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Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in South Bend
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel. Everything was excellent - Staff, Room, etc. The only thing is that it's tough to find using a Navigation system. For some reason, even though the hotel has been there for about 2 years, the address doesn't exist. Now that I've been there, I'll be easy to find it again.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Dear HarkinBanks,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate all feedback that we receive from our valuable guests. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our property. It is displeasing to find that you had difficulty locating us. We are currently in the process of ensuring that all maps and navigation systems have our property loaded correctly. Unfortunately, this is a lengthy process that involves much follow up to ensure that everything is done in a timely manner. We understand that this can be frustrating for our guests, but please know that we are doing everything within our power to ensure the issue is corrected. Thank you again for your review we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the near future.

Regards,

Samantha

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Probably a tad bit unfair but stayed here for a Notre Dame football weekend. They clearly try their best to manage through these action packed weekends, but at times they struggle. Pretty clear it is a tall task. Do not understand why on weekends in a King room they only put out two sets of towels. And in true Fairfield style they are like paper towel.

Hallways are not very clean and in the common areas of the hotel they struggle. Having said all this for proximity to ND, the football stadium, the campus, the hockey arena, park your car and walk. With the exception of the Morris Inn on campus nothing is more convenient to the key spots on campus. A block away is Eddy Street where some of the newer restaurants in South Bend are located. During football weekends they usually have concerts Friday nights with local bands.

Be prepared to fork out major cash to stay there and I mean large for this hotel. Talking $400 plus and two day minimum. Go figure...but it's full all the time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Dear BTrun78,

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. We work very hard to ensure that our guests have the most enjoyable stay possible. We understand that during your recent stay our common areas were not up to par. We strive to ensure that our property is clean and fresh at all times, and are sorry to hear that it was found in an unappealing state. We will continue review our scheduling to ensure that we are well staffed to handle maximum occupancy so that our property is always in an acceptable manner for all of our guests. We are happy to hear that you were still able to enjoy your stay at our property despite our common areas. We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the near future. Thank you again for your review.

Happy traveling,
Samantha

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Having never been to Notre Dame and not knowing relative distances, I made reservations at this hotel with some hesitation. It turned out that the Fairfield Inn has by far the best location of any local hotels if your trip's objective is ND. It is just across the street from campus and within walking distance to all its main buildings. Ample parking is offered behind the hotel. Rooms are comfortable, spotless and new. Breakfast was so-so.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Dear Raul J,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review our property, we truly appreciate feedback from our guests. We are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of our location and amenities. We hope that you and your family will return again soon! Thanks again and happy travels!

All the best,
Samantha

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is an excellent Fairfield with an outstanding location across the street from the Notre Dame Campus and next to Eddy Commons. You can walk anywhere from here and I cant imagine where else one would want to stay while visiting Notre Dame or South Bend. Loved the look and amenities at the hotel and found the staff to be extremely attentive. Parking was also very convenient. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Dear BlueMarlinDave,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our hotel. The staff and I are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are also pleased to know that you were able to take pleasure in our location and many amenities. We look forward to the opportunity to accommodate you on your trips to the South Bend area! Thank you again for your review! Hope to see you soon!

Regards,
Samantha

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Walk to dinner, across the street to nd campus. Perfect hotel. Great breakfast, plentiful and well staffed. Front desk was helpful and prompt with requests. Nice parking also. King suite has a nice pull out couch for kids. Shower was clean.

Room Tip: King suite was really nice
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2012

Dear MAZALFLL,

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our many amenities. We at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame strive to continuously exceed our Guest Promises for every guest that comes through our doors. We are ecstatic to hear that we were able to fulfill each of those promises for you and your family. We hope to have the honor to serve you again in the near future. Thank you again for your review.

Happy travels,

Samantha

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed here in the summer "off season" - no Notre Dame Football, basketball, etc going on. By the looks of things, Notre Dame did have a fair amount of summer camps going on. If you are coming to South Bend for anything at all related to Notre Dame, this is THE place to stay. It is right across the street from Notre Dame Stadium. We parked at the hotel, and never moved the car. We walked all of campus, and the stores/restaurants at the Eddy St Commons are a great perk! The kids loved the ice cream store, we spent some time and money in the ND bookstore, and I can't walk past McAllister's with out getting an ice tea! For location, this Fairfield is an A+.

As far as the room goes, it had pluses and minuses. We had a "king suite" with a king bed and a sleeper sofa. Now, I really wish I had taken a photo. The sleeper sofa was on a very small angled wall. Once you pull it out, you cannot get past it!!! That means you cannot get from the king bed to the bathroom without literally crawling over the pulled out bed. Not a good layout when you have 2 sleeping kids on the pullout! I have stayed in other Fairfield Suites where this was not an issue - seems like poor planning for this hotel being pretty new. The bathroom was huge - although the sink was in the bathroom, not outside the bathroom. This can make getting ready in the morning challenging. The included breakfast was more than adequate with waffle and microwave breakfast sandwiches.

All in all, if I happen to be in South Bend again, I would return to this Fairfield Inn.

Room Tip: Ask for an Angela St facing room to have a view of the ND campus. If you need 2 beds, get a 2 doubl...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Samantha D, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Dear mrspmc00,

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property; our guests’ opinions are a vital part of helping us to ensure that we are fulfilling each of our Guest Promises. We are sorry to hear that the layout of our king suite guest room caused you and your family issues with sleeping and preparing for the day, but we are thrilled to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast and proximity to the University of Notre Dame as well as Eddy Street Commons. Thank you again for your review, we hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you and your family again in the near future.

Regards,

Samantha

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent two enjoyable nights while attending a wedding. The rooms are a bit small but the location directly across from the Notre Dame campus makes this a great place to stay. The pool is VERY small but there is a nice exercise room. They offer a good buffet breakfast. We are told it is very expensive during university games and graduation. Watch out your GPS will send you to the wrong location us 1220 Angela Blvd omitting the "east."

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 10, 2012

Thank you for reviewing our property, it is always nice to hear from our guests. We apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced in finding our hotel with your GPS. We do provide an alternate GPS address, which is for Eddy Street Commons next door, on our web site. We will take additional steps to ensure that our location is easier to find. We are pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our many amenities, some of which are on the smaller side but still mighty. Thank you again for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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Address: 1220 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1300
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Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in South Bend
#7 Family Hotel in South Bend
Price Range: $110 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame is designed with convenience and comfort in mind. Ideally located Notre Dame Indiana hotels, this hotel is across the street from campus. Free onsite parking and BBQ area make the perfect environment to host your next tailgate before walking over to Notre Dame Stadium to watch Fighting Irish football games. Guests love to start their day off right with the complimentary breakfast buffet, and then spend the day at nearby attractions such as University Park Mall, The College Football Hall of Fame, and The Morris Performing Arts Center. Guest rooms are highlighted by free WiFi, Marriott Luxury Bedding, and flat-screen HD TVs. The Fairfield Inn South Bend at Notre Dame offers all the amenities you want and the ideal location nearby Notre Dame. ... more   less 
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