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“The Oliver Inn in South Bend Victorian Elegance”
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The Oliver Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 South Bend B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 4, 2004

The Oliver Inn in South Bend, Indiana is at the top of our favorites list. The historic mansion is lovingly decorated in Victoria elegance and sits on a lush acre of manicured gardens, a nice place to sit on the lawn swing and relax while listening to the grand fountain trickle. The host and hostess are enthusiastic to tell the history of days gone by. You can just imagine yourself get transported in time when you sit in the parlor and listen to the music from the grand piano. There are complementary treats in the butlers panty and a candlelight breakfast on fine china in front of the fire is a treat.

A wonderful diner to extend the evening of historic discovery was in the restaurant just a short walk next door the Studebaker Mansion. Then to return to our grand room with a comfy King bed, leaded glass windows, beautiful hard wood floors and large bathroom with a nice double air jet tub. What more could anyone want.

Each morning or evening Dick and Venera or their staff helps with things to do and places to go in the area. They watch over the Inn to make sure each guest is cared for. Weather your visiting the area for Notre Dame; on business or just learning history this is the best place to stay in South Bend. We will be returning again and again.

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Thornton, IL
Reviewed March 2, 2004

The Oliver Inn is a great turn of the 19th century Victorian with all the modern conveniences. This bed and breakfast came recommended by friends whom we were to meet next door at Tippicanoe Place for dinner.
Since we had come 83 miles, we reserved a room at the Oliver Inn.

The Inn was built in the late 1800s. You can just picture ladies in long fancy dresses sweeping down one of the two staircases. It is very well preserved and homey. The room we stayed in (the Vincent Bendix room) was cozy and warm, if a bit small. But remember, as a bed and breakfast, it is more a guest room in someone's house than an anonymous unit in a motel. And larger rooms are available. Most of the rooms come with private bathrooms, some larger and more opulent than the others.
Guests are encouraged to use the library, a candle-lit breakfast is served in the dining room, and complementary snacks are provided in the butler's pantry, and available 24/7. I would heartily recommend the Oliver Inn to anyone. In fact, we are returning next month to spend our wedding anniversary.

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Additional Information about The Oliver Inn

Address: 630 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601-1444
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Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in South Bend
Price Range: $156 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oliver Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This lovely Victorian 25 room mansion was built for entertaining. Guests may choose from one of nine large and beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi. Lovely landscaped one acre estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo and fountain. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an archetectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite. ... more   less 
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