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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 #17 of 28 Hotels in South Bend
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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Albany, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property is older and still needs some work, but the staff is eager to please and there is good value for the price. Prices were very reasonable for graduation weekend and I appreciated that they did not gouge their customers as other local hotels were doing that weekend. We have also stayed during football weekends. During graduation and football... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This hotel is the only one in South Bend that didn't triple its rates for graduation weekend or require a two-night stay. Having said that, the hotel is average at best. The beds were too soft, and there is no elevator. On the other hand, it is very convenient to campus.

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West Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were here for a Rugby tournament. We stayed in room 313 (king bed) and we very happy with the room. Comfortable and clean, the carpet should be replaced but otherwise the room was large with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and small closet. This was a nice area to set up our in room bar! Built in flat screen... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the Trip Advisor community. We really appreciate the feedback to help us improve our customer service. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our breakfast. We provide assorted pastries, eggs, cereal and fresh fruit. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The bottom line is, don't stay here. They put me in room 162 with half the rooms empty. This room was the worst ever as it was next to the noisy ice making machine, which woke me up at 4am and I couldn't fall back asleep. Pros: * Room is clean * Free parking * Location is good near ND... More 

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

Dear Prodigiouswizard, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I sincerely, apologize that you were not satisfied with the location of your room. Our goal is to have our guest leave happy. In the future kindly contact the manager on duty so that immediate corrective action can take place. Thank you again for your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There are many great hotels near Notre Dame; unfortunately, we picked this hotel during our visit. Horrible place! Staff is extremely rude from check-in to check-out; the place is extremely dirty; the food was horrible, the carpet was disgusting. There's a reason why the place looks abandoned, because it should be.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Our guest are important to us and we value your comments to help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience. I sincerely apologize for the poor customer service that you received from our staff. I also regret the negative impression we have made. I wish you have brought... More 

boston
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stayed here while attending an event at ND. The hotel is one of dozens along 31 that service ND events. Some are scary. This hotel, even though not a 5 star, was ok. Much better than I though it was going to be. Friendly staff, weak breakfast. Right across the street from a Dunkin. Go there instead.

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Chicagoland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went to check this hotel out for our upcoming Spring Tour with our car club. The hotel was clean, rooms were updates (Flat Screen with Refrig and Microwave with granite countertops and enough towels - both hanging up and in a linen cabinet underneath the granite sink. Outside looks a little dated but then - you're not paying $190 a... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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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 

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