Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

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Rooms with a View
Turn Local Hotels into a Romantic Weekend Getaway

by Emily Elliott

February 01, 2011

The kids are away for the weekend, your cell phone is turned off and nothing needs your attention until Monday.

No, itís not a dream. You are in the luxury and relaxation of one of Indyís prime hotel rooms for overlooking the city skyline on a romantic weekend getaway. Snuggle up to your honey as the sun dips below the horizon and watch as another day comes to a close.

Conrad Indianapolis

Located in the heart of downtown, the Conrad proudly looks over the buzzing city streets. Once you step inside your room, the luxurious ambiance and attention to detail is instantly relaxing.

The most sought after rooms in the Conrad hotel are on the 18th flooróand for good reason. Located on the highest guest accessible floor, rooms 1820, 1822, and 1824 tower over Monument Circle and offer a perfect birdís eye view of Indianapolisí Circle of Lights celebration in November and December or the fireworks celebration on Independence Day.

But donít leave out the Conradís Presidential Suite, also located on the 18th floor. You wouldnít need to leave it for days with its full kitchen, master suite, dining room and living room along with a connecting guest room. The large windows allow guests to have a wide angle view of the horizon. Careful when relaxing in the master bathroomís marble Jacuzzi tub, it sits in direct view of the city skyline from a large picture window.

Columbia Club

With nothing short of comfort and sophistication, the Columbia Club sits right on Monument Circle. Guests in The Harrison Room look out floor to ceiling Tiffany windows for a full view of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

Guests on the fifth floor find themselves eye to eye with sculptures of those whose lives were forever changed by the war. For a truly monumental experience, you might want to book the Columbian Suite. This suite provides a parlor and two connecting overnight suites with full-size marble bathrooms and top-of-the-line amenities such as Egyptian-cotton bed linens and Bath & Body Works essentials.

If that isnít quite your style, rooms located on the 8th and 9th floors provide sweeping views of Indianapolisí biggest celebrations from the Strawberry Festival to Coltsí Blue Fridays.

Omni Severin

The charming Omni Severin sits quietly beside Indyís version of Big Ben, the clock tower of Union Station. This historic downtown landmark has offered guests a view across the city since 1913 and, now, an uninterrupted view of Lucas Oil Stadium. Guests looking for a real treat may reserve one of the Omniís 13th floor penthouse rooms. Each of these rooms has a private patio overlooking the city skyline providing a view without interruption. For that special occasion try room 1254, also known as the bi-level Presidential Suite. It looks directly into the massive window of Lucas Oil Stadium and has a great view of tailgating.

Indianapolis Marriott North

Downtown isnít the only place offering scenic views. Try the Indianapolis Marriott North for a different side of the city. It was recently named the 2009 #1 Marriott in North America for Guest Satisfaction.

Rooms on the north side overlook a peaceful lake. For a little time out of the room, the hotelís sun terrace also offers a picturesque moment to relax by the water.

So you see, you donít have to go far to enjoy a pampered night away from home in a beautiful hotel room in which someone else does the laundry, cooking and clean up. Just kick back and enjoy any of these hotel rooms for your own little escape from reality.

Emily Elliott is a junior public relations major at Butler University. The Columbus, IN, native is currently interning at the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. In her free time, Emily enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and spending time on the lake.