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Located in the heart of South Bend, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Roseland Town Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Stadium. St. Mary's College and Clay Township Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a sauna. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and meeting rooms are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 135 rooms boast jetted tubs and offer free WiFi and cable TV. Guests will also find refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.

Comfort Suites University Area ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

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3.6 out of 5
71% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Conveniently right off I-80

4 out of 5
by from Minneapolis, MN
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Pros: Location
Location: Right off the I -80 and was easy to find.
We arrived so late, around 3 AM. The check-in staff was pleasant enough, but their computer was down at the time and she was struggling with the check-in process.
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Would recommend to a friend or family member.

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Dec 1, 2016
Pros: The staff, the location and the hospitality.
Cons: The bathroom needs to be updated but it didn't really bother me.
Location: Close to the stadium and mall. Not walking distance but close enough.
The hotel staff was great. We had drove 16 hours to watch a game and was glad the room and staff was so welcoming. Upon entering our room there was a welcome bag on the counter. Just that little gesture meant a lot to me.
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Barking dog

2 out of 5
Posted Sep 19, 2016
We were awaken at 5:30 am two of the three days we were there. We complained but nothing was done!!!
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3 out of 5
Posted Jul 3, 2016
Construction on parking lot Friendly staff Decent room Nearby Notre Dame Light on restaurant choices
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1 out of 5
by from IN
Posted Feb 28, 2016
Holes and cracks everywhere through out the room, kept having to repeatedly ask for a pack n play and there was a indescribable aroma.
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Bugs in room

3 out of 5
Posted Nov 17, 2015
There were bugs. Wasn't terribly clean. Location from Notre Dame was OK. Staff was decent
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close to Notre Dame campus

5 out of 5
by from pa
Posted Nov 17, 2015
everyone was very nice. the room was clean and a nice place to stay. The woman who ran the breakfast area was exceptionally hospitable. We would definitely stay there again.
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It was close to Campus

4 out of 5
by from Michigan
Posted Nov 10, 2015
Pros: Location, Location. The Staff in the breakfast area were outstanding (Bonnie) I do not know the other ladies name, but they were outstanding!
Cons: The maintenance staff needs a lot of help. (Skill Set) Fan motor was hitting something when on. had to turn it off because of noise. Spoke to the desk
Location: Went for Senior Dads weekend. Daughter ay Saint Marys College,
The Heater fan needed repair, never was fixed, after speaking to the desk. Liked the hotel, will go back. It just needs some maintenance help.
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2 out of 5
by from Virginia Beach, VA
Posted Oct 13, 2015
Pros: Beds were large, complimentary breakfast was good.
Cons: Friendliness of staff; update rooms
Location: 2 miles from Notre Dame campus
Unfortunately we will not be returning to this hotel in the future. Our initial interaction was with the front desk manager, and while I would not say that he was rude, he was also not very welcoming. Secondly, we found numerous stink bugs in the drapes of our room, and elsewhere in the room. It got so bad that we had to ask to move rooms. The second room was better, but we still found stink bugs. While the beds were comfortable, the hotel itself is pretty outdated. There is a shuttle to take you to and from the Notre Dame campus, but when we called to see what time the last shuttle would be running, the staff was not very helpful. They basically told us they didn't know. We ended up having to take a $40 cab ride back to the hotel after the ND game.
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horrible hotel...

1 out of 5
Posted Sep 8, 2015
horrible hotel...needs a remodel....shower was so horrible couldnt even shower.....been sinked in the middle....couch smelled funny
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Comfort Suites University Area provides a sauna and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Business-related amenities consist of a business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This South Bend hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Comfort Suites University Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 135 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Microwave 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per stay
  • 2 per room (up to 85 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Comfort Suites University Area
  • Comfort Suites University Area Hotel
  • Comfort Suites University Area Hotel South Bend
  • Comfort Suites University Area South Bend
  • Comfort Suites South Bend
  • Comfort Hotel South Bend
  • South Bend Comfort Suites

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.