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“We stayed here because this was all that was left... Football weekend” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Comfort Suites University Area

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Comfort Suites University Area
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Nashville, Tennessee
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97 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“We stayed here because this was all that was left... Football weekend”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We needed a place to stay during a notre dame football weekend... The hotels in the area typically ask you stay 2nights and jack up the price. Comfort suites was no different... Over $300/night for a king with a pull out sleeper. Expected more for this price, but... We were sorely disappointed. Bedding was over-worn, especially blankets, but did appear clean. Pillows were stained. Heat/a/c unit either froze us or smelled funny, leaked, and gurgled whenever on, even on "fan only". No extra pillows available. Towels were over-used and we kept having to ask for more when it was clear more than 2 people were staying in the room. Bathroom was utilitarian, but floors did not look terribly clean, especially baseboards. There were cracks in tub joints and it felt "squishy" under the tub when standing in it, as if there was water or something soggy - there was "give" when it should have felt solid under my feet. And,room was small. On the positive side, there was enough parking. They were running a shuttle to game (we did not use). They did honor our request to be located away from elevator. And they had a spirit shop (temporary) located in the lobby. We won't be staying here again, unfortunately.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Curtice, Ohio
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92 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

This hotel is somewhat isolated but very nice. The rooms are huge with microwave and fridge along with a flat-screen tv. Very clean room and hallways.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ella z
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

First, let me say that any grandiose visions of South Bend, based off of the proximity to Notre Dame are wrong. This is a tired town with boarded up buildings.

We stayed here while our son attended a lacosse camp/tournament at UND. Most hotels were booked and we are part of the Choice rewards program, so we were fine to take a room here. The hotel has renovated and non renovated rooms. We had one of each. The renovated room was obviously newer looking than the non renovated one, but smelled like a combination of smoke and new carpet. Made us wonder if the rooms were originally "smoking". The bathroom had not yet been renovated and was very downtrodden.

The entire hotel was filled with sports teams (baseball, baton twirling, lacrosse) and there is just one washer and dryer (also downtrodden). Everyone was trying to wash uniforms between games (100 degrees outside). With limited facilities and rude guests who didn't bother to check back on their loads we ended up just going to a laundromat.

The breakfast was typical of mid range hotel. Nothing special, though it was continually stocked.

My view on this place is that with all of the events going on in South Bend/Notre Dame they can get away with sub par rooms and services because the demand for rooms is so high. Too bad there isn't more consistency within the Choice Hotels chain.

Room Tip: For a slightly better experience, ask for a renovated room.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatchewan
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124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We loved the bi-loevel suite with the king bed loft with falt screen tv above a living space with sofa bed in the living area with its own tv and desk.. The bathroom was complete with a stall shower and a jacuzzi tub. The full hot breakfast was one of the best complimentary buffets (omlette, bacon, waffles, continental items) we've encountered. It's definitely a better value than some other hotels in the area.

Room Tip: the bilevel suites are great for faimilies as there is a sofa bed in the living space and a king in...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

The hotel has just updated their interior and it looks great! It was a great place for a dog. They have grassy areas all over the hotel so it was nice. I highly recommend ordering the pizza they advertise in the room - it was great, and very quick. There is a Starbucks right next door. They are able to do connecting rooms to. The breakfast was simple, but it did the trick. It is one of the closes hotels to the toll road, but stays pretty quiet.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VailErika
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Additional Information about Comfort Suites University Area

Property: Comfort Suites University Area
Address: 52939 US 933 North, South Bend, IN 46637
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Region: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,206 - ₹ 11,987
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Suites University Area 2*
Number of rooms: 135
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