Santa Claus Travel Guide
If you're nuts about Christmas, we've got the hotel and the town for you. Santa's Lodge, in Santa Claus, Indiana, doesn't hold back when it comes to banking on their namesake 365 days a year. You've got decorations and a toy train in the lobby, two big fat Santas out front, and more holiday kitsch in every room.
If you're the bah humbug sort, the novelty will probably wear off fast and you won't be left with much on your wish list. Expect basic hotel catalog furniture, flimsy plastic toilet seats, and thin sheets. Oddly, the "family suite" has a whirlpool tub in the living room. The family that bathes together stays together?
There's one giant draw besides Santa though: the great Holiday World theme park a two-minute drive away. We're talking about three gut-wrenching wooden roller coasters, crazy water park rides, and free sodas to boot. So while this hotel would have trouble competing as a 3-star in a major market, it's the prime present under the Christmas Tree if you're headed to Holiday World.