This is a classic example of urban planning. Aside from the mostly silent people doing the ambulating, the place is lifeless. No cozy cafes, no taco stands, no curiosity shops. Since you look mostly at blank buildings as you stroll, the canal might just as well have been built in a penitentiary. The nearby White River slices through Indianapolis, and it is barren of waterside restaurants or virtually anything else of interest. Planning and zoning in American cities have replaced sponta...view moreneity with sterile habitats that value order over life. Americans hate surprises.view less
Residence Inn - Downtown On the Canal
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The room rates listed are double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
- General Info:
Location. Residence Inn by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal is located in central Indianapolis, close to Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians, and NCAA Hall of Champions. Nearby points of interest also include Conseco Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium.
Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3.0 star property offers small meeting rooms and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property serves a complimentary breakfast each morning and hosts a complimentary manager reception. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include barbecue grills and laundry facilities.
Guestrooms. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. At the 3.0 star property, accommodations include kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Pet fee: US$ 100 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Extra Phones:
Fax: (317) 822-0848
TollFree: (800) 331-3131
- Residence Inn by Marriott
- Payment method:
- amex, discover, mastercard, visa
- With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal, you'll be centrally located in Indianapolis, steps from Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. This hotel is within close proximity of Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Capitol.
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- Other Information:
Swimming Pool: Indoor
Check-In Time: 3 PM
Check-Out Time: noon
Property Amenities: Express check-in, Picnic area, Express check-out, Elevator/lift, Free breakfast, Fitness facilities, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Spa tub, Barbecue grill(s), Laundry facilities, 24-hour front desk, Meeting rooms, Conference space, Dry cleaning/laundry service
Room Amenities: Daily housekeeping, Phone, Hair dryer, Pay movies, Rollaway/extra beds available, Air conditioning, Refrigerator, Microwave, Cookware, dishware, and utensils, Kitchen, Iron/ironing board, Cable TV service, Desk, Separate sitting area, Sofa bed, Coffee/tea maker, Premium TV channels
I am one of the fortunate ones that call the Canal home. Many in Indy are in awe when they learn that I live on what is the city's best attraction. It is wonderful to be in a place that people come to for fun and relaxation and never have to leave. Even the ducks stay through winter!
The Canal in Indianapolis is the best free public place in America. The city has recovered blighted areas of the city and transformed them into a redevelopment area with stores, high-density private condominiums, a museum and plenty of attractions including several monuments to our war heroes. This is what I call true integration of solid development in the context of nature preservation and enhancement. Go Indy!
What a great City.... The Canal is but one of the many charms of this great City. When ever I travel I allways brag up Indianapolis. as to how clean it is, what is going on with the downtown.ect.And usualy get a nice responce back, like yes it is a very nice City. one of the best they have seen. ect.
The Canal downtown offers a chance to visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, the new Indiana State Museum, an IMAX theatre..
So many things to do... rent a bicycle and explore from the Indianapolis Memorial (for the ship which sank at the end of WWII), almost to the Indianapolis Zoo.. How far do you want to walk? With a short walk, you can sample history, get a bit of exercise or with a longer walk, you can splurge with time spent at the Eiteljorg museum, the walking...view more path at White River State Park...
Many festivals are held at the White River State Park. The canal walk is a romantic place to stroll after a concert, or before the fireworks.view less
Sorry, Indy, the Canal was a wonderful idea and done very well...BUT...the city allowed whatever development possible to clutter its boundaries. How about the state parking garage that overlooks the canal. Or the back door of an office building? Not to mention the numerous, bland, suburban-type apartment buildings, some of which are already beginning to show their wear.
While the State Museum and the Historical Society certainly are great additions, you'd think there would be som...view moree restaurants, shops, etc to make the walk a bit more interesting. The San Antonio Riverwalk it AIN'T.
A nice, little diversion...but you cannot help but notice the wasted opportunity.view less