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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



My boyfriend and i stayed at this hotel and overall our experience was fair. We had my car parked via valet. When my car arrived the next morning, we realized someone had broken into my car. I spoke with the Director of Operations. He assured us he would call me to inform me of who might have broken into my car (obviously it had to be an employee because my 2015 Audi doors lock unless someone failed to lock it), but it took me several times to reach out to him to follow up.

About two days ago I learned (about two weeks after I stay) they did refund me the money for my valet services, but they still failed to provide me with the name of the third party company that they parked the car. I just contacted a manager and he shared the parking garage is owned by the city. I have been waiting to hear back because I had a coach purse stolen (i left it in the arm rest and it’s my change purse) and I believe a jacket from my trunk.

This makes me wonder as an attorney how many others might have things stolen. As a business, you are aware of who works shifts and this says a lot of my car was broken into and no one seems to know who worked that night...

I sent him messages that were read that I’m still waiting on a reply from.

Be careful!

A Gem!

Beautiful hotel, excellent staff. We had some drinks in the Lobby and Durian was attentive and very helpful. Try the Ali Smash-it's amazing! The entire place is just breathtaking. The food is amazing-I've had a Hot Brown before but not there so I decided to try the original. Definitely needed a nap afterwards but it was totally worth it! Bacon is bacon, but The Brown has the absolutely best bacon I have ever tasted. Will definitely stay there again the next time I am in Louisville.

Aging Queen ????

Like so many of us, the Brown is showing her age. The last few decades she has passed through many hands, and it shows. At first glance she is a beautiful, old treasure. But after awhile you notice the gorgeous hand carved bar is seriously beat up! Chairs could use upholstery cleaning and carpets need seriously cleaned or replaced. The staff is excellent. And it is still a grand old lady. But I would love to see a little TLC given.