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The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana

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Illinois
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8 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a lovely motel. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious, clean, and beds are sooo comfortable! The breakfast was very nice - motel standard - but lacked some fresh fruit. Close to the center of town, and the auction barn, not walking distance, probably a mile or two away.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind a 40 minute drive to South Bend this is the perfect hotel. The rooms are very well kept and the Amish furnishings are comfortable and very attractive. The rooms are clean and up to date. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The complimentary breakfast is above average. We will stay here on every trip to... More 

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Thank H3778BNrichardw
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The check in experience was terrible. The young woman at the desk was unwilling to accommodate my request even though it was the result of a hotel error. The manager was "in a meeting" and therefore wouldn't address my concerns. Although several people were checking in around 2:45 pm this woman refused to give out any keys until 3:00 on... More 

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Thank Gail R
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We arrived to signs in the lobby, welcoming our group of 50 people. The hotel was fully booked, but had my 25 room cards ready at 12:30 so we could stop by and pick up the cards prior to our afternoon activities in Shipshewana. We had nice-sized rooms, comfortable beds, and a wonderful breakfast.

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have stayed at the Van Buren Hotel several times before. Last Saturday, we were surprised and disappointed at the poor customer service that was delivered! First, the fire alarm went off at around 1am. We understand that this happens, sometimes. The next morning, however, the whole breakfast experience was terrible! The juice machine was broken, the coffee machine was... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After many nice stays after ND football games, the last stay was really, really bad. Fire alarm went off three times (once at 2am). Much breakfast equipment (waffle maker, coffee machine) was not working. We asked for someone to call us to discuss, but no one did and no one really seemed to care about the lack of quality. A... More 

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1 Thank David C
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We booked this hotel on 9/2/16 through Expedia. On 9/16/16 we called the hotel to advise we would be checking in late on 9/17/16. We gave them our itinerary, booking information and they stated there was no reservation for us. I explained we had book through Expedia and our confirmation of the booking had been received. They stated Expedia did... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My sister, my son, and I stayed here while traveling in the area.The Van Buren Hotel is close to where all the action is in Shipshewana. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was reasonably priced. The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good and plentiful. We are glad we stayed here. It... More 

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Liberty Center, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

My sister and I stayed at the Van Buren and were not disappointed. The room had 2 queen beds, was very clean and fresh smelling. The bathroom was also bigger than expected. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron, etc. The breakfast was tasty and filling. It was a nice place to return to after a day of... More 

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Thank Linda M
Springboro, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stayed here 3 years ago when it was Country Inn & Suites and it was great then! Even better now with a staff that is truly amazing. From check in, very clean room, comfortable bed, good and hot breakfast every day, coffee and tea which is kept fresh 24/7 to check out, can't say enough. We really enjoyed one of... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Van Buren Hotel is the ideal place to stay while visiting the Shipshewana area. Our exceptional service and hospitality is among the best in town. We offer a full, hot complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, along with many other fine amenities. Come, stay, and enjoy The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana where our family serves your family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana

Address: 1175 N. Van Buren Street (Hwy 5), Shipshewana, IN 46565 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Shipshewana)
Region: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Price Range: RM409 - RM542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Country Inn Shipshewana
Shipshewana Country Inn
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“Rooms are far enough from street to be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles S3060UWjohns, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check the AC/heating unit before you unpack to make sure its not a noisy unit too close to the head of your bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Fulton_ILNan, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our first floor room had a view of a small pond - facing south.”
 of 5 bubbles Grammie5Illinois, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother to chose a room. This is not a good place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 604gailr, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are no elevators. We stayed on the 2nd floor which was not a problem for us.”
 of 5 bubbles 173aliceb, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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