BEST WESTERN Hotel University Inn at Valparaiso,  Valparaiso

4.5/5  - based on 135 guest reviews.
760 Morthland Drive, 46385-6260, Valparaiso, United States - See map
+1 219 850 1100 +1 219 464 1401

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
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    Outdoor parking
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Warm regards and a gracious welcome from the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Indiana. The newly renovated BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso is one and a half miles from Valparaiso University and three miles from Porter County Expo Center and Fairgrounds. This Valparaiso hotel is near the Porter Regional Hospital part of the Porter Healthcare System. With a hometown feel and great architecture you are sure to indulge your senses and sights as the hotel is minutes from downtown Valparaiso and its great eateries and shops. Soak in all the fun for the family at the Deep River Water Park. Take a trip down to the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore just a short drive away, where you can enjoy the historic prairies and the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan beaches. Business travelers can also enjoy the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso with convenient amenities such as free high-speed wireless Internet and a complimentary hot breakfast. Stay fit by getting a work out in our expanded 24-hour fitness room. The hotel's proximity to many businesses such as Urschel Laboratories, Emerson Power Transmission, Albanese Confectionary Group, and the Porter County Expo Center make this BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso an ideal place to stay. Let us welcome you into our hotel and show you a memorable experience with a hometown charm.

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  • 5
    « Great Hotel »

    This was our second time staying at this hotel and both times have been great. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable and check in/out was a breeze. Would definitely book again.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    This was a nice clean hotel. The room was spacious & had a mini fridge in it. The bed was comfortable. We had a room mix up at check in, they gave us a room that wan't clean yet, but the manager took our key right back downstairs & fixed it right away and got us in a new room right away. The breakfast was good, your normal continental. The staff was friendly & helpful. We were headed into Chicago ghe next morning & it was a good stopping point, only about 1/1.5 hr from city. I would definetly stay here again.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Clean and modern hotel. Stayed for 2 days. Have no complaints whatsoever. Great location. Rooms are a good size and no smell. Price was affordable. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

    5
    « Return Visit »

    Always very clean with polite and helpful staff. Rooms are comfortable also well kept. Willing to give directions and advise where to eat or things to see or do. Breakfast is timely with attention to detail with public eating area kept nicely.

    5
    « Comfortable and near the University »

    We came to Valparaiso to visit our grandson at the University. We knew nothing about the area and were at the end of a long trip overseas. This hotel was welcoming, comfortable, quiet and clean, and had a laundry room which was a great benefit for us. The buffet breakfast was more than we expected and nicely presented. It's not a fancy hotel, but certainly adequate for anyone's needs.

    4
    « October 2016 »

    We stayed at the BW for 6 days. The BW is clean. The rooms are modern but basic. There are no kids channels on the TV at any given time but there's movie channels like Showtime. The free breakfast in the morning was ok. There was always fresh hot coffee that was good, not like your typical hotel/motel coffee. The only ice machine was located on the main floor. My only real complaint was out of the 6 days were were there housekeeping didn't come twice and the 3rd day they didn't straighten up the room but they brought us new towels. On a different day we came back to our room at 4pm to change to go out for dinner. Our room hadn't been cleaned yet but there were 2 housekeepers in a room 2 doors down from ours- 1 housekeeper cleaning while the other was flipping through a magazine.

    4
    « Nice, modern, clean »

    A Nice clean room, bathroom was recently redone. The shower (no tub) had beautiful thick glass doors, a great shower head, and the water was very soft. The furniture was in good condition. A good experience. Breakfast was "ok".

    3
    « Review »

    This was my second time to stay at this hotel. The facility is very nice and conveniently located. Room are spacious with comfortable beds. Very friendly staff. First visit was great. This time the bathroom door was messed up and was not fixed after I was told it would be. The shower curtain was dirty. Notified front desk. Told it would be switched for clean one never was. Then last day the room was not cleaned beds were not made and towels were changed out in bathroom.

    5
    « Great Deal »

    Convenient location, staff, and amenities make this a great place. Housekeeping needs a little more attention as regards the floors. Breakfasts are great with a lot of variety. Well stacked mini-store on premises and quick walk to Applebee's in the same parking Lot. Seconds from downtown, the University and shopping.

