Very Good 2290 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Elegant lobby sets the tone for a refined, old-world stay
  • Antique bar is a stylish hangout serving top-notch bourbon drinks (natch)
  • Spacious rooms with large closets
  • Two in-house dining options: the upscale English Grill or the more down-to-earth J. Graham’s Café
  • Friendly, knowledgeable service is the ideal of Southern hospitality

What To Know

  • Club-level rooms come with free breakfast and an evening wine-and-beer hour with hors d'oeuvres
  • You’ll need a car if you want to see Churchill Downs and other attractions outside of the downtown area
  • Free Wifi is a bit spotty if you’re doing more than checking e-mail
  • Attached garage offers parking for $20 a night
  • Make reservations well in advance if you want to dine at the English Grill


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

You’ll be centrally located in Louisville with a stay at The Brown Hotel, steps from Louisville Palace and close to Muhammad Ali Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Jewish Hospital and Fourth Street Live.

Make yourself at home in one of the 293 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 1 mi.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Louisville? This hotel has 33420 square feet (3105 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States


4.5 Very Good 2290 Reviews
Beautiful hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hotel is really beautiful, the lobby especially. The ceilings in the common areas are gorgeous, and the Christmas decorations were lovely. The staff are very helpful, and if you get waited on by Amy Nicole at The Lobby Bar, you are lucky. She's fantastic! One thing did really irritate me, but it may not bother others: there's no fitted sheet on the bed, or at least not on mine or my two coworkers'. There is a flat sheet, loosely tucked, and flat sheets sandwiching the bed cover. I think that was part of why I didn't sleep well. Another slight issue (mainly if you have a lot of toiletries like I do), there's not a lot of bathroom sink counter space. Also, they do NOT serve Coke products. Makes me sad, but it's not the end of the world... I guess.

Ah, this was lovely!
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed this hotel. It felt so luxurious and comfortable. It was clean and quiet and I felt pampered. It was easy to get to, not far from the airport. We had a wonderful breakfast and missed our shuttle but they came up with another one and got us to the airport in plenty of time. It was nice to be treated so well. It's a beautiful hotel.

USAREC Holiday Ball
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome as always. Food was great! The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are very spacious and even great for kids. The corner rooms are the best! The banquet team is one of the best ever. The meal was great and suck to serve. Plus the team was constantly availble if needed making the event truly a night to remember.

Home Away From Home, But better
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have stayed at The Brown many times, and I always feel like I am coming home. It is elegant without feeling pretentious. The staff is friendly, helpful and accessible. The front desk staff is exceptionally wonderful. Having a bourbon in the lobby bar has become one of my favorite traditions. The location is just a few blocks from the heart of downtown and a few blocks from Spalding University. I plan to stay here every chance I get. You should too.

Nice Stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Historic hotel in downtown Louisville that is close to bars and restaurants. The rooms are decent size and clean. The only problem was lack of hot water for the shower, it seems it would flow hot than back to cold. Excellent valet staff.