Moved to this hotel from the Country Inn & Suites in Portage, which was borderline filthy. By contrast, this hotel was very clean and the staff was courteous and responsive. The hotel is very convenient to many restaurants and merchants and, of course, across the street from Valparaiso University. Room decor is typical and of typical quality for this type of hotel, and outside of a broken door handle on the swimming pool room (which had a temporary handle in place), the property appeared to be very well maintained. Bedding comfort was good for this class of hotel. We were staying during an off-peak time, which meant that room selection was good and breakfasts were not crowded. Since the staff--including the general manager, Vinny--knew that we had changed hotels, they inquired daily to ensure that we were happy with our stay at their property.
However, I share a previous reviewer's comment about Internet connectivity. Our final evening there, it appeared that we had sporadic to no Internet connectivity for a few hours;. The front desk rebooted the equipment, but ultimately blamed Comcast, and my own troubleshooting work appeared to support their conclusion. I discovered that connectivity was in fact good, but domain name resolution with the supplied Comcast servers was failing; altering the DNS server configuration in my computer with known good servers restored my own connectivity, but I suspect that a majority of the hotel's users would not have uncovered this problem. This problem appeared to be entirely out of the hands of hotel management, but nevertheless very frustrating for hotel guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the best of Valparaiso hotels at the Valparaiso Country Inn & Suites. Located conveniently near Valparaiso University and Valparaiso's historic downtown area, our hotel is the perfect place to stay for college visits, business, and leisure trips. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast with a variety of healthy and hearty options, including waffles, bagels, muffins, eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and juices. Relax in our whirlpool, enjoy an invigorating workout in our Fitness Center, and stay connected to loved ones and business obligations with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Book your reservation today, and in no time, you'll be saying "I Love This Country." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Valparaiso
- Valparaiso Country Inn