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Magnuson Grand Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   213 West Washington, South Bend, IN 46601 (Formerly Ramada Plaza Downtown South Bend)
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Ranked #23 of 31 hotels in South Bend
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a great hotel, Holiday Inn garbage cans, Ramada letter head and a Magnuson sign. Musty smelling hallways, tube TVs, smoky smelling rooms, makes this a poor option for accommodations in South Bend. Old location that really needs some TLC.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is an awful hotel. Everything is broken. Our toilet never worked, plunged for 2 days. The furnace had one setting, hot. The door to the bathroom had no hardware in the jamb to keep the door closed. On the plus side, the wifi worked great and the sheets and towels were so super bleached i felt pretty sure they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stayed at this hotel last year when it was a Holiday in and even then it was a little shotty just because the building was getting old. Not letting that fact alone stand in my way, Iade reservations, requesting to pay cash ensuring my card would not charged. No problem you would think. After getting to the hotel and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

When the Irish are playing it's slim pickings in South Bend. We paid over $200 for a one-night stay. The Pros: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Nice Fitness Room, Close to the University of ND, free parking garage. The Cons: Room was a bit on the cold side (couldn't control the settings), condensation was so bad on the window that there was... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I lived in South Bend for over 15 years and came back for a football weekend. I had heard many bad things about this hotel when it was a Holiday Inn and even Ramada, but I was stunned on how bad it was under this current name. It smelled like mold. Poor lighting. Elevators didn't work. Shower was really hot... More

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springfield
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This place is average hotel, but with outrageous prices for most south bend hotels on game day weekend it is a very fair price. Breakfast is fruit cereal and breads and was ok. Is $8 can ride to stadium on game day and bars and restaurants nearby.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

When we arrived we did notice the remnants of a past Holiday Inn franchise sign as a large reminder of the what once was. We parked in the deck, and entered the elevator lobby, pushed the button, and alot of creaking and groaning, I mean a lot, but no elevator! We were really grateful after hearing it, then we walked... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Reasonable prices for football weekend. Old hotel but made up for with spacious rooms and very comfortable bed. I sure wish they could at least change out those Holiday Inn wastebaskets, for short money you could make a way better impression! No Golf Channel so my husband was bummed. We wish everyone there the best of luck with future improvements.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The beds were comfy, linens were clean. The staff was courteous and helpful. We especially want to thank the night desk clerk (9:00 -10 PM) for helping us. The breakfast buffet was decent. However, this hotel needs some maintenance and an update. Wallpaper is peeling, needs lighting in doorways, eighties patterns for curtains, rust came out with bath water when... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Water stains on the ceilings, peeling wallpaper, scuffed and stained carpets, burned/brown light fixture in the bathroom. Shower temperature ran hot and cold, could not maintain setting. Hallways had a stale smell. On the bright side, the room was spacious and the beds comfortable. Linens fresh, room seemed clean overall. Free garage parking. Front desk staff friendly and helpful. Would... More

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Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn South Bend
South Bend Holiday Inn
Address: 213 West Washington, South Bend, IN 46601 (Formerly Ramada Plaza Downtown South Bend)
Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 31 hotels in South Bend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate Located Downtown South Bend Indiana is within walking distance to South Bend Symphony, College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend Chocolate Company, and South Bend Mishawaka Company. Just a short drive away is the University of Notre Dame and the Potawatomi Zoo. Guests will enjoy free wireless internet, an indoor pool, fitness room, local cuisine within walking distance, free shuttle service to the airport, meeting space is available and pets are welcome with additional charges. Standard rooms feature free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, alarm clock radio, free local calls, hairdryer, and iron and board. ... more   less 
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