A new hotel with several unique amenities recently opened in Hendricks County, Indiana, in a prime location.
The Courtyard Indianapolis Plainfield is the first hotel located inside one of our county's prime shopping destinations The Shops at Perry Crossing outdoor lifestyle mall.
The hotel has nice neutral colors and a lot of comfortable seating in the lobby. They also have booths where you have your own TV, or you can choose to sit at the long table with plugs to charge your electronics.
They do have a small ‘store’ where you can buy packaged snacks and necessities, and in this location, they also have a Starbucks Serenade machine where you can make your own freshly ground cup of coffee with the push of a button.
Guests will be well taken care of when they stay at the Courtyard. I found out that four of the people at the Courtyard have worked together for a long time, more than 20 years now in a variety of roles with a variety of Marriott hotels. As Jessica, the director of sales told me, “Great people create great experiences!”
Knowing this was a full-service hotel with a restaurant, I made sure to stop by for a late breakfast and Dee, the sweet person working at their Bistro, made me a Starbucks mocha latte. The potatoes were especially delicious, but they gave me so much food, I couldn’t eat it all.
After perusing their menu, I quickly decided I’m going to have to return for dinner to try the Green Goddess Chicken BLT and Apricot and Goat Cheese Salad, plus a drink from their full bar. They are only open for breakfast and dinner.
The great thing about having this hotel at the mall is in addition to the Bistro Bar in the Courtyard by Marriott, there are several dining choices within walking distance.
Two sit-down favorites include BRU Burger Bar and Stone Creek Dining Company. The mall also boasts a Hot Box Pizza. If you go a little further away from the mall, you will find several more options.
The fitness room is larger than most hotels I’ve seen. They have a separate yoga room, cardio and exercise equipment, and they are very proud it has a Peloton Bike.
They also have two Tesla charging stations and one standard electric car charging station. I don’t personally own an electric car, but when I mentioned this to someone who owns a Tesla, she said this will be a big asset for the hotel.
All these amenities are in addition to free wifi, 55-inch televisions in every room, free parking, free shuttle service to the airport and so much more.
This hotel also offers great options for people planning a wedding or meeting. The hotel provides almost 3,000 square feet of meeting space and can cater groups of around 90 seated in one room while also providing flexibility for smaller groups.
Because of the hotel's great location, a group could also walk to the nearby CRG (Cunningham Restaurant Group) Event Center which is also located at the mall. The CRG Event Center offers an additional 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The two locations have even developed packages where people can enjoy a larger event at the CRG Event Center and guests can stay overnight at the Courtyard.
Needless to say, I was so impressed with our newest hotel. You just can't beat the location in a mall near the Indianapolis International Airport with so many things to do nearby in Plainfield. I hope you get a chance to experience it for yourself soon!