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About Indiana

From the forested uplands of Hoosier to the Ohio River, from the wide dunes of Lake Michigan to the rolling green fields of Prophetstown State Park, Indiana is a beautiful and mesmerising US state. Small and sparsely populated, it is a wonderful place to get-away-from-it-all and unwind amongst nature, ideal for hikers, bikers and history-lovers. With cities like Indianopolis boasting a great many museums, zoos and art galleries, quaint small towns like Corydon offering boat rides through ancient caverns, and the many lakes perfectly suited to fishing, sailing and sunbathing, there's a treasure trove of things-to-do. Some of our collection of the best places to stay in Indiana are right in the heart of Indianopolis, the capital city, whilst we've found others in Bloomington and an old inn that oozes Great Gatsby style.

Where to stay - which town/area?

  • Indianopolis, the bustling capital city, is home to a handful of excellent art galleries, museums and a zoo. The gateway to the White River State Park, it's a hip cosmopolitan commmunity right in the heart of an enchanting landscape. This is also where you need to stay if you've come for the Indy 500 - the world's oldest major car race.
  • Bloomington is a bustling little city south west of Indiana. It's home to the prestigious Indiana University and there's a burgeoning foodie scene with plenty of great restaurants. Stay here for a thriving arts programme and the great outdoors.
  • Northern Indiana is where to come for historic towns and a rural landscape that is populated by a good number of Amish communities.

A great place to go for hikers, bikers and culture-vultures, the state will not disappoint whatever your reason for visiting. Use our guide to the best places to stay in Indiana and start planning your trip.

The best places to stay in Indiana

In Indianapolis

  • Alexander Hotel features striking, contemporary decor and rooms on the top floors offer vibrant city views over Indianapolis. There are two in-house restaurants and a bar. Long stay facilities are available in residential style suites. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
  • Conrad Indianapolis is a luxury giant in this vibrant city. Smartly designed suites offer reams of space and chic modern style. Functioning both as a hotel and an art gallery you can view works by Picasso or Dali before heading to the bar for a cocktail. The fine-dining restaurant is equally impressive.
  • Ironworks Hotel is a an exciting new arrival on the Indianapolis scene. A huge complex with generously proportioned rooms complete with all the mod cons you would expect, and a design style that will pleasantly surprise. With three restaurants there is something for everyone.

In Bloomington

  • Graduate Bloomington is a smart, yet lighthearted, hotel inspired by nearby Virginia University. Rooms include beds with wood-panelled backdrops and large wooden desks set against light hues and simply patterned fabrics. Plus there's a lobby cafe and bikes to borrow. Superb!
  • Grand Street Inn is an iconic and central establishment. Rooms are individually designed - some have an old-world elegance, others feel more contemporary. The wrap-around porch is perfect for unwinding with a good book. A charming stay.

For an Historic inn

  • Charley Creek Inn is a striking Georgian building in Wabash, that's been meticulously refurbished to give a feel of 1920s elegance. Designed for luxury, rooms are decorated in terracotta tones and feature original hardwood floors; the best have four poster beds. Dining is an equally elegant affair. A romantic choice.

For an apartment or villa

  • Check out our partner Booking.com for their self-catering accomodations in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • Fly to Indianopolis Airport.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.
  • The winters are cold; the summers are wet and hot! Best time to visit is between June and August, when the temperature ranges between 17 and 29 degrees celsius.

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Best Hotels in Indiana

  • New Harmony Inn Indiana 90 rooms from £54

    Business meetings  -  Specialising in corporate meetings the hotels has numerous conference rooms and is able to cater for up to 400 people
    Weddings  -  A romantic setting for a wedding with staff who are very experienced at organising events
    Great walks  -  Take long scenic walks along the marked trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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    A resort and conference hotel located in a quiet town in Louisiana. Bright rooms are simply styled with floor to ceiling windows leading out on to the garden. Boasting a spa, two pools, and an array of activities there is plenty to keep busy with here. A setting designed to recuperate and recharge. See More

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  • Graduate Bloomington Bloomington 150 rooms from £74

    Local exploring  -  Located by Indiana University making this perfect for visitors to the campus but also well placed for exploring the city
    City Style  -  A stylish hotel that's cleverly used university inspired design to smart effect
    Sights nearby  -  Astrological enthusiasts should make a trip to the nearby Kirkwood Observatory
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic walk around Griffy Lake Nature Reserve
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    Inspired by its neighbouring academic institute (Indiana University) this is a smart, yet lighthearted, hotel. Rooms include beds with wood-panelled backdrops, large wooden desks set alongside light hues and simply patterned fabrics. Plus there's a lobby cafe and bikes to borrow. Superb! See More

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  • 4411 Inn & Suites Michigan City, Indiana 26 rooms from £108

