon our arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room and the wonderful pool, hot tub & sauna as well as the great breakfast. Great job!!!!

    2
    « Indian Oak Inn-Best Western Chesterton »

    very dissatisfied, hotel was aged and not fresh smelling or clean in appearance. heating and refrigerator in room buzzed incessantly...clerk indifferent to my complaint, we couldn't sleep and ended up checking out early morning and were not given a price break as I felt we should have...I will not be back..i feel Indians own these best western hotels and they are dirty and not maintained appropriately...we were married at this hotel (water bird) and 20 plus years later, very disappointed in hotel

  • 5
    « Great vacation stay »

    Room clean, service excellent, breakfast delicious! Location for what we wanted was very convenient. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Very quiet room. Swans, geese, ducks fun to watch while eating breakfast.

    5
    « location »

    Excellent value and beautiful location thought hard to get to but close to resturants Would definitely stay again. Good experience at check in and excellent service at check out. Very nicely decorated room and excellent for size and all good amenities

    5
    « Exceeded expectations! »

    This lovely place has it all: friendly staff, comfortable lobby area with fireplace and TV, business room, pool, great breakfast, convenient to highway and area attractions, and set on a beautiful lake with lots of birds. It was a great escape and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

    4
    « Not a complete renovation »

    Overall this hotel has a nice modern feel to it, thanks to a recent renovation. Our bathroom, however, was not very well done. Shoddy workmanship on the tile work & not all of the components in the bathroom were replaced or updated. Shower curtain rod was rusty & looked bad where it was attached to wall.

    5
    « A great place to stay »

    I recommend this hotel very highly. They are constantly upgrading and what they have now is wonderful. Friendly staff. Beautiful view of Chubb Lake, with swans to watch. Great breakfast. Very nice pool area and hot tub. A nice little tavern where domestic beer is $2.00 a bottle. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Chesterton.

    1
    « Chesterton indiana »

    Dirty rooms and a corrupt town would not even stop for gas in Chesterton Indiana let alone stay at that hotel e dr again. Stay away is your best bet!!!! Town has nothing to offer except getting pulled over by police for having out of state plates

    3
    « Probably won't go back »

    My sister and I went for a relaxing overnight outing and decided to go within an hour from home. We chose Chesterton. I chose Indian Oak over the Hilton because of the lake. What the other reviewers didn't say (probably because they didn't realize) was that only the Queen and probably King beds have a lake view. We went with full size beds for the lower price, Sorry no lake views for full size rooms. I did ask on my internet booking for a water view, but I guess that's why it's better to call. Had I known that, I would have definitely booked the Hilton. Chris offered a Queen Sized room with a lake view but it was also $30 more. We were going to be out of the rooms shopping and eating, so it wasn't worth the extra for us. Also, because the views were supposed to be better from the second floor I didn't request 1st floor rooms since they don't have an elevator. Live and learn. 1) Chris checked us in. He was courteous and very hard working. I noticed in his spare time when there was no activity at the desk he was cleaning around the front lobby to keep it looking nice, and the next morning at breakfast he was doing a lot of hustling to make sure the breakfast went well. Best Western has a good employee there. 2) Breakfast was decent, typical for the hotel free breakfast spreads, but it was all good and hot if needed and cold (little fridge there for yogurt, butter and milk). I don't know if it was the group in there being very loud at 7:30 or it was the type of ceiling, but it was extremely loud and not the atmosphere for an early morning breakfast. I think the group was in for a wedding or a reunion so I understand the loudness (I'm sure when my family is in a similar place others are thinking the same). But it seemed worse than usual in that room. 3) The hotel room was pretty basic, no comfortable chairs to sit in, and no luggage rack. No chairs on the balcony, I guess they removed them because I saw them stacked downstairs. The balcony rooms still had theirs. 4) Our key cards deactivated twice for me, once for my sister. We went to the front desk to have them activated again, and of course both times we had our hands full trying to get into the door. I saw the hotel's response to a previous complaint about this and it was mentioned that cell phones can deactivate them. I was keeping mine in my cell phone/credit card case. It would have been nice if there was a little notice at the front desk about this. My credit cards are in the case and there's never a problem, so this never occurred to me. If you're a woman coming back in by yourself very late, it would be kind of a creepy walk back to the front of the hotel. 5) Pool was fine, hot tub felt good once I was in it, but it's about 3 feet high and no way to get in but climb in. Luckily I'm tall and I made it in. I don't thing more than 3 people could fit in comfortably. Now, how to get out. I slid up on a granite ledge and got down from there, but it was slippery getting out. This is a giant liability for the hotel and I can't believe they don't have stairs there with a railing. I wanted to go in after my night on the hard bed, but didn't want to go down there by myself and I'm not really known to be a scaredy cat. 6) The beds - I felt like I was sleeping on a hard board. I was up all night, trying to find comfortable positions. For this reason, I won't return to this hotel. My sister said the same thing about her bed, and we're totally different body types. I had to do about 15 min of stretches in the morning because everything hurt. I've read other reviews about comfortable beds - maybe they were in the queen or king sized beds. I would have left in the middle of the night if I wasn't so tired. 7) I would have loved to have had a comfortable place to sit and read my book for an hour. No chaise lounges by the pool, hard bed and no nice chairs in the room. The only nice chairs are in the lobby and they have ESPN on all day. So I won't be returning. I heard a few comments from others that they enjoyed it, but once again - they must have had different beds. If not for the beds I would consider returning, but I would pay the extra for a room with a view.

