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Best Western Plus Howe Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Howe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2008

I stayed at the Best Western Howe a few years ago and liked it. This time I had a less enjoyable experience.

The room is clean and makes a good first impression when you walk through the door. Unfortunately, that good feeling wore off for me when it came time to turn out the lights. The wall are thin and I heard the TVs in the rooms on either side of me. Also, I heard a number of bangs as people walked around in those rooms, as well as in the corridor. Since I was on the top floor, I know the footsteps weren't coming from above. I did not sleep well.

The breakfast area is too small to seat more than a few people, and there isn't much choice in what to eat.

The tap water suffers from the same sulfurous odor that seems to affect every hotel in northeastern Indiana. (I've stayed at many of them.)

The Holiday Inn Express on the other side of the Toll Road is a possible alternative. I'm pretty sure it wasn't there in 2005 when I last stayed in Howe. Another alternative is the Hampton Inn in Sturgis, Michigan, which is only about a block away on the other side of the state line.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed 19 September 2008

Stayed for two nights the first weekend in September. We were headed to South Bend for our annual football trip. We stopped by the hotel on our way to campus to check in so we wouldn't have to worry about it when we returned late that night. Although we were there over an hour before the check in time, there was no problem. The front desk help was wonderful and we were pleasantly surprised to find a good size, very clean room. The bathroom was large and the small fridge and microwave were great for snacks. The hotel was quiet and had very easy access to the toll road. I had stayed here before and also at the Holiday Inn just south of the toll road. In the Holiday Inn, we could hear the traffic from the toll road.

We didn't take advantage of the breakfast either day as the kids slept in late the first morning and I basically put them in the car the second day so they could sleep on the way home.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The night clerk on Saturday was very helpful recommending a place to deliver pizza. Then, when the kids wanted to swim in the pool (which they said the water was really warm and "the best pool ever") while we waited for the pizza, the clerk kept an eye out for the delivery person and came to get us when the pizza arrived. She didn't need to do this and it was greatly appreciated.

While this is 40 miles from Notre Dame, it doesn't take long at all. The $ you save is well worth the drive. Plus, it makes the return trip that much shorter.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2008

Over the fourth of July weekend, my husband and I were traveling to Ohio to visit family. We were going to try and drive as far as possible, which turned out to be Howe, Indiana. It was late and there was a torrential storm.

When we got off the tollway, the attendent directed us to the Best Western. Unfortunately, we couldn't find it! And we quickly realized that we couldn't find it because they had no power!

Finally, we found a driveway and flashed our brights and found the Best Western building. We were greeted warmly. They informed us they had lost power for a while and weren't sure when it would come back on. They offered us a discount and a flashlight! (And they had already placed flashlights outside of all the other guest rooms for anyone that might get up in the middle of the night!) We decided to stay!

A very nice young gentleman walked us to our room to make sure the spare key would allow us in the room. We settled in and opened the window to get some fresh air. The power did not come back on until almost 9 the next morning. While we showered and packed up, the staff got the warm breakfast ready for their guests. It even included a belgian waffle maker! It was great!

When checking out, they couldn't yet supply me with a receipt. They promised to mail me one. I wasn't concerned. They not only mailed it but called to let me know when they put it in the mail!

We travel to Ohio several times a year and from now on, we won't hesitate to stop at Best Western in Howe. Thanks for your hospitality! It was a great experience we will remember for a long long time to come!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank espj
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Reviewed 7 June 2008

We stayed at the Best Western Howe Inn for just one night while returning from vacation on ther East Coast. This hotel is exceptionally nice for a Best Western. The rooms are very spacious and clean. Even though this hotel is right off the indiana Turnpike, the rooms are quiet.

The staff is very helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone passing through this part of Indiana or for people going to events at Notre Dame.

PS: If you are looking for a great place to eat, try Welch's Steak and Ribs in Sturgis, MI. This place is only about a mile or so north of the hotel. We both agreed that the steak dinner we had there is probably one of the best we have had anywhere in the world, and we have traveled to many places. They will also give you a 10% discount on your meal if you tell them you are staying at the Best Western and show your room key.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2007

If you're picky about cleanliness in a hotel like me, you should be very happy with this hotel. Our room was absolutely spotless, without the wear and tear usually seen in most hotels. One negative-- the breakfast. We didn't bother eating there.

Stayed: June 2007
Thank DreMass
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Reviewed 9 November 2006

We're Notre Dame fans and Howe, Indiana is the closest you can get to South Bend without having to pay increased rates and commit to a 2 night stay during football season. This is right off the toll road (80/90) so it's easy access for anyone going to a Notre Dame football game coming from the east. The rooms are clean, staff is nice and pool was enjoyed by my daughter. There's a basic breakfast included. There's a great steakhouse/sports bar just about 3 miles north of the hotel in Sturgis, MI that gives you a 10% discount if you show your hotel room key. They advertise in the hotel informational book that is in the room and the staff can give you directions, it's very easy. We've stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at this exit and this Best Western is just as nice and cheaper!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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Thank Jfeasel
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Reviewed 17 October 2006

Hotel is average. Thought we would save some money because they advertise a "complimentary hot breakfast". For this hotel a crockpot of GRAVY for biscuit is considered a hot breakfast. NO eggs, NO bacon, etc..........just a crockpot of gravy!

Thought I would save a buck by not taking the family out for breakfast, but I was wrong.

Misleading advertisement on their website and most travel websites for this hotel (I'm sure they provide info)

Stayed: October 2006
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Address: 8080 N State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746-9822 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Howe Inn)
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Region: United States > Indiana > Howe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Howe
Price Range: £69 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Howe Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shipshewana Flea Market is just one reason so many guests flock to the Best Western Howe Inn hotel, but there's so much more to explore. Notre Dame draws a big crowd, especially for football games and special events. The Michiana Events Center regularly hosts world-class shows. The local military school, Howe School, is another reason this Howe hotel is committed to being a family-friendly, comfortable destination. We're just north of I80/90 and are located on a major route between Chicago and New York. The pool at this Howe hotel is sublime and the perfect place to relax after a day of bargain hunting. We also work closely with the Amish community to make your stay special. Staff members at this Howe hotel are happy to book an Amish buggy tour with dinner at the Amish House. If something outdoors sounds tempting, the region is known for fantastic canoeing, hunting, and fishing. The surrounding wildlife areas make it easy to get away from it all. Warmth and hospitality in clean, comfortable rooms is our priority. Many guests choose this Howe hotel because of stellar online reviews, but they keep returning for the personal service. Touches like our complimentary breakfast spread are standard here. Enjoy a variety of breakfast favorites like sizzling hot eggs and waffles, pastries, fresh fruits, cereals, yogurt, chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee. Whether you're in town to relax, take care of business or start an adventure, you deserve some pampering. Best Western Plus Howe Inn hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. Reserve a cozy room at Best Western Plus Howe Inn and invite some spoiling into your vacation! ... more   less 
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