We stayed at the Westin Indianapolis hotel on Memorial Day weekend. We were in town to attend the Indy 500 race and this is where the hosting company booked us to stay.
The hotel has a business like feel to it, typical for hotels in downtown districts. The lobby is nice but not overly plush. There is a gift shop on the main level (ridiculous prices as you would expect) and many different conference rooms.
Our room was a standard king bed type room, we had a view of the Marriot next door and some rooftops (we were on the 9th floor). The room had a nice flat screen HD tv, looked like a 32 inch. There was a good selection of channels and the picture quality was good as well.
The bed was comfortable, the bedding is very heavy however so if you get warm while you sleep this will be noticeable. We had the thermostat set to 67 and we were still too warm with all the bedding.
There is a stocked snack bar/fridge in the room, don't touch it unless you like paying $5 for a bottle of water. We requested a fridge be brought to the room and it worked fine for drinks. There is a CVS drug store around the corner from the hotel, easy walking distance, where you can stock up on water, snacks, whatever.
The drapes did a good job of keeping the room dark while we slept. There is a desk area and also a small reading chair with ottoman. We didn't try the in room wifi because they wanted $10 a day for it, but the signal showed to be strong. I used my AT&T iPhone to get wifi to my iPad, got a good strong signal from our room for that.
Very small bathroom, can hardly open the door without hitting the toilet.
No exhaust fan in the bathroom either, will get foggy immediately when taking a shower.
The valve to move water to the shower heads from the bath tub faucet was faulty and did not close completely, it was also very noisy.
There were no outlets by the bedside. There was a clock, lamp, and cordless phone but they all had cords that ran behind the bed. I like to plug in my phone by my nightstand and use it as an alarm clock and I couldn't do this. Minor but it was a pain.
I also couldn't get the fan to stay on, even when I turned off Auto and set it to high. It would stay on for a few minutes then cycle back to Auto and shut off. With no ceiling fan and the heavy bedding, you really need some airflow to be able to sleep comfortably and it was a challenge.
All in all it was a pretty good stay. The downtown area is nice and there are walkways to get you over to the mall area without having to go outside. There is an indoor pool that is decent and a small fitness area with treadmills and some weight machines. With a few tweaks this could have been even better but I would still recommend this in the right circumstances for people traveling to downtown Indianapolis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Indianapolis Hotel Indianapolis
- Westin Indianapolis
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