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Last-Minute Hotel Options for Super Bowl XLVI

January 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

All week long you've been on the fence about attending Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on February 5, but now you have finally asked your parents for some extra cash cobbled enough money together to get yourself to the Big Game. Yet the question remains--where do you stay?

There are some options left in Indianapolis but remember, all the good hotels are sold-out so don't expect silk sheets and bubble bath butlers. And actually, a lot of the budget hotels are sold-out too. So you will have to make do with budgety leftovers out in the 'burbs. But the prices are still going to hurt your wallet.

Here's a couple of options with availability. These hotels and their room rates were accurate as of January 27, 2012 but they are definitely subject to change.

· Splurge for Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-Fishers: We found rooms at Staybridge via Kayak.com for $399 a night from February 2-6. This might be the best option out of all the budget options that are under $500. Seriously, check out this screengrab below from Priceline.com The hotels near the airport are going for $1,000 and up! However, if you stay here, you better assign a DD or make arrangements for transportation because you will be about 30 minutes away from the stadium.

· Stay at the Omni Severin BEFORE the Game: If your dates are flexible, you could spend a few nights at the Omni Severin in downtown Indy for under $200 a night before February 2nd, when the Super Bowl Weekend kicks off. Or you could splurge and book the hotel's Pre-Game to the Big Game Package at $229 a night which includes accommodations, valet parking, buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant, popcorn and bucket of beer through room service, and official, commemorative football (full-sized and embossed). The hotel is adjacent to the Big Game Village and the NFL Experience so you can get a taste of what the Super Bowl madness will be like, without paying Super Bowl prices.

· Hit Up Elite Travel International : One of the best ways to get a room for big events is to get hooked up by an in-the-know travel agent like Stacy Small at Elite Travel. Stacy tells us that she has some last-minute spots open for Super Bowl packages that include three nights in a hotel, tickets to the game, roundtrip transpo to the game, admission to the NFL experience, Official Super Bowl XLVI souvenir and a few other perks.

Prices are changing rapidly but expect to pay around $6,500 for the package that includes a stay at the Four Points by Sheraton, $5,400 for the Wingate and about $5,200 for the Days Inn. All taxes and gratuities are included and the prices can go and up down depending on where you want to sit for the game. While the packages don't include air fare, Elite Travel can assist with flights and private jet travel. Email stacy@elitetravelinternational.com or call 310-979-9036

· PROTIP from Expedia: While Expedia is showing next to nothing available in Indianapolis, they are telling Super Bowl fans to "Be Persistent." That's because over-eager Baltimore and San Fran fans will be cancelling their rooms since their teams are no longer in the running. Expedia says to keep checking on a regular basis for rooms that open up.

We'll be checking on more last-minute hotel availability for the Super Bowl, but if you know of a place with rooms open, let us know!

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