I stayed one night in July, this past week, primarily for convenience in location and as I was only staying one night. All the investment from this company apparently went to the outside decorations and somewhat cheezy version for "holiday cheer" in the lobby. Very small children will love seeing the decorations I guess but in every other category this place is a tourist trap.
All amenities and fixtures in the rooms are very average at best and mostly cheap. From the peeling wallpaper, outdated TV, lack of cable offerings, torn fabric in chair, very small bathroom (toilet was impossibly close to the shower and had no lid, this place was just not good. The breakfast buffet had barely average food although polite service.
I paid $127 in total and that is with a promotional discount they were offering. I would confidently say this is about 40 - 50% over priced as Santa's Lodge is essentially a very budget (polite term) hotel masked in some superfluous decorations.
I will not be back and definitely would not recommend a stranger to stay there much less a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Everyday is a Holiday when you stay at Santa’s Lodge. You’ll be welcomed at Santa’s Lodge with a vaulted lobby soaring 37 feet into the Southern Indiana skyline. The hand-hewn timbers are actually from the barn that stood on this same site in 1883. The beautiful cedar and oak wood creates a natural setting for our antique Christmas decorations including our Canadian horse-drawn sleigh! Our year-round Christmas décor and lodge setting will surround you with a sense of warmth and pleasure through our 170 guestrooms and suites.Located about a half mile away, we are the closest hotel to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, home to three world class roller coasters and the number 2 water park in the world! We have a putt-putt mini golf course and arcade right across the street at Frosty's Fun Center. Our shelter house is located right next to the playground for a great picnic opportunity. Take time in the morning to relax on our deck overlooking the lake while eating breakfast from St. Nick's Restaurant.Our Family suites allow the parents to have a little privacy while vacationing with the kids in addition to giving you a little leg room to relax and spend quality time together. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa`s Hotel Santa Claus
- Santas Hotel Santa Claus
- Lodge Santas
- Santas Santa Claus