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4.6 out of 5

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown. Paul was a great asset in the club room! Great breakfast and evening snacks/drinks. We enjoyed the piano ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near KFC Yum Center

Central Louisville getaway

At this Downtown Louisville hotel, you'll be steps from Louisville Palace and within a 15-minute walk of Fourth Street Live!. Also, Kentucky International Convention Center is within half a mile (1 km) and KFC Yum Center is within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This boutique hotel features 3 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center. 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.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 293 guestrooms feature comforts like Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$161 per night

The Brown Hotel

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Brown Hotel ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Brown Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Historic property downtown. Easy access to everything. Staff very courteous. If you love old architecture this is a place to stay.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

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5 out of 5
Grr experience. Staff was well trained and knowledgeable about th History of Brown Hotel.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
We enjoyed how nice the staff is, the view from the room, the cleanliness of the entire hotel, the 24 hour room service, the bed, pretty much everything.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
The history, the amenties, gorgeous place to stay, and of course, the amazing staff! We came here to celebrate my husband's 50th and they really acknowledged him! We had a feeat time and made new friends! Definitely a place to go!!

Posted by , from NY on Mar 17, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff was extremely courteous, professional and pleasant, particularly the bar staff and our brunch server, Angie.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 30, 2018 by SW

Dear Sand, Thank you for mentioning our courteous staff and singling out our server, Angie. She is a great ambassador for the hotel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Regards, Sue Walker Director of Guest Experience

5 out of 5

Nice hotel in downtown

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown. Paul was a great asset in the club room! Great breakfast and evening snacks/drinks. We enjoyed the piano bar in the evenings as well.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2018 by Sue Walker

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting and your kind words on Paul, who is a great ambassador for us. Look forward to your return. Regards, Sue Walker Director of Guest Experience

5 out of 5
Stayed in a Luxury Club level King. The room was large and the bed was very comfortable. It was a gorgeous hotel with a lot of history. The staff was so accommodating and made my stay very special.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 30, 2018 by Sue Walker

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. We look forward to having you back with us again. Regards, Sue Walker Director of Guest Experience

5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

Pros: Location, staff, the look of the hotel
Cons: Parking was a little confusing. We weren't sure where to park and I couldn't find anything on the website that addressed parking
Location: 4th Street, KFC YUM Center
I can't say enough about this hotel and the staff. The hotel is beautiful. Very elegant and very well maintained. The staff was amazing--cordial, polite, knowledgeable of the area. The hotel is about a 3 block walk to 4th Street (the entertainment district) where there are a lot of different restaurants. We were able to walk to our concert at the KFC YUM Center. It's about a mile walk through a very safe part of the city. We did not eat in any of the hotels restaurants but they were all very busy. The room was beautiful and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean and elegant. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Louisville.

Posted by , from Cincinnati on Jan 23, 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent!

The hotel was wonderful--great customer service and a perfect location! My husband thought the room was too warm and had to turn on the AC (in December!!) to get it cool enough for him, but I was fine and was actually too cold when he turned the AC on. No other complaints though--we loved our stay!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2018 by Brad

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the 5 stars and wonderful recap. Look forward to having you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com

Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. 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 24-hour 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. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Louisville hotel is smoke free.

  • 293 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 33420 sq ft of conference space
  • 3105 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • 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

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

  • Airport: Louisville, KY (SDF-Louisville Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • 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 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. This Louisville hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room dining (24 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
  • 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.

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

The English Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only.

Lobby Bar - This bar serves light fare only.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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. 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 are 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.

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 23 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 27 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 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

You should know

  • 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.
  • 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.
*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.