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The Oliver Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   630 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
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Ranked #1 of 7 South Bend B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a B&B person. But I will always stay with Alice and Tom when in South Bend. The rooms are lovely-- modern and functional, yet, with that B&B flavor. The grounds are well-kept, the house is walking distance to downtown. Many of the rooms have gorgeous tubs and bathrooms. And I'm out like a light in the beds, which... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Oliver Inn, but it won't be our last. Every single aspect of our stay was exceptional. Our hosts, Tom & Alice Erlandson not only took care of our every need, they anticipated it. Alice's cooking and baking is perfection, rooms are attractive, clean and comfortable; in a word, the house feels like home,... More

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California, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I can't say enough about our experience here. First of all, even when we approached the home, we noticed it was surrounded by beautiful lawn and gardens. It is a huge old Victorian home that has been restored with love and taste. Decorations take you back in time. We stayed in Gertrude's Dressing Room - and it was adorable. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your travels every bring you to South Bend, IN we absolutely recommend you consider staying at the Oliver Inn. Over the 10 plus years we've been going to visit out kids during their tenures at ND we've been very fortunate to be guests of Alice and Tom's beautiful, warm and extremely "homey" B&B. Everything is first rate from the... More

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Merrillville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We go to many bed and breakfasts across the country and this one was no dissapointment. Tom and Alice are very nice and we came in about 7 ish because we decided last minute. We were shown our room Clem Studebaker which i was not dissapointed with. One thing that alot of bed and breakfasts miss on is the drinks... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Tom and Alice are very dedicated hosts. During the first night of our four night stay the power went off in a large area of downtown South Bend, including the Inn. Tom rose at 2am to light fireplaces and place flashlights in strategic locations so his guests could see. He also secured a large generator to restore power to the... More

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Griffith, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed in the James Oliver room, LOVED it. All the wonderful reviews I read about this place were accurate, I will definitely be returning. Breakfasts prepared for us each morning were fantastic, the environment is very clean and welcoming and comfortable!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I spoke with Alice to make the reservation and she came to know that I was the featured speaker at a professional meeting. Upon arrival, she quickly recognized my professional colleague from South Bend, and greeted both of us. Soon, as I was checking in, my baggage disappeared (Tom helped spontaneously.) to my room! Very friendly ambiance of a home,... More

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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Spent the weekend with family at this gracious inn in South bend. Quaint rooms and pleasant company. Knowledgeable hosts about history of inn. Good breakfast and snacks available all day. A bit pricey for a bed and breakfast. Many rooms have whirlpools and separate showers. Discounted cards available for the Tippecanoe Restaurant next door- and you will want to take... More

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toledo, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had a lovely time at the Inn. Innkeepers (Tom & Alice) were wonderful with local information and recommendations (restaurants, museums, and carriage ride). Great hosts; very nice breakfasts. A welcoming change of pace from the hotel scene. It was our first stay in Southbend, but not our last. We highly suggest you give The Oliver Inn a try!

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Address: 630 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
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Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Oliver Inn 2.5*
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This lovely Victorian 25 room mansion was built for entertaining. Guests may choose from one of nine large and beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi. Lovely landscaped one acre estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo and fountain. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an archetectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite. ... more   less 
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