We stayed here for first ND football game because prices were half what SB hotels charge - although still double what hotel charges for non football weekends. The front desk staff seemed totally overwhelmed at check-in, although only two families were checking in at the same time. The two clerks kept conferring back and forth, ours had trouble finding res which had been made since May. We were in a double queen, the other family in a king but requested a double queen because of their kids. The staff told them there were none. We offered to trade. After several minutes of conferring and punching keys on computer they couldn't figure out how to do it. How hard could it possibly be? Finally, both of us just said forget it, give us the rooms we are assigned. So we got to our room and the keys didn't work. I wonder if they were the other family's keys.
Room was nice enough although microwave wasn't plugged in. We could have moved cabinet to plug in but didn't.
I went to fitness center to work out kinks of long drive. 3 machines - treadmill didn't work (but its TV system did), stairstepper worked (but TV did not), and bike.
I hoped breakfast next morning would redeem hotel in my mind. It was OK, not great but no glaring deficiencies. The staff were totally overwhelmed at the number of people (I guess time constraints of going to game had more guests coming in over a shorter time period). I don't like to eat traditional breakfast eggs/bacon/sausage so had a bagel and fruit. Just OK. Husband had pancakes and liked them. Overall, place did what we needed, nothing more. Price was high but it was a football weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern hotel is a 2-minute drive from Interstate 80 and a 5-mile drive from Downtown Elkhart. The traditional rooms have flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and WiFi, as well as custom-designed beds. Upgraded rooms include whirlpool tubs. There's a 24/7 convenience store, in addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and on-site bar/restaurant serving American cuisine. There's also an indoor pool with a hot tub and a fitness center, as well as a ballroom for up to 70 guests, a business center and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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