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Welcome to Hotel Elkhart

For nearly a century, Hotel Elkhart has been the pride and joy of the local community. Through our restoration and innovation, we’ve preserved Elkhart’s history, connecting past and present and providing a place to share (and make new) memories.

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Our Story

Our striking brick building at 500 S. Main St. has been a downtown Elkhart landmark since it opened its doors in the early 1920s. Back then, the city was on the cusp of a renaissance with a shining new theatrical palace on Main Street and a humble RV manufacturer that would soon make Elkhart a microcosm of the RV industry.

And in the center of it all was our 100-room grand hotel, hosting America’s highest dignitaries like Bob Hope and JFK in jazz-age elegance that you can still see in our lobby and ballrooms today. In the late 1920s, the Athenian Ballroom was added, making Hotel Elkhart the tallest building in the city with the best view of the Elkhart River.

In 1974, Hotel Elkhart found a new role in hospitality as an assisted living facility before transforming again to house a variety of offices, restaurants, and apartments over the years.
In 2021, to the delight of the community, Hotel Elkhart returned to its original purpose as the city’s downtown hotel, 98 years after its opening.

And now, Hotel Elkhart is reborn. Staying true to its rich history and loyal to the community who embraced it, our reimagined downtown hotel weaves the city’s storied past and artistic upcomings into the present moment for a boutique hotel experience unlike any other.

Welcome to an Elkhart original with hospitality reimagined.

Key Amenities

Pillow Menu

We may share the same dreams, but we all sleep differently. Hotel Elkhart offers every guest a choice of pillows from our signature pillow menu, so you can dream bigger and better than ever before.

Elliot the Elk

Make sure your kids keep a lookout for our mascot, Elliot the Elk, popping up around Hotel Elkhart! From scavenger hunts to photo ops, wherever Elliot goes, adventures and laughter soon follow.

Rooftop Bar

Atop the tallest building in Elkhart, the views from The High Note Rooftop Bar are second to none. Enjoy our signature sips and small bites while overlooking our beloved city and the Elkhart River.

Provisions Gift Shop

Continually inspired by our community’s passion for craftsmanship, we give guests an opportunity to purchase local art and goods in our dedicated shop. As a cherished keepsake or gift for someone back home, we appreciate you supporting Elkhart's small businesses.

Fitness Center

Before or after a day of Elkhart exploration, break a sweat in our state-of-the-art fitness center, with machines and weights for every kind of athlete.

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Key Amenities

CAPS & Ruthmere Gala Weekend

Hosted at Elkhart’s opulent residence-turned-museum, the CAPS & Ruthmere Gala celebrates life change and transformation among our city’s most protected youth.

Weekend of Giving

Join us August 27-28, 2021 as we come together to give back to our local Elkhart community.

Notre Dame Football

Chant and cheer the Fighting Irish to victory during each of their home games at Notre Dame Stadium—just 30 minutes west of our hotel.

  • September 11, 2021
  • September 18, 2021
  • October 2, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • October 30, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • November 20, 2021
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