In the heart of the Midwest, travelers come to downtown Indianapolis to work, to play and to explore all while staying in hotels that respond to their myriad needs.
With its state-of-the-art convention center drawing visitors year-round, downtown Indianapolis is always busy. Filled with trendy restaurants, live music venues, theaters, dance groups and museums, it draws people from throughout the country. Downtown is also close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway–host of the Indy 500–and the largest children’s museum in the world. Downtown hotels cater to business travelers, tourists, sports fans, art-lovers and families.
Luxury and Art: Conrad Indianapolis
Art lovers rejoice! The 23-story Conrad Indianapolis offers more than just a place to lay your head, it feeds the mind and soul with top-notch art work that turns the entire hotel into a gallery. They even have specialty luxury suites that capture a specific art genre—modernism, pop, contemporary and surrealism. The first floor boasts an art gallery and every hallway is bedecked with unique artwork in this high-tech downtown hotel. Even the full-service spa is home to sculptures, drawings, paintings and a Picasso. In their 247 guestrooms, guest can control room lights and shades from a bedside switch. They lay claim to being the only downtown Indianapolis hotel that has a full-service spa, pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, private showers and lockers. The Capital Grille offers a fine-dining experience with upscale, contemporary American cuisine. Prices are $249 and up.
Superior Service: Hotel Indy
The Hotel Indy stands head and shoulders above its competitors because of the stellar service they offer from the front desk to the valet to housekeeping. It’s the kind of service that leaves their guests raving and promising to return. It doesn’t hurt that this new property is pet-friendly. Hotel Indy is Marriott’s first Tribute Hotel, a boutique property with only 90 rooms, but each one featuring a distinctive design such as the floor-to-ceiling windows and mid-Century Modern décor that is styled in the 1960s Brutalist era. Within walking distance to the Indiana Convention Center, the hotel boasts a coffee bar with local brews, a rooftop bar with 180-degree views and memorable dining at The Hulman. Prices from $294.
Exploring in Style: Le Méridien Indianapolis
Le Méridien is Marriott’s downtown hip hotel, a property vibrant in its décor and situated in the heart of downtown. Their 100 contemporary rooms and suites feature plush bedding and ergonomic workspaces. While they have modern cuisine and craft cocktails at Spoke & Steele, many of their guests count it as a feature that they are close to St. Elmo’s, Tony’s Steakhouse and Nada. They have a sky bridge that connects guests to the Indiana Convention Center. The goal of this hotel, like all others that bear the Le Meridien name is to provide an opportunity for people to explore the world in style. Their lobby is designed as a place for guests to gather and connect. Prices from $299.
Simple comforts: Tru by Hilton
Not every traveler is in need of luxury, which is why Hilton offers its Tru property, a modern, budget-friendly hotel with a contemporary and minimalist aesthetic. The 148 guestrooms are comfortable and clean and filled with standard modern amenities. Guests rave that the complimentary breakfast buffet exceeds expectations with its pancake chef, bagels and cereal. It also hosts a coffee house and snack bar with enough goodies to fill up the mini-fridge found in each room. Prices from $125.
Warmly personal: The Nestle Inn
Courtesy of Booking.comTravelers searching for a more personalized and intimate lodging experience need look no further than The Nestle Inn, a charming bed and breakfast in the Cottage Home neighborhood of downtown Indianapolis. The six guestrooms in this Victorian home are uniquely decorated with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings. Each day at the Inn starts out with a complimentary breakfast with homemade baked goods featuring locally sourced ingredients. And while the rooms are lovely, so are the common areas that feature a fireplace and cozy seating. There’s also a library filled with the owners’ military and fire history. There are even cooking classes that guests can sign up for. Prices from $182.