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“Family friendly, great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Clock Tower Inn Berne
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1335 US Highway 27 N, Berne, IN 46711   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Berne B&B and Inns
Shipshewana, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Family friendly, great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have stayed here almost every month since September 2013, and we always find the rooms clean. The beds are very comfortable, and staff are all very kind and helpful! We have 4 children and the staff go out of their way to make sure they have kid friendly cereals for the breakfast bar and even got out the special waffles for the kids on one occasion. This hotel offers great value and we would highly recommend it!

Room Tip: With the kids, we have found room 200 to be a little bigger and we are less likely to disturb other...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your five-star review, your high recommendation, your frequent business and your kind words. We work hard to be the cleanest hotel with the best beds and friendliest staff.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to our area.

Sincerely,

Ernie Steiner, Manager
Clock Tower Inn
Berne, Ind.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hockessin, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed at this hotel again in January 2014 (see my previous review from January 2013 when the hotel was under a different name). This hotel has only gotten better in the past year. The renovations are complete and the place looks (and feels) wonderful. The staff at this hotel is very friendly and considerate. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet. This is the best place to stay if traveling to the Berne / Decatur area. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your five-star review and your high recommendation for people needing a hotel room in Berne or Decatur.

We do our best to understand and exceed our guest's needs. We work hard on being friendly and helpful.

Our hotel is completely renovated and receiving great comments from our many guests.

Please visit us again the next time you are in the Berne/Decatur area.

Kind Regards,

Ernie Steiner, Manager
Clock Tower Inn
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St. Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We come to Berne a couple times a year to visit family. In the past, we have always stayed at the Schug House, a Bed and Breakfast that is the only option other than the Clock Tower in town. We visited over the Thanksgiving holidays, and Schug house was rented out completely by a family who does it every year. We booked several rooms at the Clock Tower for other family members who were joining us. The inn recently switched owners and went through major upgrades and it shows. I had heard so-so things about it before (when called the Black Bear Inn). We really enjoyed our stay there!

One thing that I love about it is that it is pet friendly. There is only one pet friendly room, so be sure to reserve it specifically if you're bringing a pet. Not only is the pet friendly room carpet less, but the room is by the back door, with a very large expanse if grass out back. My dog was off leash without any problem while we visited, and loved running around back there.

Our room had 2 beds - not much choice because of the pet friendly room. It was very clean and comfortable. The room was a good size, with a table and chairs, mini fridge/freezer, microwave, nice sized flat screen TV, DVD player (with DVDs available at the front desk), black out drapes and coffeemaker. The bathroom was small but clean. The beds were so comfortable! The bedding was nice and the comforters were not gross like in some motels. You could tell thought was put into it. The only thing we would have changed was that there was not a dresser or closet - just a small area to hang clothes with a small shelf above it. One of the 4 rooms we had did have one.

Breakfast was not a huge spread but enough for us - yogurt, bagels, toast, biscuits, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. It was good and free - I love free.

There is an event room that you can rent, but it's open to guests when not being used. It has tables and chairs, comfy couches, a fireplace and a huge (60inch?) HDTV. One night we got a DVD from their library and watched a movie there. It was really nice!

The people working there are great. Very friendly and helpful! From the housekeeping to front desk, everyone was nice.

We will definitely stay here again, especially with our little pup, who loves visiting Berne and barking at the Amish buggies and horses that pass!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Owner at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Clock Tower Inn. Our focus is to ensure that every customer receives great customer service and benefits. It sounds like you really appreciated the pet-friendly and free breakfast features of the hotel.

Please be sure to visit whenever you are in town again. We appreciate you!
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Coldwater, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a very nice experience the staff was really helpful and went out of their way to take care of us. Ernie Steiner was very good to us and took care of our large group for breakfast by setting up extra tables and chairs so we could sit together. The motel was very well kept and appealing. It was also reasonably priced.

Room Tip: we had the King bed very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your five-star rating and for your kind words.

We try our best to have the best beds, cleanest rooms and friendliest service.

You are not the first guest to comment on how very comfortable our new mattresses are.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Ernie Steiner, Manager
(260) 589-8955
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Denver, CO
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good choice in small town Indiana. New owners have invested in comfortable new beds, new carpet, paint & decent linens. Air conditioning worked great & wasn't terribly noisy. Spotlessly clean and furnished with the wood furniture of the type this town is noted for. Berne is center for Amish woodworking. The hotel color scheme is muted which is suited to this town of "plain folk". The maids arrived in the morning by horse & buggy and hitched their horse at the back end of the parking lot before entering the building. Breakfast buffet included oatmeal, cereals, granola, juice, yogurt, eggs, biscuits, sausages and gravy. Comfy lobby & small breakfast area. Managers very hospitable giving us directions to a local covered bridge and a supply of ice. Would stay here again and recommend staying here when in visiting Berne. Not many dining options on a Thursday evening. Swiss steak at Berne Family Dining was so tender and tasty that I could forgive the canned green beans. Didn't need wi-fi so no comment there. A tourist hotel in a small town provides all the basics and is clean, quiet, & comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your review and great description of the improvements made and the details of our hotel.

If you would have needed WiFi, we have 15 Mb download WiFi speeds which is hard to find in most hotels anywhere in the United States.

We are thankful for our great front desk staff and housekeepers.

We hope that you are able to visit us again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Ernie Steiner, Manager
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stopped at this place on a whim. Best decision I've made in a while. Quite, Clean, friendly service, great amenities, and all for relatively cheap. Highly recommend, the inside is basically brand new. Five Stars.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for stopping at our hotel on a whim. We hope that you will have a need to stay with us again.

Thank you for your high recommendation and five stars.

Sincerely,

Ernie Steiner, Manager
info@berneclocktowerinn.com
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Lima, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had a great stay. Every thing new, carpent, paint, bedding. Very clean, friendly and helpful staff. Had a very quiet and restful night. Will be staying here again !!! You don't find many places this nice for the reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BerneClockTowerInn, Manager at Clock Tower Inn Berne, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your five-star review.

Our total hotel renovation is finished with new beds, carpet, paint, furniture, lights and wall hangings. We are thankful for our very friendly staff and work hard at understanding your expectations so we can do our best to exceed your expectations.

We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in our area.

Kind Regards,

Ernie Steiner
Clock Tower Inn
info@berneclocktowerinn.com
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Address: 1335 US Highway 27 N, Berne, IN 46711
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Location: United States > Indiana > Berne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Berne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clock Tower Inn Berne 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clock Tower Inn is locally owned and managed by lifelong Berne residents and provides leisure and business travelers with simple elegance, an inviting atmosphere and personal friendly service. Over $340,000 has just been spent to completely renovate all 45 rooms and suites - designed to provide a great night's sleep. Each room has new carpet, new bed linens with 300-thread count sheets, new top-of-the-line Wolf Sweet Dreams mattresses, new lighting, new artwork and new wall and ceiling paint.We have created a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guests is the highest priority and we pledge to provide the finest personal service with an uncompromising level of cleanliness for our guests to enjoy each time they stay at Clock Tower Inn. Each guest stay includes a complimentary breakfast buffet with biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, sausage and cheese biscuit sandwiches, assorted cereal, yogurt, fruit cups, toast, bagels, assorted juices and coffee.We look forward to serving you on your next visit to our area. ... more   less 
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