Hotels at the Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana

by Lee Grayson Google

The Indianapolis Airport, known as IND in the airline industry, opened for business in 1931. The newest airport facility welcomed flights in 2008 after construction of a new terminal and access ramps from Interstate 70, on the southwest side of the city. IND hosts the largest FedEx Express shipping operation in the United States and the second-largest in the world. Business and recreational travelers arriving at the Indianapolis Airport have a choice of hotels with easy freeway access and locations close to the airport. [reference: #1]

Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport

The Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport offers guests a choice of rooms and suites that include smoking, non-smoking or special-needs options. Suites, which are grouped as Executive or Parlor, include work desks, microwaves, refrigerators and wet bars. The hotel also features on-site fitness and business centers. In addition to providing easy access to the Indianapolis Airport, the hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from local restaurants. Guests also have access to a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle.

Courtyard Indianapolis Airport Hotel

The Courtyard Indianapolis Airport, located seven miles from the airport concourse, features a 24-hour free shuttle to IND. Its 141 guest rooms on four floors include free high-speed Internet access. On-site dining is available at The Bistro, open for breakfast and dinner, and at a Starbucks coffee house. Nearby eateries include The Library and Indy's Family Restaurant, both within walking distance of the hotel, and the Brickhouse Burger Company and Rick's Boatyard Cafe, both less than a five-minute drive away. On-site parking is free for hotel guests.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Airport

The Crowne Plaza operates hotels in several Indianapolis locations, including downtown and the airport. The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport features a hotel gift shop, an indoor pool, on-site self-laundry facilities, and a fitness center with free weights and a whirlpool. The hotel also offers a game room and a business center. On-site dining includes the Landing Restaurant and A Cup Above Coffee Bar and Bakery, both in the hotel lobby, and the Outer Marker Lounge, open 24 hours. The hotel's 24-hour airport shuttle is free.

Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport

The Hyatt also offers hotel accommodations at various locations in Indianapolis, including downtown and the city airport. The airport location has a fitness center and an outdoor pool, and rooms have sleeper sofas. Beer and wine are available through room service. Free amenities include a 24-hour airport shuttle, high-speed Internet access, newspaper delivery, a business center and a continental breakfast buffet. The Bakery Cafe serves snacks and coffee for sit-down guests and also features Grab 'N Go offerings of prepackaged sandwiches and salads.

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Indianapolis Airport

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Indianapolis Airport, located minutes from the airport, features meals at the on-site restaurant, a fitness center and and indoor swimming pool. The rooms include large desks, ergonomic chairs and complimentary high-speed Internet access. On-site dining includes the Great American Grill for breakfast and dinner. Nearby dining includes Chili's, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, Panera Bread and Stone Creek Dining Co., all within a five-minute drive of the hotel.

Wyndham Indianapolis West

The Wyndham Indianapolis West, located three miles from the airport, offers an on-site health club, an indoor heated pool, complimentary shuttle access to the airport and a free business center. The hotel's Marker Restaurant serves breakfast, a lunch buffet and dinner items including fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. Other local eateries, including Fogo de Chao, St. Elmo Steakhouse and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, require access to an auto or taxi. Parking in the hotel lot is complimentary.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.