Super 8 Elkhart ~ Elkhart, Indiana

We spent one brief night in Elkhart, Indiana on our way to Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio. My brain wasn’t thinking as straight when we arrived due to having to survive nearly two hours in Chicago traffic, so I failed to take any photos of our room so you’ll just have to take my word for it!

The Super 8 in Elkhart is located just off the tollway and south of the interstate. It’s a simple two story hotel like most Super 8’s are. The hotel did still have signs requesting all guests wear masks in public spaces, but given the front desk worker wasn’t even wearing one, I’m guessing this is more a suggestion at this point.

The front desk staff checked us in quickly and did give us a choice of what level we would like. We didn’t have a preference but wound up on the second floor very close to the steps leading up. I have no problem with being placed on the second level as most Super 8’s like this one, do not have elevators, so this allows able bodied people like ourselves to work with stairs and saves rooms on the main level for those who stairs might be more difficult.

There wasn’t much special about our room. It had two queen beds, your standard TV stand with TV, fridge and microwave, and a bathroom with the basic necessities. It wasn’t the best room we’ve ever stayed in but certainly wasn’t the worst either. It is showing its age with some loose shower hooks and the shower head was very low, even with me being short, I could tell it was low! But all in all nothing major to complain about!

Just across the street is a Starbucks, so we took advantage of enjoying breakfast there instead of at the hotel, but they were offering some kind of breakfast at the hotel that morning. Across the main drag there were also several other restaurants that were within easy walking distances and a few more to the north of the interstate. Other than that our hotel was surrounding by a lot of construction/industrial work buildings, making it seem not “as nice” as some hotel area we’ve stayed, but by no means did we ever feel unsafe.

It also was just a quick 10 minute drive south to hit the river and the main downtown area of Elkhart. We did spend some time down there walking around Island Park, which was a delight. If we had to stay in the area again, the price is right at this Super 8 to do so, but staying closer to the downtown area may be more enjoyable if they have anything to offer down that way for lodging.

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