I stayed at Hampton Inn, downtown, near the Convention Center for $125. That was supposedly a "conference rate". A friend stayed at the Omni Severin for $118. I checked online and sure enough, rooms for next week (June 2013) are also $118 ... so much for the "conference rate"! Stay at the Omni, it's a nicer hotel.
I took a red-eye from Seattle and when I booked the room I asked for an early check in. I arrived at 1 pm and was told my room wasn't ready. I had also asked for a quiet room, and when I finally did get a room, it was situated right across from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. They're having a basketball game tonight, there's a band, and it's loud!
The front desk of the Hotel is uninspired. When I left my bag there was a large posted sign absolving the Hotel of any responsibility for your luggage, and it said to take your valuables. The TV didn't have any network channels. When I used the stairs I discovered I could't get back to my room (I'd forgotten something), the doors to the Hotel floors were locked. I finally got outside through an area that looked, and smelled, like a garbage area. I was disappointed the bathroom didn't have a shower cap and the towels smelled funny. They were clean ... maybe just some bad smelling soap? Other than that the room was OK.
Needlesstosay, I'm disappointed with this Hotel. I expected better, but was particularly irritated with the price compared to the Omni Severin. I would probably rate this hotel "average", but the total experience pushed it down to "poor". I hope they have a decent breakfast ....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampton Inn Hotel Downtown Indianapolis is located in the heart of Indianapolis. This beautiful hotel housed in the historic Chesapeake building is across the street from the Circle Center Mall. The central downtown location is just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center, the Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and a variety of restaurants. The hotel features 180 well-appointed guestrooms that offer the perfect place to relax when you're traveling for business or for pleasure.• Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily• Complimentary High-Speed Internet• Valet Parking Available• Modern Guest Rooms w/ 43” LCD HDTVs• Room Service Available - Hard Rock Cafe• 24/7 Suite Shop• Business Center w/ PC, Printer & Fax• Fitness Center• 5 Meeting Spaces Available• Hilton HHonors• 100% Hampton Guarantee ... more less
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