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“Great Location for Notre Dame Football Weekend”

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Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
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“Great Location for Notre Dame Football Weekend”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stayed here for the Navy football weekend. The hotel is right across the street from Notre Dame campus, and very convenient. We were also allowed to leave our car in their lot during the game, saving parking fees.
The rooms were nice, clean and modern. My dad complained about the beds not being comfortable, and I've read that on here in other reviews (some kind of sleep number type bed). Our bed was fine.
The only complaint we had was trying to get back to the toll road about an hour after the game, the police had all the exits blocked, with no left turn allowed. The hotel is literally right next to the toll road on-ramp, so we thought it would be a quick and easy exit, and it wasn't.
I also read on here about the loud parties in the event center. There were events both nights we were at the hotel, but luckily the guests in the rooms around us were considerate.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

This was my second stay at this property. In fact, I wrote a review sharing my extreme delight with our stay just a few months ago.

However, because of our stay this past weekend, I feel the need to share our experience. We decided at the last minute to drive to South Bend to get in to town the night before an early event on Sunday. We arrived at 9:30 pm and went up to our room…we walked in and immediately heard thumping music…looked out the window and the party center was directly below our room…uh oh…a Halloween Party. We went back down to the front desk to request a room on the other side of the building…we were given the key to another room to look at and it ended up being in the same spot, just 2 floors closer to the loudness…So, we kept the room we had as we were told there were no other options. We were assured that the party would end at a reasonable time and we took them at their word.

Well, I don’t want to be a party pooper, so I listened to thumping music until 2:00 am. At that point, I had had enough. I went down to the desk to ask when the noise would end. I was told by the desk person that she would make a phone call and take care of it…she also offered to cut our rate in half to $200. Great, I was paying “only” $200 to get 3 hours of sleep…not happy. The very loud noise continued until 3:08 am…yes, I remember the exact time.

The hotel is a great property in a great location to visit the University…see my prior review. But, be sure that you don’t get a room on the same side as the party center if you want to get any sleep…I believe that the even- numbered rooms are on the quiet side. Also, I was surprised that a party was allowed to be so loud so late into the night…very disappointing. There was a ND football game that weekend, but those guests were not loud at all...it was simply due to the party that went on until 3:08 am.

Room Tip: Get an even numbered room to avoid the noise from the party center.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Very poor service. How often do you have to beg for another glass of wine or a water refill? They weren't even that busy. There was a large party there and it seemed to take all of their time just to help them. After a long day on the road and not to be able to relax was disappointing.

  • Stayed October 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Had the Butternutsquash soup and it was outstanding! Also the Sante Fe Ceasar Salad was wonderful. I thought it pricey at first but well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

Although our stay occurred some time ago, this place did create an impression with us. Thanks to this Garden Inn and a few other high end facilities the bar is set rather high for my family to include pillow top mattresses, high thread count sheets, and modern decor. I wish we could comment on the other areas of the facility but a brief overnight stay when passing through town didn't afford us the time to explore. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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HGISouthBend, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn South Bend, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear BCH7,
Thank you so much for your recent comments! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the facility! We sure hope you can visit us again and spend some more time with us! We also have an excellant restaurant (Bistro 933) located right in the lobby of the hotel! Hope to see you soon!
Sincerely,
Brooke Gallagher
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn South Bend

Property: Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
Address: 53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637-3345
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Region: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in South Bend
#4 Romantic Hotel in South Bend
#7 Business Hotel in South Bend
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,347 - ₹ 20,226
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn South Bend 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Garden Inn- South Bend is conveniently located off the Indiana Toll Road on Saint Mary's College Campus, adjacent to the University of Notre Dame and less than 10 minutes from the South Bend Regional Airport. Not only do we offer an amazing location, but our amazing amenities, helpful staff, Bistro 933 Restaurant/Lounge and the 15,000 square foot Gillespie Conference Center all make your next business trip, convention/meeting, family get-a-way, or wedding weekend rememberable and wanting to come back! ... more   less 
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