My husband and I wanted a place to stay so we could travel back and forth to Bloomington for our son's graduation at IU. I had grave concerns given the unpleasant reviews but it was this or driving back and forth to another hotel over an hour away all weekend. As another reviewer mentioned, it is IMPERATIVE that you read what Abbey Inn does and does not offer. It is NOT a hotel. There is not staff on duty and that is made clear during the reservation process. We arrived on Friday and had to page the person on duty. She arrived timely and handled our check in smoothly and efficiently but with no personality or smile whatsoever. However, she answered our questions and we were checked in within minutes. The room does not some updates but it was not horrible or smelly as others mentioned. It was clean and everything worked. The hot tub was a bit loud but not enough to keep us awake. The first few hours it was very, very warm in there and I didn't see a thermostat to adjust. However, when we came back later that evening, it was much cooler in the room. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and like everyone else has mentioned it was so quiet!!! It was so nice to have sleep that was not interrupted by screaming kids or the TV next door or people stomping around overhead.
I can't say much for it being romantic- but that was not the intent of our trip- and I do think it was a bit overpriced for what you get.
The thing I would definitely suggest though is to make sure you go out to eat early or go to Bloomington. We tried to eat in Nashville around 9:00 p.m. and everything was shut down except McDonalds. So bring your own food or plan on eating early.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbey is an adult getaway, different than hotels & bed & breakfasts in the area. We are adjacent to Brown County State Park. No kids, no pets, no phones...Just privacy. Minimal staff. Maximum privacy. Guests enjoy a private hot tub in their room, suite or cabin. Rooms have king beds, flat panel TVs, kitchenettes, patios and balconies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbey Hotel Nashville
- Brown County Indiana