We visited in July 2013 for a college road trip. Lobby was new, clean and modern. Our room was on the first floor -- two queen beds -- which got the job done well. Beds were comfortable and a very quiet night. The hotel was pretty empty given that we were in the 4th of July doldrums.
The fitness center equipment was new -- I'd add a third treadmill if I had a magic wand. This hotel also has free weights and a pool -- which is nice. I especially was pleased to see that this Fairfield hotel provided earphones for the treadmill workout -- I hope Fairfield Inn keeps that up.
We arrived at about 4pm so I went to grab coffee, but it the coffee station thermos was cold. But no fear, coffee was a short walk away.
Apart from being new and clean, the four stars reflects this hotel's location. It is essentially on the Notre Dame campus. The location cannot be beat. You can drive to the visitor parking lots at Notre Dame or you could easily walk. There is a parking garage next to the hotel -- where a new retail set of stores and bars is conveniently located. We went to The Mark -- which is a restaurant - bar. This development also has a bookstore with a coffee bar in it -- which took care of the afternoon coffee needs.
Because it was a new hotel, the two computers were new as well for boarding passes. But I think the one I was using had an over-active browser/security guard, Yahoo Mail would not load, but Gmail did. Something for the staff to look into.
Staff was friendly. It was an enjoyable stay. Hotel was pretty empty in July -- so a great time to make a visit to Notre Dame if you are checking out colleges.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame is designed with convenience and comfort in mind. Ideally located Notre Dame Indiana hotels, this hotel is across the street from campus. Free onsite parking and BBQ area make the perfect environment to host your next tailgate before walking over to Notre Dame Stadium to watch Fighting Irish football games. Guests love to start their day off right with the complimentary breakfast buffet, and then spend the day at nearby attractions such as University Park Mall, The College Football Hall of Fame, and The Morris Performing Arts Center. Guest rooms are highlighted by free WiFi, Marriott Luxury Bedding, and flat-screen HD TVs. The Fairfield Inn South Bend at Notre Dame offers all the amenities you want and the ideal location nearby Notre Dame. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn And Suites South Bend At Notre Dame
- Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend At Notre Dame Hotel South Bend