JW Marriott Indianapolis
What We Love
- Guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with city views
- Dining options include an Italian restaurant, sports bar, and terrace with grill
- 24-hour room service and free newspapers are standard perks
What To Know
- Expect a corporate feel given the direct link to the Convention Center
- With this many rooms, an intimate hotel experience isn’t on the cards
- There are fees for WiFi access, although it’s free in the lobby
- Check-out time is 11 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 33-floor behemoth is a downtown landmark, one of five Marriotts connected to the Indiana Convention Center. Guest rooms sport mid-level luxuries like 40″ LCD televisions and marble bathrooms, but the greatest perk is the floor-to-ceiling windows with superstar views over the city, especially from the upper floors. Dine in-house at one of two restaurants, the Tuscan-inspired Osteria Pronto or the lively High Velocity sports bar, then work off the calories at the well-equipped fitness center, which also includes an indoor pool and whirlpool.
In the Area
Along with the steak house at the hotel, the immediate area is rife with temples to carnivorism. One of the most popular beef bastions is St Elmo’s, which has been firing up award-winning steaks since 1902. For a slightly different take on the beast, try one of the burgers at Bru, whose meat is sourced from Creekstone Farms, the same purveyor used by legendary New York chefs Mario Batali and Danny Meyer. Finally, it’s time to watch animals get fed at the acclaimed Indiana Zoo, renowned for its animal conservation and breeding programs.
How to Get There
When rates are affordable for my budget this would be one of my favorite hotels in this country (actually, in the world). Quiet, comfortable and very relaxing. Excellent concierge lounge, nice restaurants, convenient undercover parking, great gym, very helpful staff
I had a very enjoyable stay at the JW Marriott. The staff is very helpful, the views beautiful, and the services were enjoyed and convenient (parking a little salty though). It was all helped by the fact that I was back in God's Country...Indiana. If there is one desire, it would be that other restaurants are closer, but that can't be changed.
Came in on a Tuesday for a 4 day business trip. Was met by a really nice agent who checked me in. Got to my room. It was clean and modern. Then I had dinner at the restaurant with clients. The service was great and the food was awesome. We do audiovisuals and the staff in banquets and the local AV vendor we’re a treat to work with.
The JW Marriott was an excellent hotel for just about anything, but in my case a professional conference. Rooms are quiet and well appointed. The bed and pillows are exceptionally comfortable. Finally, the location is ideal for meetings either hosted within the hotel or at the convention center.
My stay at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis was first rate. The room was clean and so comfortable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The bathroom was very nice, and I loved the shower. I also enjoyed a beautiful view of the city. I will definitely come back and stay again!