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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. When we arrived, there was a mix up on which room we were getting. Not a big deal it happens; however, we called the number on google which is the owner, who seemed inconvenienced and told us to call the number on the door. Got that sorted...

1Thank C K
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We tried to book a reservation and the website said we would be contacted within 24 hours to confirm!! We have heard NOTHING!! Phone number states no calls will be returned from Voicemail, WHAT??? I guess they don't want business!! We would have liked to stay here!

1Thank Laura B
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Outside sign advertises for $69 but with tax and fees cost &79. We had mini coffee machine, tv, 2 beds and bathroom. Key code was left on the main door with our names. Great location and good value. Basic is all we needed and it's exactly what we got.

3Thank GCGal12
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I stayed here for an entire month while relocating to Bloomington. A perfectly enjoyable experience in every way. Clean, quiet and very safe. Very accomodating and friendly owner and staff. It's not the Hyatt Regency people, and not supposed to be! It's a cute, rustic motel in Southern Indiana. Move along lady needs to do just that, room service? Ha!...

3Thank Jean H
Weatherford, Oklahoma
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Clean, classic-style motel. Affordable base for exploring region. Recently updated. Midway between Bloomington and Nashville. Quiet and comfortable, nothing fancy, no breakfast. Perfect for relaxed traveler. Resident manager very helpful.

3Thank Professor6380
Reviewed 20 June 2013

When I visit southern Indiana to attend the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival I make it a point to lodge at Hickory Shades. The rooms are clean and spacious. A refrigerator, stove and laundry facilities are provided for guests. Costs are quite reasonable. Located approx. 7 miles from Nashville, IN.

4Thank John P
Evanston, IL
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The adage of "you get what you pay for" is decidedly true in this case. Didn't see room service at all, which was fine by us. This meant we could upgrade to better toilet paper than the institutional grade stuff that disintegrates in you hand after first use. If you have asthma, go somewhere else. Our room #23 seems to...

2Thank u35828
CuyFls, Ohio
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed here while participating in a wilderness navigation competition and didn't expecting much. We took a chance based on the one review posted. This motel was in a wonderful rural area convenient to Bloomington and Nashville. The cost was half what we would have paid in either place. I met the owner who is in the process of upgrading...

3Thank OhioOrienteer
Battle Ground, In
Reviewed 17 September 2012

The Hickory Shades has gone through several owners since we started staying there some 20 years ago. Some changes were for the worse - notably the short-lived transformation to big-chain management and sky-high prices several years ago. But now, the place is back to being better-than-ever. Very reasonable prices - cheaper than anywhere in Bloomington or Nashville. Immaculately clean. Friendly...

11Thank 81hoosier

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mom & Pop style motel between Nashville & Bloomington, Indiana on St. Rd. 46 near Belmont, TC Steele Historic Site, Yellowwood State Forest, Lake Monroe Reservoir, campus of Indiana University. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Affordable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hickory Shades Motel

Address: 5714 State Road 46 W, Nashville, IN 47448-9729
Region: United States > Indiana > Nashville
Price Range: ₹ 3,955 - ₹ 5,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Exactly half way between Bloomington and Nashville. Classic Mom and Pop style. Recently updated. Good for inexpensive home base while exploring the region. As a solo female, I felt very safe, with resident manager on-site.”
 of 5 bubbles Professor6380, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Avoid room #23 like the plague.”
 of 5 bubbles u35828, 17 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Room 22 was fine. Room 23 was being remodeled... probably would be a good choice. The rooms in the 20s are farthest from the road noise.”
  • Tiny but clean bathroom
 of 5 bubbles OhioOrienteer, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
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