A Simple Guide to Bus/RV Parking in Downtown Indianapolis

So you've perused all the downtown Indy hotels you could find and have decided on us. If you're from out of town, you may be using a rental coach or relying on our local public transportation. Either way, we want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Because of this, we want to keep you informed about our policies regarding parking. This will help to ease any stress you have while on your vacation (and we undoubtedly want to keep that at a minimum; after all, you're on vacation).

If you've taken advantage of our Indianapolis group travel options, you may have rented a bus to transport everyone more easily. In order to gain access to our onsite parking meters, you need to apply for a parking permit at least 14 days in advance. This application will be passed on to the City of Indianapolis by one of our managers. Once approved, a manager will forward the approval email to you, as well as information on paying for and printing the parking permit. The application fee is $32, while the processing fee is $85. The actual parking meters cost $21 a day, so please take all of these fees into consideration when deciding on parking options. If you are staying overnight, keep in mind that the night counts as one day and the morning counts as another. Also remember that a single bus requires three meters due to its length, but only five meters for two buses if they are parked back to back alongside our three star hotel Indianapolis.

ParkWhiz.com also offers parking options for buses, but their parking lot is only six blocks due south of our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Visit their website, type in “Indianapolis” and click the “find parking” link. You will then want to click on the LaRosa South Bus Parking Lot Reserve. To accurately reserve a space, you need to know your definite arrival and departure dates/times. Make sure that your bus is no longer than forty feet before you reserve a spot. Please see directional map below.


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Book Our Indianapolis Area Hotel to See P!nk Live!

Watch out, Indianapolis, we've got an act coming to town that's sure to get your attention! The artist P!nk will be performing on the 21st of November 2013. Hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be filling up, so make sure you book a room with us as soon as possible. The fieldhouse is located a mere two blocks south of our Indianapolis downtown hotel so you can plan to walk if you'd like to avoid the stress of a car for a day.

The concert will be held at 7:30 pm and tickets are on sale already, ranging from $39.50 to $125 depending on what seats around the stage you want. You can purchase tickets at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, or on their website at ticketmaster.com. You can also order them via phone by calling (800) 745-3000. P!nk fans won't want to miss out on her Truth About Love Tour presented by Cover Girl this year. The Hollywood Reporter has deemed her "Pop's Biggest Spectacle," so if you're a fan of pop music, you'll want to get your tickets right away.

The Varsity Club thanks to UPS is offering luxurious dining at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for this event. To make reservations, you can call (317) 917-3577, email David Pesenko at dpesenko@levyrestaurants.com, or even submit a form on their website. Feel free to look over a menu of the food available during P!nk's Truth About Love Tour.

P!nk's Truth About Love Tour will feature her stunning stage presence along with performances by her that showcase her talent. There's sure to be quite a bit of pyrotechnics action on stage too. The singer and songwriter plans to perform fan favorites like "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try," and "So What." You can learn more about this tour at #TruthAboutLoveTour.

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Celebrate Indianapolis' African American Colleges the Right Way

The 30th Anniversary of the Circle City Classic is fast approaching and will feature Grambling State University vs. Alcorn State University on October 12th, 2013. While most fans are used to this event taking place the first week of October, make sure you update your calendars to reflect this change. We don't want you missing out on the action! You can order your presale tickets now by calling (317) 925-2702 or visiting the Circle City Classic to fill out their online order form.

As one of the top downtown Indy hotels, you'll want to book a room with us as soon as you can since there are so many fans of this event. Don't leave the booking till the last moment or you might not get to take advantage of our Indianapolis hotel packages. Not only will Circle City Classic XXX be taking place that second weekend of October, but there will also be a multitude of other events essential to the Classic Weekend. These events will be: Battle of the Bands, tailgate parties, a parade, comedy show, scholarship fair, Classic queen coronation, and more. There is no end to the amount of fun you'll have during that time! What's even cooler is that by moving the date of the event to the second week, we get to commemorate the 30th anniversary by having it on the same date as the first contest in 1984!

