Indianapolis Bed & Breakfast

Hoosier Hospitality with an International Flavor

The Old Northside Bed & Breakfast is located in the middle of the historic Old Northside neighborhood in Indianapolis which is on the historic register as the Dewenter-Greenen House, built in 1885 by industrialist Herman Dewenter. Local businessman/entertainer/politician Gary Hofmeister acquired the house in 1994 to make it into a luxury Bed & Breakfast worthy of its history and lineage.

Original artwork from various parts of the world adorn the walls and a Ukrainian artist hand painted several murals and ceilings of the Bed and Breakfast located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Guest comfort and services are the prime concerns with many free amenities such as private parking, hundreds of movies, cable TV, popcorn, soft drinks, bottled water, free WiFi, a 24/7 snack bar and the complete breakfast at a time of your choosing. There are never any extra charges.

Note: This is a smoke free house, but a smoker’s patio is provided.

Gary Hofmeister

Innkeeper / Owner


Reviews & Praise for Old Northside

  • Two Finnish girls could not have found a cooler place to stay on their cross country trip. Thank you for the unforgettable experience and the amazing breakfast.

    - Julia & Sonja

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. We plan on coming back whenever in Indy. You made us feel at home and we plan to spread the word to anyone coming this way.

    - Tom & Marcy Reto

  • Thank you so much for everything. What a wonderful anniversary. And you make the best oatmeal cookies ever! We hope to be back very soon!

    - John & Natalie Harris

  • Thank you so much for helping us have such a great weekend and make memories to hold us through the upcoming year apart. We will never forget this.

    - Daniel & Kristy Hall

  • This is the nicest B&B I’ve been to! We loved the beautiful old building, the hospitality and the comfort. Thanks for a great home base for our first visit to Indiana!

    - Emilio & Elena Santini

  • Gary, Thank you for the awesome hospitality and stimulating conversation. This was the “perfect venue” and “great escape from the maddening crowd.” Best!

    - Tracy & Sharon Miller

A Message From Gary

I attribute our success at first being "all in" at welcoming each and every guest with the best service they have ever experienced. And second, trying to think of everything to make the experience an exceptional one. I never stop thinking about what I can add or enhance to reach that goal. The nicest people in the world come to B&B's. I know because they come here!

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DIRECTIONS FROM INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  1. Follow I-70 East as you leave the airport and follow it as it goes around the downtown area. Watch for I-65 North which bears to the left while I-70 East bears to the right.
  2. Get on I-65 North for about one minute and immediately stay to the right so you can get off at Exit 113 which is the Meridian & Pennsylvania Streets exit. As you are on the left side of the ramp, get ready to make three immediate left turns…one at the bottom of the ramp onto Pennsylvania which will take you under the overpass, then left on 11th for one block to Delaware where you take another left under the overpass heading north.
  3. Go two blocks to the stoplight at 13th Street, turn right and go one full block to the 4-way stop at Alabama Street.
  4. Turn left and go down one block to watch on the left for the 3 bulb lamp in front of our brick house.
  5. Immediately after the house, turn left into the alley (actually 14th street but not marked) and come around to our private parking lot at the rear of the house. Ring the doorbell and we’ll be there!

IF FOLLOWING I-65 FROM THE NORTH - heading south into Indianapolis:

  1. Get off at Exit 113 which will put you on 11th Street
  2. 2. Continue on 11th Street past Capitol, Illinois, Meridian, Pennsylvania and then bear to the left to turn left under the overpass onto Delaware St.
  3. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right
  4. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.
  5. Come down one block and watch for the brick house on the left with the lamppost that has three lights on it.
  6. The easiest way to come in is to go slightly past the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the parking lot in the rear. Ring the bell. We’ll be there!

DIRECTIONS FROM I-69 COMING FROM THE NORTH

  1. Get off at Exit 113 and at the bottom of the ramp immediately turn left onto Pennsylvania Street to go under the overpass.
  2. Immediately turn left on 11th Street and bear left so that you can turn left in one block onto Delaware Street.
  3. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right
  4. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.
  5. Come down one block and watch for the brick house on the left with the lamppost that has three lights on it.
  6. The easiest way to come in is to go slightly past the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the parking lot in the rear. Ring the bell. We’ll be there!

