My family and I stayed two nights at this hotel just after the Final Four. The hotel is located on the west side of downtown and is adjacent to the Indianapolis Convention Center. It is in walking distance of downtown. Across the street from the hotel you have the NCAA national headquarters and the Indiana State Museum. The hotel is brand new and opened in February 2010. It is adjacent to Fairfield Inn and Courtyard By Marriott. All three hotels share an underground garage that sits beneath the hotels. Self parking in the garage is $20/day and valet parking is $25/day. There is a well appointed TGIFriday's located in the Fairfield Inn and you can dine there or have it delivered to your room through room service.
The hotel is very well appointed and serves a continental breakfast every morning. Rooms are well appointed and are trendy. Each room has a large Phillips LCD HDTV with plenty of HD channels available. Free internet is available via Wi-Fi or wired connections. Wi-Fi signal strength is very good and download speeds were 1.5 Mbit consistently. The room has an independently controlled HVAC system with a digital thermostat, microwave, and small cube fridge. The bathroom design is somewhat interesting in that is a split bathroom. The main sink/vanity and tub are in one room and the toilet and small sink are located in another area. The beds were very nice with high quality sheets and coverings. The night stand contained a phone along with an iHome clock radio with iPod Dock.
As for other features, a fitness room was available with a variety of equipment available. The hotel features a very small indoor pool that probably could safely fit about 20 people in it. A business center is available where you can check your e-mail and print off boarding passes. The lobby is well appointed with free coffee and wi-fi. The breakfast area was very clean and offered a variety of hot and cold items for breakfast. Typically scrambled eggs and sausage patties were available along with a do-it-yourself waffle machine. A variety of cereals, bagels, and juices were available as well.
For dinner, as mentioned previously, a TGIFriday's is located over in the Fairfield Inn. Other restaurants are located in downtown and can be easily accessed by foot, car, or taxi.
Overall, this was an excellent hotel with quiet, well appointed rooms and other ammentites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown is adjacent to the Convention Center. Located on a beautiful seven-acre site overlooking White River State Park, guests are steps away from Circle Center Mall, the State Capitol, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Conseco Fieldhouse. Guest rooms offer a small refrigerator, microwave, complimentary high-speed Internet Access, and cable TV. The property also features a complimentary new breakfast buffet, indoor pool, and fitness room. ... more less
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