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Best South Bend Family Hotels

The Inn at Saint Mary's
3.5 out of 5
53993 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
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The price is $100 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)

"The hotel is nice and very clean. They are handling the COVID-19 situation very well. Service and staff were great. We mistakenly booked the room with the double bed and not the king and I would say that the beds are "full" at best and the mattresses were soft and bouncy like a trampoline. I would ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

The Inn at Saint Mary's
Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka/S Bend at Heritage Square, IN
2.5 out of 5
7347 Heritage Square Drive, Granger, IN
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The price is $97 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (186 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly! Great breakfasts. Clean rooms. Will definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka/S Bend at Heritage Square, IN
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
3800 N Main St, Mishawaka, IN
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The price is $96 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)

"The hotel was great and very clean. The reason I did not give it the top rating is that we were horrified at the number of people in the common areas without masks. We noticed the same thing elsewhere in northern Indiana as well: signs indicating masks are required but are widely ignored. I feel ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
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The price is $93 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)

"Friendly staff, saw frequent cleaning. Rooms were well maintained and the beds were comfortable. Complimentary breakfast with indoor and outdoor seating available. Everyone was wearing masks including guests. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hampton Inn Goshen
2.5 out of 5
1968 Lincolnway E, Goshen, IN
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The price is $88 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (498 reviews)

"Nice hotel. Friendly staff. Very spacious. Great location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Hampton Inn Goshen
Staybridge Suites Elkhart
3 out of 5
3252 Cassopolis Street, Elkhart, IN
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The price is $78 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"Convenient. Spacious. Comfortable. Accommodating and responsive staff. Good value for the money, and they allow pets!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Staybridge Suites Elkhart
Swan Lake Resort
3.5 out of 5
5203 Plymouth LaPorte TR, Plymouth, IN
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The price is $154 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (213 reviews)

"Private and quiet location. Very clean facility. Comfortable bed. Food at Nikki’s tasted fine and staff was friendly. Haven’t had breakfast yet."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Swan Lake Resort
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Elkhart
2 out of 5
3301 Plaza Ct, Elkhart, IN
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The price is $60 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Great location--very clean-close to restaurants-good price"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Elkhart
Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
3 out of 5
53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
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The price is $105 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (221 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable, quiet (no opening windows). Had a nice dinner al fresco. Nothing out of the ordinary but would overnight again when in the area."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
Hilton Garden Inn Elkhart
3 out of 5
3401 Plaza Ct, Elkhart, IN
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The price is $84 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (261 reviews)

"Extremely clean and great staff. Made me feel at home. Mark K"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Elkhart
Hampton Inn & Suites South Bend
2.5 out of 5
52709 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
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The price is $93 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (439 reviews)

"Pleasant stay during covid 19. Hotel tried to make good safety arrangements. Staff mostly wore masks and did maintain social distance. Cleaning well accomplished. Room seemed humid which made tile floor slippery."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites South Bend
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1265 S 11th St, Niles, MI
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The price is $89 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (229 reviews)

"The hotel is very clean, nice rooms, staff very friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn
2.5 out of 5
220 Caravan Drive, Elkhart, IN
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The price is $70 per night
3.9/5Good! (428 reviews)

"The price was right for the weekend. Came for a Notre Dame football game and was close enough to the campus. The breakfast was very good and the staff was very polite and helpful. I have stayed in this Sleep Inn many times before and will continue to stay when ever I come out to a Notre Dame football ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Sleep Inn
Baymont by Wyndham Elkhart
2.5 out of 5
3010 Brittany Court, Elkhart, IN
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The price is $54 per night
3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Nice size room with amenities. However, pillows on bed were not comfortable and air conditioner made extremely loud noise. Notified front desk of problem"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Elkhart
Baymont by Wyndham Mishawaka South Bend Area
2.5 out of 5
120 West University Drive, Mishawaka, IN
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The price is $63 per night
3.7/5Good! (623 reviews)

"Comfortable bed, room and bathroom were clean, room was spacious. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Mishawaka South Bend Area
Ramada by Wyndham South Bend
3 out of 5
52890 State Rt 933 N, South Bend, IN
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The price is $67 per night
3.5/5Good! (987 reviews)

"The a/c was out in the bar, but the room was clean. Will be that much better after the update they’re supposed to be getting"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham South Bend
Super 8 by Wyndham South Bend
2 out of 5
4124 Ameritech Drive, IN Tollway I-80/90 Exit 72, South Bend, IN
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The price is $75 per night
3.2/5 (762 reviews)

"I like the place because its right next to the HWY.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham South Bend
Quality Inn
2 out of 5
535 W. University Drive, Mishawaka, IN
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The price is $64 per night
3/5 (613 reviews)

"The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. No issues with my stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

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Where Should We Stay in South Bend?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, South Bend is a good choice. The zoo, camping sites, and sporting events are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family vacations. Fly into South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Goshen, IN (GSH-Goshen Municipal), which is located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in South Bend, you might want to consider one of the 75 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

The Inn at Saint Mary's: Offers a restaurant, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort at this 3-star hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites - Features an indoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. The clean rooms and helpful staff make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka/S Bend at Heritage Square, IN - Offers free parking, on-site mini golf, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

Waterford Estates Lodge - Features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. This 3-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

Hilton Garden Inn South Bend - Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 3-star hotel.

When Should We Visit South Bend?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use this information to plan when to grab the kids and head to South Bend.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 82°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Driest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.31 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, May, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 3.85 inches

What Should We See and Do in South Bend?

Notre Dame Stadium, Healthworks Kids' Museum, and Morris Performing Arts Center are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in South Bend. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like South Bend Regional Museum of Art and South Bend Civic Theater.

South Bend is also known for its:
  • Football
  • University life
  • Riverfront
  • Wildlife
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Camping

Getting Around South Bend

If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from South Bend Station, Niles Station, or Elkhart Station. South Bend might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Frequently asked questions

What's South Bend like for family-friendly vacations?
The destination of South Bend is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The camping sites, sporting events, and wildlife are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation spot for families. Arrange a flight into South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN), which is the closest airport, or Goshen, IN (GSH-Goshen Municipal), which is located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the center of South Bend.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to South Bend?
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and free parking. Other choices for your family trip include Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Elkhart.
How many family-friendly hotels can I expect to find in South Bend?
Expedia has 55 hotels in South Bend that are perfect for families.
What's the weather like in South Bend?
The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 69°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for South Bend is 38 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in South Bend?
While you and your family are visiting South Bend, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Notre Dame Stadium and Morris Performing Arts Center. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like South Bend Civic Theater and Studebaker National Museum.

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