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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed with our teenage daughter over the weekend a few weeks ago. We were in the area for a couple of college visits and to visit our son who is a freshman at IWU. From the moment you walked in the door, you felt like a member of the family. The bed and breakfast is so...

Thank sfrontz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed with Jack several times over the last 4 years as our daughter has attended IWU. Outstanding every time! We always appreciate the hospitality and comfort of Jack and his clean, beautiful Inn.

Thank King K
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beginning with phone calls to make reservations, we were impressed with the staff at The College Inn who were all helpful and accommodating. We arrived on a very busy Friday for the inn, but were greeted warmly and were quickly able to settle in our room. We were meeting family and friends and the public areas of the inn were...

Thank RebaBa
Jack G, Owner at The College Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We were very happy to host you and your group. As you pointed out it was very busy and we are pleased you felt welcome and that your needs were met by our staff. We hope you can make it back sometime. Maybe for another great Indiana Wesleyan University musical? College Inn...

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was such an amazing place, and to think I found it by accident! I was going to Taylor University to watch my son play in a sports tournament. I typically stay at Marriotts for points, but there were none in the surrounding area, so I started looking at reviews of places to stay. Nothing overwhelmed me, and I saw...

Thank Denise H
Huntington, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a great stay at the College Inn when visiting our neice at IWU. Jack was a perfect host. The room was beautiful, the breakfasts outstanding and the hospitality was so special. Each room is decorated differently making the houses cozy and warm. Do yourself a favor and come stay at this b & b. You won't be disappointed!!...

Thank Lmackay49
Jack G, Owner at The College Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. Thank you...for this review. Being a small inn, we cannot afford a large advertising budget. Reviews like yours really levels the playing field for us and allows others to make a truly informed decision as to where the best place is to stay. Hopefully, see you during your next visit..... Jack Gardner College Inn

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough how wonderful the college inn is for singles, couples or families. ANYONE looking for a hotel in Marion better stay here. I'll tell you why: jack, the owner is amazing. He has 11 rooms,each with its own bathroom. Every room is a different size,shape and decorated independently from the others. He has two homes next to...

Thank danmack444
Jack G, Owner at The College Inn, responded to this review

Thank you...for writing this review. As you know, the inn now three houses - two make up the inn and the third is the home to our new coffee shop...java/JAX. We look forward to your next visit so you can see our progress as we work to connect all three houses. Again, thank you for taking the time to write...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience here. Perfect location right by IWU campus for the event we had there. Cozy, comfortable room. Delicious fresh cooked breakfast! Snacks available around the clock. Jack took great care of us!

Thank Kirsten O
Jack G, Owner at The College Inn, responded to this review

Kristen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Feedback is helpful to us and helps potential guests make an informed decision. We pride ourselves on being "the" place to stay while visiting IWU! See you next time......! Jack Gardner College Inn

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop if your visiting the college. They give you discounts!! Jack is a great host. Rooms are supper quiet even though the are close to each other. Breakfast is very nice, plenty of coffee & conversation.

Thank RogMilwaukee_WI
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Right across the street from Indiana Wesleyan is the perfect location when you need a place to stay while visiting your student at IWU. Rooms are cozy, breakfast delicious, owners are so kind. Room 10 has a bonus room and can sleep 4 people. It was a great spot for our boys to sleep. We are definitely going to stay...

1Thank Jim R
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent facilities. It looks small on the outside but our room was spacious and we had a king size bed. Everything was clean on the premises. If u want to make sure u have a quiet room ask for something upstairs. We had the lower unit and could hear some noise from the hallway. Nothing that kept us awake though....

Thank Becky G

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome To College Inn in Marion, Indiana - We Are Just Steps Away From Indiana Wesleyan University!College Inn is a new concept for university hospitaility that combines to be the best value and location for all your stays when coming to this area. Our Marion, Indiana Inn features five distinct rooms cleverly creating an upscale boutique hotel atmosphere without sacrificing the charming and appeal of an intimate Inn. When coming to the Indiana Wesleyan University campus area, College Inn guests are greeted by our staff who are focused on their every need and question while here. Our goal is to put WOW in every visit.An array of fine-star-hotel style options awaits College Inn guests. Visitors can begin their stay by enjoying a gift bag of goodies and a campus map on their bed, snacks on the porch, and bicycles are available at no charge for a tour of the campus.For those seeking a place to relax and escape, College Inn is a romantic and pristine destination with soothing music, warm towels, hot showers, private baths, large flat screen TVs, and everyone nestles in the most comfortalbe beds this side of heaven.College Inn is also the best value in the area, we include all taxes, fees, a great breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the day, parking, and wifi in our affordable prices. Therefore, our rates, location, outstanding amenities, and captivating campus experience makes staying at our Marion, Indiana College Inn a must! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The College Inn

Address: 3902 S Washington St, Marion, IN 46953-5070
Region: United States > Indiana > Marion
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room 10 has queen bed + 2 single beds in a bonus room.”
669jimr, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every room in the Inn allows for privacy, relaxation and comfort!”
JeniseC712, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Look at the web site. The pictures give a very good idea so you can make your choice.”
barbarah510, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room 5 if you love TV.”
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JordonTheWhite, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms looked equally nice & comfortable. All with private baths & flat screen tvs.”
GoCavsGo, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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