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Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend

3.0 of 5
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52890 SR 933 North, South Bend, IN 46637 (Formerly Ramada Inn - South Bend)
Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend
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Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in South Bend
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Michigan City, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up and thought Priceline had played a cruel joke on me. The exterior is dated from the mid-70's and it looked uninhabited. Despite its dismal exterior, it was quite a find. Sure, the bathtub was small and old, but the room was clean and spacious. The living area was large, with a nice-sized mini frig and microwave. Bed was... More 

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DES MOINES
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all I was happy when I checked in the girl at desk was very nice. I was there staying for the night. My son and his friends go to school there so they came to swim for a while. NO TOWELS! When we got to the pool. ( tons of dirty ones laying around)I went to desk for... More 

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Carla W, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, responded to this review

Thank you for voicing your concerns regarding your recent stay with us. I do apologize if we fell short in any of our services. Our goal is to make our guests comfortable, welcomed and experience a enjoyable stay. Again, thank you for your comments and I hope you give us another chance in the future. More 

The Fort
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a couple requests for the staff before we arrived. I jokingly asked for a pic of Luke Bryan on the Bed for my wife. They accommodated us and were extremely friendly. The room was nice, clean and a good value. We would definitely return if in the area.

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Carla W, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Waterford and that we meet all of your expectations. Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Sullivan, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a bug in one bed and the other looked like someone had slept in it. Stayed in January and the heat didn't work very well. Breakfast was not good at all. Looks to as they had done some work lately but still below average.

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Carla W, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, responded to this review

First, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay. I am disappointed to hear of the inconveniences you encountered during your stay with us. Our goal is to provide you with great accommodations and service. Would it be possible to discuss this further with you at your earliest convenience? You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked this hotel last minute at for the price, we were pleasantly surprised. We called to let front desk clerk know we would be checking in real late (around 2:30 AM). When we arrived we were greeted by name (nice first impression). The room was clean and semi-updated. The bed was comfortable and decor resembled that of a more... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It is feedback like yours that helps us to continue improving upon each guests' stay. More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This hotel seems to be half way through a badly needed upgrade. The television, cupboards, coffee maker, counter tops all seemed to have gone through a recent update and are on par with some of the nicer hotels. The staff was very polite and welcoming. The price was rather reasonable and I was expecting much worse for the money. On... More 

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Carla W, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Waterford Estates Lodge. I am glad that our team was able to make you feel welcome. I do apologize for the inconveniences you encountered with your room. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Feedback like this helps us to improve our product and services. Thank you again for your business and we hope... More 

Urbana, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I reserved my room through Priceline @ the bargain price of $47 per night plus taxes. The gentleman whom checked me in could have been more welcoming. The room was just fine. We enjoyed the pool & hot tub. I have stayed in worse places for more $$. Overall this hotel was a great value and I would return.

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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Waterford on an "off-football game " (Notre Dame) November weekend so the hotel was not full. Our first floor room's upgrades made it resemble any upscale 4 star property. The flat screen tv, comfy mattress, in-room coffeemaker, microwave oven and mini-refrigerator were perfect. Walls were a bit thin and you could barely hear the tv in... More 

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I am a heavy business traveler but stayed here with my family while visiting relatives in the area. We brought the dog with us so being able to have it with us in the room was an important consideration. With the relatively inexpensive price and the pet friendly rules I expected the rooms to smell like animals. I was pleasantly... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I travel a lot for work and have seen all types of hotels. Some places that are off the beaten path can go one of two ways, fantastic or I could have done better. I feel like I could have done better considering the cost of the room. The property definitely needs some much needed upgrades. The parking was probably... More 

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