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Comfort Suites University Area
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Warsaw, Indiana
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable, quiet night.”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews. Yes, some of the hotel could use some updating (the hallway carpets and wallpaper) but on the whole for the price, this was a very pleasant and quiet stay. The bed was very comfortable and I especially liked the choice of soft or firm pillows, ( a too firm pillow can ruin my sleep), and the rooms appear updated and very clean. The other thing that was impressive about the room was the desk area which had a very comfortable chair which could easily be raised or lowered to suit your height, and the inclusion of a smaller pull out desk under the larger one for those of us who are shorter in stature. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the lady in the breakfast area, where the food was the normal fare, yet fresh and tasty. The only sour note there was the obviously powdered scrambled eggs. They made up for that though with refrigerated hard boiled eggs and fresh fruit. All in all a pleasant visit.

Room Tip: We were on the fourth floor and it was very quiet. The airlines book their pilots and flight attenda...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, General Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Your gracious review of our hotel is greatly appreciated. Our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction and glad that we were able to provide that to you. We our working to get our common area hallways upgraded yet this year. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Stevensville, Michigan
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Had a night out with my wife and stayed at the Comfort Suites in South Bend. It was about what you would expect...a basic simple suite for a fair price. Our room was clean, as was the rest of the hotel. The bed was comfortable. The staff was accommodating and friendly and the breakfast was above average for a Comfort Inn. A couple items I was not happy with - #1) the billboard for this hotel that is on the expressway right next door says "New Rooms" - the room I was in was definitely not new, so I'm not sure which rooms they were talking about. Our room had broken floor tiles in the bathroom, a hole in the bathroom wall, a bent towel bar, and shower/tub caulking that looked like it was put in years ago by someone that doesn't know how to caulk. Nothing terrible but I guess I expecting a little better room after seeing the billboard. #2) we had about an inch of snow overnight while we were there and the snow plow woke me up 3 different times throughout the night pushing snow, and I was on the top floor so one would think it wouldn't have been quite as noisy up there....I'm not sure why they couldn't wait until a reasonable morning hour to plow. There wasn't that much snow.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
We certainly appreciate your comments concerning your stay and will pass the comments on. Yes, that billboard is a bit dated as our rooms were updated in 2011. Concerning the snow plow issue we try to keep our lot open at all hours and sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We will certainly address the timing issue with our service provider. We hope to see you in the near future where we can exceed your expectations.
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hotel was by far the worst place I have ever stayed. When we got to our room the toilet was not even attached completely to the floor. The whole toilet moved every time it was used. The shower had caulking that was falling off and even the part that was "repaired" was done very poorly and the drain plug would not stay up so the tub filled with water. The beds were not very comfortable. The condition of the room was not worth the cost of the room.

When a complaint was filed with management there was no resolution. I would never stay there again.

Room Tip: Don't stay at this hotel
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
In reviewing your comments I am sorry to hear your were dissatisfied with the condition of your room. Sometimes things slip thru the cracks but in checking the toilet we found that it was secure to the floor but that the seat was loose. In checking our maintenance log we found no reports of any abnormal conditions until after check-out. Any maintenance issues brought to our attention during the stay are handled in a prompt manner. As you can see from most of our reviews this is not the norm for this hotel. We hope that at some point in the future you will give Comfort Suites another chance.
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Chicago area
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

A little south of town but very clean and the day time staff very accommodating. Nice little pool and meeting area. Evening staff thought our group was a little loud before 10pm. Quiet night and comfortable bed. We had the King with a pull out. Lots of space in the room.

Room Tip: Not much of a view from any room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, General Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. As far as the evening noise we just try and look out for other guests in the hotel but leave room for flexability.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stayed there for a recent ND football game, and thought it was great value for the price, especially in comparison to some of the other local hotels.
Clean, comfortable (although the kids said the sofa bed was not), breakfast was good.....it's a great location.

Room Tip: I was told that there are no queen beds at this location....just an FYI
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, General Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. It is always nice to hear good things and we look forward to your returning to stay with us.
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Green, Ohio
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

In all the years I've travelled, (now age 65+), I have never had such consistent friendly people on the staff. Yes, the hotel is starting to show its age, but the welcome and friendliness well outweighed any aging. They truly cared about how our visit was going, a safe trip home, and if we needed any other info for our days there. They gave great directions to shopping and were excited when we returned to know we were happy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, General Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are proud to have provided you with "home away from home" hospitality here at the Comfort Suites University Area. We will pas your comments on to our staff and certainly look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to South Bend and the University of Notre Dame area.
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Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2013

The curb appeal of this hotel is very misleading given the rundown condition once inside. It's all in the details: The elevator's buttons had all of the print worn off. One of the covers for one of the arrow lights was missing. The carpet in the hallway was loose - and not just a little. The stairwell on the south side smelled like a wet basement. There was water dripping out of one of the can lights in the common seating area on the 2nd floor. Our room was infested with lady bugs. Our door wouldn't close tightly unless you lifted it up on the hinges while closing it. When we first arrived to our room, which was a king with a sofa sleeper booked for 2 adults and 1 child, there was no bedding for the pull-out bed. When I tried to call the front desk to ask for some, the phone did not work. I could only get dial tone, no connection.

The good things: Customer service was super friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable. Easy access to food (like Jimmy John's) and fairly close to Notre Dame.

Room Tip: If you stay here, ask for a 4th floor room. The floors are thin and if there is someone above you...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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GM_ComfortSuitesSB, General Manager at Comfort Suites University Area, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel. This time of year with the every changing weather patterns we have experienced higher than normal amounts of rain and some areas of our hotel suffer more than others. As cooler weather sets in Lady bugs and stink bugs make there appearance inside. I apologize for any inconvenience you encountered and hope you will stay with us again.
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Property: Comfort Suites University Area
Address: 52939 US 933 North, South Bend, IN 46637
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Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
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Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Suites University Area 2*
Number of rooms: 135
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