This was my first stay at a Drury property since I was around 9 years old, at the old Stapleton airport in Denver when we had a flight cancelled. So, it's been a few, ahem, decades.
Obviously, there had been some great reviews of this property before, and I had stayed across the street at the Hilton earlier in the year. In comparison with other hotels in the area, including Staybridge, Embassy Suites, and the Hilton, this property completely outdoes them all.
Check-in was quick, and the hosts were extremely friendly.
We reserved a suite, so we could have some additional privacy and allow our restless toddler the opportunity to get some sleep (he is a light-sleeper). The suites are ~30% larger than Embassy Suites rooms, and have a full-size couch, as well as a recliner, and 37" flat-screens with HD channels. The hallway separating the bedroom was 12' long, with a nice sink and countertop where the fridge and microwave was tucked away. The beds were comfortable and there was a variety of pillow firmness.
At 5:30, we decided to check out their iteration of a manager's reception with the 'kickback'. It was great, with a nice selection of hot foods, a potato bar, egg rolls, and some fruit/veggies and what looked to be a bagged salad poured into a nice buffet holder. In addition, popcorn is available all day, as well as a soda-station; both are open until 10 PM, so you can get free snacks/soda until then.
The pool is indoor/outdoor; understanding this, in the wintertime, the indoor section would be considered small. The hot tub was nicely sized, the exercise room was relatively small, with 3 ellipticals, and 2 treadmills. The business center had 2 PCs and a free print/scanner hooked up to both machines. Wifi was free and fast throughout the property.
In the morning, the breakfast had scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon, biscuits/gravy, french toast, a waffle station, and cereal bar. There were pastries and yogurt as well, though not much in the way of fruit.
Overall, it was a FANTASTIC stay, and a great value, inasmuch as you can feed kids and yourselves at the kickback substantially, and spread out in large rooms and enjoy friendly service. My parents were with us and had reserved a king room which faced I-69; they did say there was some road noise, but it was relatively isolated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drury Hotel offers its guests a variety of free extras – take, for example, our free hot breakfast. At Drury, “hot” means scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and make-your-own Belgian waffles. In the evening, join us at our 5:30 Kickback® for free hot food and cold beverages. Our rotating menu features a variety of hot foods, baked potatoes, garden salad, beer, wine, mixed drinks and more! To burn off all of those free extras, Drury has a 24-hour exercise center and a parking lot to jog around. Lastly, Drury’s free wireless Internet and free long distance calls will ensure you can keep tabs on all of your posse back home. You may know Indianapolis for racing, but the city has plenty to offer outside of its world-famous Brickyard. Indiana’s largest city is full of exciting attractions and events. Stay with us while you explore them. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Inn And Suites Indianapolis Northeast
- Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast Hotel Indianapolis
- Drury Inn Indianapolis