Lake makes it a memorable place
15/05/2017 Brewbaker, Omaha, USA
We had noticed the Best Western Indian Oak on previous visits to the area, and tried it for this most recent one-night stay. If you are visiting Indiana Dunes or just passing through, it is a fine pla... more
We had noticed the Best Western Indian Oak on previous visits to the area, and tried it for this most recent one-night stay. If you are visiting Indiana Dunes or just passing through, it is a fine place to stay.
The best thing about the hotel is the lake. Half of the rooms face it, with small balconies. I had requested lakeside room when reserving, and am glad that I did. Oddly, balconies do not have chairs, so I had to roll the desk chair out there with my morning tea. I wish they would put chairs on the balconies.
The hotel is located in a crowded strip mall area and abuts a busy highway, but everything feels quiet on the back side overlooking the lake. There was even a family of swans.
The building itself is dated, with 70s-era architecture, but rooms have been remodeled fairly recently.
Our room was quite large; about 1/3 larger than the average hotel room. I am not sure if all rooms here are over-sized or not, but I enjoyed it. Otherwise, the room was entirely average.
Breakfast was similar to the breakfast at many other hotels, but the room was not crowded or chaotic, and there was room to sit.
We stayed here while visiting our son in Valparaiso. It was a little too far away from Valpo for our purposes, and we’ll probably stay in town during our next stay. However, it would be conveniently located for anyone visiting Indiana Dunes. less
Neil_P46304, Manager at Best Western Indian Oak, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind words about our property and your recent visit with us. Unfortunately at the time of your stay the chairs had not been placed out on the balconies and patios, but do have them available that we place out every season once the last snow has fallen. We hope that you will visit again when in the area.