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“Great step back in time”
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The Oliver Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 South Bend B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2011

I booked our stay at Olvier to celebrate our engagement. Although we are from this area it felt like a step back in time and we learned a lot about the Oliver family and history. This is a very old home and one that requires a lot of upkeep. Although there are many things to be done on the outside the inside is beautiful. Tom & Alice were very polite throughout our stay and did everything they could to make sure our stay was enjoyable. I look forward to coming back again in the future to look back on our engagement.

Room Tip: Get the package deal for the tour of Copshaholm
  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

We much enjoyed our brief one night stay at The Oliver Inn. We were greeted warmly by our Innkeepers, Alice and Tom, who made us feel most welcome. Our hosts were accessible and gracious, and we had some fun interesting conversations with Tom about his ongoing hard work in the paint restoration on the exterior of the grand home. The interior of this beautiful inn is well maintained, and the common areas spacious and inviting, and nicely appointed. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The large yard of the inn has many comfortable seating areas to relax and enjoy the nice landscape, large trees and fountain, included a large swing suspended from a big tree to enjoy. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the large front porch with coffee and some after dinner wine, which accompanied with some great evening conversation with other guests. Great restaurants are close by, included next door in another historic home, and the other attractions of South Bend are convenient to the inn. The breakfast was delicious and generous. Overall a great inn in South Bend to which we would love to return.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

The Oliver Inn was a second stop in a 2400mile trek across the US with truck, trailer, car, spouse and a large breed dog & cat. Location is not "right off" the highway, but a far better alternative then the pet friendly hotels located in a sea of pavement. Room was very nice but not large, and located on the second floor which was a little challenging for our old dog. Inn keepers are super attentive and Alice made a wonderful breakfast and was very gracious to accomodate our early departure the next day. There are no other Inns within 80 miles that offer this level of comfortable lodging, great breakfast, and allow pets...they even have a pantry for a night time snack or cup of tea which was very nice.

Room Tip: Book on-line with a last minute reservation
  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

We decided to stay one night at Oliver Inn on our way to tulip festival in Holland, MI. We were not disappointed in the accomodations or service at Oliver Inn. We found the inn to be quiet, clean, lovely gardens and yummy breakfast. Alice and Tom were friendly and helpful. Make sure you have a meal at Tippecanoe Place restaurant which is next door. It was the former Studebaker Mansion and well worth a trip.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Torheit
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Management response:Responded 12 May 2011

Thank you for staying with us on your way to Holland! I hope the Tulips were beautiful!
I hope you will make this an annual event and we will see you again next year!

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Reviewed 5 May 2011

We came to the Oliver Inn after having purchased a coupon from livingsocial.com. We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Everything was put together so nicely and we felt right at home from the moment we stepped inside. Plus, Alice is an exceptional baker and her strawberry french toast for breakfast in the morning was out of this world! Highly recommended!!!!

Room Tip: Oliver Room was great!
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank crcrowder
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Management response:Responded 12 May 2011

We are so glad you got in on our special offer. Please look for other offers on our website, our Facebook page and our blog! We hope you will come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 3 May 2011

My business hosted a "Royal Wedding Viewing Party" at the next-door Tippecanoe Place on Friday, April 29 at 5 am -- rather than drive 40 minutes at the crack of dawn, I called Tom and Alice to see if a room might be available.... my 10 year old granddaughter was accompanying me.

Tom booked us in the Clem room and it was AWESOME..... a nice queen bed, a big bathroom with a towel heater and, to my granddaughter's delight, chocolates on the pillow!

The Oliver Inn is extremely clean and well maintained and Alice's pasteries are to DIE for!

Don't miss this gem!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

Tom and Alice are great innkeepers. Great food, service, amenities, and an eye to details that was much appreciated. The place is exceptionally clean and homey. We are a multi-cultural family and appreciated that kind reception. We loved the history of the house and the area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 May 2011

We enjoyed having your family with us for night! We love the history of our home and living in this historic neighborhood. We hope you will get to visit us again!

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Additional Information about The Oliver Inn

Address: 630 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601-1444
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Region: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in South Bend
Price Range: £116 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oliver Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This lovely Victorian 25 room mansion was built for entertaining. Guests may choose from one of nine large and beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi. Lovely landscaped one acre estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo and fountain. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an archetectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite. ... more   less 
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