Celebrated as one of the most prestigious and thrilling motorsports races in the world, the Indy 500 is a must-see live event. People wait all year to watch their favorite Indy Car driver race at speeds topping 180 mph, swerving and outmaneuvering other cars in an electrifying race to the finish. The race is held every year during Memorial Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Largest Sporting Venue in the World
Believe it or not, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility.
As a favorite pick among hotels near the Indy 500, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the perfect lodging choice for this exciting weekend. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is only 4.7 miles away (approximately 12 minutes by car), and our downtown hotel puts you near the city’s best nightlife and attractions, including the Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum, and White River State Park.
During your stay, you’ll also enjoy a wide range of hotel amenities including access to our modern fitness center, 24-hour room service, an on-site Starbucks®, and high-speed Wi-Fi. We know you’ll feel right at home in one of our stylish guest rooms and suites, each outfitted with ultra-comfortable beds, HD TVs, and complimentary in-room coffee and tea.
We also invite you to join friends and family at our own Circle City Bar & Grille where our chefs transform local ingredients into creative and contemporary cuisine. Above all, you can count on our friendly staff to make your race weekend unforgettable with friendly service and personalized suggestions for downtown’s best hot spots and can’t-miss attractions.
Race Day Tips for the Indy 500
If you’ve never been to the Indy 500, we’ve compiled a few easy tips to help you make the most of your race day experience.
A Weekend You’ll Never Forget