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The Merrillville Area

Guests at our hotel unwind in a super comfy bed for the night with everything they need at their fingertips, all in a friendly place. Our newly remodeled hotel is one hour south of Chicago and offers luxurious pillow-top beds wrapped in crisp, white linens. Our newly decorated rooms are tidy, and some offer a microwave and mini-fridge. All rooms are supplied with free Wi-Fi, a modern flat-panel TV and convenient coffeemaker. Guests like how the free Bright Side Breakfast® gets their day started with unlimited beverages and hearty choices including fresh waffles. Pet owners like the adjacent area for walking pups, and the hotel maintains meeting facilities and a seasonal outdoor pool. We are located just off I-65 for a convenient late-night arrival.

Several industries and a northwest Indiana location have shaped this area into an all-American locale. The steel mill built much of Gary, Indiana, which is 15 minutes north of our hotel. United States Steel Company still operates there near the shore of Lake Michigan, and Indianapolis is two hours south. Guests with a fascination for motor sports can experience cars zipping around Illiana Motor Speedway just west of town in Schererville. The proximity of Chicago draws visitors to this town, which claims the special distinction of being part of “Main Street across America.” Officially called the Lincoln Highway, the transcontinental roadway was built a century ago in honor of President Lincoln. A segment of the transcontinental road, Highway 30, passes through town right by our hotel.

Hotel Services and Amenities

Welcome to a newly remodeled room designed to help you rest and relax and stay in touch. Choose from king or double bed accommodations with pillow-top mattresses and the convenience of a desk. Rooms feature new Samsung flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming and a Plug-and-Play feature to connect electronics and watch movies stored on personal devices. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and iron with ironing board. Some rooms offer a microwave and mini-fridge. Start the morning with hot coffee and fresh juice from the free Bright Side Breakfast where you can make your own golden waffles or enjoy fresh fruit with hot and cold cereals, pastries and bagels. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool and meeting space on site.

Local Attractions

If you can free up an evening while you’re in town, you’re in luck. The intimate Star Plaza Theater right near the Inn attracts classic musical performers for weekend shows. No seat is farther than 120 feet from the edge of the stage! For more fun nearby, there’s a movie theater in the Westfield Southlake Mall just down the street from our hotel. If you’re in the mood for spinning slots, check out the Majestic Star Casino in Gary. If you’ve never seen one of the Great Lakes, an outing by Lake Michigan is a must. Other outdoor recreation options include taking a short hike along the peaceful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 20 miles from our hotel; it’s the perfect antidote to a long day of driving.