I lived in South Bend for over 15 years and came back for a football weekend. I had heard many bad things about this hotel when it was a Holiday Inn and even Ramada, but I was stunned on how bad it was under this current name.
It smelled like mold. Poor lighting. Elevators didn't work. Shower was really hot or really cold. Rooms were from 1985. No microwave or fridge.
Went to a nearby bar and talked with the locals. Sounds like this building is on the brink of being sold.
Next time, I'll stay at another hotel, if there are any in downtown South Bend.
- 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