From the Indiana Convention Center to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis has several popular trade show locations. Both of these locations are relatively central, providing a variety of hotel options for exhibitors and attendees.
Below, we’ve listed the top hotels located close to the Indiana Convention Center and Indiana State Fairgrounds. Our list is sorted by location, with Indianapolis’s largest event location first and hotels near the State Fairgrounds second.
Indiana Convention Center is located in Downtown Indiana, meaning there are numerous hotel options nearby. We’ve listed several popular hotel options below, all of which are within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Located on S. Meridian St, Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown is less than five minutes away from Indiana Convention Center by foot. This three-star hotel features everything you could need as a business traveler to Indianapolis, from dining to an indoor pool.
One of the top-rated mid-range hotels in the Downtown Indianapolis, Homewood Suites tends to attract a lot of bookings during trade shows, making it worth reserving a room well ahead of your event if you’re traveling to Indianapolis specifically for a trade show.
Slightly more luxurious than Homewood Suites, the three-and-a-half star Crowne Plaza offers a central location close to Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. Like Homewood Suites, the Crowne Plaza is one of the most popular hotels in town for trade shows and events.
Facilities at the Crowne Plaza include several restaurants, a hotel bar, indoor pool and a small event space. From the hotel, it takes less than five minutes to walk to the Convention Center or Lucas Oil Stadium, where many conventions and events in Indianapolis are held.
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown offers a convenient location on West Maryland Street and a selection of spacious, modern rooms, making it a good option if you want a comfortable four-star hotel within walking distance of the Convention Center.
From the hotel, it takes less than two minutes to walk to the Indiana Convention Center, which is located directly opposite. Great facilities, fair pricing, and modern rooms make the Marriott one of the best options if you want to be located right beside the city’s largest trade show location.
One of the most luxurious options in Indianapolis, the Conrad Indianapolis offers large, modern rooms in a convenient location. The hotel is a five to ten-minute walk from the Convention Center and an even shorter walk from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis.
Facilities at the Conrad Indianapolis include a luxurious indoor swimming pool, health spa, good selection of dining and drinking options and a lounge area. The service is as you’d expect from a five-star hotel, making this the place to stay if you have high standards for accommodation.
There are fewer hotels near the Indiana State Fairgrounds, making it best to stay in the city and travel to the Fairgrounds by taxi or private car if you’re attending an event here.
In normal traffic conditions, it takes around 15 – 25 minutes to reach the State Fairgrounds from most locations in Downtown Indianapolis.