Since Hilton Garden Inn is one of the hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, you'll save time spent traveling to take advantage of a great tradition for America's black colleges and universities. Not only will you be celebrating the great cultural excellence of these schools, but you will also have a boatload of fun in the process. Who could ask for better?

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The Indiana State Museum Delivers Once Again

Only six blocks from our luxurious Indianapolis area hotel, the Indiana State Museum is paying tribute to the infamous James Dean in their "Eternal James Dean" collection until June 2nd. In this exhibit, people will be able to see photographs and documents outlining the actor's life. Personal items he owned while alive will also be featured, such as his 955 500cc Triumph motorcycle and his uncle's 1949 Ford that Dean used during high school.

Dean has proven a particularly enigmatic character and an idol throughout the midwest. This exhibit shows his Indiana roots, emphasizing his teen years in Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit takes a look into the time he spent at UCLA for college, as well as the brief time he lived in NYC. Since this youthful actor died at age 24, the years he spent in Indiana are a prime focus of the exhibit. Although having passed at such a young age, James Dean is known for his roles in "Rebel Without a Cause," "East of Eden," and "Giant." It is interesting because many actors living three times as long as Dean are not nearly as well-known as he is. Even teens in this day and age recognize his name despite the fact that he died in a car crash so long ago.

To get the full experience understand the "king of cool," book a room with our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Since we are so close to the exhibit, you won't have to worry about spending large sums of money to rent a car. In addition to the exhibit on James Dean, the Indiana State Museum will be featuring "The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family" until August 4th. So what are you waiting for? Check out our Indianapolis hotel packages right away!

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Time to Kick Things into Gear, Indianapolis

Who's ready for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP this year? This event will be held August 18th of this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, only 5-6 miles away from your favorite Indianapolis area hotel. This event is to go on regardless of weather conditions so it's definitely worthwhile to purchase tickets in advance. MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 will all be competing at this event. Although it comes every year, don't let that keep you from joining in on this August's fun.

Taking place on a 2.621-mile circuit, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is sure to keep everyone's attention. Even if you don't plan to watch the grand prix yourself, why not take part in the activities around this event? From 7pm to midnight on August 16th and 17th, motorcyclists will be able to show off their bikes in celebration of that weekend's festivities. You don't have to have a bike of your own to enjoy yourself from Monument Circle to South Meridian Street. This celebration is near our Indianapolis downtown hotel too!

Anyone with a love for fast-moving motorbikes should get a ticket as soon as possible. Riders have been known to reach over 200 miles per hour at times. The top speed record so far has been 208.6 miles per hour thanks to Dani Pedrosa. On top of the crazy speeds reacher during this race, you'll see riders leaning their bikes up to sixty degrees. Talk about amazing!

If you're bringing a little one with you, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a bunch of fun events planned for children too. General admission tickets start from $40. Don't forget to look at hotels near Indianapolis Speedway once you've gotten your tickets. Happy racing!

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Rock 'N Roll Fans, Don't Miss a Beat!

The best of the guitar world is here. That's right, "Guitars! Roundups to Rockers" has opened at the Eiteljorg Musem. Over 100 guitars owned by some of the greatest guitarists in the world will be displayed now through August 4th. To take full advantage of this exhibit, we've got hotel deals Indianapolis -- just for you!

This wonderful exhibit features guitars played by Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Roy Rogers, Les Paul, Buddy Holly and more. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see guitars one would normally have to travel all over the country or world to gain access to. If you stay at our downtown Indy hotel, though, you're about a mile away from these famed axes! Not only does Guitars! focus on the instruments of these artists, but also on the artists themselves. These artists include Jerry Garcia, Metallica, The Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney, Keith Richards, Gene Autry, and many more of course. As you can see, there's quite a variety of musicians that are being featured. There is sure to be someone or something of interest to all music lovers out there.

Those coming in from out of town should check our Indianapolis area hotel so they can spend a few days experiencing all that this exhibit (and city) have to offer. Guitars! Roundups to Rockers features quite a bit of interactive content aimed to teach individuals about Western music and the greats who have revolutionized it. Live performances and guitar instruction will be available at the exhibit. A guitar "corral" will be hosted by Fender Guitar.  Performances by Riders in the Sky and The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will be held on May 11th and June 1st respectively. Check out our Indianapolis hotel packages to keep you comfortable while you spend your days rocking out!

