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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good enough for one night”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Not the swankiest place that's for sure but for one night and at this price it was fine. The best part is Rick at the front desk-----very kind and helpful without being phony or overbearing.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank maresa02
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abvisouthbend, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
We were glad for your review. Hope to see you again.
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Old bed, old tv, old furniture, but best of all old pricing and old cleanliness standards. This place was great. It started with the service. Rick Patel is the man running the show and is extremely friendly. He even took the time to show me the room to make sure I would be comfortable there. What service. This place is older with older furnishings but it's really comfortable, safe and very clean. Prices are the lowest I could find and I will stay here again when passing through. Wifi and breakfast included!!! Thanks Rick for everything!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank 25donutz
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abvisouthbend, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thank you for your comment. We were happy you were
satisfied with our service. We are updating constantly
in rooms. We have changed our tv to flat screen. We
also have new pillowtop beds in all our queen rooms.
Hope to see you soon.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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93 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2011

We were passing through South Bend on a cross country road trip. This hotel had the necessities but nothing more. The beds were fine, room was clean, and the breakfast in the morning was acceptable (cereal, toast, bagels, donuts, juice, coffee). Would stay again if passing through and the price was lower than other similar properties.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Gozags2012
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abvisouthbend, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thank you for your review. We look forward
to your next visit.
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St. Louis
1 review
Reviewed October 21, 2010

Great expierience. Just what we needed and nothing we didn't. It was as advertised. Staff was great and more than helpful. Best location to Notre Dame for the price. If you don't stay here you are missing out on a great place at a great price. Book it now !

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank jtsstl
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abvisouthbend, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, January 20, 2011
Thank you for your positive comment.
We look forward to your next visit.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2010

Bare necessities, but OK room and rate of $56.49 TI.
Minimum continental breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Arsenal-PA
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abvisouthbend, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 25, 2011
Thank you for taking your precious time to review your stay at Americas Best Value Inn.We
enjoy making sure our guest has a good stay and great value. We looking forward to your
next visit. Thank you.
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Western KY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 9, 2009

The prices were ok, considering it was the ND vs. Navy game, but they didn't have any extra towels, no pillows and we luckily got our hands on the last hair dryer. The room was clean, tv was archaic and the mattress was like sleeping on a loaf of bread.

Would I do it again? For the money, I'll try to plan further in advance and get a decent mattress to lay on.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank design001
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abvisouthbend, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 25, 2011
We appreciate your review.We are aware of what rooms needs upgrading
and we try to continue to upgrade property gradually.
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Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2009

I had never even heard of this hotel chain, but I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and found that the reviews were accurate. If you are looking for frills, thrills, or a scenic location; this isn't the hotel for you. If, however, you are looking for a clean, quiet room at a budget price, this is it. My one night stay with tax was $54.23. The room has a comfortable bed, a dresser, one night table, a television, a table and two chairs. Definately not fancy, but definately clean. In fact the entire hotel is clean; and everything in the room worked properly.

The owner told me that they don't even wash the bedding from the smoking rooms with that of the non-smoking rooms so that they don't cross-contaminate (my term) the sheets. After looking at the rates, and the reviews, of other hotels in the area, this was a no-brainer.

I didn't take advantage of the breakfast, which is served in the lobby, because there are plenty of restaurants in the area. In fact, this hotel is along Dixie Highway, which is tightly packed with hotels, restaurants and other businesses, so there are no views.

If I have one complaint, and its a minor complaint; its that there aren't enough electrical outlets in the room. There is one by the bathroom sink, one behind the night table, and one behind the dresser. I needed to plug in four electrical items, and the outlets provided weren't sufficient.

I would stay here in the future.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank SEMich
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abvisouthbend, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 25, 2011
Thank you so much for the compliments. We try to provide a clean, simple, friendly
lodging at a excellent value. We are always trying to improve. With your comment
about outlets we have now fixed 7 outlet surge protector .
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 425 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637-3313
Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 93
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