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West Baden Springs Hotel

8670 W. State Road 56 | West Baden Springs, IN 47469  [SEE MAP]West Baden Springs, IN  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Historic hotel with numerous amenities, including golf courses, a bowling alley, a spa and stables
Expensive room rates
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 and suites that overlook the larger French Lick Resort complex's opulent atrium, there are also a spa and the upscale Sinclair's Restaurant, as well as two casual eateries. Guests express awe over West Baden's appearance and other luxurious extras like access to golf courses and retail shops, plus a bowling alley, two pools, stables and a fitness center – the latter of which hosts classes. However, a few warn that room rates here are pricey. To cut costs, I Prefer Hotel Rewards members can redeem reward certificates during their stays. You'll find this Preferred property in southern Indiana, less than 2 miles from the French Lick Springs Hotel and about 100 miles south of Indianapolis.
West Baden Springs, IN
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel and casino, 243 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019



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.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


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 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2331 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 2331 reviews 5.0 (based on 2331 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel's guest rooms and suites feature European-style decor, with embroidered draperies and gilded accents on the mirrors and lamps. All rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minibars, 820-thread-count sheets and scenic views of the countryside or atrium. Suites offer multiple bedrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and separate sitting and dining areas.
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access

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 West Baden Springs Hotel is part of the 3,200-acre French Lick Resort complex, which is perched on the edge of the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana's countryside. Amenities here are endless: The property boasts golf courses, stables, hiking and bike trails, 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. There, guests will find a variety of restaurants, a winery, go-karts, a mini-golf course and an indoor water park.
  • Approximately 75 miles northwest of Louisville International Airport
  • Hoosier National Forest provides access to hiking, mountain biking and a lake with a marina for boat rentals
  • Complimentary trolley service around property is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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


The West Baden Springs Hotel offers three restaurants. 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 dinners or formal gatherings. Café Sinclair's offers more casual bistro-style dining for breakfast and lunch. Cocktails and light bites are available in Ballard's in the Atrium. Two private dining rooms are available as well.
  • Two additional eateries at golf courses
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American

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


The hotel features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, which can be enjoyed year-round. Chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrellas are available 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
  • Complimentary towels and water
  • 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


The property's 28,000-square-foot, European-style spa boasts 12 treatments rooms, a two-level natatorium housing a lap pool and hot tub, a full-service salon, relaxation rooms and a spa boutique. Spa service options include massages, facials and body scrubs. 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.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to visit spa

Services offered:

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


There are a plethora of family-friendly activities, amenities and services available here. In addition to the many recreational offerings, there's the KidsFest Lodge, which hosts 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.
  • KidsPlus pass to kids club costs $65 per child and includes six hours of activities per day, as well as unlimited bowling, a round of FootGolf and one entry to the property's museum
  • Themed holiday activities available for a fee
  • Children's club hours vary by season
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


There are plenty of recreational amenities available at the hotel, including an indoor fitness center, tennis courts, a bowling alley, stables, golf courses 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 available, 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)


The West Baden Springs Hotel offers 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 other hotels in the area, provides 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access, parking and shuttle service to the central Event Center
  • After-hours entertainment can be arranged

Number of meeting rooms11

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


Dogs and de-clawed cats are welcome to stay 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
  • No more than two pets can stay in each room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


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. Sultan's Run is available as well in nearby Jasper, Indiana. All courses offer hilly terrain, lake features and panoramic views of the surrounding forest.
  • The Mansion at the Pete Dye Course and Hagen's Club House Restaurant are open for lunch seasonally
  • Complimentary golf bag storage
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


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 on-site
  • 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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