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“Beware of "Historic Section" of Hotel”

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Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Angola
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stayed in Room 218. A claustrophobic closet with a great view of the grounds and lake. Bathtub has slip strips, but once tub is wet, it is very hazardous for anyone that is short due to lack of grab bars. The bed dominates this very small room and it's an ancient full size bed. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable. The air conditioning works somewhat good, but seemed to shut off later at night and it was hard to regulate the temperature. I was supposed to stay 2 nights, but after not being able to get more than a couple hours sleep, I decided against it. I don't know about the new section, but I certainly hope it is better than the "Historic section."

Room Tip: Don't stay in older section. If sold out, rent from a local hotel and save the money from the ov...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Jennifer C, Manager at Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback on your stay. I am so sorry to hear that your guest room did not meet your expectations! Please do keep our newer section in mind for future stays. They certainly offer more space, and have a complete different feel than the Historic rooms. If you would like to learn more about these mentioned rooms, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Three of us ate in a nearly empty huge hall. My meal was from the buffet; others in party ordered meatloaf and walleye. The Inn was attractive inside and we could look out the windows at the green nearby where there were large birds on the grass.

Room Tip: We only ate there.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Jennifer C, Manager at Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for choosing to dine with us! Please do keep our Inn in mind for any future getaways! The Inn has many wonderful amenities on site that are available to our guests to make their stay relaxing and enjoyable. Hope to have you back soon!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for a combination family vacation and professional meeting. I was accompanying parents who are well into their senior years and found that in the newer section of the Inn, the rooms and dining facilities were nicely accessible for someone using canes and walkers. That's not true for the rooms in the historic part of the inn, where rooms are small and some have steps up to the bathrooms. The reservations staff at the statewide toll free number were happy to note my request for accessible rooms. The surroundings are pretty (it's a great locale for bird watching) and there are myriad bike and nature trails. There's a noise curfew in the evenings bags as is usual in state parks, and no alcohol allowed in public areas outside of the restaurants. So it's a quiet and very family friendly environment.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Jennifer C, Manager at Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Wonderful to hear that you were able to stay with us and conduct some business as well as have some fun! One of the many things that our guests enjoy are the variety of experiences the Inn has to offer with our guest rooms. I am so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Pokagon State Park. We look forward to having you back again soon!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I asked for the least expensive room and the clerk compared deals for me. Our room was small but clean and comfortable. The only problem was that there was a step up into the bathroom and sure enough, I tripped on it. The Inn has many nice areas for people to sit for a visit or just to unwind. I felt like we were always discovering a new spot. This would be great for a large group or family. There is also a small snack shop selling sandwiches, etc. as well as the regular dining room. Seating outside made it easy to just sit and look at the water.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Jennifer C, Manager at Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Your review and feedback is very much welcomed and appreciated! We have so many family reunions that are held year after year at the Inn! We would love to host your family reunion if and when you have a need! We look forward to welcoming you back to the inn again soon!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Room smelled of sewer gas during our stay. There was a dead roach on the bathroom floor. The A/C unit blew cool but very damp air. Our clothing felt like we stayed in a rain forest. The pool needs major work. Don't trust the online menus as they can arbitrarily present a "limited menu" in which a la carte items were more than we budgeted. Mattresses were very firm in our room so take this into consideration if your used to a little comfort. We would have been more comfortable if we would have stayed in a nearby hotel and just visited the park during the day.

Room Tip: Stay off grounds
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Jennifer C, Manager at Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

I thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay. I am sincerely sorry that we fell short during your visit! I would welcome a time to discuss your review. I hope that you will give us another opportunity to make it right!
Please feel free to call me at (260) 833-1077 (440).

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Additional Information about Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center

Address: 6 Lane 100a Lake James, Angola, IN 46703-9591
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Region: United States > Indiana > Angola
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Angola
Price Range: HK$461 - HK$1,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center is located in beautiful Pokagon State Park, on the shores of pristine Lake James, one of Indiana's largest lakes. Visitors will enjoy acres of outdoor recreational opportunities and all modern amenities. A historic structure, the Inn opened to the public in 1927. Many renovations and additions have added the modern conveniences that today's guests expect while preserving the historic importance of the Inn. The Inn features two restaurants. The Historic Dining Room is housed in the original historic section of the Inn and features a full menu and buffet service certain nights along with a bountiful Sunday Brunch. The Courtyard Cafe is a seasonal outlet that features quick service foods, our fresh baked pizza and ice cream. Guests can enjoy any one of the Inns many amenities including our craft room, where kids of all ages can create souvenirs to take home with them. Or if you are looking for a quiet place to read or do a puzzle in front of the fireplace, you can try the library or the Lonidow Lounge. Of course, the most popular amenity is the 1,600 acre Pokagon State Park with its miles of hiking and biking trails and not one, but two beaches. And don't think that we go dormant in the winter, from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of February the weekends come alive with the opening of the Toboggan Run which features two quarter mile refrigerated toboggan tracks that can reach speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour! Come enjoy the Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center, Indiana's year round playground! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Potawatomi Inn Hotel Angola
Potawatomi Hotel Angola
Potawatomi Resort Angola
Potawatomi Inn Resort

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