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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my son in September. Was the closest option to Holiday World & wanted a place w/ pool. Room was pretty average. Was most disappointed that we ate there for lunch & were eyeing the dinner menu, so came back for dinner, only to find it was buffet only. My 11 year old said his school lunch was... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. I apologize that your stay was not as outstanding as it should have been. I do wish to follow up with you about breakfast. Please email me at andy@santaslodge.com with the exact date you stayed. We offer a full breakfast buffet throughout our busiest times of the year and during our slower... More

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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169 reviews 169 reviews
21 hotel reviews
2,541 helpful votes 2,541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I lucked out and had the same back-to-back days off. Wife was in the Christmas mood, so choice was between Santa Claus (a 2-hour drive) and the Smokies (a 4-hour-plus driive, plus we've been there at least five times). Decided to do something different. In a travelling first for me, we were the ONLY people with reservations (Sunday,... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

First of all, I want to thank you for leaving such a thorough and honest review! You stated that you stayed in November, which is traditionally one of our slowest times of the year with Holiday World being closed and the Holidays not quite happening yet. This is why you were (almost!) alone in our large hotel. Trust me, there... More

Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outdated hotel with a so-so restaurant. Not many choices as for hotels or food in Santa Claus. Close to all attractions and grocery store. Always seemed short of help. The longer you stay the better price you get. Also offered discounted tickets to Holiday World.

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate you staying with us and would like to note that in your rating you gave us great marks in both cleanliness and location. Thank you for that and I hope we get to see you again soon! May all your days be merry and bright. More

Crothersville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed at Santa's lodge while visiting Holiday World's Halloween event. We got a great package deal that included tickets. Clean rooms, friendly staff, and convenient location. Restaurant had a nice breakfast buffet the next morning.

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a great review! May all your days be merry and bright! More

Franklin, IN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here during the fall-o-weekends at Holiday World. We paid $155 for a standard room with 4 tix to Holiday World, which is a great price and was overall a good value. However, based on the age of the rooms, and lack of amenities, I would say that without the ticket package, this hotel is way overpriced. It is... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are certainly glad you enjoyed your visit and found the Fall-O-Weekend package to be a good value. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our facility and with feedback like yours we can see where we need to focus our attention. I have forwarded your comments to the owner... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Let's be honest, you go to Santa Claus, IN to visit Holiday World--who cares about anything else? This hotel is literally minutes from the park. Yes, it's an older hotel, but you're not there for the amenities (which is good because we had a devil of a time getting wi-fi for our laptop--really never happened though staff tried hard to... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review! We strive to make people's stay as wonderful as Christmas morning! Thanks for noticing and commenting on our Christmas Cheer! We hope to see you again soon! More

Hanson, KY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the minute we stepped into the lobby area to check in, the little ones (and the big ones) were so excited! The surroundings made it feel like Christmas, even though it was the end of August. We had a wonderful time and have no complaints. Can't wait to go back!

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and leaving such a great review! We hope to see you again soon! May all your days be merry and bright! More

Greenfield, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After reading several reviews of this hotel, I was a little worried about staying here. What I found was that the hotel was about what I expected. It's several years old, and well used. It's noisy on a holiday weekend with lots of kids. Our room was old, although it did have a new LG flat screen tv. It was... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! We hope to see you again soon! May all your days be merry and bright! More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family of 3 visited for one night in early August 2014 and we not very pleased. For the price of the deluxe room I was expecting more. The furnishing were not very nice, linens were worn and the pillows were terribly cheap and also worn. The indoor pool area was not very clean and the hot tub was Filthy.... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate your comments and wanted to let you know that we are indeed painting the building in places where the paint has peeled. We had noticed this issue as well and our maintenance staff was not able to paint before the busy season, unfortunately. As far as the room accommodations,... More

McEwen, Tennessee, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love to write a review especially when I see negative ones left for this place !!! Where do I start hmmmm Well my room that we had was clean, roomy, and plenty of space. I paid for the $129.00 room for the Queen Size Beds (2) with the pillow top mattress. Well worth the little extra comfort. We had... More

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! Thanks for sticking up for our breakfast in our buffet! We do get many compliments on how the buffet is so good! I enjoy it myself a little too much sometimes! I do want to clarify that we are no longer associated with Frosty's Fun Center. A family... More

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Additional Information about Santa's Lodge

Address: 91 W. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579
Location: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 170
Also Known As:
Santa`s Hotel Santa Claus
Santas Hotel Santa Claus
Lodge Santas
Santas Santa Claus

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