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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 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful historic BnB in South Bend. My sister and I stayed for a few nights while visiting relatives. Alice & Tom go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The rooms are lovely, the beds are super comfortable, and the breakfasts are divine. Tea, coffee and home-baked goodies always available, too! We loved it and... More

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at a B&B and Alice and Tom were wonderful!! The Inn is over 120 years old and beautifully maintained. We stayed in the Charles Studebaker room which had a working fireplace (although too warm for that), and hugh king size bed. The dining room is very elegant and Alice's breakfast spread is to die for,... More

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Greensburg, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit in South Bend and at Oliver's Inn. Alice and Tom are wonderful! The breakfasts are made from scratch, the french toast is velvety smooth. The breakfast kabobs are unusually delightful. Sausage and pineapple what a combo. The room that we had was inviting. My husband had ordered the pampered package, chocolate, roses, sparkling juice, and... More

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to meet a couple at The Oliver Inn following a special occasion in Chicago. Their plans changed, and we cancelled reservations we had made for them in Chicago and South Bend and went anyway, but The Oliver Inn claims that they did not receive our cancellation for our friends' room. Their cancellation policy is clear on their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 June 28, 2014

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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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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Address: 630 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
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Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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