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The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence
MI
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“First rate!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Do not stay anywhere else in Shipshewana! This is our second stay at this lodging facility. In previous years we have stayed in many of the other hotel/motels in town and none compare to the Van Buren. We visited this past weekend, during a busy Saturday night. My request for a quiet, south facing window room was honored. We love having a nice easy chair in the room along with the small table and 2 chairs. The flat screen wall mounted TV was also a nice touch. TV channels are limited and not HD. The beds were extremely comfortable with lots of pillows. What stands out for us was the morning breakfast. One of the best we have ever had. Absolutely love the home made oatmeal in the crock pot. It was one of the reasons that we returned to this facility. The breakfast area is very large and not at all cramped. We hope to return in the future and will not stay anywhere else in Northern Indiana.

Room Tip: South side rooms are darker and more quiet. They face a field & not the parking lot.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words, and for taking the time to share your opinion of our hotel with other potential travelers. It is very nice to hear when a guest enjoys so many aspects of their stay with us. Thank you, especially, for mentioning your satisfaction with our complimentary breakfast. With many hotels only offering a few things, it is nice to hear that our efforts to offer more variety have not been overlooked. We certainly hope to see you again the next time you visit the Shipshewana area.
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Greenwood, Indiana
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This one has it all. Close to the shops, clean and comfortable. Friendly staff who greeted us. Whirlpool room was roomy and tub for 2 excellent. One suggestion. Around the room and the tub they had lots of greenery which adds a nice touch especially around the large tub BUT it really needed to be dusted or updated. It had a dusty, faded kind of look that spoiled an otherwise beautifully decorated room. We would stay there again when visiting Shipshewana.

Room Tip: #127 with whirlpool was very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell others in the travel community about your stay here at The Van Buren Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I apologize for the condition of the greenery in your room. I will be sure and take a look into it and see if there is anything we can do to make it more appealing. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back here the next time you are back in the Shipshewana area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Second stay and again they were great. This time stayed in whirlpool room and every thing worked fine. The breakfast was good and the employees friendly. This is the place to stay in Shipshewana. We will go back there again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time once again to tell others about your stay at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana. We truly appreciate the wonderful comments, and are so glad to hear that everything met or exceeded your expectations. Thank you again, and we hope to see you when your travels bring you back to the Shipshewana area.
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

My husband, myself and our 15 month old son, stayed here for one night while visiting Shipshewana. Hotel is less then 2 minute drive to shops. This is a beautifully, clean and tasteful hotel. Pool is heated and great after a day at the shipshewana shops. The room was clean and large. Always fresh cookies available at reception desk. And the breakfast is self serve, but includes everything from coffee, orange juice and cereal to eggs, sausage, waffles, fruit and pastries. Very delicious.

Would recommend going on a Tuesday or Wednesday, as these are the days the large flea market is open. We missed it, but heard its great to see.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. I am so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time here so much! We really do take a lot of pride in our little corner of the world, and it is nice to hear that our guests appreciate the work we do. Thank you again, and we hope to see you and your family back soon. (Hopefully next time you can make it on a Tuesday or Wednesday, so you can enjoy the Flea Market as well!)
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We spent the night at the Van Buren last week and enjoyed our stay. The handicapped room was really nice. The bathroom and shower were great, and such a nice size.

The breakfast served was one the the best I have ever had. It was truly abound with all breakfast goods, and everything was kept spotless. Normally I have found that most hotel/motel breakfast are minimal, but this one was special.

The hotel is out of town, and I imagine they will be building up the area. It could use a little restaurant for a meal during the afternoon hours, or to grab a bite in the evening.

Room Tip: I can only say that the Handicapped rooms are generous. They are all on the first floor, which I re...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful comments on your stay with us. It truly is great to hear that a guest of ours enjoyed their time with us this much. I am glad to hear that you especially enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We offer many items, and are glad to hear that you appreciate the variety. (I have, myself, been know to sneak in the breakfast room for some biscuits and gravy when no one else is looking.) Thank you again, and we hope to see you back here soon.
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Van Buren Hotel was very clean. Large rooms, large bathroom and the staff was very helpful and friendly. You can hear the clip clop of the horses as they draw the Amish carriages up and down the road. Nice breakfast in the morning and we will be returning to stay again. Great room rates.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review concerning your experience at The Van Buren Hotel. We really do take a lot of pride in the cleanliness of our property and our friendly, helpful staff. We love to hear feedback on a job well done. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back here the next time your travels bring you to the Shipshewana area.
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Navarre, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Our room smelled musty so we opened the windows to try to get rid of the odor. The pool was nice and on Sunday evening we had the place to ourselves. The staff was very courteous. The free breakfast was ok.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Tonya C, Director of Sales at The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for the kind comments about your stay at The Van Buren Hotel. I would like to also take this time apologize for the musty odor in the room during your stay. I am fairly certain I know which room you stayed in, and you will be glad to know that we have fixed the problem, and now that room smells just as fresh and clean as all the others. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back soon.
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Property: The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana
Address: 1175 N van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8746 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Shipshewana)
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Region: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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The Van Buren Hotel is the ideal place to stay while visiting the Shipshewana area. Our exceptional service and hospitality is among the best in town. We offer a full, hot complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, along with many other fine amenities. Come, stay, and enjoy The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana where our family serves your family. ... more   less 
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