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Our Premium Hotel and One Man's Trip to Dubai

Richard Letko, the general manager of our fine Hilton Garden Inn, has recently been recognized for the excellence of our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Thanks to staff participation and emphasis on cleanliness and guest service within our Indianapolis area hotel, Mr. Letko was sent on a trip to Dubai!

Mr. Letko, since the trip, has had nothing but good things to say about this country, which was founded in 1972 by seven sheiks. He is most impressed by the modernization of many of the buildings. Within Dubai, you will find the tallest building, largest mall, tallest hotel, and only seven star hotel in the world. Absolutely incredible!

Not only does Dubai have beautiful, modern buildings, but also palaces and mosques that are rich in culture and tradition. Mr. Letko has spoken highly of all the people he met there, whether locals or foreigners. While Dubai is in the middle east, it has a western feel to it as most signs have been translated into English and there are restaurants Americans will recognize immediately. On top of all this, the temperature during winter ranged from 75 to 90 degrees. Not so bad, huh?

Overall, Mr. Letko has nothing but pleasant things to say about his trip and is very proud of his staff for all the hard work they've done. The downtown Hilton Garden Inn has been scored as being within the top 5% of the Hilton Garden Inns in the Indianapolis region. Next time you're looking for hotels near Indianapolis, you'll know where to look for guaranteed satisfaction.

Dubai Sheik Palace

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Hilton Garden Inn - The Perfect Place to Start Your Circle City Tour

New to the area? Looking for an Indianapolis meeting hotel to gather up all your friends? The Hilton Garden Inn has you covered. On top of that, we've got some interesting things going on in Indianapolis that you should know about to have the best time here possible.

There are just so many things happening in the Circle City all the time! There are also many attractions you'll want to visit, such as:

  • Indiana Convention Center
  • White River State Park
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Mass Avenue Shopping District
  • ...plus everything in between all these sights!

To get in on all this action, you'll need to look at hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center so that you don't spend most of your time driving. The Hilton Garden Inn - Indianapolis Downtown is perfect for this. Also nearby is the opportunity to go utilize Circle City Tours.

Circle City Tours stops at all of the aforementioned places. Instead of visiting the area and having to pay for a rental car, you can spend $15 on an adult ticket and $8 on a child ticket to be taken to the grand sites of Indianapolis. On a daily basis, Circle City Tours completes four round trips to these six different sites. Although the bus can only hop-ons and hop-offs from these sites, you are free to do exploring in between them, and then return to the comfort of the bus, which has air conditioning, heating, and cushioned seats. You may arrange to be pickd up at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, though!  Interested parties should call Carrie at 317-899-9285 to get their tickets today, and don't forget to book us as your three star hotel downtown Indianapolis!

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Providing Hotel Accommodations, Indianapolis. Scentsy Family, Have No Fear!

The Scentsy Family Reunion 2013 is no joke for Scentsy lovers, buyers, and sellers alike. This event will be held in the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium from July 10th through 12th of this year. During this event, current and future Scentsy salespeople will be given business tips and trained to better sell the product by experts. New products will be released and new friendships and business networking connections will be made at this event. Kelly Clarkson will also be performing, giving guests the chance to mix both work and play. Since that combination doesn't happen very often, we don't blame you for jumping right into it!

For anyone unfamiliar with Scentsy, this brand sells candles that do not use wicks, creating less of a mess for home owners. They also now sell body products and have expanded their collection to provide all different types of fragrances -- one for everyone, it seems like. Scentsy products have revolutionized the market for products that make your home smell better. If you're at all intrigued or wanting to know what Scentsy is all about, look at some hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium (yes, we do fall into that category *wink*).

If you're part of the Scentsy family or looking to join it, we'd love to have the opportunity to bring you as much comfort as possible if you choose our Indianapolis downtown hotel for your accommodations. We like what the Scentsy family is doing, and we want to support all of you in any way we can.

