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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am a lifetime Marriott Platinum Member who stays at Marriott's about 70 nights a year, Even before we checked in, we experienced poor service when I called 3 times to change our room from the top floor to a lower floor when no one answered the phone and I finally had to leave a message. The check-in was not friendly, did not initially offer us the elite amenities or thank us for our loyalty as they usually do. We get to our room and it has to be about 150 sq ft, one of the smallest I have seen, but we were tired so I called and asked for a room with two queen size beds and she said they were sold out, so I asked for one for the next day and she said they were sold out. Then I asked her to check with the manager to see if that could not be arranged as I was Platinum and it was. I then went down to get some ice and the ice machine was broken. The next day in our tiny room, we notice mold in the shower and peeling wall paper. Not what I expect from any Marriott brand. The text day, the electronic front door only opened half way which was another sign of lack of maintenance. Later in the week my wife went to charge some water to the room and was told there was no credit card on file,even though we gave them one. After that we came back late at night and all three of our room keys were dead, but the pleasant person said that our credit card was on file and perhaps all three got demagnetized. On a positive note, the breakfast staff were very nice and the breakfast was typical for a Fairfield. Although there was construction going on next to the hotel, the location is across from the campus and a block away from a neat block of stores and restaurants. Also, our second room was a suite that was quite nice. With better management and better training for employees, this would be a nice place, but you might want to find another place until they get their act together.

Recently stayed at Fairfield Inn at Notre Dame. We were in town for my daughters graduation. It was our first time staying at this hotel. We will surely return. The hotel is lovely and clean, and the service is top level. The two employees that really stood out for me were both at the front desk. Their names are Esmeralda and Ling. If you are fortunate enough to have them assist you during your stay, you will be very pleased. These are 2 of the finest hotel employees I have ever seen. Esmeralda and Ling both have tremendous, positive, can do attitudes, and their only goal is to make sure that you enjoy your stay at their fine hotel. My family will return to the Fairfield Inn at Notre Dame because of these 2 outstanding employees. Thank you for taking such good care of us!

This hotel overlooks the Notre Dame Campus and hence the football stadium. It's also just next to a new retail development with good restaurants, an excellent 7-11, and a branch of Urban Outfitters. It's clean, comfortable and friendly. I very much enjoyed my stay there. The breakfast is interesting. It's promoted as "free" - though in the UK and elsewhere it's pretty standard to have the breakfast silently included in the room price, and therefore not really free! So I don't understand what "free" means here. It isn't the kind of multi-choice, lavish buffet I've had elsewhere, and no-one cooks; it's very much help yourself. On the other hand, with unlimited access to coffee, juice, cereal, eggs, fruit, yogurt and DIY waffles (oh yes!!) there's nothing you'd really miss. I think it's a pity that the plates are paper and the cutlery plastic, but I suppose it saved any washing up. There is an exercise room and pool, but the pool is very small, and anyone walking past in the hotel corridor can see you swimming, so it's not terribly inviting. But the staff are very friendly and helpful, everything is clean and comfortable, and if you are not bothered about luxury, it's a good place to stay. I would certainly go back.

Have stayed at this hotel many times over the last several years. Although many will point out the location as their best asset, our experience has been the staff from the general manager down to the cleaning staff (and everyone in between) are their best asset. They are very customer oriented and go out of their way to address your questions and/or concerns. If you want a welcoming place to stay, you cannot go wrong with this hotel.

The Fairfield Inn is a nice, clean and pleasant hotel within easy waking distance of the Notre Dame campus. The staff is great. Right in the midst of a shopping area with nice restaurants, coffee, the campus bookstore and clothing outlets.

We have stayed at several Fairfields and this was one of the nicest. Besides sitting on the southern edge of campus overlooking the football stadium and a block from trendy Eddy St, it has much more to offer. Our, close to the elevator, 5th floor room had a beautiful view and was quite spacious with a separate sitting area in the middle space between the bedroom and bathroom that contained a comfortable couch, chair and desk. There was a half wall separating the two rooms and a large flatscreens in each. The heater is under the bedroom window but the thermostat is in the sitting room, that seems to work well. We had a microwave and mini fridge but sadly no tub, just a shower. We were told that there were only a half dozen rooms with tubs and they were all full. We heard some light traffic noise, but not enough to keep us awake. Notre Dame pictures and art through out, with Notre Dame colors on the carpets as well - all nicely done. Plenty of lighting and plugs for our devices (or are they our vices now?). Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The free breakfast is always a plus.

Could not have picked a better location for a tour of Notre Dame. Comfortable room for our family with teenagers and a great view of campus from our room. Nice lobby with plenty of room for guests during breakfast. We did have a very loud room next to us (1am) but the front desk managed it promptly. Took a day trip to Indiana Dunes and enjoyed all the restaurants and shops that were within walking distance.

One of the best Fairfield property including complimentary breakfast. Very clean, updated furnishings, good linens, bed & pillows. Great location, across from Notre Dame. Walking distance to good restaurants and local sites. Went to ND men's hockey game at Compton Family Arena.

Across the street from Notre Dame campus and Notre Dame hockey rink. One block from Eddy Street restaurants and bars. Safe area. Very adequate breakfast. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. Housekeeping was prompt and efficient. No complaints at all. I plan to stay here again!

The hotel is in a perfect location. We were in town for a hockey tournament at Notre Dame. My only complaint was the room did not have a refrigerator. We were there for 3 days and would have liked to have kept drinks cold. Some suites had them and some did not.

1220 East Angela Boulevard South Bend IN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Notre Dame Stadium
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Notre Dame Stadium is a short stroll from Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame, and other popular attractions like University of Notre Dame are within a mile (2 km). This 119-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Compton Family Ice Arena and Snite Museum of Art are also a short walk from this South Bend hotel.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast offered each morning. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


All 119 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio, Multiple Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 176 reviews