I have to separate out my noise issues from the other aspects of the hotel. First the good: the hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, and the beds were very comfortable, which I had plenty of time to notice because I was awake almost the entire night because of the noise problems in this room.
The lobby area is tiny, and the open stairway and elevator are directly off the front desk and lounge area. Room 201 is at the top of the stairs and right across from and above the elevator door. When the bell rings on the first floor, you hear it. When the elevator goes up, you hear it. When the doors open and people get out, you hear every word they speak and every squeak of their luggage. When people check in downstairs, or sit in the lobby till midnight with their children's basketball team parents, you hear every word. When they begin setting up the breakfast room below you, you hear the chairs being moved. When people eat breakfast, you hear the waffle iron beep. Get the picture? Then you add the train noises from up the road all night long, the air conditioner unit in your room kicking in all night long, and it become a long, sleepless night. This room should be boarded up and never used again.
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- The newly renovated hotel is one and a half miles from Valparaiso University and three miles from Porter County Expo Center and Fairgrounds. This Valparaiso hotel is near the Porter Regional Hospital part of the Porter Healthcare System. With a hometown feel and great architecture you are sure to indulge your senses and sights as the hotel is minutes from downtown shops and eatery. ... more less
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