Hotel Indy is Indianapolis’ first boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
As a Tribute Portfolio Hotel guests can expect a unique boutique hotel experience at a great value.
The Indy Hotel is positioned next to Indianapolis Cultural Trail allowing guests to easily explore 8 miles of trails to 6 cultural districts in downtown Indy. There is so much to do in Central Indiana!
The boutique hotel resides inside the old State Life Insurance office building and has 90 rooms. Hotel Indy had its’ grand opening in October 2021.
Thanks again to Hotel Indy for hosting our visit. All opinions are my own. This article contains affiliate links.
My husband and I were in town to check out the Monet and Friends exhibit at The Lume at Newfields and enjoyed an overnight stay at Hotel Indy while we were exploring the city of Indianapolis.
As soon as we entered the lobby of Hotel Indy I immediately fell in love with the design elements.
Hotel Indy has mid century modern vibes throughout the hotel.
Types of Rooms at Hotel Indy
- Refined King Bedroom
- Enhanced Double Queen Bedroom
- Notable Suites
- Accessible King
- Hearing And Mobility Accessible Queen
- Presidential Suites
Tour of Our Hotel Room at Hotel Indy
Our “Refined King Bedroom” was stylish and spacious with modern amenities.
Our room also had the following amenities:
- Blackout curtains for floor to ceiling windows are available in all rooms
- In-room coffee station
- Local art work
- Free wi-fi
- Bath robe
- Interactive web tv
- Mini bar
- In room safe
- Down/ feather pillows
Our bathroom was very spacious with plenty of counter room and a large walk in shower.
Additional Amenities at Hotel Indy
Hotel Indy also has the following:
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Daily housekeeping
- Meeting space
On Site Restaurants at Hotel Indy
You have three types of dining spaces to choose from at Hotel Indy.
- The Hulman Restaurant
- The Paddock – patio dining that’s an extension of The Hulman
- The 1945 – private dining room for 10-12 guests
Dinner at The Hulman Restaurant
The menu at The Hulman changes seasonally to help provide as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible.
The design of The Hulman was inspired by the independent spirit of the Hulman-George family with ties to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tony Hulman is known for first saying “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” at the Indy 500.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you visit The Brandon coffee- bar inside The Hulman, you can experience locally sourced coffee from Tinker Coffee Co.
We tried the following menu items during our visit:
Ahi Tuna Tartare made with avacodo yogurt, squid ink tapioca, gouchujang, and leek ash.
Pacific Halibut made with spring onion sousbise, baby bok choy, chanterelle, and shiro miso emulsion.
Short rib Spaccatelli made with housemade pasta, braised shortrib, sugo, ricotta cheese, and crispy brussel sprouts.
Key lime tart made with toasted coconut and pineapple sorbet.
Enjoy Views of Downtown Indianapolis From the Cannonball Rooftop Lounge
The Cannonball Lounge menu features Indy-area craft brews, locally inspired cocktails, and light bites along with scenic views of downtown Indy.
This rooftop bar offers nice views of the downtown area from both inside and outside on the patio.
Bar guests can take a private elevator that goes from the lobby directly to the 6th floor.
Guests will find seating at the bar, at intimate tables under the disco ball or on the rooftop patio.
Cannonball Rooftop Lounge in unique in being downtown Indy’s only indoor/outdoor rooftop bar.
If the weather is cooler during your visit there are several outdoor heaters and gas fire pits for guests to keep warm.
Let’s be honest, in the Midwest it’s nice to have indoor and outdoor options because the weather is ALWAYS changing.
Enjoy the Swings and Green Space at the Richard G. Lugar Plaza
200 E. Washington St.,Indianapolis, IN
After our rooftop drinks we enjoyed some relaxing time on the swings at Richard G. Lugar Plaza.
The park is located across the street from Hotel Indy and has plenty of lighting in the evening if you want to walk around at night.
Where is Hotel Indy located?
Hotel Indy is located at the corner of Delaware Street and Washington Street at 141 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN.
Parking for Hotel Indy
Hotel Indy offers valet parking for $44 per night and $12 for guests who want to enjoy their restaurant and lounge.
We opted to park at City Park Garage across the street located at 110 E. Washington Street with a fee of $20 for 12-24 hours.
Save on Your Stay at Hotel Indy
Check out the Indianapolis Mural by Derrick Carter
This colorful mural is located next to Hotel Indy and features a glimpse of Indianapolis history and culture.
If you are hoping to get the perfect selfie in front of the mural, be mindful that lighting can be tricky at night due to the lights or when the mural is partially shaded.
The ideal selfie time is definitely when the mural is in full sun.
Enjoy Brunch at the Gallery Pastry Bar
The Gallery Pastry Bar at 110 S Pennsylvania St Suite B, Indianapolis, IN is only a 4 minute walk/ .2 miles away from the Indy Hotel.
I discovered this gem during a previous visit to Indy and love any excuse to go back for their delicious pastries and brunch menu items.
More Attractions Near Hotel Indy
Whether you’re in town for Team Indy or the opponents, Indy’s heritage and history, business, or unique experiences, it’s hard to beat the benefits and accessibility of staying downtown.
Hotel Indy is a short walk from several area attractions and dining in the Wholesale District.
Here are the distances from Hotel Indy to the following locations:
- Indianapolis Convention Center at 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN – .5 mile (USA Today has previously named Indianapolis as the #1 Convention City)
- Lucas Oil Stadium at 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN. – 1 mile
- Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN – .2 mile walk or .8 mile drive
- Hilbert Circle Theatre – 45 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN – .3 mile walk or drive
- White River State Park – White River State Park, 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN – 1 mile drive
- Indianapolis Zoo– 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN – 1.6 mile drive
- Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library – 543 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis, IN – 1.1 mile drive
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN – 5.6 mile drive
- Newfields Museum of Art – 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN – 5.4 mile drive
- Indianapolis International Airport – 25 minute drive