    4
    « Hotel by a Lake »

    Lovely overnight stop. Friendly, polite staff. Hotel still under some renovation but updated and nice place to stay. Our room had patio doors so we could sit outside by the lake. There were a variety of waterfowl, and sunset and sunrise were lovely with the reflections in the water and the sounds of the birds. Peaceful. Hotel room good size with comfortable beds, clean bedding, linen. No lift but we were on the ground floor. Swimming pool was lovely, indoor, clean, warm. I did not use fitness room but it looked adequate. Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, "Biscuits and gravy" (US style). Waffles (make your own) etc. Fresh food, clean, light room. Plastic cutlery and paper plates. Would stay again and recommend.

    1
    « A STAY FROM HELL, STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! »

    I wish I could give this hotel 0 stars for so many reasons, I couldn't wait to get home to write this review. Lets start with the hotel itself. It is very outdated, we stayed here years ago and it was much better the rooms are not clean, bed is the worst along with the pillows and the décor is in the 80s. Breakfast was free and that's all it was. The second day we were at this hotel they were all out of juice other than the cranberry and the coffee is so weak really no point in even having it food it just awful. This is the really problem that we had. My daughter was getting married and I talked her into having everyone from out of town stay at this so called hotel since I thought it would be okay. When we checked in I thought okay its only for 2 nights so lets just deal with it but than it became a nightmare for us and my daughter and her husband to be. We checked in on Friday and that went fine however on Saturday morning I got a call from my soon to be son in law and he had been kicked out of the hotel since they couldn't fine his reservation and instead of the rude nasty woman Amanda doing her job and checking her computer she told him to leave the property. OMG I was so angry I went down to the front desk and talk about being nasty she was unbelievable and until my soon to be son in law got angry she never even offered to check the computer but by this time it was to late and he went to another hotel. We were all suppose to be together after the wedding and this didn't happen because of this woman and her not doing her job. My daughter was very stressed out about this and so much so that she ended up with a headache so bad that she could not finish her wedding. I spoke to the manager Chris on Sunday morning and he sided with his lying employee telling me the whole thing was blown way out and his words were ( well he just went to a different hotel). Well Mr. Chris is was a big deal.....................................So sad that you didn't see fit to put the customer first. We should never have even been charged for our stay and my daughter should get a full refund as well since you feel screwing up a wedding and treating your customer like that is NO BIG DEAL and taking the word of Amanda who was covering her butt plus she also had some guy who cleans the rooms ( big joke) standing there with her while she kicked my son out of the hotel. I will be calling the Corp office and letting them know not only how we were treated, asking for all of our money back and letting them know that this Amanda the shinning employee smokes in the front of the hotel where the guess pull up, real nice and classy. Do yourself a favor and go anywhere else and if you do stay make sure you check and double check that you will have a room for the days you need them. This wasn't fancy but they were to spend their wedding night here and we are all suppose to be together after the wedding so again Mr. Chris ya its no BIG DEAL STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5
    « Nice place in great location »

    Its been my go-to since they took over the hotel some years ago. Amenities have steadily improved and the rooms are great. King size bed, jacuzzi and patio overlooking a private nature reserve lake. Accessible to highway and excellent local eateries of various styles. Ask for a lake side room.

  • 5
    « excellent stay »

    The staff were all very friendly and courteous, rooms were great, pool and sauna excellent as well. Breakfast was hot and fresh. Beautiful views overlooking a lake and water fowl. Close to all shopping and restaurants.

