Indianapolis Hotels Offer Beautiful Art, Great Locations, World-Class Amenities, Friendly Folks

Some of the nation’s best hotels are right in Indianapolis where Hoosier hospitality combines with big-city amenities for a memorable visit.

Check out the names – Conrad, Marriott, Courtyard, Omni, Westin, Hyatt – hotels that have earned a reputation for knowing how to pamper guests. Those are all in Indy, along with such small boutique hotels as the new Hotel Broad Ripple in the trendy Broad Ripple neighborhood.

For a historic sleepover, choose the Crowne Plaza at Union Station. Opened in 1888, Union Station was the nation’s first union railway depot. A young Thomas Edison worked there as a Western Union telegraph operator. Today, you can sleep in real Pullman train cars or stay in a modern hotel room.

Many of the city’s landmark hotels are centrally located in downtown Indy where guests can walk to some of the city’s well-known attractions, including games of the NFL Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, the NBA Pacers and WNBA Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Minor League Baseball Indians at Victory Field.

Once nicknamed Naptown and India-No-Place because it was so boring, Indy is now a clean vibrant city with a wealth of reasons to visit and luxurious places to stay.  

When you have your Indy location figured out, it’s not difficult to find a quality hotel that will help you feel so welcome that, like many others, you will soon be planning a return visit to the capital city of Indiana.




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



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

The Alexander Indianapolis
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Opened January 2013, the contemporary styled Alexander Hotel is filled with art curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Each guestroom has one or two pieces of individualized art with no two rooms alike. The Alexander's prime location is...  Read More

The Westin Indianapolis
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A stay at Westin Indianapolis comes complete with pampering, access to downtown attractions and one of the best steakhouses around. After undergoing a major renovation, Westin knows how to please guests. The 573 smoke-free guestrooms offer...  Read More



They don't call it "Big Blue" for nothing. It certainly is both. Big. And blue. The beautiful JW Marriott hotel in downtown Indy is the tallest hotel in Indiana. Opened February 2011, the 33-story glass tower hotel stands at 375 feet tall and...  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

Hotel Broad Ripple
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Hotel Broad Ripple is the inn place to stay. In fact, the nine-room boutique opened in May 2014 is the only inn in the heart of the trendy Indy neighborhood. Located on the Monon Trail, the hotel offers great freebies – newspaper, Wi-Fi,...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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If you're looking for prime central location, the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis has it. Located in the heart of downtown Indy near the state Capitol, the Hyatt is connected by a climate-controlled skywalk to the Convention Center, Circle Centre...  Read More

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis - Downtown Union Station
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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

Conrad Indianapolis
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Luxury? Most definitely. Location? Maybe best in town. The Conrad Indianapolis hotel offers a pampered experience. Opened March 2006, the Indy favorite boasts a 23-story tower with 240 guest rooms and suites, a lovely indoor heated...  Read More


Meet Jackie Sheckler Finch

When Jackie Sheckler Finch moved to Indiana from Massachusetts more than two decades ago, she was asked to say hello to Larry Bird. The famous “Hick from French Lick” and former Boston Celtic...  More About Jackie