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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great property. The front desk seem especially well trained. Check-in experience was tremendous. Expectations are always high for a JW and this did not disappoint. Rooms were quiet and comfortable. Valet parking price was stupid — did not get to try any of the restaurants. Room views (mine was West) outstanding.
Very nice rooms, meeting space, and restaurants in a great area of Indianapolis near parks, museums, the zoo and within an easy walk of good bars and restaurants. I found all of the staff that I interacted with to be very friendly and helpful. The nearby White River Park trail is a great place to get a relaxing walk in after a long day of meetings.
I love the location of this hotel. It's in such close proximity to almost everything in Downtown Indy. Rooms, service, restaurant were all great as well. Check in was quick and easy. I would definitely stay there again.