For a campus visit to Notre Dame, we booked the Ivy Court Hotel. It's very conveniently located, just off the southeast corner of campus, across from the baseball field. The hotel conjures up the feeling of a resort on some remote northern lake with its unique design and dark wooden beams in the room. They even had a nice roaring fire in the dining room. Breakfast was excellent.
The room was quite comfortable, very clean and comes with a mini-fridge, microwave and wet bar. The flat screen was large enough to see from the beds, and the beds were just right. There are some fast food places up the road to the east and just west toward the campus entrance is a new "college town" atmosphere with apartments and restaurants. Try O'Rourke's Irish pub, right across from the main drive into campus for good food and beer, including a nice list of local and regional craft beers from Indiana and Michigan, both of which have some excellent brewers such as Three Floyd's and Bell's.
Overall, a great value for the money, especially after having driven down from a stay in Chicago.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you’re looking for a stylish, boutique-style hotel or relaxing overnight accommodations next to the University of Notre Dame, you’re inn luck. The newly renovated Ivy Court Inn and Suites is located directly across the street from the University of Notre Dame’s campus and unbeatably close to the heart of the city of South Bend. We want to help make your stay happy, convenient, and comfortable when visiting the Notre Dame/South Bend area. At Ivy Court, we’re pleased to offer a unique experience with various room plans from which to choose, gathering spaces complete with an exercise room, and a hot breakfast buffet with made-to-order eggs and make-your-own waffles. We offer unbeatable amenities and are located in close proximity to many South Bend attractions, world-class universities, healthcare institutions, corporate businesses, and Indiana’s first two-site, state-certified technology park. We are a convenient and charming drive from local Amish Country, nearby casinos, outlet mall shopping, the exciting and diverse “Windy City” of Chicago, and the city of Indianapolis. Just take a look around and you’ll enjoy views like no other: the famed Golden Dome, The House That Rockne Built—Notre Dame Football Stadium, Basilica, and, of course, Touchdown Jesus. We’re proud of our standing as a Better Business Bureau-certified hotel. And, our hotel exterior isn’t the only green thing around – we have a green mission, too, and we follow and cultivate environmentally friendly practices every day at our hotel. We invite you to look around and get comfortable. You’ll soon see why Ivy Court Inn & Suites is the choice for accommodations in South Bend. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Court Hotel South Bend
- Ivy Court Inn And Suites
- Jamison Hotel