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Waterbird Lakeside Inn

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 Double Bed, Lake View | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 Double Bed, Lake View | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Waterbird Lakeside Inn

Waterbird Lakeside Inn

2.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
556 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton, IN, 46304

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLustron House2 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndiana Dunes National Park6 min drive
  • Popular LocationBailly Homestead - American Indians and Fur Traders10 min drive
  • AirportMichigan City, IN (MGC-Michigan City Municipal)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Chesterton, Waterbird Lakeside Inn is on a lake. Memorial Opera House and Chicago Street Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Washington Park Zoo and Oasis Splash Pad.

What's nearby

  • Lustron House - 2 min drive
  • Indiana Dunes State Park - 4 min drive
  • Indiana Dunes National Park - 6 min drive
  • Waverly Beach - 7 min drive
  • Bailly Homestead - American Indians and Fur Traders - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Portage - Ogden Dunes Train to Chicago - 12 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 55 min drive


  • Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - 2 min walk
  • Craft House - 3 min walk
  • Namaste India - 3 min walk
  • The Port Drive-In - 7 min walk
  • Musashi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar - 8 min walk

About this property

Waterbird Lakeside Inn

Hotel by the lake
Waterbird Lakeside Inn provides laundry facilities and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 30 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Daily housekeeping


  • On a lake


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Waterbird Chesterton
Waterbird Inn
Waterbird Inn Chesterton
Waterbird Lakeside Hotel Chesterton
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Waterbird Lakeside Inn
Waterbird Lakeside Chesterton
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Frequently asked questions

Is Waterbird Lakeside Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?

As of Jan 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waterbird Lakeside Inn on Jan 29, 2023 start from $89.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Waterbird Lakeside Inn located?

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Lustron House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Indiana Dunes National Park and Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve. Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and Bailly Homestead - American Indians and Fur Traders are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waterbird Lakeside Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Waterbird Lakeside Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waterbird Lakeside Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 207 out of 588 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 227 out of 588 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 95 out of 588 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 42 out of 588 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 17 out of 588 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was great, got lost called and Angel talked and got me in. He was very friendly and I can’t wait for the summer I’ll be back to enjoy the Lake View.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Clean and quiet

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This is an unusual location with the strip mall in front of it, but then you come to the hotel with a beautiful lake behind it. We slept well and enjoyed the view, but it is not ADA friendly at all. From the step with no railing to get into the hotel to the tiny bathroom that I had a hard time using. The bathroom vanity etc is in very sad shape and it wouldn't take much to fix that and put a fresh paint in the halls. I would rate it much higher.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It is conveniently located next to the Allure on the Lake Wedding Venue. You can easily walk from hotel to the venue in just a minute.

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The person at the front desk and the housekeeper… SÚPER SWESOME PEOPLE !! THANK YOU 🙏
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We really enjoyed our stay!! Waking up to birds and wildlife with a beautiful sunrise!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice and Cozy
It was a great experience, we had no problems very nice people (staff) .. I would defiinately recommend and we will return. if now i say if i had to say anything negative it would be our drains the sink and the tub were completely stopped up. we didnt complain .. thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
No frills hotel. Comfortable but needs work.
Front desk was very pleasant, the room needs some updating, little things here and there that need attention. Looks like it's getting updated though. The front lobby has a lot to be desired. Bathroom doesn't work, and is half gutted but still labeled as a restroom. No one was at the desk, so I just walked into that room realized quickly it was not in order. This is a no frill hotel, no breakfast, no pool, no hot tub. The hotel itself is located behind a shopping mall, I thought my gps was leading me astray. Bed was comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022