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An Opportunity AT&T Employees Can't Refuse

The Hilton Garden Inn is now offering HHonors™ Gold status to AT&T employees. Those who work for AT&T are eligible to be fast tracked into the program. In order to reap the benefits of HHonors™ Gold status, employees need to stay at the Hilton four times in the 90-day period following signing up for the program. Interested AT&T employees who frequently find themselves looking for hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse should jump on this deal as soon as possible to make their traveling easier.

What are the perks of this program anyway? HHonors™ Gold status gives you multiple opportunities, such as complimentary Internet access (and it's high-speed too), free upgrades to better rooms, and a 25% increase in Bonus Points for each stay, while racking up frequent flyer miles. Gold status also allows members access to the My Way program. This program gives members a choice between several perks. An example of the types of choices My Way participants have would be complimentary breakfast vs. 750 extra Bonus Points. Both are great perks, so it just depends on the individual's personal preference.

Bonus Points give members the chance to collect enough to be able to stay at any Hilton-affiliated Hotels for free. These include:

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels
  • Conrad Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels
  • DoubleTree
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Homewood Suites
  • Home 2 Suites
  • Hilton Grand Vacations

As you can see, this list includes us. AT&T employees looking for an Indianapolis area hotel will be pleased to know they can use their Bonus Points at our very own Hilton Garden Inn. Interested participants should talk to their travel manager to book a hotel room in our Indianapolis downtown hotel or call 800-548-8690 to sign up for HHonors™ Gold status.

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We've Got a Hotel Deal, Indianapolis! Just in Time for the Indians' Games

Let's just admit it: we all love our Indianapolis Indians. No matter where you're from in Indiana or even if you're not from this state, you can appreciate how fun their games are. Because of this, we offer so many different Indianapolis hotel packages to provide a comfortable place for fans to stay. If you've traveled across half of the state to see a few of their games, you certainly don't want to be stuck staying at a cheap hotel! Your comfort is our #1 priority, which is why we take great pride in keeping our rooms clean and turning them into a home away from home.

Since we appreciate your love for the Indians, we are also proud that our own newly renovated hotel Indianapolis is close to the field they play at, Victory Field. This is why it's important that you go with one of our downtown Indy hotel when you want to see them play. You won't have to spend as much money traveling to and from the field as you would with a hotel outside of the downtown area. No one wants to spend the majority of their vacation time traveling back and forth on the same roads. Wouldn't you rather spend this time watching the games and sightseeing? That's what we thought, too!

Book your Indianapolis hotel accommodations at our downtown three star hotel Indianapolis today!

To help you plan out your trip, here's a list of the Indians' home games this April 2013:

  • Thursday April 4th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Friday April 5th at 7:15 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Saturday April 6th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Sunday April 7th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Monday April 8th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Tuesday April 9th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Wednesday April 10th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Sunday April 21st at 1:35 p.m. vs. Louisville Bats
  • Monday April 22nd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Louisville Bats
  • Tuesday April 23rd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Wednesday April 24th at 11:05 a.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Thursday April 25th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Friday April 26th at 7:15 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Saturday April 27th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Sunday April 28th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Monday April 29th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Tuesday April 30th at 11:05 a.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves

Buy your tickets asap, and don't miss out!

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Don't Forget to Book an Indianapolis Downtown Hotel for Spring Break 2013

For those who live in Indianapolis or who have ever been here, it comes as no surprise that our beautiful Circle City would be named as one of the Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for 2013 by Livability. If you've never had the pleasure of visiting our lovely home, be sure to book reservations in an Indianapolis area hotel in order to reap all the benefits of our spring break attractions.

Here's a list of attractions you absolutely cannot miss out on:

  • Become friendly with wildlife at the Indianapolis Zoo.
  • Check out our art scene in the Mass Ave Arts District where you will find gorgeous galleries and all types of art.
  • Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art to take in more art for free.
  • Bring your kids to our wonderful Broad Ripple Park to play and enjoy the scenery.
  • Travel back in time thanks to our Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana, which is very close to Indianapolis.
  • Take it all in on our observation platform at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
  • Tour the largest children's museum in the world, our Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The museum includes over 120,000 artifacts and features 18 exhibits.

