A Great New Place A review of University Place Conference Center & Hotel Indianapolis
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.
All the amenities were there, except a pool. They do have a Olympic sized pool on campus that you can use for a couple of bucks. The Bar and restaurant were fabulous. My partner and I had dinner their twice. The menu was very Midwest style, but it was fun and done well. One night I had a pork porter house and another we had scallops. Both nights I had the baked Alaska it was to die for. The staff was great, I never wanted for anything and the place was packed. The bar was exciting, very bright. We never ate in there but the drinks were good and the bartenders were friendly. The best amenity they do have is a shuttle that takes you back and forth to down town. I thought this was just for the final four, but the front desk said that it is always in service
I never saw the place before this last week, but if the other reviews are really accurate than kudos to the management for the great turn around because I would put this hotel against and chain hotel. This place is not a 3 star, I would give it 4.