    5
    « Nice Hotel - less than 10 minutes from the Dunes »

    We were looking for a hotel close to the Dunes and I was not sure what to think after reading some of the reviews. I found the room to be very clean, very roomy and the bed was very comfortable. The location is perfect - between two interstates, minutes from the Dunes and is located walking distance from multiple restaurants and driving distances from dozens of them. My kids loved the indoor pool and hot tub/spa - it was the perfect thing after a day of driving. There were complaints in other reviews about the small lake that 1/2 of the rooms face. Every room has a patio or a deck, but half of them face this little lake. Clearly, the water level is down in the lake but my kids going out to look at the pair of swans, the Canada Geese, the Mallard ducks and the seagulls that swam all over the place. It was a nice bonus for the room to have this simple ability to step out, take a breath of fresh air and watch the sunset. The breakfast consisted of make-your-own waffles, biscuits & gravy, biscuits and sausage patties (I made my own sausage biscuit sandwich), yogurt, bagels, danishes, juices coffee, milk, cold cereal, bread for toast and more. There are two kinds of free newspapers available.

    4
    « Fall Break vacation »

    A very nice and clean Hotel. Room was clean, pool area was wonderful. Front office personal was very courteous. If we are in this area again we would stay here. We hope to wake up in time tomorrow morning so we can eat our FREE morning breakfast. Thank you!

    2
    « WHAT TO LOOK FOR »

    look for wet spots on beds (under bedding. our bed had been made-up with a huge wet spot on it check the bathroom for black mold-ie in and around shower and any shower fixtures. Try the phone and television remote to ensure proper working order. Check screen doors for proper working order.

    3
    « Not good value for money »

    The breakfast and the view over the lake were real positives of our stay. The hotel is new and shiny and the rooms are very nice. But we arrived late, no one was around to check us in. I finally found the poor guy meant to be on reception sweeping the pool area. He was not happy about it and was upset almost to the point of being intimidating. Also BW need to review their loyalty program as we did not accrue points despite staying with them. Kind of defeats the purpose of a loyalty program when we paid more to stay here over other places nearby. Lesa was a star in the morning working the breakfast - really a ray of sunshine. Just a shame we had to wake up early to get in by 8:45 in order to get something to eat.

    5
    « Good night »

    I frequently travel from Michigan to Wisconsin to visit family. This hotel is about half way. I've stayed there several times. It's close to the freeway but not noisy. Rooms were recently remodeled. Good morning breakfast!

    2
    « Needs work »

    First off let me say that the staff were on spot and even let me check in 3hrs early. With that said the hotel itself needs some work. They were doing construction on the outside of the hotel and it needed it, the outside looked old and decrepit like it was falling apart to the point that my wife asked me if this was really where we were staying. We had stayed in the king suite with hot tub and the room was rather small and the bathroom needed serious updates, the faucet to the shower was coming apart from the wall and the celling was showing water damage. There is a train not to far away from this hotel and the horn at night can be heard quite obnoxiously. The food they served for breakfast was boring and the eggs they served my kids would not even eat. on the brighter side the pool was nice and it was nice to be able to walk out our room door and the pond be right there. I do hope that the construction they are doing does not stop at the outside and they work on the food they are serving as this could be a nice hotel. The location to the dunes was perfect and there are plenty of dinning options nearby.

    4
    « Great location »

    I really enjoy this location, the lake/pond outside is beautiful, it adds a lot to my stay. My only issue with this hotel is that they do not have an elevator, if you stay on the second floor you have to get your luggage up the stairs.

    4
    « Perfect for the night »

    This place was clean, had friendly staff and a cool lobby. We were only here for the one night while on a road trip and we walked around the corner to a great place for burgers. Great location! Only downside was no elevator, so we had to carry our (admittedly) oversized suitcases upstairs.

 

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·From: Interstate 80/90 Toll Road. Take Exit 31, the Chesterton/Valparaiso Exit. Exit Highway 49. Turn left at the light, north, at the third stoplight turn left onto Indian Boundary Road, stay in left lane. At the first stoplight, turn left into the BEST WESTERN Indian Oak hotel. ·From: Interstate 94. Exit 26-A, southbound, exit onto Highway 49, stay in the right lane. At the first stoplight, Indian Boundary Road, turn right. Get in the left lane, at the first stoplight on Indian Boundary Road, turn left into the BEST WESTERN Indian Oak hotel. ·From: Interstate 65. Take Interstate 94 East. Exit 26-A, southbound, exit onto Highway 49, stay in right lane. At the very first stoplight, Indian B...

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