Hotels North of Indianapolis

by Lee Grayson Google
Hotels north of Indianapolis provide easy access to downtown Indy.

Hotels north of Indianapolis provide easy access to downtown Indy.

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The geographic area north of Indiana's capital city includes the Indianapolis suburbs of Noblesville, Zionsville, Fishers and Carmel, all less than a half-hour drive from Indianapolis using the interstate highways. The major form of transportation in the Indianapolis region is the auto; and hotels in the northern suburbs are situated along the major traffic arteries on Interstate 69, the north-to-south transportation route, and Interstate 465, the city's ring highway.


Fishers, located only minutes from downtown Indianapolis, is home to the Hotel Indigo. A member of the InterContinental Hotels Group, the Indigo is an upscale hotel with a fitness center, whirlpool, on-site rental car desk and indoor swimming pool. The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northeast/Fishers offers guests access to the hotel's hospitality and business centers, free self-parking, indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi and workout facility. The Great American Grill, the Garden Inn's on-site causal restaurant, offers breakfast, dinner and snack dining. Dozens of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops are within a few minutes’ drive of both hotels.


The Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel opened in 2008 in Carmel, a 10-minute drive from downtown Indy. Guests have a choice of 263 studio or one-bedroom suites on eight floors and four options for two-bedroom suites. The casual Grille 30 offers on-site dining, open for all meals, and nearby eateries are less than a mile from the hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis/Carmel offers a choice of rooms with a queen bed and sitting area or a king-sized bed with a sleeper sofa. Free fitness and business centers are also included in the room fees. Dining includes breakfast and dinner at the on-site All-American Grill, and dozens of restaurants are within a five-mile radius of the hotel.


Zionsville's downtown features shops and restaurants occupying historic structures on brick streets. The Homewood Suites Indianapolis Northwest, only a five-minute drive from Zionsville, is also strategically located to Indianapolis attractions, including White River State Park and all downtown sporting venues. The Homewood Suites offers fully equipped kitchens, an indoor heated pool, a fitness room and an on-site laundry service and convenience store. Accommodation options for this hotel, constructed in 2007, include a choice of studio or one- and two-room suites. Nearby dining includes Texas Roadhouse, Yen Ching Restaurant and Famous Dave's, all less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel.


Hotels in Noblesville require the greatest travel time from Indianapolis' downtown center. As is common with large metropolitan areas, traffic increases during the morning when suburban dwellers travel into the city for work and again in the afternoon when they return home. The Cambria Suites, a part of Choice Hotels International, allows walking access to the Verizon Music Center concert venue and the shopping mall at Hamilton Town Center. The hotel incorporates casual on-site dining, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Rooms include refrigerators and microwaves and media hubs for guests' digital equipment. The Fairfield Inn and Suites Indianapolis/Noblesville features free breakfast buffet service, an indoor heated pool and a fitness and business center. Standard guestrooms offer basic amenities, and larger guestrooms have a whirlpool.

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.

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