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“Decent place for the price of downtown”

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Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Ranked #26 of 186 Hotels in Indianapolis
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Close to convention center and just a short walk to my favorite restaurants and shopping in this great city. Decent and clean and just what you need while in the city. Good room size and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

First off, don't be confused, there are two Marriott hotels in downtown Indy. A J.W. and this hotel.
Given that the two hotels are within two blocks of one another and this property is the closest to the convention center and downtown, opt for this location if you desire Marriott amenities and want to pay half the price of the J.W.

Rooms are typical of the brand. They are clean and the property is well kept. The bathrooms are larger than usual, as is the hanging space in the closet. All good!

However, when it comes to the staff.... listed are a few negative observations:

The front desk staff appears to think they're working at the Ritz, but they're not, and it shows. They can be a bit dismissive. When presented with my room key, I was given a severe, "Is there anything else?" It's not that the question was asked that is troublesome, but the tone in which it was said. This happened several times during my stay with various front desk staff and with various guests. Who do these "kids" think they are? Just odd how condescending they tend to be. I observed this with other guests as well. So, the front desk could use a few lessons in customer service, something that should be paramount in their function.

One of the housekeeping staff passed me in the corridor and their was no acknowledgement, even though I said, "Good Evening." This is so unlike Marriott staff. Typically they go out of their way to be helpful.

The concierge staff in the Gold/Platinum Lounge are all right. They acknowledge every guest entering, as they should. There's one young gentleman, though, who needs instruction in manners and protocol. He thinks he's on the mark, but far from it. I hope the hotel takes these concerns seriously, as it makes the difference between an ordinary stay and an exceptional one.

Oh, and one more item, while we're on the topic of the Gold/Platinum Lounge... what's going on with Marriott? The food is absolutely stingy. Whereas the breakfasts used to be plentiful, that's no longer the case, they're just so average. Tonight I went to the Lounge and found no cookies, no cake, no pie, until they seemed to reluctantly bring out a pie. Why bother with a lounge if you're not going to make it worth our while to visit? Last month I stayed in D.C. at a Marriott and the Lounge was shy, but not robber barren as it was here in Indianapolis. Marriott needs to treat its gold and platinum member better. They need to remember that we travelers have our choice of many brands.

This place has the potential to be exceptional. Right now, it's simply very good, sans some of the staff.

Room Tip: There really is nothing special about the views here. They're all "city view." No vi...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Good hotel and central to downtown. Room was clean, wireless was good, didn't eat at the hotel except for champions restaurant, which had above average food.

It is expensive but you are paying for location and not to mention proximity also to the exhibition.

Good hotel if you want to go jogging along the river path as well.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
Thank Kinoby
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel, good meeting space, good size room, gym was reasonable, friendly staff, food in the lounge bar was lovely though dishes not huge. Good internet service. Concierge lounge was open at the weekend- big plus. Minus- power outlets in the room only near desk and one side of the bed. Happy overall with my stay

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here when I came into town for a business event. Room was clean and comfy. I had some room service and it was great . There are a number of restaurants nearby within walking distance. The hotel has a Starbucks and a decent restaurant. Phil and his team Keep the place immaculate.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Dan V
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The staff at this hotel were all very friendly and seemed happy that we were staying there. The only complaint I had was they use the the cheaper ironing boards with very little padding, may leave a waffle pattern on what ever you are ironing. We had a small refrigerator in our room that was a nice convenience.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My company held a 4 day event at the hotel. The sleeping rooms, executive level, lobby are fantastic. The food was excellent and the staff was above average. They managed the event so well I had little to do but sit and work on other projects.

The only problem we encountered was an absolutely bone chilling cold in the meeting rooms and registration area. Instructors, attendees and I were sitting around in sweaters and scarves. The HVAC system in the meeting area needs some work.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Address: 350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1051
Region: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis > Downtown Indianapolis
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Indianapolis
Price Range: £147 - £267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 650
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting an ideal location, award-winning meeting venues and newly renovated accommodations, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the perfect retreating for your next business or leisure excursion. Equipped with expansive event venues to bring meetings and celebrations to life. For gatherings off site, our hotel is connected via skywalk to Indiana Convention Center. For guests looking to explore the city outside of work hours, Circle City Mall, White River State Park and Lucas Oil Stadium are also just walking distance from your room. ... more   less 
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