Walk to Colts Games, Celebrate Afterwards, Sleep in Downtown Hotels

In town for a Colts game? You sure aren’t alone. In Indianapolis, sports are much more than a tradition – they are a passion. A sea of blue and white swarms over downtown Indianapolis when the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium. Opened in 2008, the multi-purpose stadium has a prime location – smack dab downtown.

One of the best ways to enjoy a game is to get a downtown hotel room, walk to the stadium and drop in one of the numerous bars and restaurants afterwards for post-game celebration. Park your car, cheer on quarterback Andrew Luck, coach Chuck Pagano and the beloved Colts team, then spend the night in comfy digs in one of America’s most walkable downtowns.

Whether you're coming from near or far, incredible Indianapolis has a winning lineup of hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium. Check out the names – Conrad, Marriott, Courtyard, Omni, Westin, Hyatt – hotels that have earned a reputation for knowing how to pamper guests.

More than half of the almost 7,200 hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis are within easy-walking blocks of Lucas Oil Stadium.  Twelve premium Indianapolis hotels are connected to the stadium by a climate-controlled walkway so guest don’t have to get out in inclement weather.

Most of these hotels also have great onsite restaurants and bars, such as High Velocity at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Plat 99 at the new Alexander Hotel, Tastings at the Conrad and Champions at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. So choose your place and cheer on your football favs. Go big blue!


War Memorial Plaza Historic District


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Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
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Crowne Plaza Indianapolis - Downtown Union Station
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Conrad Indianapolis
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Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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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

The Alexander Indianapolis
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