There's something for everyone here, plus we have some amazing Indianapolis hotel packages to help you spend less on a hotel so you can spend more on luxurious restaurants or tickets to see the Pacers play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Searching for that Perfect Green Hotel Indianapolis? We've Got You in Mind Just in Time for the Month of March.

The month of March is a particularly exciting time for the inhabitants of Indianapolis, as well as for those visiting from out of town or even out of state. You don't want to find yourself without an Indianapolis area hotel to stay in, so make sure to book a room with us as soon as you can before the best ones are taken! March has got us pumped for the variety of events taking place around our hotel. Here's a rundown of them:

  • March 14 - The Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stardust Terrace near the Indiana Historical Society. There will be free food, live music, and prizes.
  • March 15 - The St. Patrick's Day Parade will last from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. along the Indianapolis Downtown parade route while the Parade Festival takes place on Vermont Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 16 - The 22nd Annual Shamrock Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. at Monument Circle and is followed by the Shamrockin' the Circle with live music, local beer, and good food. Blarney Bash will take place on the Georgia Street boardwalk this year and feature the local bands My Yellow Rickshaw and Flatbed Twitch on a stage in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Killian's will be hosting this event and providing all the green beer, delicious food, and live music you could ask for. On the boardwalk, you'll find a variety of bars and restaurants open for this event open to the 21+ crowd.
  • March 23 - IHSAA State Basketball Finals for the boys teams will be hosted at Bankers Life Fieldhouse starting at 10:30 a.m. and lasting all day.
  • March 29 and 31 - The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Midwest Regional will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium to host the "Sweet 16" and "Elite 8" games.

In addition to all of the events listed, our Pacers play seven home games at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse this month alone. There will also be a variety of acts being performed such as Sister Act at the Old National Centre and Beethoven's Fifth at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Even the 500 Festival Training Series 10K will be taking off on March 9 at 8 a.m. to warm up participants for the actual marathon.

As you can see, there's no shortage of things to do in Indianapolis this month. If you haven't planned a trip yet, your first step should be booking our Indianapolis downtown hotel so that you don't miss out on a single thing. Your next step will be deciding exactly what you want to do on each day, but hopefully the list will help!

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Ready for the Best Hotel Deal, Indianapolis? Prospective College Students Can Save Money Through Us

Incoming or prospective college students looking for hotels near Indianapolis will be pleased to find out that we offer a special university rate for them. Our Indianapolis Downtown hotel is a perfect spot, putting you right in the middle of of the city, no matter what college or university you seek! If you're planning to visit Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and are checking out downtown Indy hotels, we have got you covered. IUPUI, Butler University, and Ivy Tech all even recommend our services to those coming in from out of town to visit college. We also are not very far from the Indianapolis Airport so that you can reduce gas mileage. This will, along with our rates, will help you save money.

Since these schools are partnered with us, anyone who reserves a room with us will pay the special university rate, which includes either self-parking or breakfast, rather than just the normal rate for a hotel room. IUPUI, Butler University, and Ivy Tech students, teachers, and family members will receive discounted rates for single and double occupancy rooms, which come with complimentary Wi-Fi, refigerator and microwave. You really can't beat the location; our downtown Indy hotel is located in the center of the city with easy access to these three universities. We also have special rates available for the Butler and IUPUI commencement ceremonies. We are one of the hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center, where the IUPUI commencement will take place on Sunday, May 12 this year.

Even prospective students looking to visit Marian University, University of Indianapolis, Art Institute of Indianapolis, Harrison College, Brown Mackie College and Franklin College can take advantage of our great location and low prices. Visiting downtown Indianapolis can really give you a feel for the culture and help you make your decision about which college to attend. Choose the downtown Indy hotel smack dab in the middle of it all for a full experience, and book hotel room Indianapolis in advance to get 25% off!*

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Don't forget to take in a Butler Men's Basketball game while in town!








