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"The room was clean , comfortable and quiet. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Bonus.. all the equipment in the workout center was in working order ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 26 May 2015

Hotel Description

Hotel near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton

On waterfront

You'll find Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Indiana Dunes State Park and Chellberg Farm are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the steam room and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 61 guestrooms also offer WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$68* Per night/room Jan 30 - Jan 31

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Lakeside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub, Lakeside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Indian Oak ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Indian Oak

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
We enjoyed our night at Indian Oak. The location is great, located near things but still tucked away. The water view was pleasant during breakfast. Pool was fine, but not in excellent shape. Very disappointed the sauna didn't work. Beds were fine and rooms were clean.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 17, 2019 by Luke Bradley

Dear Valued Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your recent visit. It was a great pleasure to have you visit. We strive to deliver world class service to each of our guest. We look forward to your next visit and being able to serve you again. Thank you, Luke Bradley Property Manager

2 out of 5

Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Location: We did not like the location
the pictures on the website are very deceiving. we were very disappointed. we did not like the location either.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016

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5 out of 5
The room was clean , comfortable and quiet. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Bonus.. all the equipment in the workout center was in working order!

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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1 out of 5

Huge disappointment

The photos on their website are a complete misrepresentation. They advertise this place as a resort in a wooded, lake setting... never mentioning that in reality it is crammed between a mini-mall parking lot, a highway, and a bog that they try to pass off as a lake. Yes, there are some trees near the building -- they are lining the parking lot, and half of them have been hacked down to the stump. The room was shoddy, filthy, and had a bad odor. It was sparsely furnished, and what was there was so old and worn, it looked like they picked it out of a dumpster. The fireplace was a joke - it was basically a box stuck against the wall -- no mantle, no decorations above it... literally, just a box. Next to the fireplace, the fridge. Another box, stuck against the wall. Jacuzzi *looked* okay, but there was no way I would get in that thing, based upon the cleanliness of the rest of the room. The bathroom was badly in need of some tender loving care - so old, so worn, and just yucky. Carpeting was stained and looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. Patio door leading to "Lake"  was dirty, and hard to open. We needed to yank it, and then discovered the screen was just swinging from the top of the frame. The lake is full of algae and stagnant. Outdoor  area outside room was a deeply sloping bed of crushed gravel, littered with feces (which we were assured was goose deposit not dog). We walked in, and walked right back out

Posted by , from Naperville, IL on Aug 28, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel very confortable

This is the best hotel I have stayed at. The rooms are very clean and large. I am going to make this my regular stop when i pass it for business.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010

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1 out of 5

Stay at your own RISK

This hotel was filthy the staff was rude and the rooms were not worth $40 a night. The carpets had stains all over them and the beds were awful. They were not comfortable and they was not king size. The lake side view is a joke. It was not a lake it was a pond full of seaweed you could not even see the pond. The bathtub was filthy and the pool was so cold that I did not even let my children get in it. The location of the hotel was behind a shopping plaza. We had a terrible stay!!!!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009

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5 out of 5


This was a great hotel if you are going to the indiana dunes state park. It was perfect it was 2 miles from the park. It was the closest hotel from the dunes state park. The lake wasn't the best but it was better that facing the parking lot. There were ducks and other animals the lake seemed like it was for the nature. The hotel was great nice and clean rooms they had big rooms with a pull out couch on the lakeside. The pool was nice. The staff was nice and helped us with dirctions to the dunes. The breakfest was good more that just a continental breakfast, it was a hot breakfast.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2009

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1 out of 5

not wort the money

I was not happy with my stay I booked a King rm, with hot tub, Fire place,fridge and microwave. with a lake side view. The bed was no King size bed, there was no fireplace, the fridge was unplugged so We had to leave our drinks out sliding glass door to get stuff cold. ( thank god it was winter) the hot tub was a joke also. it was very short. it was the shortest hot tub Ive ever seen. Also the flat screen tv mounts covered the access connections so we couldn't plus in the usb cord to watch porgrams off my computer. and what happened to the lakeside view? For the amount of money we paid for this rm. I should have went to Serenity Springs... Much nicer place to celebrate any anniversary.. Sry I will never return to that hotel. Staff was pleasent

Posted by on Jan 28, 2009

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1 out of 5


Very dirty. People at front desk are mean to kids and my stay was very unpleasent.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2007

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5 out of 5

Nice Place

This is a great hotel, Large pool, whirlpool, and sauan. Free Hot Breakfast. Lakeside rooms are large. Great hotel to spend one night or a week.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2007

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Property Features

Best Western Indian Oak offers its guests an indoor pool, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1000 square feet (90 square meters). The business-friendly Best Western Indian Oak also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This Chesterton hotel is smoke free.

  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 1000 sq ft of conference space
  • 90 sq m of conference space
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) (81.6 km / 50.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Indian Oak offers 61 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Chesterton hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per stay (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Best Western Indian Oak Chesterton
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  • Indian Oak
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.