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Embassy Suites North is located (as the name implies) in the Northern section of the City. Near the hotel are a lot of chain restaurants, hotels, some shopping malls and large office buildings.
The North location is a free standing building and is not connected to a mall as is the Downtown location. There is a restaurant on-site (which I didn't try), but the other restaurants reviewed in my journal were all an easy drive from this hotel (see journal entries for Sullivan's, Don Pablo's and The Cheesecake Factory). If you're looking for fast food, just drive a few minutes to 86th street and they're all there.
The hotel is also not far (about a 10 minute drive or so) to Keystone at the Crossing which is the other upscale shopping mall in Indy.
The breakfast area is not as large as the Downtown location and didn't have quite as many options (although I was Downtown on the week-end, which may have been the difference). However, the food was still good and the cook behind the counter was very friendly. The manager's reception also seemed to have less variety of snacks served than Downtown (again, it may have been a week-end versus week-day difference).
The work-out room in the North location is extremely tiny with one treadmill, stepper and exercise bike packed into a tiny room. However, they did offer free access to a gym about a mile down the road. The pool appeared to be about the same size as the Downtown location.
Basically choosing between the two Embassy Suites would be a matter of location. I moved to the North location for work purposes while I was downtown on the week-end for personal activities. Both hotels offer a lot of amenities to both business and family travellers and I would gladly return to either location.
From journal Week in the Hoosier State's Capital City
February 15, 2012
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