by Courtney Elko
Located across the street from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum arena, this hotel is ideally situated for those who may be attending an event there. The huge Vera Bradley annual sale takes place at the Coliseum along with concerts, sporting events and shows throughout the year. A free hotel shuttle is provided to guests who may be attending an event at the Coliseum, making it a convenient place to stay. The Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne is also situated nearby.
The kids will love to hang out by the indoor pool while the adults unwind on the surrounding lounge chairs or outside on the patio. Families will love the Family Suites, which feature bunk beds for the kids in their own special nook, along with a fully equipped kitchenette and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Our Editor Loves
- Bunk beds in family suites
- Indoor pool
- Onsite restaurant
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There 151 guestooms and suites at this Holiday Inn and some feature views of Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request.
The spacious guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds, a coffeemaker, flat-screen television and a tub in the bathroom.
The large family suites can easily accommodate six people. There is one king bed, a set of twin bunk beds separated by a divider wall and a sleeper sofa in the spacious living room area. The large kitchenette features a full size refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, sink, glasses, dishes and a dining table with seating for four. There are also two flat-screen televisions and a tub in the bathroom.
The suites feature a king bed and a sleeper sofa, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, microwave and a flat-screen television.
Rooms are good, clean and well aorconditioned. Friendly staff. Breakfest could be more international orientated (missing chees, ham and breadrolls). Fruit is perfect! You’re out ofthe city center but in walking distance to some shopping(malls). During the day no bar inside or restaurant open. Suggestion for hotel: have some power adapter (plug converters) and update the shuttle bus
I spent a night here with my children while visiting family in the area. The property was nicely decorated, clean and modern. Check in was quick and the room was clean and comfortable. We went down to the restaurant for a late dinner because we were very hungry and figured it would be faster than driving somewhere. Despite being the only customers in the restaurant it took forever to get our food. Then when our food arrived my daughter's dinner did not. We had to wait even longer for it to arrive. Things went down hill from there. We were up all night due to the noise. There was a ton of screaming and it sounded like wild animals were running up and down the hallway. In the morning we returned to the restaurant for breakfast. Again, we waited forever, this time it was for a server to take our order They had a buffet. I could not figure out why the wait was so long.
Families will love to hang out at the heated, indoor pool after a day of exploring Fort Wayne. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and tables and is a great spot for the adults to relax while the kids take a dip. The pool is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and pool towels are provided. The outdoor patio, just outside the pool, offers even more chairs to relax in under the sun. The kids will love the mastodon (elephant) mascot that stands tall in the pool area as well. Restrooms are also situated just outside the pool.
Open for breakfast and dinner, this onsite, full service restaurant is free for children ages 12 and under. Breakfast, which runs from 7 to 10 a.m., features both buffet and made-to-order options. Dinner runs from 5 to 10 p.m. and there is plenty of seating both inside and outside.
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All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Pets are welcome to stay here (especially when the annual dog show is taking place at the Coliseum) for a nightly fee.
A small fitness center offering cardio machines is open 24 hours and gym towels are available.
A complimentary shuttle will transport guests across the busy roadway to the Coliseum arena as well as to the Fort Wayne Airport.
Free parking is available in the parking lot.
The Art of Smart Timing
This hotel is busy year round especially when events or concerts are taking place across the street at the Coliseum.
The Fort Wayne International Airport is about 30 minutes away from this hotel. Fort Wayne is situated about two hours north of Indianapolis and about two and half hours from Sandusky, Ohio.
A free shuttle is available to transport guests to the airport or across the busy roadway to the Coliseum arena. However, a vehicle is needed to see much of Fort Wayne.
For Mom and Dad
The adults will love to grab a drink at the lounge in the lobby, which is open from 4 to 11 p.m.