IU parents find home away from home at Grant Street Inn



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Each room at Grant Street Inn offers unique and elegant furnishings. Buy Photos

What does a “home away from home” look like? For an Indiana University student, it could be the campus, or a favorite hangout spot on Kirkwood Avenue, or even a dorm room that offers that setting.

But what about IU parents, the moms and dads who will spend four years visiting Bloomington for homecoming, basketball games, and other special events? Where can they find familiarity and comfort during their stays? 

The Grant Street Inn offers just a place.

The inn, located on Grant Street between Seventh and Eighth Street, is only a 5-minute walk from the Sample Gates and convenient to downtown Bloomington’s shopping and entertainment options. What continues to separate the inn from the chain hotel options in the area is the experience it offers – guests can choose a visit that compliments their personality.

Grant Street Inn is short walk to both Sample Gates and downtown. Buy Photos

It begins by choosing one of the 40 different rooms. Each room offers a truly unique style and experience of its own. The rooms range in style from victorian-chic to an old-world feel complete with elegant antiques and charming porches for quiet, relaxing evenings. 

The Grant Street Inn, which first opened in 1991, is not only a “home away from home” for visitors, it also offers a slice of Bloomington history. The Ziegler House, for example, was built in 1883 by William Rogers, a Dean of the Indiana University School of Law. It was later owned by William Graham, builder of the Graham Hotel, and William N. Showers, owner of Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (once the largest furniture factory in the world). 

“We are a true representation of Bloomington deeply rooted in the community,” says Paul Wagoner, the Inn’s longtime Innkeeper. 

Convenient. Unique. Traditional. For those IU parents discovering Bloomington for the first time, The Grant Street Inn offers the perfect choice. 

For rates and more information, guests can visit grantstinn.com or call (812) 334-2353.

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