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Santa's Lodge

91 W. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about as average as you can get. A little pricey for the accomodations, but you can't beat the location. If you have other options, skip the hotel buffets; not worth the cost. The different renderings of Santa Claus is kinda cool.

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have began working with the Restaurant staff on how we can make changes and improvements to the Buffet for next summer. If you join us again next year, please check it out and let me know what you think. More 

Illinois City, Illinois
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on a Friday & Saturday night. We checked in at 10 pm we had no problems at all staff was very nice & friendly. According to some other reviews we must have got a remodeled room because it was not bad at all for $98.00 per night. We were on second floor away from elevator but there was... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

This review made me smile. It is refreshing to read an honest review. We are not a Spa Hotel. People do not stay here to lay around the Hotel and relax. They come for Holiday World. We are making changes but in no means do we plan to be a Hilton. More 

Walton, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights to go to Holiday World and have stayed here before. When we checked in the fire department was on the phone, two police officers walked in and there was only one person working the desk, with people waiting to check in. The first night was ok, but the second morning, was terrible.... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

This problem should have been addressed! I am so sorry that the attendant at the front desk did not contact the room above you about the noise. I believe I remember the night in question that you spoke about. It is not our policy this time of year to have only one staff member at the desk checking guest in.... More 

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indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to sleep before or after the park, stay somewhere else. We had 2 rooms and the people above us were up since 4:30 am running, stomping, yelling, etc. They had no consideration for others. Called front desk to complain and they did nothing. At 9 am, this was still going on and their response was "nothing we... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry that your issues were not addressed. We can tell someone to keep the noise down, except for throwig them out or calling the Police, asking is all we are able to do. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately there are not a lot of hotels in the area so you do not have a lot to pick from but this hotel is worn down, we were on the second floor and no elevators, not a whole lot of restaurants in the are and their restaurant is overpriced and the food was terrible, bathroom tiles were falling off... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Sounds like you didn't get the opportunity to stay in one of our remodeled rooms. If you decide to come back next year, please ask if one is available. The front half of the building does not have an elevator, although the back half does. If you require a lot of luggage when you travel please let our front desk... More 

new lenox, illinois
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average hotel, but the location made it perfect for our visit to Holiday World. We didn't use the restaurant, but the bed was comfy, and the place was clean. Wi-Fi worked fine, and the $20 zipline was worth it as my 11 year old grandson really enjoyed it. They are pricey for just the basics, but they are the only... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that your grandson enjoyed the Zip Line. They are new this year and everyone seems to be having a blast on them. Your are correct in stating that I am new to my position. Currently I'm in the process of building a great management team. With this team and the help of our owner... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Santa's Lodge. It's an older lodge, but the rooms were just like any other motel. They were clean and very decent. The staff was so nice. I've noticed some bad reviews on here, but my family had a nice experience. See you next year! We can't wait!!

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

We love having guest like you. Thank you for your nice review and we look forward to serving you again. More 

danville
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a kids weekend at Holiday World. Nothing special with this hotel. The room was clean. Very thin walls.....Carpets look fairly new in the rooms we were in. Beds were ok. A little hard for my taste. Pool area clean and very kid friendly. The entry ways need some TLC. I think the rates are a... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Numerous guest have brought up the shuttle. I will speak to the owner on this issue. No promises but I will see what I can do. More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, a bit dated and expensive for what you get. You are really paying for being within spitting distance of Holiday World. The indoor and outdoor pools were ok, 3'-5' depth, nothing for smaller kids. Buffet breakfast was ok, but I have had similar at nicer hotels that was included in the room price instead of $9.95/head. The staff... More 

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Noisy kids seem to be a problem. We try to address these issues but we can only do so much if their parents are not willing to take control of their children. More 

Edwardsville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our Family suite! It was clean and the staff was so nice.The Christmas decor was so cute... We had the breakfast buffet it was great! We will be back.... The brick oven pizza across the street was amazing it's a must have. They delivered right to our room which was nice after a long day at Holiday World.

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santaslodge2015, General Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

It warms my heart to read these types of reviews. Thank you so much for taking the time to post. We look forward to you joining us again in the future. More 

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