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“Great Property, conveniently located” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204   |  
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Asheville, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Property, conveniently located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family travels to Chicago driving from Asheville NC. Indy is the perfect distance for the "halfway" overnight stay. This hotel is really nice with a very convenient location right off the express-way. It is connected with the J.W. so you know it is a nice property. The rooms are spacious and clean. The amenities are great including the breakfast and usually a fridge in the room.
So, Here is the clincher, when my kids ASK to stay at this hotel when the are travelling to Chicago, you KNOW it is nice. They love the pool and the entire property because they can explore and have a great time. Great value for the money for sure!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel is in a great location if you are in town for a football game and want to be able to explore the downtown area. The hotel is part of a large Marriott complex that also includes a Springhill, Courtyard, and JW Marriott. The staff were very professional and helpful while were there.

We were within walking distance to Lucas Oil Stadium, many museums, Mass Ave., and the Circle Centre Mall. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was my second stay here in the past year. We wanted an early check in and the staff worked immediately to get us in a room. When we arrived in the room we found that it did not include a mini fridge, which was necessary for our stay. The staff made new keys for a newly cleaned suite with a fridge, brought the keys to our room right away. Very friendly. The only down side was at 3:45 AM I thought I smelled something burning -- more like a motor burning up than an open fire. It seemed to be coming from the hall, so I called the front desk to report it. The phone rang 25 times without being answered. Obviously, there was no problem with fire because the smell diminished and vanished. I was disappointed to not have staff at the desk, though!

Green Features: One of the few hotels in which I have stayed that actually leaves the used, hanging towels instead of replacing them automatically.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is connected via parking garages and walkways to the JW Marriot, Downtown Marriot, Indianapolis Convention Center and even the Circle Center Mall. Right across the street are museums and White River Park. Th Zoo is within easy walking distant.
Continental breakfast is included but unless you are there first thing the food disappears quickly and is not very quickly replenished. There is a TGI Fridays connected to the hotel.
Room was small but quiet, clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi is included. Shower was great, towels were very thin and not very soft-
I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Can rent bikes at White River Park and is a fantastic, FLAT place to ride along the River and even i...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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198 reviews 198 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a super Marriott complex. There is a Springhill, Fairfield, and Courtyard, and JW Marriott all in essentially the same complex. Very nice staff, clean rooms and nice comfortable rooms. The location is within walking distance of many museums, the mall and circle and lots of other downtown restaurants, bars, etc. We stayed for a few nights for a business/ pleasure stay. There is a TGIFridays attached which is pretty convenient as well. If you are looking to stay downtown, this would be a good choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn. We said her several times for my daughter's doctors appointments. Everybody to hotels very wonderful and feel like family. Today stay was unfortunately not as good as in the past. There was several maintenance issues in the bath area. Showerhead wasn't working correctly, shower curtain broken, possible mold in the tub, toilet seat broken, hairs on the ceiling.?? Staff though, are all amazing!

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager_Ben, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Seth:

Thank you for bringing this to our attention so we can address the maintenance and cleanliness issues you encountered during this stay. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve. Also, we appreciate you continuing to stay when you are in town for your daughter's visits to Riley. Please let me know if I can help with your return reservations. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!

Ben Minnich
General Manager
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Indianapois Downtown
317-636-7678
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San Marino, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This Fairfield Inn is fairly new. Well built -- no noise between rooms on same floor or floor above. Spacious room. Friendly, efficient employees. Good breakfast with everything. It connects to the Convention Center with a Skywalk. It connects to the JW Marriott, the Courtyard, and the Springhill Suites. All share underground parking, $23/day. Walking distance to the Lucas Oil Stadium. The baseball field and two museums are across the street. The thermostat said my room was 78 but I was still cold. Water temp in the shower was uneven.

Room Tip: I faced the street and the museums. Nice view.
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Green Features: I used one towel the entire time. Same for sheets, etc.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown

Address: 501 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Indianapolis
#21 Family Hotel in Indianapolis
#23 Romantic Hotel in Indianapolis
#45 Business Hotel in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis is adjacent to the Convention Center. Centrally located in the heart of this very walkable city, this hotel is close to Circle Center Mall, next to White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo, and several world-class museums. Also nearby are the Eiteljorg Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Conseco Fieldhouse. This property features an on-site TGI Friday's, pillowtop mattresses, complimentary high-speed Internet Access, and breakfast. ... more   less 
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