Local Hotels and Food


If you are planning on staying overnight here are a few suggestions for places to stay. If you have stayed in any of the following places please feel free to post up suggestions and feedback on our forums. If you are looking for a free place to stay locally please make sure to post in the forums ahead of time to see if anyone has an extra room. We will also have some space at the building for people who want to camp out with a sleeping bag.


Holiday Inn Express The Holiday Inn Express has consistently received praise from its customers for the clean, modern and spacious rooms with many amenities including cable TV, indoor pool, exercise room, high-speed internet access and a free continental breakfast. Handicapped rooms are available. For more information and reservations call 419-2382600 . You can also view the facility by visiting HERE




Comfort Inn The "old" Holiday Inn is now called the Comfort Inn. You can read a little more about it HERE. When this hotel was the Holiday Inn Express a few of our Lan attendees were big fans. Flat screen TV's, cable TV, indoor pool, exercise room, high-speed internet access and a free continental breakfast. Handicapped rooms are available.. You can call them and get prices at 419-232-6040 or 1-800-465-4329


fountainwinnFountain Inn The Fountain Inn is a beautifully maintained historic Inn located along the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. The Inn's yester-year charms with its modern conveniences offers home comforts. The Inn is located in downtown Van Wert, right across from the YMCA and the Brumback Library. Right beside the Inn is the award-winning Fountain Park, where noted musicians perform in our Summer Music Festival every Friday evening. From the Inn you can take a bike ride or stroll down memory lane in downtown Van Wert. Otherwise, if you would prefer to relax and stay indoors, the Inn has a movie collection for the lending. The rooms are quiet, clean, and tastefully decorated with queen-sized beds, cable color TVs, refrigerators, microwaves and full baths. They offer free High-Speed Wireless Internet, free local phone calls and free fax service. Finally, ask them about their complimentary "Health Center" day pass at the YMCA and enjoy all the member benefits. To learn more about this facility, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information, directions, or reservations call their office at 419-238-3330. https://www.fountainn.com/

guestkeeperinnGuestkeeper The Guestkeeper is an independently owned and operated motel with 46 rooms. With reasonable prices and clean facilities, the Guestkeeper is an ideal lodging destination for couples or families who do not require extensive recreational activities. They cater to those seeking a no-frills stay whether it's for overnight or an extended stay. The motel has in-room internet access, continental breakfast and a “pets allowed” policy. You can also get rooms with three full-size beds if you are looking to pack as many people in the room as you can. For more information contact them at 419-238-3700 or visit their website at https://www.guestkeeperinnvw.com



Here is a listing of most of the VW eateries. 


Bob Evans

716 West Ervin Road
Van Wert


735 Fox Road
Van Wert


Orchard Tree Family Restaurant
1058 West Main Street
Van Wert

Black Angus on Main
222 E. Main Street
Van Wert


Peking Chinese Restaurant
115 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH


Hong Kong Buffet
349 Towne Center Blvd.
Van Wert, OH


China Town Express
720 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH  


Mi Ranchito
865 N. Washington St
Van Wert, Oh


El Mexicano Restaurant
1198 Westwood Drive
Van Wert, OH 


Klosterman Pizza Co.
1017 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH


Pizza Hut
735 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH  


Nicko's Pizza
404 S. Wayne Street
Van Wert, OH  

Wild Willy's
209 S. Washington St.        
Van Wert, Ohio


Little Caesars Pizza
635 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH
(419) 232-2623


Fast Food

872 N Washington St
Van Wert, OH


Burger King
1101 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH


Dairy Queen
1222 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH


McDonald’s South VW
1162 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH


McDonald’s North VW Near 30
101 Christopher Crossing
Van Wert, OH


1112 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH


109 Town Center Blvd.
Van Wert, OH


Taco Bell
1280 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH


1234 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH




B & K Drive-In
835 West Main Street    
Van Wert, OH

Brookside Convenience Store
1301 West Main Street
Van Wert, OH


Rocky Top Ice Cream
500 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH

The Sycamore  Ice Cream
1126 Westwood Dr.
Van Wert, OH



CJ's Sidepockets
123 North Washington Street 
Van Wert, OH

Century Bar
137 East Central Avenue
Van Wert, OH

Old South Tavern
213 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH


Hotel Reviews from LanOC Attendees

Contact us if you want to let everyone know about your experience at any of the local hotels/Motels. 


D-RAYMAC here...and I had the pleasure of staying at the Fountain Inn in Van Wert for Lanoc v19. While the inn isn't the most aesthetically pleasing lodging option around town, it makes up for it by giving you BIG bang for your buck and being a budget gamer, this is exactly what I was needing! Lets go ahead and get the negative out of the way first. The building is dated as you can see with their bathroom sinks, hardware in the bathtubs, and some drywall and ceiling finishes. From what I can tell the inn has gone through a few renovations in its time and things are a bit wonky to the eye(conduit for electrical wiring on the outside of the wall, etc.) That is where my criticisms come to a halt. As for the bang for my buck, it started when I first arrived and met an extremely friendly staff. They had a very easy check in process(I used an online booking service but the staff encouraged me to let everyone else know that in the future to call the inn direct to book your stay and mention the lan to get their cheapest rate)and I felt taken care of from the start. We chatted about what brought me to town and they quickly understood I was in town for that "game thing on Fox Rd." Yes folks, the word is out in Van Wert about us "playing games and drinking soda" as the staff member lovingly put it. After getting to my room, I noticed the first thing I always look for when staying at a hotel/motel. I had a clean room! From the carpet to bed sheets to no dust on fixtures, everything was tidy and well kept. The amenities are really where things shine here too. At nearly half the cost of the chain hotels around the area, I still had free wifi, cool blowing air conditioning, a microwave and semi-tall fridge, plus a good looking flat panel television all with being the closest lodging option to the current location of the lan which is the Senior Center. My only other nit pick would be the size of the rooms. As a 6'4" plus sized man, I felt the room to be a bit small. I will say that there is plenty of room to get around the bed and to the bathroom but don't expect to do cartwheels here. Believe me, I tried! There is adequate room for your overnight bag and items from the day and/or snacks, Bawls, snacks, and oh, did I mention snacks? Seeing as I only spend about 8-9 hours at the MOST in the hotel during a lan event, cost is a big factor and I feel my money was well spent at the Fountain Inn. So, for the next event, if you don't feel like getting a kink in your back or neck from sleeping under the lan tables and don't want to break the bank, give them a ring and check their rate and be sure to mention you will be in town for the "game thing!" :-) Happy Gaming Everyone!



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