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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The room smelled musty, the bed wasn't comfortable, the advertised free WIFI was in operable and the workers told me "well sometimes it just doesn't work, sooo...", there were only 12 tv channels, and the only thing to do past 9pm is go to the liquor store. The Christmas atmosphere is quaint but that's all this place has going for...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. I wish to follow up with you about your stay. Please email me (ahoffman@santaslodge.com) about which room you were in so that we can fix the issues with that room so that future guests do not experience the same. I apologize for these issues as it is my personal goal to ensure that...

Reviewed 12 June 2014

We are here Wednesday to Saturday and was trying to decide to stay Saturday night but we are next to a loud crew and can't get sleep! Not sure if I was to spend 150.00 a night to not get any rest! Need quiet hours! After 11:10 and still going!! Will have to think on that next time! But we...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there! We apologize you could not sleep due to noise concerns. Our Front Desk Staff does their best to ensure that everyone stays quiet after 10:00pm. Because we are a hotel near Holiday World, we do get a lot of families and some are louder than others. Sometimes we are unaware of noise issues and we rely on our...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We made this reservation for a place to sleep after Holiday World. The property is older, but it was clean and well maintained. My kids were surprised there wasn't an elevator, but they managed to make it upstairs!! The room was clean & comfortable. We didn't have time to use the pool. We enjoyed breakfast the next day, although it...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I hope that you come back to see us again soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 June 2014

It is my annual tradition to visit Holiday World & Splashin' Safari the last weekend of May. I have stayed at the Lodge before, and prefer it to other area accommodations because of its proximity to the Theme Park, and their warm, welcoming hospitality. When I go to Holiday World, all I need out of a hotel is somewhere close...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Alex, Thanks for staying with us year after year! Also thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I hope we'll see you again at the next coaster enthusiast event! Andy Hoffman Front Office Manager

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Spent a week here with 300 Santa's celebrating life and legacy of Jim Yellig. Love the hotel and staff, and had a terrific time in this little town, even without going to Holiday World. Be sure to check out the Christmas Store, too!

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! We ho-ho-hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 May 2014

My husband, three year old son, and I stayed here (we are still here, actually) for one night prior to going to Holiday World. We thought it was going to be pretty nice from the looks of the outside and lobby. My first clue that the service wasn't going to be the greatest was when the girl gave us no...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is through reviews like yours that we are able to evaluate where we need improvement and we appreciate the feedback. I would like to touch on a few issues. I apologize that the check-in process did not meet your expectations. We do have doors that are designated by...

Danville, Illinois
Reviewed 27 May 2014

After already reserving 2 nights I read these reviews and at check in I let them know. The new manager let me know that the bad reviews were prior to his taking over. What I found was : Best breakfast buffet Clean room with comfy beds Great indoor pool Whirlpool temp just right Fun decor Friendly staff In fact we...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review! We enjoyed having you here and look forward to many more visits in the future! May all your days be merry and bright! Andy Hoffman Front Desk Manager

Mariah Hill, Indiana
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Our son's wedding reception was held in the Celebration Room at Santa's Lodge, April 26, 2014. The reception room was perfect, the staff was awesome: very helpful, hospitable, patient! Many of our guests stayed at the hotel. The location is excellent (especially if you're here to visit Holiday World). The room rates were very reasonable. Pure southern Indiana hospitality! We...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a phenomenal review! Congratulations to your son and his new wife as they head into their life journey together!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed one night in April 2014. A dear friend got married in a church down the road, the reception was held in the Celebration Room at Santa's Lodge; making it very convenient for us! We were greeted by super friendly staff and our check-in process was speedy. We stayed in room 201 which was right up the stairs and...

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a glowing review! We really appreciate it. I am glad you pointed out the convenience of having your hotel stay be right next to the reception hall of the wedding.

Reviewed 28 December 2013

We had a great time! We visited there Dec 13-15th 2013. Stayed at the Lodge. Rooms were clean. Yes they need to be updated but, they were fine. It would be great if all the rooms were in some kind of Christmas theme. The St Nick's Restaurant was very nice. We enjoyed the Breakfast buffet, the food was really good....

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Our policy is to have music playing in the lobby and restaurant all year long with a special emphasis on Christmas music from Thanksgiving until mid January. Unfortunately, sometimes the CD's get stuck and we don't notice it until it is too...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Everyday is a Holiday when you stay at Santa’s Lodge. You’ll be welcomed at Santa’s Lodge with a vaulted lobby soaring 37 feet into the Southern Indiana skyline. The hand-hewn timbers are actually from the barn that stood on this same site in 1883. The beautiful cedar and oak wood creates a natural setting for our antique Christmas decorations including our Canadian horse-drawn sleigh! Our year-round Christmas décor and lodge setting will surround you with a sense of warmth and pleasure through our 170 guestrooms and suites.Located about a half mile away, we are the closest hotel to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, home to three world class roller coasters and the number 2 water park in the world! We have a putt-putt mini golf course and arcade right across the street at Frosty's Fun Center. Our shelter house is located right next to the playground for a great picnic opportunity. Take time in the morning to relax on our deck overlooking the lake while eating breakfast from St. Nick's Restaurant.Our Family suites allow the parents to have a little privacy while vacationing with the kids in addition to giving you a little leg room to relax and spend quality time together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa's Lodge

Address: 91 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6123
Region: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Price Range: $106 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 170
Also Known As:
Santa`s Hotel Santa Claus
Santas Hotel Santa Claus
Lodge Santas
Santas Santa Claus
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“They say they are renovating rooms so ask when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles J5852SMmarkp, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor would probably be quietest. We were on bottom floor and had lots of foot noise above!”
 of 5 bubbles Cyndi559, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the East side have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles garyhG3250VA, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest an upper floor room due to the thin ceilings and noise level of those above.”
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