    Groups  -  Certain rooms come with two double beds. Two and three-bedroom suites are ideal for families or friends travelling together
    Local exploring  -  Inexpensive & pleasant place from which to explore the area; there are beaches, orchards, national parks & breweries galore
    Short fly break  -  It's just over an hour's drive to Chicago, making this ideal for a quick change of scenery or weekend break
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the great outdoors at Garwood Orchards, Friendship Gardens, Williams Orchard and Billy Boy’s Blueberry Patch
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    Mid-century motel transformed into contemporary inn minutes from Lake Michigan. Bright, fresh and airy rooms with modern conveniences offer access to outdoor seating and a communal fire pit. Make your own dinner at the grill station or explore options nearby. Great-value boutique base. See More

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  • Nestle Inn Indianapolis 6 rooms from £119

    Local exploring  -  As the closest inn to the downtown you are walking distance to sites, restaurants, bars, breweries and evening entertainment
    Sights nearby  -  Indiana War Memorial, Monument Circle and Indiana State Capitol are all in the local vicinity
    Cooking classes  -  On-site cookery classes include demos on sushi-making, Afternoon Tea and Thai food
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    An owner-run inn set nearby downtown. Situated in a historic family dwelling, there is a warm and relaxed feel to the homely rooms and two-bedroom suite with four-poster beds and antique writing desks. Enjoy breakfast in nearby local cafes or a chef-led cookery class. A low-key base for exploring. See More

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  • Prairie Guest House Fishers, Indiana 10 rooms from £121

    Total relaxation  -  Idyllic country setting puts guests in the mood to relax; read a book in the sun room, go for a walk or enjoy a yoga class
    Exclusive use  -  Book the property exclusively: with plenty of space, family rooms and cosy shared spaces, this is ideal for reunions
    Yoga  -  The property's spacious yoga studio is ideal for both individual and group classes
    Sights nearby  -  Well-known Conner Prairie is just around the corner. This open-air living history museum recreates 19th-century life
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    Cosy owner-run B&B made up of a 19th-century Gothic farmhouse and a Victorian cottage. Pretty and spacious rooms, inviting public areas and homemade breakfast create a welcoming homely feel. Explore two acres of gardens or use the yoga studio. A classic small-town guesthouse with lots of charm. See More

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  • Showers Inn Bloomington 12 rooms from £122

    Local exploring  -  It's a short walk into downtown Bloomington; head to Courthouse Square and Kirkwood Avenue for shops and restaurants
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  Rooms 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 feature bubble-jet bathtubs
    Great walks  -  Enjoy scenic hikes in McCormick's Creek State Park
    Full of character
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    An elegant B&B walking distance to the university & downtown. Spacious well-appointed rooms in the 1903 Greek Revival building with Art Nouveau features, fireplaces and bay windows. Newer Composer House rooms boast a shared porch, kitchenettes & jetted tubs. A tranquil and comfortable stay. See More

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  • Grant Street Inn Bloomington 40 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  Ideally positioned close to Indiana University, Bloomington's entertainment and arts district and many state parks and lakes
    Fishing  -  A number of nearby lakes allow fishing including Griffey Lake and Lake Monroe
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at the buzzing Saturday Farmers Market
    Great walks  -  Take a hike in the scenic Hoosier National Park
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    Comprising a whole block, made up of five properties, Grant Street Inn is an iconic and central establishment. Rooms are individually designed - some have an old-world elegance, others feel more contemporary. The wrap-around porch is perfect for unwinding with a good book. A charming stay. See More

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  • The Looking Glass Inn Indianapolis 7 rooms from £131

    Self catering to rent  -  900 sq ft Hideaway Suite features a full kitchen, as well as spacious living and dining area; ideal for long stays
    Local exploring  -  Old Northside Historic District is home to appealing shops, restaurants, sites, boutiques, theatres and galleries
    Great walks  -  Admire the area's Queen Anne and Italianate mansions and Victorian-era architecture on a neighbourhood stroll
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  Gold room comes with a jetted tub. Rose and Green rooms feature indulgent two-person whilrpools
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    Tasteful B&B housed in an elegant Victorian-era mansion. Well-appointed rooms decorated in rich jewel tones with Empire-style antiques, clawfoot tubs, luxe linens and decorative fireplaces are warm and inviting. Breakfast is served in a traditional dining room. Classic yet cosy home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Charley Creek Inn IN, Indiana 30 rooms from £132

    Romantic Break  -  Experience some old-world luxury with your loved one in this hotel that channels Great Gatsby style
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the scenic Paradise Spring Historical Park
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A striking Georgian building that's been meticulously refurbished to give a feel of 1920s elegance. Designed for luxury, rooms are decorated in terracotta tones and feature original hardwood floors; the best have four poster beds. Dining is an equally elegant affair. A romantic choice. See More

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  • The Pepin Mansion New Albany, Indiana 4 rooms from £133

    Local exploring  -  Wonderfully fitting location from which to explore historic preservation district. Explore mansions, museums and riverside parks
    Weddings  -  Book out whole property for elegant celebrations up to 300 guests. The owner's Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud can also be included
    Great walks  -  Walk to the Ohio River Greenway walking and cycling path and Waterfront Park to stretch your legs with beautiful views
    Sights nearby  -  Cross the street to visit Culbertson Mansion Museum, a grand Victorian home built in 1869
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    Well-preserved Victorian mansion transformed into intimate owner-run B&B and wedding venue one block from Ohio River. Graceful suites feature original fireplaces, four-poster beds, soaring ceilings and antique furnishings. A parlour and breakfast room feel like home. An authentic trip back in time. See More

