Motels in Mishawaka, Indiana

by Lee Grayson Google

Mishawaka, Indiana, located approximately 100 miles east of Chicago, is part of the South Bend metropolitan area. Motel guests in Mishawaka, adjacent to South Bend in northern Indiana, have easy access to the Fighting Irish sporting events at the University of Notre Dame. Area motels offer overnight accommodations for families visiting the Hannah Lindahl Children's Museum in Mishawaka and for vintage automobile fans spending time at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend.

Comfort Inn & Suites

The Comfort Inn & Suites on North Main Street in Mishawaka provides easy access to the Potawtomi Zoo, Century Center and local colleges and universities, including Saint Mary's College, Bethel College and the University of Notre Dame. Guests arriving by air have a short 10-minute drive to the motel. The Comfort Inn offers free breakfast, complimentary parking and access to the indoor heated pool and an on-site fitness center.

Super 8 Motels

The Super 8 Motel chain offers two adjacent locations on University Drive in Mishawaka. These two-story motels operate from the same on-line reservation system The motels feature budget accommodations adjacent to the Indiana Toll Road in an area 10 minutes from the Studebaker National Museum. The University of Notre Dame is a five-minute drive from the motels. Local eateries adjacent to the motel in the University Park Mall, a shopping center featuring more than 100 stores and restaurants, include the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Red Lobster, Houlihan's and the Olive Garden. Room fees include breakfast and parking at the motel.

Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express on University Drive offers guests rooms a few minutes' drive from the University of Notre Dame. The inn features an on-site indoor heated swimming pool and complimentary business and health and fitness centers. Guests also have complimentary access to a nearby full-service fitness center. The motel has both basic and premium rooms, with free dinner snacks, complimentary continental breakfast and valet service for the premium accommodations. Area restaurants include Bob Evans and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar.

SpringHill Suites South Bend Mishawaka

The SpringHill Suites South Bend Mishawaka serves the dual metropolitan centers from a convenient location on Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka. The SpringHill is less than three miles from the University of South Bend campus and the Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium. Guests have a choice of 87 suites and access to the on-site fitness center, which features cardio equipment, and SpringHill offers a free hot breakfast. Area eateries within walking distance include Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen, T.G.I. Friday's and Chili's Bar and Grill. Restaurant delivery service is also an option for guests wishing to dine in their suite.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

The Country Inn & Suites on West University Drive in Mishawaka offers easy walking access to a host of restaurants and fast food establishments, including Outback Steakhouse, Famous Dave's and the Olive Garden restaurants. The motel features a fitness center, indoor heated pool and a free breakfast buffet. Business travelers have access to the motel center, open 24 hours a day. Country Inn also offers an on-site coin-operated laundry room. The 62 rooms include complimentary premium cable television channels and high-speed Internet service as part of the basic accommodation fee. The College Football Hall of Fame, the University of Notre Dame and the Studebaker National Museum are only minutes away by car.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.