When we arrived we did notice the remnants of a past
Holiday Inn franchise sign as a large reminder of the what once was. We parked in the deck, and entered the elevator lobby, pushed the button, and alot of creaking and groaning, I mean a lot, but no elevator! We were really grateful after hearing it, then we walked back out into the garage and noticed another elevator lobby next door, entered that, and viola! elevator arrived, this I suppose for the hotel, the other for the offices also part of the hotel. Sufficiently nervous, we arrived at the lobby and were greeted warmly and efficiently, lobby clean, older but well organized.
Next to the room, tube tv's! No flat screens! Seems more than a bit out of date, especially at what we were paying for a football weekend (more than the Hyatt Place in Chicago on the magnificent mile). The room was clean, just badly needing a facelift, again 1990 was calling.
Free breakfast of danishes, bagels, juice, coffee in the basement area was nice, and it does have a pool as well. The area in the basement looks like it was a terrific place to be, again in the 80's and 90's.
I really want to approve of this place because of the folks who work there, but the price/value is just too out of whack.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Magnuson Hotels affiliate Located Downtown South Bend Indiana is within walking distance to South Bend Symphony, College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend Chocolate Company, and South Bend Mishawaka Company. Just a short drive away is the University of Notre Dame and the Potawatomi Zoo. Guests will enjoy free wireless internet, an indoor pool, fitness room, local cuisine within walking distance, free shuttle service to the airport, meeting space is available and pets are welcome with additional charges. Standard rooms feature free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, alarm clock radio, free local calls, hairdryer, and iron and board. **Currently closed for renovations.** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn South Bend
- South Bend Holiday Inn