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Sleep greenly at Bloomington’s treasured inn near IU’s campus

Grant Street Inn includes a newly-constructed LEED-certified building, using some of the latest green construction methods.
Grant Street Inn includes a newly-constructed LEED-certified building, using some of the latest green construction methods.

While planning your trip to Bloomington, Indiana, you’re likely considering your options of places to stay. With many to choose from, allow us to help shed some light on one that really stands out. It was built upon historical roots, is full of Bloomington charm, and is truly a one-of-a-kind place. A place that surprisingly offers something for everyone!

The Grant Street Inn is a boutique inn made up of five unique buildings that cover one city block located on Grant Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets in downtown Bloomington. Each building has its own distinct style with rooms ranging from Victorian-chic to an elegant, yet modern, old world feel.

Interesting enough, four of the five buildings were special preservation and restoration projects, with the first being the Ziegler House, dating back to 1883. However, the fifth building, known as the LEED Expansion, tends to set itself apart from the rest. One, because it’s the only newly-constructed building at the inn, and two, it is the first LEED-certified building of its kind in Bloomington.

The LEED Expansion was built using some of the latest green construction methods. It offers 16 modernized luxury rooms that boast an over-sized king bed, full-size sleeper sofa, and other modernized features you would expect to find. Including some features, you might not expect to find such as a fitness center, bicycle storage lockers, and a Tesla charging station for electric powered vehicles. It’s also decorated throughout with historical photos of Bloomington.

Rooms at the Grant Street Inn range from Victorian-chic to an elegant, old world feel.

A staple of any stay at the Grant Street Inn is the service and hospitality. And, let’s not forget the homemade goodies available every afternoon! An assortment of tea and fresh coffee is always available in the dining area. Plus, you can look forward to a buffet-style breakfast, made from scratch, every morning.

Bloomington is one of the most diverse cities in Indiana, and the best part is, the Grant Street Inn is centrally located between it all! Literally minutes from IU’s Sample Gates, Dunn Meadow, Cinema, Auditorium, Eskenazi Museum of Art, and the iconic Rose Well House, one of the oldest structures on campus. Other traditional B-Town favorites just within steps are Nick’s English Hut, Café Pizzeria, 4th Street’s spread of delicious ethnic cuisine, as well as shopping and entertainment on Kirkwood Avenue.

While you’re discovering the best of Bloomington, consider making the Grant Street Inn your home away from home while visiting. It’s truly a place worth experiencing. For rates and reservation information, guests can visit or call (800) 328-4350.

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