The Brown Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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 is a Louisville landmark. It's interior is beautiful and restored in such a way that it still holds all of the old charm, but is comfortable. The lobby bar area is gorgeous, it's a great place to sit and talk and just look at the gorgeous architecture. We stayed on the Club level, but I would not recommend it. The room was great, very large. But the Club lounge is really not what we expected. It is very small, extremely quiet and stuffy, and just overall was not a good place to relax. The food (continental breakfast and appetizers during happy hour) was not good at all. It's just not worth it for just a glass or two of "free" wine and a crappy snack/breakfast. But other than that, we loved the hotel and location and would stay there again.
We were there with family and they treated us so well. Doug at the bell stand was reallly helpful during our visit. Abbie at the front desk was also helpful. The lobby dining room staff were so gracious, I think it was George. We saw the hotel manager Bart several times and he was so nice. Our room cleaner was also so pleasant but I cant remember her name, we don't always see such nice cleaning staff.
A very nice historical hotel. There were historical artifacts throughout the entire hotel. Loved seeing the tables in the hallways with books for the guest reading pleasure. Staff was very friendly. Service in the bar was a bit slow but the food was good. The room and beds were very small, which made for a restless night. Overall, it was a very nice hotel.