Embassy Suites, out of block,.
My house that's an hour and a half away. We just get up early and drive in then drive home in the evening. The time and gas loss sucks but over all we save some money. Before this year, we usually stayed out of block at the Southport Road exit.
Durry in and suites
The Alexander (out of block)
Crowne Monday night and the rest Candlewood Suites Airport
Baymont by Wyndham West. 10 miles away. Great price. Don't mind getting away from all the people to sleep.
I am driving in though. Found great parking too on SpotHero about 5 blocks away with in / out.
Unless something else comes up, it looks like I'm going to be living it up at La Quinta Inn by the airport. Pure luxury.
I'm at the Wyndham, a few miles out. I wasn't going to attend this year, but last minute things worked out so I booked what I could. When I do have time to plan, I still like to stay away from downtown Indy.
I've stayed close to Gen Con once but had a bad experience, plus as already mentioned above, I like getting away from craziness for some down time.
I've actually never stayed close to the event. I usually stay out, just to save a little money, since the cash difference is far greater than the cost of an uber back and forth. I do drive, so I can take my car when I need to, but I sometimes like to stay later, and I'm pretty exhausted, so I don't care to make the drive back in an unfamiliar city when I'm falling asleep on my feet already. As I expected, as the months go on, we start to get more people posting their location further from the venue, since your earliest posters are likely people who got in on the lottery and managed to score decent rooms. :)
Just picked up a Hyatt Regency today. Never stayed there, any reviews from fellow con goers ?
Picked up a queen room at Motel 6 about 6 miles south of the convention. Two queen beds and onsite parking. Split between myself and my friend it comes to $33/night each. Throw in the cost of a rental car and reserved parking in the city and it comes to almost half of just the room cost for an in-block room about 12 miles north. I may just book this place for next year too.
Having a downtown room might be convenient, but the cost just does not seem worth the shoe leather.
Staying at the Crowne Plaza downtown. Will be my first time staying downtown and also staying Wednesday night. I just hope I don't get one of those traincar rooms with the freaky statues outside.
Also sounds like there are a lot of pop-up/unofficial events going on Wednesday at the CP, so will be interested to check that out.
Updating mine - by some luck - yesterday I got a double at the JW Marriott Downtown. The first time in connected rooms in 5 years.
I was 8 miles out at the Marriott East, but the dice gods smiled upon me a few days ago and a room at the JW Marriott opened up. Last year I was by the airport and drove in and after a very long Saturday where I needed a nap, im so happy to be connected!
My buddy and I booked an AirBnB about two miles away in January!
I'll be at Baymont West
Ultimately we like the Hyatt Regency DT because its connected, close to most of the food, staff is great, we get Hyatt points, can stay at BGG room until midnight then stumble upstairs, and its easy to get back and forth from most places.
Walkway connected hotel
Lots of open gaming in the lobbies
BGG Hot Games Room is there
One of the closest hotels to most of the food options
Easy walk inside or out to and from ICC / LOS / CCM
Staff is very good, friendly, and usually dress for Gen Con. I do not have anything bad to say about the staff A+.
Price is one of the higher for DT
No Breakfast and very few perks, but wifi is free I think
Underground parking is very expensive
Elevators can be a pain at times.
The rooms are alright. Its nothing fancy but gets the job done. Beds are fairly comfortable, there is a desk which we put our game purchase under, decent amount of plugs. Bathroom is pretty good as well.
If you're bringing a car, don't use the hotel parking. Gate10 is the best option, if you don't mind having your car a half-mile away. They have shuttles to/from the ICC all the time, and you can enter/exit from the lots 24 hours a day.