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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. The best places to stay in Indiana are right in the heart of Indianopolis, the capital city, and gateway to the White River State Park!

Where to stay

  • Indianopolis, the bustling capital city, 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.

What not to miss

  • Go fishing in the Ohio River!
  • Sunbathe on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan.
  • Visit Indianopolis Zoo, and in particular, check out the Orangutan Centre!
  • Take an underground boat trip through the Corydon Caverns...
  • Check out Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art!
  • Wander around the Children's Museum of Indianopolis and see the dinosaur skeletons...
  • Book a horse ride tour of Prophetstown State Park.
  • Immerse yourself in 19th and 20th century art at the Snite Museum of Art!

A great place to go for hikers, bikers and culture-vultures, Indiana is steeped in natural beauty. Find out more by browsing our list of the best places to stay in Indiana!

The best places to stay in Indiana

Contemporary

  • Alexander Hotel features 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.

Industrial chic

  • 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 flare that will pleasantly surprise. With three restaurants there is something for everyone.

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 go is between June and August, when the temperature ranges between 17 and 29 degrees.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Indiana

  • Graduate Bloomington 150 rooms from AU$124

    Bloomington

    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!

    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
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Grant Street Inn 40 rooms from AU$207

    Bloomington

    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.

    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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  • Charley Creek Inn 30 rooms from AU$220

    IN, Indiana

    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.

    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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  • Conrad Indianapolis 247 rooms from AU$254

    Indianapolis (IN)

    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.

    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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  • Alexander Hotel 209 rooms from AU$259

    Indianapolis (IN)

    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.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Ironworks Hotel 120 rooms from AU$272

    Indianapolis (IN)

    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.

    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
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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