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The Oliver Inn

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I'm not a B&B person. But I will always stay with Alice and Tom when in South Bend. The rooms are lovely-- modern and functional, yet, with that B&B flavor. The grounds are well-kept, the house is walking distance to downtown. Many of the rooms have gorgeous tubs and bathrooms. And I'm out like a light in the beds, which... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was our first stay at the Oliver Inn, but it won't be our last. Every single aspect of our stay was exceptional. Our hosts, Tom & Alice Erlandson not only took care of our every need, they anticipated it. Alice's cooking and baking is perfection, rooms are attractive, clean and comfortable; in a word, the house feels like home,... More 

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California, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I can't say enough about our experience here. First of all, even when we approached the home, we noticed it was surrounded by beautiful lawn and gardens. It is a huge old Victorian home that has been restored with love and taste. Decorations take you back in time. We stayed in Gertrude's Dressing Room - and it was adorable. There... More 

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1 Thank 323Julie
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

If your travels every bring you to South Bend, IN we absolutely recommend you consider staying at the Oliver Inn. Over the 10 plus years we've been going to visit out kids during their tenures at ND we've been very fortunate to be guests of Alice and Tom's beautiful, warm and extremely "homey" B&B. Everything is first rate from the... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We go to many bed and breakfasts across the country and this one was no dissapointment. Tom and Alice are very nice and we came in about 7 ish because we decided last minute. We were shown our room Clem Studebaker which i was not dissapointed with. One thing that alot of bed and breakfasts miss on is the drinks... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Tom and Alice are very dedicated hosts. During the first night of our four night stay the power went off in a large area of downtown South Bend, including the Inn. Tom rose at 2am to light fireplaces and place flashlights in strategic locations so his guests could see. He also secured a large generator to restore power to the... More 

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1 Thank Tom M
Griffith, Indiana
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Stayed in the James Oliver room, LOVED it. All the wonderful reviews I read about this place were accurate, I will definitely be returning. Breakfasts prepared for us each morning were fantastic, the environment is very clean and welcoming and comfortable!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I spoke with Alice to make the reservation and she came to know that I was the featured speaker at a professional meeting. Upon arrival, she quickly recognized my professional colleague from South Bend, and greeted both of us. Soon, as I was checking in, my baggage disappeared (Tom helped spontaneously.) to my room! Very friendly ambiance of a home,... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Spent the weekend with family at this gracious inn in South bend. Quaint rooms and pleasant company. Knowledgeable hosts about history of inn. Good breakfast and snacks available all day. A bit pricey for a bed and breakfast. Many rooms have whirlpools and separate showers. Discounted cards available for the Tippecanoe Restaurant next door- and you will want to take... More 

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toledo, ohio
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had a lovely time at the Inn. Innkeepers (Tom & Alice) were wonderful with local information and recommendations (restaurants, museums, and carriage ride). Great hosts; very nice breakfasts. A welcoming change of pace from the hotel scene. It was our first stay in Southbend, but not our last. We highly suggest you give The Oliver Inn a try!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Oliver Inn

Address: 630 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
Region: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Price Range: $211 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oliver Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Every room has it's individual character. But they are all really wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles NancyL155, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any! I was in the Colfax room--very charming and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 552vassilikis, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure and keep your AC/heat fan on all night as there are distant trains if you are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles GrayParrot50, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Several rooms with jet tubs”
 of 5 bubbles mattlZ452DY, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Inn also offers larger rooms with king size beds and fireplaces. These are our personal favorites.”
 of 5 bubbles mmprovines, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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