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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Still not sure?
- Expand your search to include the best places to stay in Chicago (if you want to visit the Indiana Dunes State Park)
- or check out our collection in neighbouring Illinois or the best hotels in Ohio.
- or contact one of our Gurus for advice.
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Best Hotels in Indiana
New Harmony Inn Indiana 90 rooms from £54Business meetings - Specialising in corporate meetings the hotels has numerous conference rooms and is able to cater for up to 400 peopleWeddings - A romantic setting for a wedding with staff who are very experienced at organising eventsGreat walks - Take long scenic walks along the marked trailsSwimming Pool - Indoor pool
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
Graduate Bloomington Bloomington 150 rooms from £74Local exploring - Located by Indiana University making this perfect for visitors to the campus but also well placed for exploring the cityCity Style - A stylish hotel that's cleverly used university inspired design to smart effectSights nearby - Astrological enthusiasts should make a trip to the nearby Kirkwood ObservatoryGreat walks - Take a scenic walk around Griffy Lake Nature ReserveRecommended by - Tablet
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
4411 Inn & Suites Michigan City, Indiana 26 rooms from £108Groups - Certain rooms come with two double beds. Two and three-bedroom suites are ideal for families or friends travelling togetherLocal exploring - Inexpensive & pleasant place from which to explore the area; there are beaches, orchards, national parks & breweries galoreShort fly break - It's just over an hour's drive to Chicago, making this ideal for a quick change of scenery or weekend breakSights nearby - Explore the great outdoors at Garwood Orchards, Friendship Gardens, Williams Orchard and Billy Boy’s Blueberry Patch
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
Nestle Inn Indianapolis 6 rooms from £119Local exploring - As the closest inn to the downtown you are walking distance to sites, restaurants, bars, breweries and evening entertainmentSights nearby - Indiana War Memorial, Monument Circle and Indiana State Capitol are all in the local vicinityCooking classes - On-site cookery classes include demos on sushi-making, Afternoon Tea and Thai foodViews - Great views from hotel
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
Prairie Guest House Fishers, Indiana 10 rooms from £121Total 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 classExclusive use - Book the property exclusively: with plenty of space, family rooms and cosy shared spaces, this is ideal for reunionsYoga - The property's spacious yoga studio is ideal for both individual and group classesSights nearby - Well-known Conner Prairie is just around the corner. This open-air living history museum recreates 19th-century life
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
Showers Inn Bloomington 12 rooms from £122Local exploring - It's a short walk into downtown Bloomington; head to Courthouse Square and Kirkwood Avenue for shops and restaurantsWhirlpool Bathtub - Rooms 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 feature bubble-jet bathtubsGreat walks - Enjoy scenic hikes in McCormick's Creek State ParkFull of character
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
Grant Street Inn Bloomington 40 rooms from £124Local exploring - Ideally positioned close to Indiana University, Bloomington's entertainment and arts district and many state parks and lakesFishing - A number of nearby lakes allow fishing including Griffey Lake and Lake MonroeLocal markets - Sample local produce at the buzzing Saturday Farmers MarketGreat walks - Take a hike in the scenic Hoosier National Park
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
The Looking Glass Inn Indianapolis 7 rooms from £131Self catering to rent - 900 sq ft Hideaway Suite features a full kitchen, as well as spacious living and dining area; ideal for long staysLocal exploring - Old Northside Historic District is home to appealing shops, restaurants, sites, boutiques, theatres and galleriesGreat walks - Admire the area's Queen Anne and Italianate mansions and Victorian-era architecture on a neighbourhood strollWhirlpool Bathtub - Gold room comes with a jetted tub. Rose and Green rooms feature indulgent two-person whilrpools
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
Charley Creek Inn IN, Indiana 30 rooms from £132Romantic Break - Experience some old-world luxury with your loved one in this hotel that channels Great Gatsby styleGreat walks - Take a stroll through the scenic Paradise Spring Historical ParkFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
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
The Pepin Mansion New Albany, Indiana 4 rooms from £133Local exploring - Wonderfully fitting location from which to explore historic preservation district. Explore mansions, museums and riverside parksWeddings - Book out whole property for elegant celebrations up to 300 guests. The owner's Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud can also be includedGreat walks - Walk to the Ohio River Greenway walking and cycling path and Waterfront Park to stretch your legs with beautiful viewsSights nearby - Cross the street to visit Culbertson Mansion Museum, a grand Victorian home built in 1869
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
Hotel Broad Ripple Indianapolis 13 rooms from £151Groups - Many of the rooms sleep up to three or four guests in cosy configurations; this also works out as a great-value optionCycling - The property backs onto the Monon Trail; a 27 mile former rail track which offers fantastic cycling in the regionLocal exploring - Perfect base from which to explore Broad Ripple's culture, eateries, galleries, breweries and shopsGreat walks - The Monon Trail will also appeal to walkers and hikers; it stretches all the way to downtown Indianapolis and beyond
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
Conrad Indianapolis Indianapolis (IN) 247 rooms from £152Artworks - The hotel's own gallery includes works by Picasso, Warhol and Dali. This property is bound to please any art connoisseurCity Style - Featuring luxury suites, renowned artworks, a spoiling spa and fine-dining restaurant, this hotel has reams of styleSpa - Evan Todd Spa and Salon offers a wide range of body and hair treatements using AVEDA productsSights nearby - Visit the Indiana State Capitol and admire the majestic architecture
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
Alexander Hotel Indianapolis (IN) 209 rooms from £155Local exploring - Conveniently located in the downtown area, close to important sitesFamilies - Suites available with 2 bedrooms including full kitchensCity Style - Artfully designed rooms with all modern amenitiesLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Tablet
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
Ironworks Hotel Indianapolis (IN) 120 rooms from £163City Style - Hands-down the most stylish hotel in town, an industrial style new build filled with exposed pipes and salvaged barn woodSights nearby - The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, an outdoor amphitheater that holds a rotation of musical events throughout the yearRomantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended 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
Brick Street Inn Zionsville, Indiana 8 rooms from £184Total relaxation - Experience small-town slow living; browse local stores, dine at delicious restaurants or enjoy the surrounding countrysideSights nearby - Head into Indianapolis for the day to visit the zoo, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Children's MuseumLively - Hip and happening.Full of character
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
Hotel Carmichael Carmel, Indiana 122 rooms from £217City Style - Old-world glamour meets on-trend needs; this is the perfect place for a spoiling stay whether in town for business or pleasureLocal exploring - Ideally located to explore all that Carmel has to offer; Farmer's Markets, cultural sites, wineries, restaurants and concertsBar - Adagio Lounge offers everything you want from an upscale hotel bar; tinkling piano, cosy fireplace and classic cocktailsBusiness meetings - Range of clasically elegant board rooms, meeting rooms and ballroom offer ideal backdrop for distinguished events
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
Le Meridien Indianapolis Indianapolis 100 rooms from £318Business meetings - Connected to the Indiana Convention Center, this is a perfect base for business travellers. Rooms boast ergonomic work spacesCity Style - Much more than just a business hotel, this historic property has been transformed into a bastion of contemporary urban coolLocal exploring - Ideal location for both work and play; walk easily to shops, meetings, restaurants and entertainmentSights nearby - Indianapolis Zoo, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Fountain Square, Monument Circleand Indiana State Capitol are in the area
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