The 243-room, 23-story Conrad lies in the heart of the downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance of many main attractions. And it offers loads of top-shelf amenities at prices that, while not cheap, won't break the bank. All rooms (from $199) come with 42-inch plasma televisions, Wi-Fi, plush bedding and marble-floored bathrooms. Guests even select from a pillow menu.
The Conrad’s signature eatery, the swanky Capital Grille, serves steaks and seafood, but more impressive (and fun!) is Tastings, an innovative wine bar-bistro featuring several high-tech tasting stations. Guests load money onto a plastic card and are given a wine glass, then they’re turned loose to wander between the various stations and sample. Simply plug in the card, set your glass under the spout, and press a button for a 2-, 4- or 6-ounce pour. Tapas, cheese platters and appetizers are also available.
Work off any overindulgence at the Conrad's spa, pool and spacious workout room. Or check out one of the hotel's free beach-cruiser bikes to pedal around the newly unveiled downtown Cultural Trail. The hotel also connects via skywalk to the Circle Centre Mall, Indiana Convention Center, and loads of restaurants and attractions.