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4.6 out of 5

"I love the historical aspect of this hotel. It is old school and I love that. Excellent food in the restaurant and the staff was very accommodating. ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near Fourth Street Live!

City center stay

At this Downtown Louisville hotel, you'll be steps from Louisville Palace and within a 15-minute walk of Fourth Street Live!. Jewish Hospital and Kentucky International Convention Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This boutique hotel's 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and gym are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. A free area shuttle is offered as well.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$189* Per night/room Jul 17 - Jul 18

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Club)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Club)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Brown Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Brown Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (3) Family (5)
5 out of 5
I love the historical aspect of this hotel. It is old school and I love that. Excellent food in the restaurant and the staff was very accommodating. Beautiful hotel.

Posted by , from Cincinnati on Sep 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 22, 2021 by The Brown Hotel

Thank you for your review and for recognizing our team members. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

5 out of 5
Great classic old hotel with nice spacious rooms!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2021

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4 out of 5
I loved the historic nature of the hotel, and how well they have preserved and highlighted its history. Beautiful decor, friendly staff, easy access. Rooms were very nice and comfortable.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2021

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5 out of 5
Try the Hot Brown! Delicious! Great Bartender and beautiful cocktails. No reason to leave the hotel.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 15, 2021 by Brad Walker

Dear Guest, Delighted to see your 5 stars! Thank you for the great notes on our famous Hot Brown and beautiful cocktails. Please contact me when you next plan to visit the area and I will block a nice room and ensure we provide a great stay. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

5 out of 5
Very nice facility nastalgic and royal felt like the peabody

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

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5 out of 5
Excellent hotel! Very nice staff, beautiful hotel and big gorgeous rooms. Will recommend and will be back.

Posted by , from KY on Mar 9, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2020 by General Manager

Dear Guest, Delighted to read your nice thoughts on our staff and large guest rooms. Please contact me when you next plan to visit Louisville and I will block a nice room and ensure we provide another great stay. I hope to welcome you back for another visit! Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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2 out of 5
There was an e loud reception going on when we checked in. We paid extra to reserve a room on the club level for the breakfast and the club room was closed with a breakfast set out in an unmarked meeting room. The room on the 11th floor was far enough from the reception that you couldn’t hear it at all and the room was pretty but there were Some bugs in the bathroom. Overall not worth the 100 extra we paid to stay there as opposed to a less historic property.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
An absolutely beautifully restored hotel. Booked another room for my daughter and her fiancé to stay here on their wedding night.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to July 31 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • One of the dining venues

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 33420 square feet (3105 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly The Brown Hotel. An area shuttle within 1 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are free. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Louisville hotel is smoke free.

  • 293 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 33420 sq ft of conference space
  • 3105 sq m of conference space
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 1 mi
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Brown Hotel offers 293 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Louisville hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

J.Grahams Cafe - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Reservations are required.

The English Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Lobby Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport. To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The Brown Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 26 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Brown Hotel
  • Brown Hotel Louisville
  • Brown Louisville
  • Hotel Brown
  • The Brown Hotel Hotel
  • The Brown Hotel Louisville
  • The Brown Hotel Hotel Louisville

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.