This is an excellent hotel. But if you are a Hilton Honors member, it takes the same points (25000) to stay here as the Hilton Garden Inn (Excellent) and the Hampton Mishawaka (where the staff goes out of their way to help you.) The HGI doesn't have free breakfast - but as a Silver member you get that anyway. At the Hampton Mishawaka there is some need to update the carpets in the hallways, the tile in the bathrooms and a few maintenance issues. BUT the staff more than makes up for the needed updates. The staff at Hampton South Bend - not so much.
PS to Notre Dame fans - they did not have the non-home game on TV the first time I stayed there in September 2009. This happened on my very first visit to see my freshman son and I was extremely disappointed. All the staff could say was that it wasn't their fault - it was their cable carrier's fault and that I could go to a bar and watch the game.More
- Free Wifi