Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station
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Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station Reviews
Another Work Stay in Indy May 17, 2008
Another short stay in Indianapolis led to a new hotel experience in the downtown area. This trip we ended up at the Crowne Plaza at Union Station. As evident by the name, the hotel is actually located inside a fully remodeled rail yard building.
The hotel is very nice and quite unique. As part of the train station there are actually 26 rooms that are located in old Pullman rail cars that run through the middle of both sides of the hotel. I was not in one of these rooms but even just walking around and seeing the train cars in a fully furnished, stately hotel is slightly disconcerting.
The Crowne Plaze is located directly across the street from the RCA Dome and is very close to many restaurants and other activities in downtown Indianapolis.
As for the hotel itself: The rooms were nice, but spartan (a typical hotel room). My only complaint was the lack of a business desk where I could effectively try to get some work done in the evenings. The train station is still active so there is the occasional rumble and vibration of the trains throughout the day and night. If you are a very light sleeper this could potentially be an issue. The hotel does supply ear-plugs if necessary.
Other amenities: The fitness room was decent and was open 24 hours. Valet parking was expensive although you get unlimited in/out privileges. The hotel also offers a shuttle to take guests around downtown. Decent restaurant and bar are located on site although I would look at going to some of the other restaurants in the area before partaking of the hotels.
All in all wouldn't mind getting to this hotel again, and would be interesting to get a chance to actually stay in one of the train car rooms at some point in the future (just for something different from the regular old hotel room).
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Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station Overview
This Indianapolis hotel is one of a kind. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station Indianapolis is in the heart of the city and near the Indianapolis Zoo, Conseco Fieldhouse, Circle Center Mall, White River Gardens, and the Indianapolis 500 Racetrack. The hotel is smoke-free, and features a fitness center, indoor pool, 23 meeting rooms, and the Pullman’s Restaurant with mouth-watering Angus beef. Whether for business or pleasure, travelers appreciate the convenience of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station Indianapolis, being 20 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport.
In addition to the 273 luxurious guestrooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station Indianapolis, 26 authentic Pullman Train Car sleeping rooms are available. The traditional guestrooms have contemporary styling, while the train cars are decorated and named after early 1900 personalities. Amenities include high-speed Internet, bathrobes, in-room safes, satellite television, and coffeemakers.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station Indianapolis is a unique blend of comfort and elegance. Housed in the first Union Station in America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guests are treated to something special. The atmosphere is light and services include room service, concierge, dry cleaning, gift shop, and babysitting.
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