JW Marriott IndianapolisMy daughter had noticed that the Indianapolis Children's Museum (the largest in the world) had an interactive Minecraft exhibit, and wanted to go to it. I readily agreed, being a Hoosier, and seeing the JW Marriott in Indianapolis which is one I had not yet visited. It was a perfect alignment of another hotel and a couple of trip posts.
ArrivalWe landed at IND International, and it took like an hour to get our bags (for real it was crazy). Then I grabbed a taxi, and we were off to the hotel, which is pretty close to the airport, like all of downtown is. Got in pretty late, and it was off to the room and waiting until daylight and the room had been serviced before I took the pictures.
The RoomI was able to finagle a corner double queen room upgrade, which is a great room with lots of space, as all the suites were taken with 3, yes three freaking weddings (this place is lousy with weddings).
3D interactive room tour, use your mouse or fingers to move around and see other rooms.
Executive LoungeOn the top floor, in the center of the hotel, is the Executive Lounge, with full service even on weekends (this is pretty rare in the USA).
DiningSo three bars, 2 restaurants, this has a good number of options, even for my picky daughter. As in, I found something she would actually eat.
SpacesThe property has a fully outfitted gym and a quite large indoor pool, plus event spaces that are quite spacious.
SummaryJW Marriotts in the USA can be hit or miss, and from other visits to Indy, I was told it wasn't all that. Well, they were wrong, this is totally a JW, and weekend lounge? Come on, this is a great property and totally has the JW vibe.
I guess a tip is just buy a suite, I can't get upgraded myself and that's a tough one. The lounge I would say is a choice matter, if you have someone with you who isn't on the same itinerary, I would spring for it.