Marriott Louisville Downtown
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- Parking On Site
With a stay at Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville (West Main Historic District), you’ll be minutes from Kentucky International Convention Center and KFC Yum Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Fourth Street Live! and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Make yourself at home in one of the 616 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Immediately upon entering the room, one’s attention is drawn downward toward the floor, which is made of vinyl planks made to look like aged oak wood. It is completely smooth. A leather boot makes a sharp “clawk” sound with every step. Arranged on the floor, on either side of the king-sized bed are 2 rugs—both with the same stratified pattern of mustard yellow, dark blue, cream, and chocolate brown. Their thick layers look like a cross-section of sedimentary rock, which attracts the eye from the faded tone of the hard flooring.
The boldest piece of furniture in the room is a lamp that sits in the back. From its thin, square base in the corner of the room extends a brown, metal shaft that curves into a U-shape where a cylindrical shade the size of a tractor tire contains the light source. The switch for the light on the shaft is small, and it is positioned so inconspicuously that one may need to mount an expedition to be able to experience its brilliance. Behind the light hangs a thick set of cream-colored curtains with a vertical-lined, upholstery texture. They feel heavy against the plastic white drapery pullers used to close them. In front of the curtains and under the lamp shade is a long chaise couch the color of salt and pepper. Only half of the couch has a back and armrest. A contemporary-looking side table is slid under the bottom so that its top extends over where one’s feet may naturally go if they were to lay down. Most of the pieces seem expensive.
It feels just a hair below body temperature but not enough to make one uncomfortable. The air makes one’s nose cold, and there are no apparent odors. Sounds of people talking and walking down the hall can be heard in between waves of traffic and airplane noise. Occasionally a bumping sound will come from the floor above or below. The laughter of fellow guests leaks from the vents with a degree of regularity.
In a traditionally decorated room, where nightstands may have been located, are 2 sets of brown, minimalist shelves jutting out from the wall where the phone, light switches, and outlets are located. The black corded phone displays a set of instructions under a plastic cover on paper that appears to have yellowed over several years. The apparent age of this phone contrasts with the look of the outlets, which include built-in USB ports. The push-button light switches are not as small as the tiny lamp switch, but the fact that they are horizontal support the contemporary feel of the room.
Filling the entire wall behind the bed is a graphical, closeup image of an antique bookshelf. Each of the books are different heights but all of them almost stretch to the ceiling. It evokes a sense of nobility in the midst of the hotel’s busy downtown setting. The wall image is not made of wallpaper, but it is clearly not a mural. Somehow a photo has been superimposed on the wall in a wall that leaves no paint or unevenness. The rest of the walls are covered in another upholstery-like texture the color of cool gray. On the side of the room opposite to the bed, along the longest wall in the room is a credenza with a glass top. On its left underside is a cabinet that conceals a black minifridge. On top of the right side is a curved, flat desk light that is switchless and changes between 3 different intensities with a soft touch to the power symbol. It has a front slot built-in to hold a guest service manual and room service menu. A 60-inch, LG flat screen is affixed to a thick mounting base on the wall above the credenza. The base features a subtle, artistic etching made of perpendicular lines the width of a pencil. This base too has a texture, but it is more stone-like and only slightly more yellow than the gray walls.
To enter the bathroom located immediate to the left of the room’s entrance, one passes an open, sliding barn door with a translucent center. Inside is the same vinyl flooring from the rest of the room, but on the back wall is a dull, purple pattern of twinkling shapes that can only be described as a zoomed-in depiction of fencing on a chicken coop. The same graphical printing technique from behind the bed appears to have been used on this wall, though the image is a pattern instead of a photo. The rectangle mirror is large and lined with continuous, soft lighting around its border. It, along with all of the fixtures in the bathroom, are polished metal with sharp edges. The single-handle faucet handle operates as smooth as butter, though its edges appear sharp enough to make an imprint on your hand if gripped too harshly. The shower door is opened by a similar looking handle that has become loose due to overuse or poor installation. Where a drain may normally be located, on the shower floor is a gap lining the width of the unit. The water flows effortlessly to this gap from the flat, square shower head.
The evocative nature of the decor in this hotel room is a testimony to the power of interior design. From the flooring that is reminiscent of Kentucky bourbon barrels to the stylized lighting and down home, comforting textures, this room seems to highlight the best aspects of its Louisville setting, and the guest reviews seem to share this feeling.
Awesome experience! I loved the M Club. Staff were super helpful and the property was immaculately clean. The Porch has a great atmosphere with very freindly staff and good food. I would definately stay at htis property again.
This newly renovated full service Marriott is right downtown and close to everything. Brand new M club on the first floor was terrific. Staff was very friendly and we had room service and the food was excellent. Highly recommend. The have self parking as well as valet. Good stop if you are downtown.
As a business traveler, I stay at various properties across the US. Louisville Marriott Downtown does an excellent job in terms of service, atmosphere, and dining. The rooms are well maintained and current, while The Porch (restaurant) has unbelievable food . . . the butter cake dessert and strip steak are delicious and their bourbon selection is tops as well. Originally, I chose this venue for its proximity to the KFC Yum Center and upscale offering (I am a Hilton Diamond Member, so shshhh), but now, I may visit more often.