    3
    « Adequate »

    Ask if room has interior or exterior access when booking. I was unaware that it was an exterior access and do not prefer that. Was OK for the one night. Staff was helpful, but unable to change room location because facility was sold out.

  • 3
    « Good place to stay in Valpo »

    Reasonable rooms, useful gym unlike most hotel gyms and decent breakfast at a reasonable rate. Staff is friendly just ask them for a room not next to the elevator shaft which is noisy. Enjoy your stay.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    I stay here quit often as do many of my friends. This stay was for a class reunion and was chosen as one of two hotels for our group to stay at. They cooperation that we received from Dave, the GM. and his staff was OUTSTANDING! I HIGHLY recommend using this hotel for your personal travels and group get-togethers in the Valparaiso, IN area.

    5
    « One of the best BW hotels in the chain! »

    This was our second stay in less than a year, and I was looking forward to the second visit because we'd had such a nice stay the first time. The decor is a contemporary grayscale color with dark orange accents. A barn door gives privacy to the bathroom. There's a nice big screen tv, comfortable furniture, and a nice sized fridge. The bathroom has a spacious shower and the water flow from the showerhead doesn't feel like they're skimping on the water. The breakfast has scrambled eggs, sausage and BW waffles in addition to the standard continental breakfast items found at many hotels. The coffee is good although I prefer a dark roast - it does the job and delivers the caffeine to jump start the morning. This BW may cost a little more than other hotels in this category but it's worth it!

    3
    « Physical appearance great--staff not so much »

    This is our third stay at this hotel. It has been updated and is modern and clean. The breakfast is good. However, we have not found the staff to be very helpful. The front desk is always empty and I have even had to go outside to the smoking area to find a person when we needed another towel one time. Not sure what the problem is--maybe they are short staffed. But the other issue is that they are not friendly at all and we have been here 3 times with the same experience. If we did not only stay at Best Westerns, we would be looking for another hotel.

    4
    « Nice hotel, OK breakfast »

    Hotel was clean and nicely decorated throughout. Beds were comfy. Water pressure in shower was great. Towels were subpar...small, thin, scratchy. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was OK. Juice, coffee, ready to make waffles, yogurt, cereal, biscuits and gravy...wish they offered eggs and bacon or sausage. Overall the hotel was good and what I expected for the rate I paid. I would stay here again.

    4
    « Very Nice Best Western »

    I used the TripAdvisor app to look over the reviews for this property while on the road, then made a reservation. We stayed in a King room with a sofa bed for the kids. We stayed one night in Room 306 for a total of $131.03. This property is very nice. There is plenty of free parking. There is one elevator available to use for the upper floors. The room was clean and was in good working order. The room had a hair dryer, refrigerator, microwave, and a work desk. The only odd thing about the room was the sliding door for the bathroom. It reminded me of some sort of livestock barn door. One did not get a sense of privacy with such a door. TIP: There is an Applebee's across the parking lot that is an easy walk for a hassle-free dinner. TIP: When needing to enter the street, it is better to drive behind the Applebee's, turn on Horseprairie Drive (yes, it is spelled that way), then use the traffic signal. This is a must if you need to go left. TIP: Plan a trip to the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park. It is located about 12 miles from this Best Western.

    4
    « How my stay could have been perfect. »

    With the exception of the price of the room ($102) and the unswept floors; my stay at the Best Western in Valparaiso, Indiana was a great experience. The manager was attentive, supplying us with cold bottles of water whenever we encountered him.

    5
    « I like it »

    We had a lake house family gathering to go to in Valpo. This building used to be an independent hotel which was absolutely awful. I decided to try it again because its a BW now. I was very pleased. The people were nice. The whole place was very clean. It seems to have been extensively remodeled. The beds were quite comfortable. The breakfast was very good and well stocked(sausage eggs make your own waffles fruit yogurt pastries cereal coffee milk juice). They dont have a pool but we didnt need one this trip. Its close to a Walgreens if you need incidentals. Its close to a cute mini golf place, Zao. There is a small shop with toiletries and snacks by the front desk in the hotel. We were not bothered by traffic noise or train sounds.

