West Baden Springs Hotel

c/o French Lick Resort 8670 W. State Road 56 | West Baden Springs, IN 47469  [SEE MAP]West Baden Springs, IN  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Historic structure with sprawling gardens and numerous on-site amenities
Expensive rates for the location
The West Baden Springs Hotel is much more than just a place to stay overnight: It's also a National Historic Landmark, built in 1902. The hotel's domed atrium spreads across 200 feet, leaving some to nickname it the Eighth Wonder of the World. Along with the 243 rooms that overlook the opulent atrium, there's also a spa and the upscale Sinclair's Restaurant, as well as a few casual eateries. Guests express awe over West Baden's appearance and other luxurious extras like access to golf courses and retail shops, plus the on-site spa, pool and fitness center and classes. You'll find the property in southern Indiana, less than 2 miles from the French Lick Resort and about 100 miles south of Indianapolis.
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Location
West Baden Springs, IN
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort hotel and casino, 243 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

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West Baden Springs Hotel is a secluded haven of luxury/ grace and natural beauty. Experience the rich history and remarkable design with gold leafing and ornate details at every turn.

Condé Nast Traveler

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This circular, one-of-a-kind domed-atrium property in rural Indiana — 'it's an architectural marvel in the middle of nowhere' — was once a Jesuit seminary. Accommodations come with embroidered silk bolsters, artwork created from vintage postcards, and Egyptian-cotton sheets; one-bedroom suites have iron beds and leather-topped tables.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2138 have reviewed the West Baden Springs Hotel, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2138 reviews 5.0 (based on 2138 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at the West Baden Springs Hotel are furnished in a European style with embroidered draperies and gilded accents on the mirrors and lamps. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, complimentary bottled water, complimentary Wi-Fi, on-demand movie channels, luxurious 820-thread-count sheets and scenic views of the countryside or atrium. Suites offer multiple bedrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and separate sitting and dining areas.

    Standard room size311 square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    The historical West Baden Springs Hotel is located on the 3,200-acre French Lick Resort, perched on the edge of the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana's countryside. Amenities here are endless: the property boasts golf courses, riding stables, hiking, biking, pools, a spa and a casino. For even more entertainment, the town of West Baden Springs is just a half-mile east of the property with a variety of restaurants, a winery, go-karts, mini-golf and an indoor water park.
    • Approximately 75 miles northwest of the Louisville International Airport
    • Hoosier National Forest provides access to hiking, mountain biking and a lake with a marina for boat rentals
    • Complimentary trolley is available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to transport guests around the resort grounds
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping

    Dining

    The West Baden Springs Hotel has five restaurants on-site. Six additional restaurants and cafes can be accessed at the hotel’s sister property via a free shuttle. Sinclair’s Restaurant offers fine dining for romantic dinner or formal gatherings in the evenings only. The Café Sinclair's offers more casual bistro-style dining for breakfast and lunch. Cocktails are served in Ballard’s Bar in the Atrium. Starbucks coffee and snacks can be grabbed on the go from Xanadu Coffee & Creamery in the lobby. Table One offers a private seating area in the heart of the chef’s kitchen featuring glass walls, Versace flatware and a custom menu for 10 people.
    • There are two restaurants at the golf course

    Number of restaurants5

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Pool

    The West Baden Springs Hotel has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, which can be enjoyed year-round. Chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrellas are provided for sunbathing and poolside lounging. Swimming laps is possible at the indoor pool at the spa. Guests may also access the pool area at the hotel’s sister property which has retractable doors, a waterfall and a snack bar.
    • Open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight
    • Towels and water are provided
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar

    Spa

    The 28,000-square-foot, European-style spa at the West Baden Springs Hotel has 12 treatments rooms, a two-level natatorium housing a lap pool and hot tub, a full-service salon, relaxation rooms, a gift boutique and an extensive menu. Access to the neighboring French Lick Springs Spa, featuring 28 treatments rooms and a unique Pluto Mineral Bath, is also available via a free shuttle.
    • The minimum age for spa use is 18 years old

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    There are a plethora of family-friendly activities, amenities and services offered at the West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort. In addition to the many recreational offerings, a KidsFest Lodge is also on-site with a daily schedule of supervised activities like hay rides, crafts and movie nights. Children ages 6 to 12 years old may participate in the KidsFest program without parental supervision; kids ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.
    • KidsFest costs $15 for one child for up to four hours of participation; additional siblings may participate for $10 each
    • Free admission for kids accompanied by a parent
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    There are plenty of recreational activities and amenities available at the hotel, including an indoor fitness center, tennis courts, bowling, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, golfing and basketball courts. The hotel's location on the edge of the Hoosier National Forest offers access to a variety of nature trails for hiking and mountain biking, and guided hikes are available. The fitness center is located at the spa and is equipped with cardiovascular machines, weight-training machines, individual TVs, free weights and exercise balls.
    • The tennis center has four courts, racket rental, a pro shop and lessons
    • Numerous fitness classes are offered, including circuit training, HIIT, aqua fitness, stretching and more
    • Family-friendly 18-hole FootGolf course
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The West Baden Springs Hotel has 55,000 square feet of meeting and event space including a variety of boardrooms, a spacious outdoor terrace, a 35,000-square-foot atrium and a business center. The central Event Center, shared by the West Baden Springs Hotel and other hotels in the area, has an additional 101,000 square feet of space for meetings, conferences, galas and other events.
    • A team of conference service professionals is available to help coordinate audiovisual technology, outside vendors and catering needs
    • Wi-Fi, parking and shuttle service to the central Event Center are complimentary
    • After-hours entertainment offered, including live music performances, talent shows, golf outings, swimming pools and a variety of bars and restaurants

    Number of meeting rooms11

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Dogs and de-clawed cats are welcome at the West Baden Springs Hotel in designated rooms with a deposit taken upon arrival. Pets are able to accompany guests in some of the property’s common areas.
    • Ample open space including lawn areas and walking paths for outdoor exercise
    • Pets can weigh no more than 75 pounds
    • A $75 nonrefundable deposit is required
    • Two-pet maximum per room
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Golf

    Guests have access to two championship golf courses, including the legendary Pete Dye course and the historical David Ross course. Additionally, the Valley Links course is a walkable, nine-hole option. All courses feature hilly terrain, lake features and panoramic views of the Hoosier National Forest.
    • The Pete Dye Mansion is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Complimentary golf bag storage is offered
    • Sultan's Run Golf Club another nearby option
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Wedding ceremony and reception venues range from elegant chandeliered ballrooms to romantic garden terraces. The expansive, landscaped grounds provide a scenic backdrop for photos. Wedding packages include menu tastings, linens, room block discounts and a horse and carriage arrival. The Atrium can accommodate up to 3,000 guests for a reception and up to 2,000 guests for a sit-down banquet.
    • Florist, catering and planning services are available on-site and a list of recommended local vendors is available
    • The spa accommodates bridal parties for hair, nail, waxing and makeup needs
    • The hotel routinely hosts bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners

    Maximum wedding guest capacity3000

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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