There are many hotels to choose from when visitors head to South Bend. The city is located in the northern part of the state close to the Michigan state border. During football season, hotels fill up quickly with alumni and fans who visit South Bend to attend the University of Notre Dame football games. Basketball season is another very popular time of the year because of Notre Dame’s famous team. Visitors to the university are also frequent guests of South Bend, Indiana hotels, including potential students, visiting professors, guest speakers, and sales and service people who conduct business at the city’s schools. Holy Cross College and Saint Mary’s College are very close to Notre Dame. There are other attractions in North Bend that bring guests to the city throughout the year as well.
The Inn at Saint Mary’s Hotel and Suites is only eight minutes from the University of Notre Dame. This luxury hotel is actually on the campus of Saint Mary’s College. They offer a hot buffet breakfast each morning, private Jacuzzis and newly renovated rooms and suites. The hotel features a fitness center as well as a Faculty Lounge, the hotel’s bar which is located on the first floor. The Residence Inn Mariott is another hotel that is only one mile from the University of Notre Dame. It is an all-suite hotel with kitchenettes and living room space that are good for families traveling to football or basketball games. Guests who are visiting Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center often choose this hotel for its proximity to these locations as well as for the clean and spacious guest suites.
Ivy Court Inn & Suites is one of visitors’ favorite hotels in North Bend. It has just been remodeled with exterior siding in green, the color of the University of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish team. Inside, rooms and suites have also been refurnished, and there are suites for couples, families, or groups. Ivy court Inn & Suites are located right next to Notre Dame, and many rooms offer views of the campus. This hotel offers recycling bins in all rooms, fluorescent light bulbs, and biodegradable toiletries. They also recycle “gently used soaps” by donating them to a recycling group who cleans them and then sends them to countries in need.
Another South Bend, Indiana hotel that is popular with visitors is the Hilton Garden Inn South Bend which is on the Saint Mary’s college campus and next to the University of Notre Dame. This hotel is very modern with the latest amenities, such as ergonomic Herman Miller “mirra” chair, flat panel HDTVs, Garden Sleep System bed. The King Bed Evolution Rooms feature both wireless and wired high-speed Internet with PrinterOn remote printing, a large desk work area, and two speaker phones.
Visitors who are looking for a simple and economical place to stay will appreciate Americas Best Value Inn. The rooms may be a little smaller than those in large luxury hotels, but several reviews say that the hotel is clean and adequate for an overnight stay. Room rates are around one-half the price of larger hotels. The Super 8 Motel South Bend is another economical place to stay and is recommended by guests as being acceptable for a one-night stay. Rates are around half of what luxury hotels charge for one night’s lodging. There are 10 to 20 other economy-style hotels in South Bend, but many have unacceptable ratings by those who have stayed there and have rated these motels and hotels at online sites. Generally, the hotels close to Notre Dame and the colleges are top rated and are places that guests would definitely recommend to others.