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  • Hotel Broad Ripple Indianapolis 13 rooms from £151

    Groups  -  Many of the rooms sleep up to three or four guests in cosy configurations; this also works out as a great-value option
    Cycling  -  The property backs onto the Monon Trail; a 27 mile former rail track which offers fantastic cycling in the region
    Local exploring  -  Perfect base from which to explore Broad Ripple's culture, eateries, galleries, breweries and shops
    Great walks  -  The Monon Trail will also appeal to walkers and hikers; it stretches all the way to downtown Indianapolis and beyond
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    Contemporary inn with a lodge feel located on Monon Trail. Steps from the White River and Dawson Lake, rooms are well-appointed and individually decorated. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the lounge and drinks at the bar before exploring nearby eateries. Spacious yet cosy offering small-town charm. See More

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  • Conrad Indianapolis Indianapolis (IN) 247 rooms from £152

    Artworks  -  The hotel's own gallery includes works by Picasso, Warhol and Dali. This property is bound to please any art connoisseur
    City Style  -  Featuring luxury suites, renowned artworks, a spoiling spa and fine-dining restaurant, this hotel has reams of style
    Spa  -  Evan Todd Spa and Salon offers a wide range of body and hair treatements using AVEDA products
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Indiana State Capitol and admire the majestic architecture
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    A luxury giant in this vibrant city. Smartly designed suites offer reams of space and chic modern style. Functioning both as a hotel and an art gallery you can view works by Picasso or Dali before heading to the bar for a cocktail. The fine-dining restaurant is equally impressive. See More

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  • Alexander Hotel Indianapolis (IN) 209 rooms from £155

    Local exploring  -  Conveniently located in the downtown area, close to important sites
    Families  -  Suites available with 2 bedrooms including full kitchens
    City Style  -  Artfully designed rooms with all modern amenities
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Striking, contemporary decor - rooms on the top floors offer vibrant city views. Includes two in-house restaurants and a bar. Long stay facilities available in residential style suites. High-speed internet and 24-hr room service. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers. See More

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  • Ironworks Hotel Indianapolis (IN) 120 rooms from £163

    City Style  -  Hands-down the most stylish hotel in town, an industrial style new build filled with exposed pipes and salvaged barn wood
    Sights nearby  -  The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, an outdoor amphitheater that holds a rotation of musical events throughout the year
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This new build industrial style hotel is an exciting new arrival on the Indianapolis scene. A huge complex with generously proportioned rooms complete with all the mod cons you would expect, and a design flare that will pleasantly surprise. With three restaurants there is something for everyone. See More

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  • Brick Street Inn Zionsville, Indiana 8 rooms from £184

    Total relaxation  -  Experience small-town slow living; browse local stores, dine at delicious restaurants or enjoy the surrounding countryside
    Sights nearby  -  Head into Indianapolis for the day to visit the zoo, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Children's Museum
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
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    Perfect road-trip fodder. The historic shingle facade, white-picket-fence and colourful flowerbeds resemble a story-book home. Enjoy cosy, spacious & inviting rooms with antique touches; there's a lively restaurant and bar with a terrace. Spend a comfortable night here before hitting the road. See More

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  • Hotel Carmichael Carmel, Indiana 122 rooms from £217

    City Style  -  Old-world glamour meets on-trend needs; this is the perfect place for a spoiling stay whether in town for business or pleasure
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located to explore all that Carmel has to offer; Farmer's Markets, cultural sites, wineries, restaurants and concerts
    Bar  -  Adagio Lounge offers everything you want from an upscale hotel bar; tinkling piano, cosy fireplace and classic cocktails
    Business meetings  -  Range of clasically elegant board rooms, meeting rooms and ballroom offer ideal backdrop for distinguished events
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    A contemporary take on a classic hotel. Wonderfully spacious public areas combine glossy marble floors, Greek pillars and chandeliers while rooms blend traditional design with impressive hi-tech comforts. Make sure to visit the buzzy bar, restaurant & cabaret lounge. Fun and deluxe downtown base. See More

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  • Le Meridien Indianapolis Indianapolis 100 rooms from £318

    Business meetings  -  Connected to the Indiana Convention Center, this is a perfect base for business travellers. Rooms boast ergonomic work spaces
    City Style  -  Much more than just a business hotel, this historic property has been transformed into a bastion of contemporary urban cool
    Local exploring  -  Ideal location for both work and play; walk easily to shops, meetings, restaurants and entertainment
    Sights nearby  -  Indianapolis Zoo, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Fountain Square, Monument Circleand Indiana State Capitol are in the area
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    Deluxe downtown hotel with a buzzy feel and fab location beside the convention centre. A popular restaurant, fireside lobby lounge and 24-hour gym ensure all bases are covered. Sleek, inviting and well-designed rooms are a tasteful blend of textures and styles. Spoiling, fun and functional base. See More

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