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Staybridge Suites Indianapolis - City Centre
Ranked #32 of 182 Hotels in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Nice One Night Stay”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Staybridge for one night while in Indianapolis to visit the Murat Theatre. The hotel is conveniently located, the price was good, and our room was very nice and clean - with a nice kitchenette, which we didn't get a chance to use. I would say the room is a little smaller than expected for a suite. The living area was very small - the sofa was maybe 5 feet from the TV on the wall, so you felt right on top of it with really no room for additional seating around it. However, the bedroom was large, and since it was just the two of us the living room arrangement didn't matter to us. Breakfast was hot and good. The only real downside is parking - if you're there earliy you can be in the lot right behind the hotel, but if you come in later that will be full and you'll end up parking in the garage two buildings down. And parking is an additional $12. But all in all it was a nice overnight stay at the Staybridge.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Niles MI
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

We were in Indy for a convention at the downtown convention center and have stayed at several other hotels in close proximity over the years. This was our first time at Staybridge and if the rate is good we'd do it again.

The decor is very appealing and looks brand new. They have "extras" like on Thursday night when we were there from 4:40-7:30 a free taco/nacho bar with pop and drinks too. We enjoyed the bowl of cut fruit for breakfast (cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew etc...) which is a cut above the fruit (an apple or banana if you're lucky) you see at most complimentary breakfasts.

If you want to bring any of your own food this hotel rocks as it has a close to "full" kitchen. If we brought the kids with this would be our choice for sure for this reason alone. It has a good size fridge, stove top and microwave. As far as I could see it looked pretty furnished with cups, silverware, pans etc... though we didn't use them.

The only down side to this kitchen and the room was the dueling noise from the refrigerator and the air conditioner the first night. Didn't notice it the second night since after working all day I think we were to tired to care! The only other "odd" thing we noticed was that when you left the bathroom door closed it would smell like smoke in the bathroom. We don't smoke so I don't know if the neighbors were and it was drifting through the vent or what. Didn't really bother us but was strange. I was going to mention it when we left but there was no one at the desk right then so I didn't bother.

The reason I say I would return but not in the winter is that it's a pleasant but slightly far walk to the convention center. We are vendors so we go in the back by the loading docks and it works pretty well but if it was a cold winter day I wouldn't want to walk it. Our convention was in Feb. one year and we stayed next door to this hotel at the Comfort Suites and it was a COLD walk! We did feel totally safe on the walk but it was daylight. If you were coming or going after dark you might not depending on your comfort level.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Reading, UK
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

The hotel is obviously only a couple of years old, and everything felt fresh and new. The room was superb - comfy seating area, wonderful bed, spacious bathroom and well equipped bathroom. Unbeatable for the price.

The location is incredible for Lucas Oil Stadium - it dominates all the rear-facing windows and literally a minute's walk away.

The City Centre is a bit more of a trek - 10-15 mins, and on the far side of the stadium. The walk requires crossing the empty stadium car parks and past a number of businesses, but I didn't feel intimidated - just alone - I can see that others might find it a problem, but I can't imagine the sub-5 minute taxi-ride would cost much.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

Stayed here to see the Colts game in December and was Wowed by how large the rooms were and how close it was to the Stadium! 5 dollar cab ride to downtown. Stadium literally right out your window, maybe 2 blocks. Rooms are very spacious and the Kitchen was HUGE, I mean it really is like staying in an apartment not a hotel room Very clean! Indoor pool area was very nice as well as the workout room. They also have a theater room that you can watch moviee or t.v. We will definately be returning the next time we are in Indianapolis!

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Suburban Detroit
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

I stayed at the Staybridge when my teen daughter's cheer team had a competition at the Indiana Convention Center. We had several families from our team stay here with us. I had never been to Indy before and knew nothing of the city, or this hotel, before my stay. Every person in our group agrees that the Staybridge was excellent in every way.

To save money, many of us chose a friend to room with. I am one who likes my space so I was worried about feeling "cooped up" even with a friend I like very much. I shouldn't have worried. The suites were big enough that I never felt cramped. The room itself was very clean. We did a very intense "bedbug check" and were pleased to find the room bug free and extremely clean. The kitchen was wonderful, with beautiful granite counters. We brought lots of food with us and there was plenty of room for it all. We loved the seperate living room so the kids could go to bed early and the grown ups could stay up chatting. The only thing I didn't like is that the bathroom was in the bedroom area so someone who needs to make frequent nighttime bathroom trips may disturb the people sleeping. It made mornings a little more difficult as well. You could not get ready without waking the people who wanted to sleep longer.