    5
    « Wonderful Caring Staff »

    We just recently stayed at this great hotel and were pleasantly surprised at the excellent attentive staff. Our room was very clean but most unexpected was the GREAT breakfast they served each day!! Waffles made to order!!! Yogurt and cereal with numerous toppings, biscuits and gray were FANTASTIC!!! Another morning it was scrambled eggs and sausage and each morning was also bagels and toast available, everything cooked fresh!! I would stay here again any time I was in the area.

    4
    « Please tidy up your loose ends »

    Please get sanitary pads for the hotel as you state you provide them upon request and yet they were nowhere to be found; it will save housekeeping from quite the mess (need I say more). If you dont have something you state you offer, please try to provide any help you can or offer some sort of gift or discount for the inconvenience instead of just saying "nope we don't have it" and turning away. Please make clear the hours that housekeeping is available so that we know they are not skipping our rooms if we are out for the day and the room is ready to be cleaned even after request. Please also have a bell or a ding when someone comes in and out of the front door so that guests are not waiting 10 minutes at the desk for somebody to show up, and so that we may be greeted upon entry as a common courtesy. Othewise, a good experience.

  • 5
    « One night stay in Valpo »

    Surprised how nice this place was. Rooms have been updated and are clean. Not a lot of frills, but a nice clean place to get a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed. Rooms come with a good size fridge and a coffee maker in the room.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    We have stayed at this hotel several times and each time we come the service is outstanding. Granted there is no pool but the atmosphere is wonderful and relaxing. The staff made you feel at home every time. Their full breakfast was hot and ready and a lot to choose from. Tables were clean and inviting. Our rooms were always clean and comfortable. If you needed anything they would provide them. Well worth the stay each time.

    3
    « spacious rooms, some noise from highway 94 »

    When you are tired and don't notice the noise from the highway, you will fall right asleep. Very good beds! The breakfast selection was okay. Soundproofing of the rooms could be perfected. We would stay here again though.

    4
    « Nice room, railroad nearby »

    This hotel has been recently remodeled, it appears. The room I stayed in was long and thin, very roomy, comfortable and well appointed. Bathroom was clean and had a large walk-in shower, again recently remodeled. The only drawback would be a nearby train that is heard every couple of hours. If you are a light sleeper, this might not be the place for you. Otherwise, it was a very good night for the price.

    5
    « Comfy and Affordable »

    The hotel was very nice and clean, and the room was well maintained and sparkled like it was new. The beds were comfortable, and they gave plenty of pillows. The refrigerator was probably the largest I have seen in a hotel room of its size. Plus it was nice that it was tucked away instead of being out in the open. The morning breakfast was pretty good, as well. The staff was the friendliest I have ever encountered. They truly cared that my stay was up to standard and tried to get to know me as a customer. I would go back!

    5
    « newly remodeled ....and great »

    Remodel was top of the line..... will be staying there again for sure in the fall.....front desk staff very friendly and answered our questions . Breakfast was not just cereal and waffles. Our room was a King and it was very spacious. Fridge and microwave in our room helps us out a lot because we stay four nights a week in a hotel for business..... every week ....

    5
    « Best in Valpo »

    This hotel is great! The rooms have the best amenities and set up. The TV is big, the wireless works and is fast. The breakfast is enough and the coffee is fresh. The staff is always helpful and in a good mood even though they are at work.

    5
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    Beautiful room - like new, very clean. Pleasant staff. Delicious breakfast with lots of choices. Booked on line with a great price. It's just down the road from Valpo U - was at my meeting in less than 10 minutes. Couldn't have been more satisfied.

    5
    « Top Notch! So Informative! »

    This hotel nestled in a great location is top notch. The employees, Dustin,Dave,Deb,Shannon, were all so great during our stay. We have never stayed anywhere that we found the Front Desk so knowledgeable about the area, which included restaurants, shopping, and Valpo trivia. We were amazed at the cleanliness and friendliness. We are going to write Best Western Corporate because we think every hotel should be like this.