*Advanced purchase rate plan only; full prepayment, no cancel, no refund. Does not apply to university rates.


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Searching Desperately for a Discount Hotel Indianapolis for the World Spirit Federation Indy Showdown? We've Got You Covered.

Cheerleaders and cheer fans alike should rest easier knowing we have some great Indianapolis hotel packages for them. With the World Spirit Federation Indy Showdown coming up, look no further for a better hotel deal. The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Indianapolis can give you what you need. Because the hotel is located in the same area as the competition, you'll have an easy trek to it and won't have to spend too long traveling. We know how important it is for participants, judges, and interested family members to get to the Convention Center without any problems. We also provide some space if you're looking to use an Indianapolis meeting hotel simply to get together with other participants and interested parties before the Indy Showdown.

If you're just now hearing about this event, you should know that you and your team of cheerleaders or dancers can participate if you register and pay at least eight days before the event! The competition features categories for both dance and cheer and great seating for anyone who wants to witness it. The Indy Showdown 2013 takes place from December 21st until the 22nd of this year. While registrants have to pay to participate, spectators get in free. Since the event lasts a full two days, starting to look for hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center is a good idea. Luckily, we are located so close to the arena that it's worthwhile to look into our current Indianapolis hotel packages, especially if you want to see who will qualify for the United States All Star Federation.

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Don't Miss Our Hotel Accommodations, Indianapolis! Book Now for the Monumental Marathon

Who doesn't love the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon? Well, we sure do and we're right on the same block as the event passes through. For an Indianapolis area hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn has a great view of what's going on.

For those of you unfamiliar with the marathon, they offer  5k, kids run, half marathon and full marathon courses; the races are on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. Don't miss it this year! Registrations started January 3rd but run up until November 1st, the day before the marathon. If you want the cheapest priced entry, buy yours as soon as possible. At the same time, you can reserve a room with us so you're not stranded without one. Remember, the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon attracts a lot of entrants and even sold out last year! You don't want to be the only one stuck without your entry or a place to stay. Here are the registration periods and registration prices:

  • January 3rd through May 9th, $65 for half, $80 for full
  • May 10th through October 4th, $75 for half, $100 for full
  • October 5th through October 29th, $85 for half, $110 for full
  • October 31st through November 1st, $90 for half, $125 for full

As you can see, the price increases the closer you get to the event. This is why you want to register now while booking your hotel with us to get the best rate possible. We have even offered Indianapolis group travel rates to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. This means you'll get a great discount when you book through the event organizers! Hotel info and rates aren't posted just yet, but continue checking the marathon's website for updates.

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Want to Take Pride in One of Our Downtown Indy Hotels? Book Our Hotel During the Circle City IN Pride

Looking to get your pride on in the beautiful city of Indianapolis? Have no worries. Circle City IN Pride celebrates 25 years out of the closet this year from June 1st through the 9th. The event will feature a festival, 5k run, a pet pride competition, comedy, cabaret, concerts, film fest night, and a community picnic. Along with the chance to showcase your pet's abilities, the 3rd Annual Pet Pride will feature adoption opportunities for pet lovers who are wanting to take in some more furry friends. There's a little bit of everything for every kind of person at this event.

Those who run the festival are actually still looking for vendors and entertainment so head their way if you're interested. Parade participants also still have time to register and submit fees if they wish to enter a float into the spectacle, which takes place on Saturday, June 8th. As for the actual festival, which takes place at the American Legion Mall, there is no cost for attendance or participation, just a suggested $5 donation. All ages are invited to this event.

We are able to happily announce that our very own Hilton Garden Inn is supported by Circle City IN Pride and is touted as being the Indianapolis area hotel to go to if you want to see or participate in the event. We are just four blocks south of where the Festival is located; click on Indianapolis hotel packages to book your reservation at the special Indy Pride rate. Whether you're traveling by yourself or with a group of friends and family, this is the place to be! Since the celebration lasts for longer than a week, you'll want to make sure you have a proper place to eat and sleep in order to keep up your energy levels for this fantastic celebration!

Here's a fun YouTube clip from last year's Circle City IN Pride:

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Looking for a Hotel Deal Indianapolis?

