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Where are the AFC and NFC Championship Teams Staying for Super Bowl XLVI?

January 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM | by | ()

We got a question from a reader the other week about the host hotels for the AFC and NFC Champions in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. While the AFC and NFC champs will be decided next weekend, we got the skinny on where they will stay when they land in Indy.

The AFC champs will hole up at the University Place Conference Center & Hotel while the NFC winners will shack up at the Marriott Downtown. Meanwhile, the city's brand new glistening JW Marriott Hotel will serve as the media center while the Westin Indianapolis will be the NFL Headquarters.

Now, let's take a closer look at the team hotels. The University Hotel is, as its name indicates, a part of Indiana and Purdue Universities. The four-star hotel has modern rooms with 32" flat screen TVs, free internet, desks with ergonomic chairs, crisp duvets and BeeKind toiletries (which are eco-friendly as well.)

Over at the Marriott, another four-star hotel, rooms feature 37" flat screen TVs with a "Plug and Play" connectivity port, internet for a fee, Marriott-branded bedding and Bath & Body Works toiletries.

Downstairs, Marriott has the Champions sports bar and restaurant, the Circle Bar & Grill and a Starbucks. Meanwhile, the University Hotel has a slightly more upscale Chancellor restaurant as well as the Artisans boutique and coffee shop.

While we think the University Hotel edges the Marriott out in terms of uniqueness, players and coaches will probably be happy to know that both hotels offer fitness centers. The Marriott actually also has an indoor pool, while the University guests get discounted passes to the IU Natatorium.

And just in case one team wants to celebrate or commiserate with cigars, that's not gonna happen as both hotels are completely 100 percent non-smoking.

Oh and we don't think we need to tell you this but we will anyways--yes, both hotels are sold-out for Super Bowl.

For more on what it's like inside the team hotels during the Super Bowl, read our story from last year's Super Bowl HERE.

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