Would've rated higher on this particular trip, but they didn't offer motorcycle parking so we had to park outside a block away and pray no one messed with the cycle... Favorite hotel to stay at for any event, just this time was not the best...
I enjoyed the hotel very much. We did have a couple hiccups, such as a train that ran multiple times through out the night and something that happened at the hotel because we had an ambulance and cop cars at hotel at night. My hotel room was not as clean as it should be for the price of the hotel.
View hard to see with previous hand prints and dirty forehead grease on window..
I accidentally spilled my water so I used the WHITE wash cloth (to clean it up) and the wash cloth was black after I did... Which made me feel pretty grossed out walking barefoot on the floors.
Other than this... the staff was nice, personable, and awesome, accommodated my needs and food and beverage was awesome and we also loved Plat 99 etc... I know this review sounds horrible but FYI, I would stay again because it was prime location and some things can be overlooked.
I can't write enough about the experience of The Columbia Club from the moment you walk in. Let me say up front, if you're looking for something similar to your last Holiday Inn Express or Marriott, please move on. This hotel is truly for those who value the perfect combination of history and class.
This was my first visit and I was amused at some of the reviews I read. Upon check in I was not asked to sign anything saying I couldn't bring in my own food although the thought didn't occur to me. I was travelling on business, not to have a party in my hotel room.
I am unfamiliar with Indianapolis and the front desk staff gave me ideas for a close-by dinner, but then invited me to enjoy dinner at their own restaurant. Of course, I decided to give it a try and thoroughly enjoyed my evening. I had 2 glasses of wine, fresh bread, Ceasar salad and a wonderful salmon and asparagus dinner - all for just $67. The ambiance and attention from the wait staff was incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
The rooms are smaller than most hotel rooms, true. This hotel was built approximately 100 years ago and was suitable for its time. I found the rooms quaint, clean and completely comfortable. In the morning I ordered room service and literally got a complete breakfast for $13 delivered right on time and it was impeccable. Hats off to the chef who poached my eggs to perfection.
Needless to say, I will be staying here again in the future. It was wonderful.
Hotel was easy to find, and easy to check in. The free coffee and cookies in the Lobby was a nice feature. We liked that it was close to the circle so we were able to park in the garage and walk to dinner and shopping.
The capital of Indiana, this city of 782,000 is best known for hosting the Indy 500 every May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Colts (football) and Indiana Pacers (basketball), play at Lucas Oil Stadium and Conseco Fieldhouse, respectively. Other noteworthy attractions include the NCAA Hall of Champions and the Indianapolis Zoo.