As mentioned by another reviewer below, I had NO idea what a neat place I was getting. I attended a convention, and was just happy that I was able to get a room that was adjacent to the convention center; I later learned that they are connected via a walkway.
The room was clean, quiet and well kept; I expected that. The staff was very attentive; I expected that as well. What I didn't expect was the very unique utilization of the old train station. From the three story lobby, complete with steel girders and figurines, to the room that are in actual rail cars (not mine, maybe next time), I have never seen anything like it.
The only SLIGHT mark, on an otherwise perfect stay, was the slow service at breakfast. As is often the case, the restaurant was overwhelmed at breakfast. It appears that there were only two waiters on duty. Ours did an admirable job of trying to keep up, but ultimately the service was slow and spotty. This would CERTAINLY not keep me from returning!
If you find yourself in downtown Indy. Be sure to check this one out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a video tour. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center at Historic Union Station is 'housed within America's first Union Station.' Our hotel s downtown Indianapolis location is ideal. We re just steps away from both the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts & convenient to Bankers Life, home of the Pacers, Circle Centre Mall, The Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Hall of Fame Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, The Children s Museum & downtown nightlife. Our Romanesque revival-style hotel features 273 guestrooms, Pullman's Restaurant & Lounge and over 50,000 sq ft of meeting space. We're best known for our 26 authentic Pullman traincar guestrooms named after prominent personalities from the early 1900's. Another popular feature of the hotel is the white fiberglass ghost travelers dressed in period clothing, and still lovingly haunting the premises. Our hotel is still an active train station, which enhances its ambiance and authenticity. ... more less
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