The lobby was nice and breakfast was really good. They offered your typical items plus a few hot items like scrambled eggs and sausage, or biscuits, or diced potatos. A little different each morning. We liked it and appreciated it on our busy competition mornings. We parked our car on our arrival day and never used it again. They had shuttles running often from any downtown location to the hotel and back. If a shuttle wasn't available the front desk called a cab, which was always there within minutes. Each ran about 5 to 10 bucks per trip, but they were van sized and between us all it was mere dollars per person and much better than driving and paying for parking each time. The shuttle drivers were friendly and knowledgable about the city. We much perferred them over the cab drivers.

My daughter and I did not use the pool but our friends did and liked it very much. We were surprised at how close Lucas Oil Stadium was to the hotel. We took pictures from the hallway window and sent them to my son who is a Colts fan. He was big time jealous. Anyone staying here for a Colts game will be thrilled at the location. On our last night we were so tired we decided to order take out and the front desk clerk recommeded a pizza place. I don't remember their name but she was right on. The pizza was delicious! They had a flyer at the front desk with coupons. Use them! You won't be disappointed.

Overall, I would recommed this hotel to anyone staying in downtown Indy. We will surely choose this hotel again next year when we return to defend our National title (did I mention my daughter's team won First Place?) at the Jamfest competition. Great hotel, great stay!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

My husband and his friends stay at this hotel when GenCon comes to Indianapolis and he was always satisfied with it. When I found out that the Titanic exhibit would be coming to the Indiana State Museum around the time of our first anniversary, because of my husband's recommendations and past experiences with this hotel, we immediately booked a room for one night.

When we arrived, I was surprised at how nice the lobby looked. It was very well decorated and furnished. Our room was beautiful (although we didn't get the view of the stadium--perfectly okay anyway!) and although somewhat smallish, perfect for two people. We had a kitchenette, complete with sinks, a refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. I don't recall there being a stove, but I'm not sure if they were supplied in the smaller rooms.

My husband and I also made good use of the pool and hot tub. The hot tub was set for a relaxing temperature. The facilities were clean and well-stocked with towels.

The bed was quite nice and comfortable. I'm not one to sleep well in strange places, so I woke up somewhat often, but it was no fault of the quality of the bed. (Just a personal side note--I really enjoyed the style of the bedspread!)

Also, the hotel is a great walking distance away from the stadium, Convention Center, the Indiana State Museum and the White River State Park. Even though we had checked out by eleven, we had tickets to the Titanic exhibit at noon but didn't want to have to drive there and pay for parking. The hotel staff was kind enough to let us leave our car in the parking lot while we were at the museum.

It was an overall great experience and would definitely book a night at this hotel again if the occasion arises!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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St Louis Missouri
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

We spent one night at this hotel to go to a Pacers game. I prepaid to get a lower rate. When we arrived we were charged an extra $10 for parking. No where on their website does it say they will charge for parking. The walk to and from the Conseco Center was quite far! We didn't feel safe walking because of many dark alleys along the way. The rooms were clean and the hotel was quiet. The breakfast bar was really bare by 8:30am even though they were suppose to be serving until 9:30am. The location would be perfect for a Colts game but too far of a walk for the Conseco Center late at night.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Staybridge Suites Indianapolis - City Centre
Address: 535 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1139
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Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis > Downtown Indianapolis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Indianapolis
#52 Business Hotel in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Staybridge Suites Indianapolis - City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Downtown Indianapolis Extended-Stay Hotel! The newly opened Staybridge Suites Extended Stay Hotel in downtown Indianapolis offers comfortable rooms, which are complimented by our great location in downtown Indianapolis adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium. Additionally, the hotel is near the Indianapolis International Airport and Indiana Convention Center. Business and leisure travelers can benefit from our extended stay, pet friendly hotel in downtown Indianapolis as the hotel is just a short distance from Victory Field Baseball park, Circle Centre Mall, Conseco Fieldhouse, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This downtown Indianapolis hotel is only 15 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and is conveniently located within three blocks of the Indiana Convention Center. Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Eli Lilly, IUPUI, General Motors, and Wellpoint are in close proximity in downtown Indianapolis. Our pet friendly Indianapolis hotel offers business travelers and families a comfortable place to stay while being out of town. We also encourage our guests to mingle with each other during the evening Sundowners Receptions (Tuesday - Thursdays), which feature drinks and appetizers. With a 24-hour convenience store, complimentary laundry facility, an outdoor BBQ pavilion and a home theater room, the Staybridge extended stay hotel in Indianapolis is the perfect home away from home. ... more   less 
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