The Best Hotels With Pools to Book in Indianapolis, Indiana

Kayakers enjoy the Central Canal in Downtown Indianapolis
Kayakers enjoy the Central Canal in Downtown Indianapolis | © Susan Montgomery / Alamy Stock Photo
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25 November 2021
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Pack the pool toys, the fancy swim trunks and the giant unicorn floatie – it’s time to make a splash in Indianapolis. Railroad City wants you to chug-a-chug into the station and disembark right into a sparkling pool. The hotels with pools in Indianapolis aren’t hiding in plain sight; tons of accommodations throughout the city have indoor swimming holes just waiting for your best cannonball. Dive into the best hotels with pools in Indianapolis – now bookable with Culture Trip.

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, for skyline swimming

Suite at the Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, decorated in brown tones
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Looking for an Indianapolis hotel with a rooftop pool? Look to the Sheraton at Keystone Crossing – it’s the only game in town. This awesome outdoor space in the city surrounds you with Indy’s skyline, letting you dance, dive and drink in the views. It’s seasonal, but, even on the chillier days, you can’t deny yourself a quick dip. But first things first: you need to grab a Starbucks from the lobby so your poolside selfie is as envious as possible.

Conrad Indianapolis, for chilling at the pool

Illuminated indoor pool at the Conrad Indianapolis, flanked by upholstered wooden loungers
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Who said that the best hotels in Indianapolis with pools need to be splash pads? The infinity-edge indoor lap pool at Conrad should bookend every afternoon spent at the spa. Massages will make every ounce of you feel as light as a feather. As you float under the vaulted glass ceiling of the pool area, your only wish will be to somehow levitate from the surface of the water over to the plush poolside loungers that feel as dreamy as they look.

Hyatt House Indianapolis Downtown

Indoor pool at the Hyatt House Indianapolis, flanked by grey armchairs
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We’ve got good news and bad news about the indoor pool at Hyatt House. Let’s start with a double dose of paws-itivity: this hotel with an indoor pool in Indianapolis is ideal for practicing your doggie paddle. It’s also ideal for bringing your doggie, as it’s a pet-friendly place. Here’s the bad news: your dog isn’t allowed to doggie paddle – or cannonball, dive or otherwise float – in said pool.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown, for food lovers

Indoor pool at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown
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Embassy Suites has a fantastic indoor pool, but, apparently, it didn’t factor in the “wait 30 minutes after you eat” rule when drafting its plans. The staff wake you up with free made-to-order breakfast, delaying your first dip of the day. The pizza and sandwiches at E’Terie Bar & Grill are too indulgent to ignore, thus, preventing you from an immediate afternoon plunge. And just when you’re ready to show off a can-opener at dusk, the staff will lure you down to reception by opening a can of beer for you.

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis West - Speedway, for speedy swimmers

Modest indoor pool at the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis West – Speedway
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You may have come to Indy for the speedway, but, when it comes to the Courtyard by Marriott, the only laps the staff are concerned about are the ones you do in the hotel’s swim zone. This Indianapolis hotel with an indoor pool is 2mi (3.2km) from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum – if you’re looking for an activity out of the water. But, since you’ve got your speedo on anyway, you might as well get someone to clock your lap time and send it to the museum just for laughs.

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn, for diving into the past

Impressive pool at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn
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Crowne Plaza doesn’t need to brag about its indoor pool. It’s a fantastic blue water basin beneath steel beams and will give you the refreshing dip you need to get on with your day. What this hotel with an indoor pool in Indianapolis will brag about, though, is its authentic 1920s Pullman Train Car guest rooms. Where else are you going to have the opportunity to sleep in a train car yet still be able to jackknife into a swimming pool?

Omni Severin Hotel, for holistic, whole-body healing

Pool adjacent to a gym at the Omni Severin Hotel
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An Indianapolis hotel with an indoor pool, Omni’s ready for a splashing good time all year long. It has a heated pool, which isn’t a shock to the brain or the system, but such a small detail is important when coupled with the other excellent wellness amenities at the hotel. Case in point: in-room fitness kits and downloadable jogging maps will help you get an all-season workout, with the indoor pool acting as the perfect post-exercise recovery room.

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis at State Capitol, for indoor sunbathing

Indoor pool at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis at State Capitol, surrounded by grey chairs and loungers
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You don’t get too many opportunities to just hang by the pool all day doing nothing, so take advantage of your vacation at Hyatt Regency. This hotel with a pool in Indianapolis will bathe you in natural light and warm water. Stretch out on the lounge chairs, and watch as the sun sparkles through the glass-tiled walls. No reason to rush out for dinner; there’s a table – and 360-degree views of the city – waiting for you at the rooftop Eagle’s Nest restaurant.

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, for poolside pick-me-ups

Indoor pool at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
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We’re not saying that you should wander around downtown Indy in your bathing suit, but we will say that the heated indoor pool at Hilton Garden Inn is so inviting that you’ll want to be ready for an impulsive cannonball. Wear your extra-large Colts jersey as a cover-up, plus a pair of flip-flops, to the hotel bar, and order a fruity cocktail that’ll transport you to the Bahamas, even when there’s a blizzard outside.

Marriott Indianapolis North, for splashing and sleeping

Indoor pool at the Marriott Indianapolis North, flanked by loungers and floor-to-ceiling windows
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You supply the swimsuit, Marriott will supply the pool – sounds like a compromise that won’t leave you hung out to dry. This Keystone hotel is much more than a place for you to splash around; it’s also a solid place to catch a few winks. Sure, you could nod off on the pool chairs without issue, but, then, who will take an afternoon nap on the sizable sofa bed in your suite?

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