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“Coolest hotel in Indy”
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The Alexander
Ranked #7 of 185 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you've ever wanted to share an overnight with friends in an art gallery, and be able to get artisan cocktails while lounging on a comfy sofa and sketching at the same time, this is the place. Huge rooms, amazing food, great drinks, and the nicest staff. The water and coffee service in the lobby made our stay several times as well. When you walk up out of the heat with sore feet and they have Strawberry Vanilla water waiting for you, the day just turns around.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Ruth L.,

"Coolest hotel in Indy!" We will certainly take that! Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate your comments about the atmosphere and artisan waters provided. You painted a great mental picture with your review, and we always enjoy when people can take advantage of our inspiring, art laden environment. We do hope to see you again, sketching in our living room with a great cocktail designed just for you.

Kind Regards,

Michelle Dollens
Guest Services Manager
The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

My friends and I booked a room at the Alexander while attending Gencon 2014. We wanted a hotel that was close enough to the convention centre but far enough away to allow us to escape the crowds. The Alexander delivered top notch service on all fronts - the staff were friendly and helpful, the common areas stylishly decorated and comfortable and the rooms well appointed and quiet.

We did have problems with the hotel wifi but weren't in our room enough to take it up with the hotel so it is possible that our problems were isolated ones. Bathroom in our room didn't really have any place to hang towels so tossing them on the floor was basically our only option. Breakfast in the Market Table was tasty if simple, and with the addition of a buy one get one coupon from the front desk was very reasonably priced with the very thoughtful option of a coffee to go provided as you leave.

The hotel certainly went out of their way to serve Gencon attendees, setting aside a gaming room for the duration of the convention and pouring the convention official beer 'Froth of Khan' in the Plat 99 lobby bar. The bar also features a balcony with fire features making for a comfortable place to relax albiet one without much of a view.

We would absolutely stay at the Alexander again, it is a reasonably expensive hotel when compared to my usual choices, but with inflated conference hotel rates across the city the extra money did translate to extra service and an excellent experience.

Room Tip: It seems that the wifi drops off the further from the elevator you go - we saw guests crouching in t...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank ekkridon
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

ekkridon,

It was certainly our pleasure to be your hosted hotel for GenCon 2014. We do always love when this convention comes around. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the extra touches we provided for our guests. I will pass along your comments about the wifi to our IT technician to ensure that we are not having any failures. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, as our wireless network is typically very fast. Thank you so much for choosing The Alexander as you home away from home during the convention, and we would love to have you back again next year.

Kind Regards,

Michelle Dollens
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The Alexander was a very comfortable hotel. The rooms were nice, common areas well decorated and comfortably appointed and all the staff we dealt with were friendly and service oriented. We were in town for Gencon 2014 and wanted a hotel that would be a refuge from the crowds and slightly away from the conference center. We enjoyed the breakfasts which were reasonably priced with the addition of a BOGO coupon from the front desk and the hotel provided a gaming room as many of the guests were also in town for Gencon.

The art in the hotel is beautiful and the furniture modern and clean. Fireplaces on the Plat 99 balcony, while not offering much of a view is a comfortable place to relax after a busy day.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Paul M.,

Thank you for staying with us and for writing a great 5 star review! We are always so happy when the GenCon convention comes into town. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our special offers for the Market Table breakfast and the gaming room. Hopefully we can be your "refuge" again next year with our relaxing environment.

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Michelle Dollens
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed here during B1G basketball tournament. Get access to BankersLife and downtown spots. The staff is top notch and attentive to our every need. I highly recommend staying here if you need a place while in downtown Indy.

Room Tip: For more room, ask for corner suite.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Kevin H.,

Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear that you had a great time at the hotel while attending the basketball tournament. Hope to see you again in the future!

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Michelle Dollens
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

A truly unique hotel in an up and coming section of downtown Indy. Loved the art throughout the hotel. Incredibly attentive and friendly staff. Very graciously took care of an issue we had with housekeeping. Highly recommend this property as they are truly on top of their game. Location is a bit out of the way from the restaurants and such but a brisk block will bring you to where the action is.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Eric H.,

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We greatly appreciate your comments about the staff and our service recovery. We are just a quick few blocks from the heart of downtown and a perfect location for any sporting event. Looking forward to our Colts season this year! We hope you have a chance to come back and see us again, Eric.

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Michelle Dollens
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a night away at The Alexander for our anniversary this past weekend, and it exceeded our expectations on all regards. Entering the hotel and seeing beautiful works of art by Alyson Shotz, Paul Villinski, and other contemporary artists, I knew it was going to be a great night. We walked into the perfectly designed lobby and checked in with our dog Yoda, and were given the cutest little doggie goodie bag for him. The people at the hotel are so kind and went out of their way to make our stay special. Our room was simple but chic with a comfortable king sized bed and a bright and airy bathroom (loved the rain shower).

We visited Plat 99 Mixology Lounge for cocktails and a cheese board and absolutely loved the ambiance. The complimentary truffle popcorn was to die for! I love the fact the hotel has complimentary bikes available for guests (as Indy is such a bikeable city). For dinner we went to Mesh on Mass Ave which was fabulous as always. In the morning we ordered room service which was delivered promptly and professionally. All in all it was a great getaway and I look forward to being able to visit The Alexander again!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

mollyms619,

Sounds like a great night on the town! What a nice surprise. Thank you for choosing The Alexander for such a special occasion. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and were able to really check out some of the great artwork we have throughout the property. The Paul Villinski piece is one of my personal favorites. Hopefully Yoda enjoyed his goodie bag as well! We certainly look forward to serving you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Michelle Dollens
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed here because it was close to Lucas Oil Stadium for the DCI 2104 World Championships. I had some trouble with early check-in which started the trip off only so-so, but the facilities and staff are great.

I didn't get a chance to have a meal there but I've heard the Cerulean is fantastic. The staff is overall friendly but I had to call up 3 times to get extra soap and shampoo. Also, housecleaning accidentally came in when we were there but it wasn't their fault as someone had apparently stolen our "Not now" placard from our door.

The gym is kept cool and clean and is pretty decent for a hotel of this size. The lobby always has fruit essence water and snacks. The bar is nice and friendly and has popcorn with truffle salt at night.

The location is a bit weird as it's about 6 blocks from downtown, but definitely walkable and great if you're going to a Pacers or Colts game.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Michelle D, Guest Relations Manager at The Alexander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

David K.,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that the staff and the hotel decor was satisfactory for you. I do sincerely apologize however, for the experience upon arrival and also housekeeping service. I can assure you this is not typical of our service, and I am reviewing your comments with our team. We certainly appreciate your feedback and do hope to have you back with us again in the future. If you have any other feedback or comments, please feel free to contact me directly.

Kind Regards,

Michelle Dollens
Guest Services Manager
The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel
michelle.dollens@dolce.com
317-624-8224

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Address: 333 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3747
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Region: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis > Downtown Indianapolis
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 185 Hotels in Indianapolis
Price Range: £134 - £326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexander 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alexander, managed by Dolce Hotels, blends design with function in this unique urban hotel. One aspect that sets The Alexander apart from other hotels is its Art Program, curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including 12 artworks created for the hotel by individual artists and a total of 40 works of art displayed in the hotel’s public spaces.Located in the vibrant CityWay neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander is within walking distance of corporations such as Eli Lilly, Rolls Royce, WellPoint and Indiana Farm Bureau. Catch a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, a Pacer’s game or concert at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, attend a conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center, visit the zoo at White River State Park or head to Monument Circle for a performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. ... more   less 
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