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Where to Stay in Indianapolis – a neighborhood guide

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Will you wake up amidst the bustle of Downtown, close to the roar of the Speedway, or in one of Indy’s distinctive outer districts? Since it welcomes millions of visitors each year, Indy has hospitality sorted, with everything from budget motels providing self-catered accommodation, to luxury hotels giving you the best of Indy chic. Most districts contain a mixture of hotels of all budgets, so your only decision is about which area suits you best.
Hotels in Downtown

 

 

You’ll find a host of familiar chain names clustered around Monument Circle, offering good value for money. These mid-range and luxury hotels are large and modern, with most offering 24-hour business and fitness centers. Some also have spa tubs and indoor pools.

 

Speedway

 

 

Named for the world-renowned race circuit in this area of the city, Speedway is the place to be if you want to live life in the fast lane. Located northwest of Downtown, this district is all about motor sports, with the shining exhibits of the Dallara IndyCar Factory and the Motor Speedway Hall of Fame to keep any visiting fan happy.

 

Hotels in Speedway

 

 

Cheap, comfortable hotels and motels make Speedway a great area for those on a budget, or wanting a convenient race day location. Rooms tend to be furnished in a no-fuss contemporary style, with conveniences including WiFi and satellite TVs. Some of the motels provide fully-equipped kitchenettes so that you can self-cater.

 

Northeast Indianapolis

 

 

If you like shopping and luxury, then Keystone in Northeast Indianapolis is the district for you. You’ll be close to two of the biggest malls in the city, Fashion at Keystone and Central Court, with all the top fashion brands and entertainment you could ask for. Downtown Indy is a 30 minute drive away, so you're never far from the hustle and bustle.

 

Hotels in Northeast Indianapolis

 

 

The stylish, upmarket Keystone hotels offer comfort and convenience. Many rooms feature premium bedding and on-demand movies, so you can really relax and make yourself at home. Some hotels have their own restaurants serving up contemporary American cuisine, while leisure facilities include swimming pools and fitness centers. There are also a few budget motels in the area, with WiFi and self-catering facilities.

 

Southwest Indianapolis

 

 

Just a 20-minute drive from Downtown is Indianapolis International Airport. It’s also 5 miles south of Speedway, so whether you need accommodation for an event, or you’re just here on a flying visit, this is a very convenient place to stay. There are great transport links across Indianapolis, making it easy to sightsee as well.

 

Hotels in Southwest Indianapolis

 

 

There is a wide variety of hotels close to the airport, ranging from budget motels to upscale business hotels. Many are familiar brands, so you can be sure of what you’re getting. The cheaper options generally provide spacious rooms WiFi and air conditioning. Go upmarket and you’ll get more luxurious furnishings, sleek restaurants and 24-hour service.