Wonderful historic elegance A review of French Lick Resort
The elegance of this huge Grand Hotel with its extensive amenities (bowling lanes, domed pool, etc) is today available at Holiday Inn standards and prices through a judicious application of historical preservation and astute management. The free-spending American elite that once supported this opulent property no longer supports a staff ever at your elbow to cater to your every whim but the sparse staff required by economic necessity is nevertheless friendly and nicely responsive to your present-day requests. You'll probably carry your own bags to your room but that room still has the high celilings and elegant furniture once enjoyed by the fashionable and moneyed clientele of a bygone era. We unrolled the silverware from our (cloth) napkins at the hotel dining room, but the seasoning of our reasonably-priced chicken breasts was simply superb and the waiter was unusually accommodating. If you appreciate historic elegance and plan to overnight in southern Indiana without spending a fortune, this is unquestionably the place to choose.