The Historic Canterbury Hotel - Indianapolis

One-Night Stay for Two at The Historic Canterbury Hotel in Indianapolis

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Historic Grandeur and Elegant Dining in Circle Centre

The town of Canterbury in England dates back thousands of years; you can get an idea of how old it is in Chaucer's story collection The Canterbury Tales, which references ancient Roman walls and a medieval cathedral. Compared to Canterbury, England, The Historic Canterbury Hotel in Indianapolis is a spring chicken—it's 150 years old—but it has a bit of the same appeal and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Uniformed bellhops usher you into the lobby, which boasts Queen Anne–style carved chairs and a grand piano. If you want to escape to the modern world, the hotel also has a private entrance to the adjoining Circle Centre Mall.

In keeping with Anglophile traditions, the hotel holds high tea each afternoon (reservation required), an evening gathering where you can enjoy loose-leaf teas with fresh scones and finger sandwiches; a live pianist accompanies the event Tuesday–Saturday. Standard queen rooms often feature a desk or vanity, and queen suites add enough floor space for your most loyal court jesters to sleep.

Come dinnertime, head to Turner's Cocktails and Cuisine, which is named after the hotel's current owner, Turner Woodard. It's lined with carved wooden panels and a nice, elegant setting to enjoy steak and seafood. Mr. Woodard has also helped contribute to the building's original art collection, which features both classic portraits and abstract canvases.

Indianapolis: Bustling Downtown with Celebrated Museums

A series of skywalks connects the hotel to the Circle Centre, a four-story mall crowned by a glass atrium, as well as to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. You can shop for designer brands, attend trade shows, or cheer on the Pacers, all without letting your feet touch pavement.

The city's dense downtown also features a number of noteworthy museums. A few blocks west of the hotel, the lush lawns at White River State Park neighbor the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum, which displays Native American and western artwork. However, the city's most famous museum lies further north: the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the largest of its kind worldwide, and welcomes more than a million visitors a year. Inside, you can check out a 1917-era carousel or imagine what house pets might look like if they had dinosaur bones.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two adults

  • $109 for a standard queen
  • $139 for a queen suite

Book by: 7/20/12
Travel by: 8/31/12

Included in all options:

  • Valet parking

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • AAA Four Diamond restaurant onsite
  • Original artwork collection
  • Daily high tea (extra fee)
  • Small fitness center
  • Business center with printer
  • Free WiFi and continental breakfast
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/20/12 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 8/31/12
  • Not valid 6/15-6/20, 7/6-7/9, 7/27-7/29, 8/9-8/11, 8/16-8/18
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 more as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to property
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 17% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in a standard queen; 3 in a queen suite
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for one guest 13 or older; no charge for one guest 12 or younger on existing bedding
  • Wingback chair and Queen Anne side chair
  • 400-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Marble vanity and gold-plated fixtures in bathroom
  • Goose-down pillows (hypoallergenic on request)
  • 42-inch HDTV

Standard Queen

  • One queen bed
  • 230–280 square feet

Queen Suite

  • One queen bed
  • 307 square feet

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: valet parking included with Groupon
  • Rollaways: available for $25 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

One-night stay for two adults

  • $109 for a standard queen room (up to a $179 value)
  • $139 for a queen suite (up to a $228 value)

    Included in all options:
  • Valet parking (a $25 value)

    Total value: up to $253

Getting There

  • By plane: about 15 miles from Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • By transit: Illinois & Jackson stop of # 205 bus, Green Line Airport Express, via IndyGo
  • By cab: about $40 from IND
  • By shuttle: $17 one-way per person from IND

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