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Knights Inn South Bend
Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in South Bend
Reviewed 17 September 2010

We stayed here while traveling on the interstate. We saw the coupon at a rest area and it looked like a good deal, about $45. On the positive side, there were no bedbugs and I slept well. The bedding seemed clean, the bathroom was clean. A modest breakfast is included: cold cereal, pastries, and juice. BUT...the ac didn't seemed to be working, at least the controls were broken. Lucky for us it wasn't too hot. The cleaning people do a terrible job vacuuming (see photo). The exterior looks very neglected. On a Sunday morning, two shady-looking young men in hoodies were walking very slowly through the parking lot. Nothing happened but it made me wonder what part of town we were in.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2008

I have never been more disappointed in a hotel! This hotel is loacted near the airport and within 4 miles of ND but in a very questionable section of South Bend. We were in a room that connected to the room next door - the locks were broken between the rooms and they had the mini-fridge/microwave up against the door to attempt to stop our neighbors from coming into our room (thank goodness we had very nice neighbors who were as disappointed as we were). The deadbolt on the main door worked if you really worked with it - all of the other locks were barely attached to the door! There was dust/dirt/grime on the ceilings and hanging light fixtures. The floor was disgusting, I would not walk in our room without shoes on! The bedding was in terrible condition and the beds themseleves were horrible. Don't even think of asking for extra towels - you would think you asked for the taj mahal!

We had people begging for money ouside of our room and had cars coming in to the parking area and continuing behind the hotel only to leave a few minutes later.

Sure we paid over $200 per night (I understand supply and demand on a game weekend) but I would not pay $20 per night to stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2007

I was on a business trip to South Bend, stayed couple of days at the Econo Lodge. The room was clean compared to some ofther motels of the same price range. Actually room looked the same like the hotels where I paid 50% more. Defenitely worth for the price paid.

Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 23 April 2007

Yes, we were in town for a football game (as a fan for the visiting team), and we just wanted a bed to sleep in, but the Econo Lodge is hands down the worst hotel that I've ever stayed in. On the up-side the staff seemed nice, especially since they allowed me to receive my last-minute game tickets via FedEx to the front desk. But the rooms were gross and it was in a nasty part of town, not even in walking distance from the bars or stadium. However, it was a relatively cheap room for a football weekend, and I had a bed to sleep in - better than some other fans I knew that stayed in Michigan
or in their cars for the night.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2006

Well, at least it's cheap, and that is really the only reason to stay.
We had a small roach problem...we had a lot of small roaches.
Bathroom was old and dirty, toilet in disrepair. It was a stopover for me on a long trip, so luckily I was not in the room very long.
I'd recommend spending another 10 bucks and staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled on business
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1  Thank Gingertea
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Reviewed 22 October 2005

My husband and I stayed here this weekend for a ND football game. Normally I don't bother writing reviews but this hotel was so bad that I could not wait to get home to write this. Not only did we pay almost $200 per night, but the room looked like it had not been cleaned in years. The bathroom was absolutely disgusting, with brown stains all over the tub and a barely working and horribly leaking shower head. The floor was carpeted yet we were sketchy about walking around without shoes on. All that was available was a smoking room, and neither of us but having stayed in a smoking room at other chains before we did not think it would be a big deal. However, at this place it smelled like smoke was being pumped into the room and everything we brought with us reeked of smoke when we left. I highly recommend not booking a this hotel if possible.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed 30 October 2002

We rented and prepaid a room for 2 nights for an ND game at $147 a night. They never cleaned the room after the first night; did not offer to correct the problem and told us we had to wait until the morning to talk with the manager. The manager was totally unresponsive and refused to honor the on line guarantee for satisfaction. Needless to say we will never stay at this chain again. The room had holes in the curtain; it was dirty with cigarette burns on the broken toilet and tub and bath floor. The floor was pealing up. While we realized that the charge was exorbitant due to the ND game, that the accomodations would not be top notch, we expected that at least they would furnish new linens, towels, make the bed, empty the waste baskets and dust each night.

  • Stayed: January 2003
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9  Thank Fsteele
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Additional Information about Knights Inn South Bend

Address: 3233 Lincoln Way W, South Bend, IN 46628-1450 (Formerly Econo Lodge Airport)
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Region: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in South Bend
Price Range: $58 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn South Bend 1.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge South Bend
South Bend Econo Lodge

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