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“A relative "bargain" for a football weekend”
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Sleep Inn
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Elkhart
Fishers, Indiana
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104 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“A relative "bargain" for a football weekend”
Reviewed October 3, 2006

My son and I spent two nights at the Sleep Inn for the Notre Dame Purdue football game. In the superheated South Bend lodging market for ND home games, the Elkhart Sleep Inn is a relative "bargain."

Not that $159 per night ($144 AAA rate) is a good rate for a Sleep Inn, but with rooms in South Bend and Mishawaka going for $200 - $400 a night, this is a good alternative.

The room was spacious, the bed comfortable. There was good water pressure in the shower (although I wished it was a few inches higher). The shower and toilet were in the bathroom, with the sink outside the bathroom. This would allow two people to get ready. There was some room around the sink, but not much.

The room had a microwave and a refrigerator. The climate control worked well.

The pillows on the bed were not very comfortable. A few of the towels in the bathroom were comfortable, some needed replaced.

The continental breakfast was very weak. It pales in comparison to the Hampton across the street where we stayed last year.

The Sleep Inn has free high speed internet. Wireless is available in the lobby and breakfast room - but does not reach all rooms. The front desk has ethernet cables for your laptop if you can't get the wirelss.

Some sections of the parking lot were not as well lit as I would have preferred, but I definitely felt safe in the area.

The hotel and the room were quiet. No traffic noise from the Toll Road and no noise from the hallway.

There is a 30 day cancellation policy for rooms for football weekends, although I did check the Sleep Inn website on the Friday before the game and they had rooms available.

  • Liked — Location,
  • Disliked — Continental breakfast, inflated price for football weekend.
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for ethernet cable for your laptop
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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Humble, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 27, 2006

Stayed in a room for 3 nights using points in late August. Very convenient off the toll way into both South Bend and Mishawaka. Clean room, relatively comfortable beds and nice shower. Room requested was given and received additional pillows when requested.

Staff was attentive.

Stayed August 2006
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1 Thank dodgerfans17
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Rocky River, Ohio
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41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2006

Right off the Indiana Toll Road, this Sleep Inn provides excellent value for your money. it is a newer property, with indoor pool and sauana, business center, an attractive lobby area. There are many other lodging options in the immediate area, both seedy down-scale motels and "higher end" properties. Don't bother paying more, this Sleep Inn has extremely comfortable bedding, individual climate control in each room, and is very CLEAN. This property also has something I found quite nice-a shower stall, not in a tub. Great idea, as I believe almost no one takes a bath in a motel room. The only aspect I found lacking was the complementary breakfast, which was not as complete or presented as well as in similar properties. All in all, I can highly recommend the Sleep Inn if you are staying in the Elkhart, Mishawaka, or South Bend area.

Stayed June 2006
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4 Thank RML-OH
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Muncie, Indiana
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216 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2006

Another great Sleep Inn property. Room was very clean and comfortable.
We booked the room as a comp for our accumulated Choice Hotel Rewards points and requested and received an upgraded suite since one was available. The desk clerk was very friendly and helpful .. could not ask for better accomodations!

  • Stayed June 2006
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1 Thank Mao007
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Lapeer Mi.
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2006

My husband and I stayed here while visiting friends at an RV rally. The rooms were clean and looked new. We would definately return here while visiting the Shipshiwanna flea market. We love this area for it's quiet and peacefull living of the Amish community. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2006
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Thank NancyRae
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Dubuque, Iowa, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2006

Stayed here this past weekend.

Met with a warm welcome from the clerk on the front desk.

Rooms were very clean and a decent continental breakfast was on offer.

Cracker Barrell and Steak 'N' Shake are within walking distance.

Coin operated laundry, downstairs and hotel does have an elevator.

Would stay again, without any hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2006, traveled on business
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4 Thank Scouse-Express
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2006

My wife and I stayed here on the first night of our cross-country move from PA to CA along I-80. It was a very clean and safe hotel with a well-lit parking lot. It's right off of the interstate (very easy on and off) and was everything we've come to expect from a Sleep Inn - not too many extra frills, but always a nice, clean and safe stay. I certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good night at an affordable price.

  • Stayed July 2005
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2 Thank dunlin57
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Property: Sleep Inn
Address: 220 Caravan Dr, Elkhart, IN 46514-6768
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Location: United States > Indiana > Elkhart
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Elkhart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleep Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 67
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