University Place Conference Center & Hotel Indianapolis
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My first Conference followed a grueling 6 hour drive to Indy from IC, just the great state of Illinois... The FRMT conference was all about insurance and risk management... so it wasnt by any means the most exciting conference ever but it was a good chance to meet other people in other organizations that are doing the same thing that i am.
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... on I-74. There's construction everywhere it seems. We got messed up in Davenport and started West. A few tense moments there. It slows us down. We went to a Visitor Center in Galesburg, IL. to get info and a map. They were closed , so to kill time til they opened we thot a trip to Goodwill to get another blanket or something cuz I got cold last nite. Linda said she didn't, but ...
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I don't know what it is about the Hyatt either. Their buildings seem magical with the tiered over-looks of the lobby and the glass elevators. I love staring up at the ceiling and watching the light bounce off the white railings. Call me easily entertained, but I always end up taking lots of pictures of the hotel rooms I stay in. This time, I was fascinated by the Kohler sink they had. I've always seen them on tv or in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews University Place Conference Center & Hotel Indianapolis
My two best friends and I checked into the University Place Hotel and Conference Center this past Friday. We arrived shortly after midnight as we drove from Chicago to Indianapolis for the weekend. We were impressed with the contemporary design of the interiors and really liked the carpeting used throughout the hotel. Unfortunately, we did not know that we would become very familiar with it during our entire hotel stay.
I recently stayed at University Place while visiting my mother at IU Med Center in Indianapolis. It is directly across the street from the hospital. They have a connecting walkway that is enclosed (great for inclimate weather) or you can just walk across the street to the main entrance. The hotel offers a discount to those with family members in IU, all you have to do is ask for it. There are 2 restaraunts, but I didn't dine in either one. Room service was typical. Good news is you are within walking distance of several decent places to eat on University Blvd. My room and bathroom were spotless. Comfy bed with fresh linens, and fluffy towels in the bath. Internet access in the room, and free internet in the conference center if you didn't bring your own computer. Gym is small but has brand new equipment. Hotel is close enough to the canal that you can walk (10 min) or run along it. Ask concierge for map. Also, they have a free shuttle to anywhere downtown. You really can't beat that!
This hotel was great. I stayed here during the Final Four Weekend. The whole experience was top notch. The check in was pleasant. The young man behind the desk was knowledgeable and accommodating. The room was incredible. It was very much like the W hotel. The décor was very modern with flat screen TVs and minimalistic beauty. I had a great view of the city. It was very clean and it had that "new car" smell.
Renovated entirely - $13 million dollars
This hotel is beautiful now. The entire thing has been renovated with completely new guest rooms that feature plasma tv's, internet access, a beautiful design, etc.
Customer service was great, so was the food (but it was slightly expensive)
Worst hotel, dirty and no service full of cockroachs
Don`t go overthere, the rooms are dirty and the carpet has many stain spots, I look under my bed and there was an inch of dust. I stayed there for 3 nights and the first morning there was a 3 inches cockroach in my bathroom facing me, I called the office desk to let them know and they told me that they will send the janitor that never showed up even after 3 calls within an hour. I asked for changing my room and it never happended. I will never get overthere again!
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The carpeting in our room was disgusting!!! Dark black spots throughout the room. When we complained they apologized, but would not offer us any other room. I soon found out why. The rest of our group's rooms also had spotted carpeting. The room was roomy and otherwise in decent shape. Carpeting in the hallways was also very dirty along the edges. As mentioned, the hotel staff is friendly, but useless. When we arrived we had no kleenex. I went to the desk and requested kleenex and a foam pillow. They were never received. The following day I put in another request. We did get the kleenex, but another feather pillow arrived, not the foam one I requested. When I was at the front desk one of the times, I overhead a very interesting conversation. Another guest had booked a double room and had a confirmed reservation in his hand for the double room. However, there were no doubles available, only singles. They told him (and I swear this is exactly what I heard) that when you make a reservation there, you are not guarenteed a particular room type. You are only guarenteed that they will have a room for you. So beware. If you are travelling with a group of four, you could end up in a single room. BEWARE!!!!! I say avoid this hotel. The cheap parking is not worth the gross room you will have to stay in. Find another choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the second time in two months I stayed at the University Place Hotel in Indianapolis, and this time, the room was worse. Carpets in the hall ways were dingy as all ways, but this time the carpet in the room had a few dirty spots. Wall paper was beginning to tear away at on some parts of the walls. The bed was so hard you might as well have slept on the floor. Yes, the staff is very friendly, the shuttle service terrific, in and out parking at $8 a day a good rate. But there's no pool or fitness center, and if you want to work out, you'll be charged $10 a head to use the university's facilities. In my book, this hotel falls in between terrible and just okay. This isn't, by any stretch, a 3 star hotel. I got it through Priceline, so beware Priceline user - this is probably the place the will come up if you request a 3 star hotel in downtown Indy.
My wife and I stayed there on Saturday night and would have been better off just finding a newer Motel 6 or something. One person at the desk seemed to be very nice and helpful - unfortunately, we got the other person. She won't be winning any awards for being pleasant. Overall, the hotel just needs a complete overhaul. I'll just list the problems with our room:
Well, I was in need of a hotel in Indianapolis so at the last minute I booked a room at the Place Hotel. Location is good as it is only a mile or so from the Circle Mall downtown (what seems to be the hub of Indianapolis). However, the hotel itself is in desperate need of renovation. The carpeting is disgusting, the wall paper is dingy, and the furniture is old and beat up. I thought for sure I would see roaches (but I did not). However, on the bright side, the staff was nice enough. When they asked if I would fill out a questionaire, I told them had better not, but proceeded to mention verbally that their hotel needed work. They agreed and said since Indiana University had purchased the hotel, renovation was likely. They just don't know when! I wouldn't stay there again until it is renovated.