    5
    « Nice and CLEAN hotel! »

    Very clean rooms. The staff was very helpful. The rooms are decorated simply and not the slightest bit gaudy. The one suggestion I would make is to request to not be in a room with an exterior door unless it is is needed as it can be a bit noisy from the rt. 30 traffic. Overall, a great and affordable hotel!

  • 5
    « Very nice hotel »

    My wife and I attended a concert in Merrillville and decided to stay here as I had some Best Western points to use. I am in hotels 140+ nights/year but seldom stay in Best Western properties. If they were all as nice as this one, I would probably stay more often. This is my 2nd stay here. Rooms are nice and internet connections worked very well. Staff was very friendly at check-in and check-out. Breakfast area clean with good selection of items. I didn't have a chance to use it but the fitness center was very well equipped, in fact, better than most mid-range hotels I stay in. I've stayed at two other hotels in Valparaiso and would rate this property the same or slightly above those.

    5
    « Good One Night Stay »

    My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel in order to attend a visitation and funeral in nearby Kouts. The room was clean, well equipped, and quiet. Breakfast was good, and the front desk personnel were very friendly and helpful. This will now be our hotel of choice in the Valpo area.

    5
    « Best hotel night in years »

    Beautiful new/newer hotel. Extremely easy to find. Great large room with fold-out couch. Fantastic bathroom. Helpful staff. Reasonable price. Very nice continental breakfast. I would stay there anytime.

    4
    « Quiet, Clean and Peaceful »

    Perfect for single stay, family stay or business. Easy in-and-out from Valparaiso area. Rooms are clean and quiet and spacious. I would recommend if you are staying in this area. The hotel was not over-populated either and had the whole breakfast bar to ourselves in the morning.

    2
    « BED BUGS! »

    After staying at this hotel, I have bed bugs. I called the hotel letting them know what happened.. I would stay away at least until they've had a few months to treat!! (I stayed in one of the exterior entrance rooms)

    5
    « Well managed clean modern hotel »

    We were meeting family here prior to attending a funeral. This hotel was clean and recently remodeled. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed Standard breakfast fare. Free wifi and newspaper. Small refrigerator and microwave in room Would definitely stay here again

    5
    « Valpo Homecoming Game »

    In Valpo for homecoming weekend. Booked hotel online. We had a king bed and a sleeper sofa. Room was large, clean, and spacious. The lobby was warm and inviting. Loved the cozy seating area around the TV and fireplace. Hotel decor was very nice.

    5
    « Modern, updated, quiet, and comfortable. »

    This is our second stay at this hotel and we will make it our routine stay when we visit family in Valparaiso! We particularly like the modern updated rooms and the comfort of the beds. The hotel is also very quiet.

    5
    « Very nice motel! »

    We stayed at this Best Western location after a day at the dunes. This is a very nice, clean property. Our King single room was very spacious with refrigerator and microwave with a pretty comfortable bed. No complaints at all.

    4
    « Nice place »

    We stayed here one night during a recent stay in Valparaiso and we enjoyed this hotel. The hotel was very clean and updated, the rooms are big, we had a couch to sit on along with a microwave, and refrigerator in there. The bed was very comfortable! Wish the bathroom was larger, only big enough for one person, the door to the bathroom is a sliding door...kind of strange. The breakfast was the usual things! We really liked the location! Over all a very nice hotel!

 

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·From: The north. Take I-94 and I-80/90 Exit 49 south to Highway 30 west the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso is next to Applebee's®. ·From: The south. Take Highway 30 west Valpariso to 760 Morthland Drive the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso is next to Applebee's®. ·From: The east. Take Highways 30 west Valparaiso to 760 Morthland Drive the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso is next to Applebee's®. ·From: The west. Take Highway 30 east Valparaiso to 760 Morthland Drive the BEST WESTERN University Inn at Valparaiso is next to Applebee's®. ·From: Chicago. Take I-80/I-94 East Indiana to I-65 south to U. S. Take Highway 30 east to Valpariso the BEST WESTERN University I...

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