My husband and I recently spent a weekend at The Alexander. While I don't think Indy itself has that much to offer, I might consider a return visit just to stay in the Alexander. The hotel is beautiful and modern. The service was spectacular and the rooms were quiet. I would have liked a bathtub (I'm a bath person), but the rain shower was heavenly. That's as close to a complaint as I can get about the room.
Both my highlight and lowlights of my experiences at The Alexander had to do with coffee. It was next to impossible to get a decent cup of coffee at The Alexander. There is an in-room Keurig. I have a Keurig at home, so I was excited to be able to make a quick cup when I got ready. The Newman's Own brand K-Cups provided, however, are FOUL! I tried every combination of cream and sweetener to try to make a palatable cup of coffee, to no avail. It is not possible to adjust the coffee to water ratio with this particular kind of Keurig. I suggest bringing your own K-Cup! The coffee in Market Table, the casual restaurant, was terrible on both mornings we had breakfast there.
To make up for all that, however, one afternoon, tired and sweaty from having walked around the city all morning, I asked the front desk where I could get a good cup of iced coffee nearby. Because The Alexander is kind of on the outskirts of downtown, after briefly checking in with her co-workers, the lovely young woman at the front desk borrowed the hotel's SUV and drove me on a coffee run to Starbucks. It was truly fantastic customer service and made up for all of the rest of the lousy coffee!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alexander, managed by Dolce Hotels, blends design with function in this unique urban hotel. One aspect that sets The Alexander apart from other hotels is its Art Program, curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including 12 artworks created for the hotel by individual artists and a total of 40 works of art displayed in the hotel’s public spaces.Located in the vibrant CityWay neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander is within walking distance of corporations such as Eli Lilly, Rolls Royce, WellPoint and Indiana Farm Bureau. Catch a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, a Pacer’s game or concert at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, attend a conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center, visit the zoo at White River State Park or head to Monument Circle for a performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. ... more less
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