My husband and I were invited to an ordination at Notre Dame and looked through the hotel listings on Trip Advisor (of course) This one struck us as not your "run of the mill/cookie cutter" hotels, and since it was very close to the University (actually both Notre Dame and St Mary's) this was the one for us.
Firstly, it is right off Interstate, 80/90, so your on/off exit is easy. As you walk in to the lobby, you are greeted by a huge bright atrium with windows streaming in the sunlight, a concierge, a bar, and he front desk. The staff are delightful. The front desk provided fresh-baked cookies and home-grown vegetables. Our rooms were big and bright, with lots of light and lamps and a desk for business or other travelers, and both wired and WIFI internet system. Good work space, comfortable beds and amenities in the bathroom make life easy. There was a very good breakfast, and plenty of room to enjoy it. In addition, Notre Dame is an institution and the other guests were quiet and polite, almost reverent, as if they were on pilgrimage.
I would recommend this hotel for Notre Dame football fans, as it is very close to the University. While we were there, two soccer teams were also in residence overnight and there is a huge parking lot for bus parking.
It is hard to think of South Bend as a center of history, but the Studebaker museum is near by and the area boasts a major industrial history.
Local restaurants showed up well, but don't bring home the doggie bag because Saint Mary's Inn doesn't have microwaves or refrigerators.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Saint Mary`s Hotel And Suites
- Inn At Saint Mary`s Hotel
- Inn At Saint Mary`s Hotel South Bend
- Hotel At Saint Marys
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of South Bend, Indiana, the Inn at Saint Mary's Hotel and Suites is a unique upscale hotel nestled on the campus of Saint Mary's College and adjacent to the University of Notre Dame.Whether traveling to the South Bend area for business or to cheer on the Fighting Irish, the 150 tastefully appointed suites and guest rooms offer affordable luxury accommodations. Room amenities include a flat screen television, Aveda bath products, stone tile floors and granite countertops, cosmetic mirror and full sized hair dryer, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board. A complimentary USA Today newspaper is available in the lobby on weekdays. The hotel offers a State-of-the-Art fitness center which includes a hot tub and sauna, free high-speed Internet access in every room, wireless Internet access in public areas, a fully functional Business Center and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning. It's easy to see why the Inn at Saint Mary's Hotel and Suites is the hotel of choice for the discriminating traveler. ... more less
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