IF FOLLOWING I-65 FROM THE SOUTH - heading north into Indianapolis:

  1. When you reach the edge of Indianapolis, I-69 becomes Binford Boulevard (bearing slightly to the left
  2. Binford then becomes Fall Creek Parkway which you follow for about 3 miles and then watch for Central Avenue. Turn left. (South)
  3. Take Central down to 13th Street (no signal) and turn right (West)
  4. Go over about 3 blocks to Alabama which is a four way stop. Turn right (North)
  5. One block down, watch for the brick house on the left (West) side of the street with a three bulb lamppost with a Bed and Breakfast sign hanging from it.
  6. Immediately after the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the private parking lot behind the house.
  7. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.

IF COMING FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS:

  1. Come down Meridian Street heading south until you go under the I-65 overpass. Immediately turn left on 11th Street.
  2. Go past Pennsylvania and bear left so you can turn left under the overpass onto Delaware Street.
  3. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right
  4. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.
  5. Come down one block and watch for the brick house on the left with the lamppost that has three lights on it.
  6. The easiest way to come in is to go slightly past the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the parking lot in the rear. Ring the bell. We’ll be there!

IF FOLLOWING I-70 FROM THE EAST - heading west into Indianapolis:

  1. As you approach downtown Indianapolis, you will have the choice of staying on I-70 going west OR bearing to the right and getting on I-65 North to Chicago.
  2. You will take I-65 for all of about 15 seconds and get off at exit 113, which comes up immediately.
  3. Get off at Exit 113 and at the bottom of the ramp immediately turn left onto Pennsylvania Street to go under the overpass.
  4. Immediately turn left on 11th Street and bear left so that you can turn left in one block onto Delaware Street.
  5. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right
  6. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.
  7. Come down one block and watch for the brick house on the left with the lamppost that has three lights on it.
  8. The easiest way to come in is to go slightly past the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the parking lot in the rear. Ring the bell. We’ll be there!

IF FOLLOWING I-70 FROM THE WEST - heading east into Indianapolis:

  1. Go around most of the downtown area and notice that you will have the choice of continuing on I-70 going east OR bearing to the left and taking I-65 North to Chicago.
  2. Take I-65, which you will be on for about 15 seconds.
  3. Get off at Exit 113 and at the bottom of the ramp immediately turn left onto Pennsylvania Street to go under the overpass.
  4. Immediately turn left on 11th Street and bear left so that you can turn left in one block onto Delaware Street.
  5. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right.
  6. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.

IF FOLLOWING I-74 FROM THE EAST - heading west into Indianapolis:

  1. Turn onto 465 heading West at that point and come over just a few miles to I-65 heading North into the city. You will follow I-65 North for several miles.
  2. Get off at Exit 113 and at the bottom of the ramp immediately turn left onto Pennsylvania Street to go under the overpass.
  3. Immediately turn left on 11th Street and bear left so that you can turn left in one block onto Delaware Street.
  4. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right
  5. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.
  6. Come down one block and watch for the brick house on the left with the lamppost that has three lights on it.
  7. The easiest way to come in is to go slightly past the house, turn left into the alley and come around to the parking lot in the rear. Ring the bell. We’ll be there!

IF FOLLOWING I-74 FROM THE WEST - heading east into Indianapolis:

  1. Take 465 South for just a few miles to I-70 East. Remember that 465 is a circle around the city so it can say any of the four directions depending on where you get on it. But at that point, you are going to be going almost straight South to hit I-70 East.
  2. Go around most of the downtown area and notice that you will have the choice of continuing on I-70 going east OR bearing to the left and taking I-65 North to Chicago.
  3. Take I-65, which you will be on for about 15 seconds.
  4. Get off at Exit 113 and at the bottom of the ramp immediately turn left onto Pennsylvania Street to go under the overpass.
  5. Immediately turn left on 11th Street and bear left so that you can turn left in one block onto Delaware Street.
  6. Go two blocks to the first stop light – which is 13th Street – and turn right.
  7. Go one full block to Alabama Street and turn left.

FROM CONVENTION CENTER (located in downtown Indianapolis)

  1. The first street east of the convention center is Illinois which is a one-way north street. Take it to 11th street and turn right (East)
  2. Go past Meridian and Pennsylvania staying on your left so that you can turn left (North) on Delaware Street. Go to the first stop light which is 13th street and turn right (East)
  3. Go one full block to the four way stop sign which is Alabama Street and turn left (North)
  4. Watch on your left one block down for the brick house with the lamp post with three bulbs. That is our house. Then IMMEDIATELY after it, turn left (West) into the alley and come around to the private parking lot behind the house.