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Varsity Clubs of America
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Mishawaka
Certificate of Excellence
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Weathering the storm”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Well, stayed at this property on a business trip to South Bend in July. Late that night (actually about 2am) there was a tornado warning and guests were alerted to go in the bathroom and close the door. Since I was on the top floor if the tornado too the roof off the bathroom wouldn't be safe anyway, so I stayed in bed. Next morning, I came to find downed trees and roofs taken off in the surrounding area. But lucky for me the hotel was not touched. PHEW! The property was nice, clean and modern, with a kitchen and a living area. Close to restaurants and shopping and Notre Dame. I would stay there again. I bid $49 on Priceline and got a great deal at a clean (and safe) place.

Room Tip: I've stayed on the first floor and third. All rooms are nice although some rooms do not have go...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Diamond R, Manager at Varsity Clubs of America, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We regret your stay was interrupted by the weather. We place the safety of our guests above all else, and are very happy to hear you feel safe and comfortable staying with us. Should any of our guests feel unsafe or worried during their stay, we ask that they contact either the front desk or our management team so we may assist in easing those worries and help them resume a relaxing vacation. It is our hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future.
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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great 1st rate hotel near Notre Dame in Mishawaka. From check in to check out, everything was perfect. Property is beautiful and the room/suites are very clean and comfortable.

All major appliances in suites and separate sleeping area. All updated electronics so you never have to leave your suite. Many areas of the hotel to gather in and around. Pool is indoors with seating inside and out. There is a beautiful courtyard to sit in as well. There is an adult activities room with pool table and bar. The fitness facility was spacious and had everything needed for a great workout. Many restaurants and bars in the area.

Only real downside was the breakfast buffet was not included in the rate and you had to pay for it.

This has to be one of the best places to stay near the South Bend area and I would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a first rate Hotel, Great,friendly service, clean and a great location. Fast check-in and if you are a Notre Dame Fan- this is the place, lots of memorabilia.
Comfortable beds and hot water in the showers. Breakfast is offered. Close to all restaurants and shopping and close to campus.

Room Tip: all rooms are nice, the 3rd floor is quiet-no one above you.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Michigan
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were 1st time visitors -had 1 bedroom unit - It was a very family friendly place... Favorite thing was the indoor pool - it had sliding doors off the pool area to patio area for sunning - it was never crowded. Unit was clean and staff very friendly. Close to Notre Dame College - shopping, restaurants and putt putt golf across the street! - Disappointments - no stove, very small sink in unit - its more of a Hotel Suite than Condo - limited TV channels, Hot tub off "work-out area", not pool area. They serve breakfast -cost $6 per person and no other food on site. If you are a sports fan - you will enjoy!

Room Tip: We would go back!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Fond du Lac
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was the first time staying at a Varsity Club and in this location as well. A clean, comfortable facility and the staff was absolutely delightful. The room was spotless and spacious, loved having the kitchenette for a easy supper (a short drive to Whole Foods for provisions), the separated shower and sink area made it possible for more than one person to get ready.

I would have rated it higher but the internet did not work in our room, we had to go to the first floor or the pool area to use. Other than that, a great place.

Room Tip: Get a room close to the router, inquire location when booking.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Greenville, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Spacious rooms and large TV's. Quality bed linens and towels. Internet was a bit spotty, but mostly available. Good patios with chairs and table. Great place to stay in Mishawaka/South Bend. Lot of good restaurants nearby on Edison. About an hours drive (depending upon road construction) from Shipshewana and other Amish communities.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at this hotel! So clean, big rooms and friendly staff. The pool area was my favorite, it has an indoor heated pool and they play music in there. We just stayed for the weekend. But I could of done a week in our room! Next time we visit southbend we know where we will be staying!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Additional Information about Varsity Clubs of America

Property: Varsity Clubs of America
Address: 3800 N Main St, Mishawaka, IN 46545-3110
Region: United States > Indiana > Mishawaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Mishawaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Varsity Clubs of America 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varsity Clubs is a beautiful 86 rooms all suite resort decorated with a collection of collegiate memorabilia; Located on Main St. in the heart of shopping/restaurant district. Hotel is 2 miles East of Notre Dame & 3 miles from South Bend. Each newly remodeled suite has a private living area, private bath entrance, a fully stocked kitchenette with Cuisinart appliances, & 2 flat screen TV's. The Varsity Clubs offers: a unique Indoor pool with outdoor view, 20 person spa, sauna, exercise facility, billiard table, golf green, bocce ball court, big screen TV in lobby, Stadium bar open Fri & Sat evenings & 2 meeting rooms. ... more   less 
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