We arrived earlier than check-in time, but the receptionist happily checked us in. The room was in excellent shape. It was spacious, clean, well decorated, and had a flat screen TV. We had a great view of the stadium across the road. There were no events at the stadium during our stay. There was a coffee machine, with good quality coffee supplied.
The bathroom was spacious, and never steamed up once during showers. Towels were always soft.
We made us of the pool and spa, and these were very good. Well maintained, clean, and with plenty of fresh towels available. The sunbed area outside the pool is small, but got good sun. There is passing traffic nearby, and a view of the energy plant(?), but these did not interfere with our enjoyment of the sun area.
Breakfast was very good, always a variety of options both hot and cold, and always fresh, replenished by helpful staff.
There is wi-fi in the hotel, but it did not extend to our room (3rf floor). The room did have a socket for wired internet, but we did not try it. However, wi-fi worked fine in the lobby and dining area. There is also a computer and printer in the dining area, free for customers to use. There always seemed to be fresh coffee on tap in the dining area, which helped make this area a pleasant place to spend time.
Parking was no problem, but has to be paid for ($10 per day, still cheaper than many places in town, although we did spot one nearby car park that was offering weekday parking for $5 per day on SOME days of the week, but not all days).
The hotel is within walking distance of the centre of downtown, although some people might find it a bit too far to walk to Monument Circle. We found it fine, and also walked to White River Park and the museums and canal.
The lobby has a useful small shop selling all sorts of things such as umbrellas and ready meals (which you could heat up in the microwave in the dining area).
We chose this hotel because it seemed to offer the best balance of price and convenience of location for downtown. We were slightly apprehensive that it might be too far from the centre, but believe now that we made the best choice. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Indianapolis City Centre, located in beautiful downtown Indianapolis. Enjoy sensational shopping, exciting nightlife, as well as both professional and amateur sporting events all within walking distance. This downtown Indianapolis hotel is conveniently located off I-70, two blocks south of the Indiana Convention Center and footsteps from the new Lucas Oil Stadium - home of the Indianapolis Colts! The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Indianapolis City Centre offers a fresh decor with inviting rooms which were recently renovated in 2009. Upgrade to a romantic whirlpool room or a spacious suite with kitchenette. This downtown hotel offers affordable meeting space, indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, Suite Shoppe convenience store, and guest laundry facilities. A complimentary hot Express Start breakfast is available daily featuring signature cinnamon rolls and a rotating menu of hot items. Our attractive guest rooms include free high-speed Internet access and flat panel HDTVs with movie channels. Shuttle service is available in the immediate downtown area for a nominal fee, based on availability. The hotel is located 20 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. The 'Green Line' airport shuttle provides inexpensive door to door transportation. Affordable parking available on site. Enjoy our 100% Smoke Free environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis Downtown City Centre Hotel Indianapolis
- Holiday Inn Indianapolis
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