Family-Friendly Indianapolis Hotels Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Ask most travelers of any age what makes a hotel stay great and the answer is usually the same – nice hotel people. That means hotel staff that go out of their way to make a family feel at home. Maybe it’s a couple of extra pillows in the room or a smiling clerk who knows that little travelers like to be welcomed as well. Close behind those friendly hotel folks is a list of what families look for to help make a stay memorable – swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, spacious rooms, in-room refrigerators and microwaves, closeness to attractions and easy parking.

Indianapolis has a wealth of attractions and the family-friendly hotels to go with them. For a fun place to lay your head, pick the Crowne Plaza at Union Station, housed within America's first Union Station. It is still a working train station which enhances its authenticity and ambience.

Triple the family fun by choosing a value-packed adventure package at local hotels. Enjoy overnight hotel accommodations and get tickets to two of Indy’s top attractions – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and The Indianapolis Zoo. Staybridge Suites, Omni Severin and several other hotels offer the money-saving packages.

As you drink in the skyline and the city's sights and sounds, let the whole family create and share the memories from your visit to Indianapolis. Family friendly hotels can help remove some of the stress of a family trip so you can focus on time with your loved ones.

If you wanna feel like home, this is the place to stay. Located adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Indianapolis Colts), this extended stay hotel features 113 suites with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms with sleeper sofas and flat...  Read More

One of Indy's premier hotels, the 424-room historic Omni Severin has played host to some of Indy's biggest names - and some celebrity visitors. No wonder. The 1913 hotel offers lovely Edwardian-style decor with elegant cherry veneer...  Read More

Housed in the beautifully restored, nine-story 1929 historic Chesapeake Building, Hampton Inn Downtown is located across the street from Circle Centre Mall and a short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and several popular...  Read More

An all-two-room-suite hotel located about 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Best Western Country Suites doesn't have a pool if that is important to your family. But it does offer a handy location for many local events, including the Indy...  Read More

The Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast has 210 rooms arranged over eight floors. But it's the extras that keep travelers returning time and again. Look at the long list - outdoor pool, indoor pool, spa tub, free parking, fitness...  Read More

For a stunning location, Residence Inn Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal is an easy choice. The only hotel in downtown Indy on the historic Canal, Residence offers access to jogging trails, paddleboats and beautiful parks. The inn is within...  Read More

For downtown attractions, visitors can find a great home base at SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown. Overlooking beautiful White River State Park, the hotel connects by skybridge to the Indiana Convention Center and Circle Centre Mall....  Read More

Embassy Suites Hotel Indianapolis Downtown
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Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Indianapolis is close to Lucas Oil Stadium - only .5 miles, charges reasonable rates and offers gracious perks that guests appreciate. Start each morning with complimentary made-to-order breakfast and wind...  Read More

Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station Indianapolis
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Ghostly travelers still haunt historic Union Station. Listed on National Register of Historic Places and America's first Union Station, the magnificent Romanesque revival-style building is home to 273-room Crowne Plaza hotel with indoor swimming...  Read More

The 297-room Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is part of the $450 million Marriott place. But the smaller Courtyard doesn't have to worry about being in the big blue shadow of its brother, the JW Marriott. The smoke-free Courtyard...  Read More


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