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4903 Wintrhop Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 727-1696
Indianapolis has hosted many large events, including the Super Bowl.  
Indianapolis has become the convention capital of the United States due to Indy's fabulous downtown,
easy access, intelligent layout, walkways connecting hotels with shopping, restaurants, convention
center, etc. inexpensive prices and of course Hoosier hospitality.
Good Tools For Finding Lodging:

Indianapolis Hotel Tax is 18%.  (Surrounding counties have lower hotel taxes.)

You are not allowed to smoke in an Indianapolis hotel.  
However, I have listed some nearby hotels with smoking rooms
and some Indy hotels with balconies at the bottom of
this page.

There are around 200 hotels.   
There are 6,000 hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis,
and at least 20,000 total within an hour's drive.
Are you coming to town for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

If you are flying in just for a race and do not plan to do any sight seeing, you might want to stay at a hotel
by the airport.  There are often shuttles that will take you to and from the Speedway.

I recommend staying in a hotel downtown as there is lots to do and see and the Speedway is close to
downtown.  However, staying in a hotel along 465 might be cheaper than staying downtown.

There are some motels closer to the Speedway, but I cannot recommend any motels in the city as
some are hangouts for criminals, drug users and prostitutes.
This is an excellent tool to use if you have an area in mind of where you
wish to stay.  However, you won't know if they have any vacancies!

All Indianapolis area hotels and motels are listed on the map.  
You can zoom in for more detail, or zoom out to examine outlying areas.
You can easily move the map around to center a specific area to zoom in to.

Clicking on a hotel's location on the map will pop up a box that shows:
* The address and phone for the hotel
* Average prices and the ability to make a reservation via Expedia or Orbitz
* Photos of hotel, including Google's Street View
* The hotel's reviews from Google
Many Hotel Customer Reviews and Photos.  

You can book your whole trip from this web site, including air fare and car rental.
Other Popular Tools To Find Lodging:
There is a climate-controlled skywalk and tunnel system downtown

It connects many places, so that you can get around downtown in inclimate weather, indoors!
The Circle Centre Mall, Arts Garden, State House, State Library, the government center, the
Lucas Oil Stadium and convention center are all connected to the hotels: Marriot Place
Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Westin, Hyatt Regency, Omni Severin, Conrad
Hilton, Embassy Suites and Crowne Plaza!
With an easy-to-use interface, this Web Site searches other Travel Booking Web Sites
and returns a list of hotels with vacancies and the best prices available.  

You can then click on a link to go to the Web Site that offers the best price.

I like how they show you the rating for the hotels - with colored smiley or frowny faces.

They let you choose to search a certain brand of hotel only, such as show me all Holiday Inns.

There is an option to show you hotels within a certain distance of a landmark -  while it is not
very accurate, it is an indicator.  
Top Hotels in America's Midwest: Readers' Choice Awards 2016
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the top hotels the country's heartland.

Three are in Indy!


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JW Marriott Indianapolis
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
Conrad Indianapolis
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
The Iron Horse Hotel
Radisson Blu Mall of America
The Saint Paul Hotel
21c Museum Hotel
The Raphael Hotel
The Alexander
Indy Hostel
4903 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, IN 46205
+1 317-727-1696