If you're a fan of the Pacers or coming in from out of town to see one of their games, we've got just what you're looking for. Located a mere two blocks from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, we are the hotel with the most wonderful deals. This is especially perfect because if you know anything about the Pacers, you know their home games are located at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In the month of February alone, they are playing seven games there! These games start on February 8th and last until the 28th. Don't wait or hesitate! Book a hotel room in the surrounding area with us today.

If you're worried about finding hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, concern yourself no more. We love our local team, and we love basketball, just like you. Being so close to the arena means we know what our sports-loving guests want and need. Who wants to pay for a hotel and then have to drive hours to get to the game? No one, and we understand that. This is why we're conveniently located so close to the arena. We can provide you with what you need while you can spend more time relaxing here instead of driving. If you're looking for an Indianapolis area hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn truly is your best option. Because we care that you see the games you want to see, here's a list of the Pacer's home game dates:

  • Friday Feb. 8th - vs. Toronto
  • Monday Feb. 11th - vs. Brooklyn
  • Wednesday Feb. 13th - vs. Charlotte
  • Wednesday Feb. 20th - vs. New York
  • Friday Feb. 22nd - vs. Detroit
  • Tuesday Feb. 26th - vs. Golden State
  • Thursday Feb. 28th - vs. L.A. Clippers

Book your room today to make sure you get your hotel reservations Indianapolis! We want you to keep close to the action.

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Celebrating Black History Month Downtown This Year? Check Out Our Historic Hotel, Indianapolis!

Don't miss out on the festivities this year. Black History Month is only one month out of the year and you will not want to lose out on this opportunity, so take advantage of it by booking an Indianapolis area hotel so that you can enjoy all this month's festivities. This month truly gives us reason to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American culture, and the city itself can attest to that. Here's an outline of this month's festivities so you don't regret not having participated:

  • Feb. 1st - "Art & Soul," a celebration of African-American artists in Indiana
  • Feb. 5th - free Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • Feb. 9th - Sankofa Black Heritage Festival, free event celebrating the heritages of all African peoples, featuring drum, dance, gospel, and choir performances
  • Feb. 7th - special exhibits at the Children's museum, discussion of achievements in history, science, art, and music
  • Feb. 24th - meet the family of "Roots" author Alex Haley
  • Today until March 23rd - view the works of 15 different African American artists at the Central Library
  • Every Thursday in February - watch performances about the life of Madame Walker
  • Every Friday and Saturday until Feb. 16th - watch a play called "Jackie and Me" about a student who researches Jackie Robinson and then finds himself taken back in time to meet him
  • All February until the 28th - take the Black History Challenge online to get the chance to win Indians Tickets and more

As you can see, the city of Indianapolis has a lot to offer this month, and you do not want to be the only person who misses out on this! If you're coming from out of town, take advantage of one of our downtown Indianapolis hotels to get the most out of this month.

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Traveling to the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 Races? Looking for Hotel Accommodations Indianapolis?

If there is one thing that comes to mind when people think of Indy, it's usually the Indy 500.  There's no doubt that we are known for being a racing town. 

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 26.  Here's an outline of the events and dates:

  • Saturday, May 18 - Pole Day for the 2013 Indy 500
  • Sunday, May 19 - Bump Day for the 2013 Indy 500
  • Friday, May 24 - Miller Lite Carb Day and IZOD in the Performance Pit
  • Saturday, May 25 - Legends Day at Indy 500
  • Sunday, May 26 - Race Day!

The 2013 Brickyard 400 is a few months later - the Super Weekend takes place July 25-28, 2013. You can learn more about the schedules, directions, tickets and event info on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's website.

If you are coming to Indy this year for either the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400 races, you might need to find an Indianapolis area hotel like ours.

If you're traveling as a group, you might be interested in our Indianapolis group travel packages.  Be sure to call Camille Lauer 317-405-5709 clauer@fhginc.com for group deals.

Have you been to these races?  What do you like most about them?  Where do you usually stay?  In a hotel or do you camp out with friends and family?

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