Le Meridien Indianapolis

I had driven to Virginia to pick up some World War 2 items since shipping them would have been exceptionally difficult, and after 30 hours on the road, I was just exhausted. So I decided to stop for the night in Indianapolis and found a few hotels with attractive rates. The Le Meridien was one of them, and I do like them a lot due to their modern but chill vibe, so there I went.

Arrival

After driving through numerous construction areas and discovering the interstate was closed in Indianapolis, I arrived to a huge traffic jam downtown. It seemed everyone wanted to cruise the city or attend the massive number of events going on.
I valeted my car since well, it was insane there and I was tired. Keith took care of the car promptly. There wasn't a bellman on duty, so I brought my stuff in myself.
An old hotel, but it's in great shape and so very nice inside. Old styling but with modern, slightly European updates.

The Room

My Marriott Titanium status got me an executive king on the top floor. Given my history over 15 years with Marriott, I didn't expect much from a room labeled as such, but it was an outstanding room.
Great bed, very comfortable, and so much space around it The desk that, for once... I did not use! As you can see it's a rather large room and spans the entire width of the wing
You can see the shower reflected in the mirror since I forgot to take a picture of it directly The Malin+Goetz bath amenities!
The bathroom is huge

Facilities

The hotel has a gym, lounge area, restaurant, bar, and a floor of event space. Also there are two secret areas I got to visit while I was there.
Sitting here with a drink... well, this is ideal
This area was busy, but everyone seemed happy and well cared for, including me
Now onto the secrets; They have a sponsorship type thing where you make a bourbon cask - most make a custom Manhattan mix that's put in their own engraved oak barrel - and then they store it in the cask room downstairs (secret #1) to age and mellow out more. When it's finished aging or maybe you're just ready for it to be, they bring it upstairs where you can sample your blend.
Behind this door, many wonders may be preserved Down the staircase of mystery Into this private dining area where you can impress your friends or just get away
And locked away from your drinking hands, are the current bevy of aging casks
Secret two, behind a hidden door is a room to dine and impress, dedicated to Steve McQueen who like myself is originally an Indiana boy.
The amount of cool wrapped up in this guy is immeasurable

Summary

Just a delightful hotel. The rooms are nice, clean, and bright. The service was great, and the staff very attentive. I ate dinner and breakfast in S&S; it was great both times.

Tips: Get a room far from the elevator if you can, the doors are not soundproof. Rates with breakfast included are not what I would recommend; just purchase the food directly.



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