Hailed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. At just 4.6 miles from the race, our top-rated hotel offers fans elegant accommodations with easy access to the legendary Indy Speedway.
2018 Indy 500
Known as the largest single day sporting event on the planet, Indy’s prestigious Memorial Day weekend race draws a massive crowd. Over 250,000 spectators will gasp and hold their breath as 33 drivers swerve and maneuver the 200 laps at speeds topping 180 mph.
What awaits them at victory lane?
A celebratory bottle of milk.
Sometimes they drink it, but more often the winner simply pours it all over his or her head and face. Don’t miss this uniquely Indy 500 tradition!
Indy 500 Events
Leading up to this thrilling race is a series of pre-racing events—Practice Days, the Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend, Miller Lite Carb Day, Firestone Legends Day, and Indy 500 Snake Pit.
The 2018 Indianapolis 500 officially kicks-off on May 11th, ending with the big race on May 27th.
Stay at The JW Marriott
Voted as the #1 hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast, JW Marriott Indy is also a favorite pick among hotels near the Indy 500.
We know elegance and comfort is important, and each of our 1,005 spacious rooms and suites are outfitted with contemporary, yet sophisticated furnishings. Luxuriate with top-notch amenities such as our Sumptuous Revive bedding or soothe your sore muscles at our relaxing, indoor hot tub.
With two distinct, full-service, onsite restaurants
—High Velocity and Osteria Pronto—and a Lobby Bar & Lounge, JW Marriott Indy is the perfect gathering place for pre-and post-race libations.