The Best Hotels to Book in Evansville, Indiana

Finding the right hotel in Evansville will be a walk in the park
Finding the right hotel in Evansville will be a walk in the park | © Matt Anderson Photography / Getty Images
Matt Charlton

Offering sweeping views of the Ohio River, you’ll relish Evansville’s unique neighborhoods, attractions and events. The town ebbs and flows with the seasons in this pretty corner of Indiana, where the Fall Festival is one of the biggest street festivals in the US. Of course, you’ll need a fantastic base from which to plan and recover from all the action. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Evansville, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, for a warm welcome


Several soft seats around lit a fire pit by an outdoor pool with handrails at DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville
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You know you’re in for a winner at a DoubleTree as soon as you’re handed a warm, freshly baked cookie at checkin. Want more than that? Well, you’ll be located in central Evansville, and even connected to the Ford Center and Old National Events Plaza via skybridge. The accommodation is comfortable, modern and spacious, rendered in muted tones with cocooning headboards to ensure a relaxing night’s sleep. There’s also a bar and restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, and outdoor pool.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Evansville East, for a well-situated sleep

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Ducks on a pond outside the exterior of Courtyard by Marriott Evansville East
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Ideally located for a day of leisure near Evansville attractions such as Eastland Mall, Mesker Park Zoo and Bosse Field, you’re well-positioned for a good time in this Marriott offering. The accommodation, all warm hues and plush fabrics, is comfortable and homey, while some rooms have red leather sofas and walk-in showers. If you’re hungry, there’s an American restaurant for breakfast and dinner, plus an indoor pool and chilled-out media pods.

3. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Evansville, IN, for putting your feet up

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Marble lobby of Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Evansville, IN, with seats near a staircase
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This spacious hotel offers a convenient stay near the commercial hub of Evansville and is located about 11mi (18km) from Evansville Regional Airport and 5mi (8km) from the University of Evansville. Coffee and cookies await you on checkin, along with a roaring fireplace – or outdoor pool, depending on the temperature – and complimentary evening drinks. You can also pick up sundries at the minimart.

4. Hyatt Place Evansville Downtown, for a swish stay


Double bed in a Hyatt Place Evansville Downtown room, also containing a small sofa, a desk and a chair
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​​​​Offering, in its own words, “small-town Midwestern charm with top-tier attractions,” Hyatt Place Evansville lives up to its promise. Less than 1mi (1.6km) from top city sites including the Ford Center, Old National Events Plaza and the Children’s Museum of Evansville, the accommodation is tasteful and thoughtfully designed, with walk-in showers in some rooms. In-room Chromecast, free breakfast and a fully equipped gym are the icing on the Indiana cake.

5. Hilton Garden Inn Evansville, for a lakeside retreat

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The lakeside exterior of Hilton Garden Inn Evansville
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With both the Ford Center and downtown within 7mi (11km), you’ll find this contemporary lakeside hotel just off Interstate 69. It’s all about giving you space to breathe, with airy reception spaces, a lounge and a picturesque outdoor patio by the water. There’s a fitness center and an indoor pool with a hot tub, while breakfast with fruits, pastries and cereals is available for a fee.

6. Fairfield Inn by Marriott Evansville East, for freshening up

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Outdoor pool at Fairfield Inn Evansville East, with steps, handrails and a mechanical chair for lowering people in
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This unfussy yet friendly hotel gives you everything you need to launch yourself into the numerous activities of the surrounding area. Native American archaeological site Angel Mounds is an eight-minute drive away, and you’re also close to Mesker Park Zoo and the Reitz Home Museum – a well-preserved Victorian home. When you want to stay in, a cozy media room with an open fire will keep you warm. A generous breakfast is complimentary, and you’ll find a 24-hour gym, heated outdoor pool and even a beauty shop and a barber for when you want to switch up your look.

7. Holiday Inn Express Evansville West, an IHG Hotel, for all the family

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Indoor pool area at Holiday Inn Express Evansville West, an IHG Hotel, with loungers and chairs
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The ever-reliable Holiday Inn Express Evansville West is just 2mi (3.2km) from Howell Wetlands, 5mi (8km) from the Evansville Museum and a short drive from the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. Only ten minutes from the airport, you’ll be ideally placed to experience everything Evansville has to offer. Rooms feature sleeper couches, and better still, the hotel is pet-friendly, so you’re free to bring your four-legged friend.

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