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Waterbird Lakeside Inn

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Room, Lake View | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Room, 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
Chesterton hotel on lake

8.0/10 Very good

589 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
556 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton, IN, 46304

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Michigan - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 55 min drive
  • Portage - Ogden Dunes Train to Chicago - 12 min drive
  • Michigan City Station - 17 min drive
  • Gary Metro Center - 20 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

When visiting Chesterton, Waterbird Lakeside Inn is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • Laundry facilities


  • 1 building/tower
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Waterbird Lakeside Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waterbird Lakeside Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Blue Chip Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Waterbird Lakeside Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Craft House (3-min walk), Namaste India (3-min walk) and The Port Drive-In (7-min walk).
Does Waterbird Lakeside Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.



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10/10 Exceptional

Stay was great room was wonderful and view was beautiful
Lisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The person at the front desk and the housekeeper… SÚPER SWESOME PEOPLE !! THANK YOU 🙏
Jaime, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed our stay!! Waking up to birds and wildlife with a beautiful sunrise!!
Vonda, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jennaver, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Denise, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Kristen, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I liked the lake right behind the property, i thought it was a secluded place. It's right next to a garbage strip mall and the room is dirty. Someone didn't pick up a beer bottle in the balcony, the hot tub had a nail sticking out and cracking wood, and the room next door has a large spider/ web in the door way.
Stefanie, 1-night romance trip
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