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4.6 out of 5

"Excellent hotel! Very nice staff, beautiful hotel and big gorgeous rooms. Will recommend and will be back. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near Fourth Street Live!

City center stay

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 hotel features 3 restaurants and a bar/lounge. 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. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and room service.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$120* Per night/room Dec 3 - Dec 4

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 18 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Brown Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (2) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Excellent hotel! Very nice staff, beautiful hotel and big gorgeous rooms. Will recommend and will be back.

Posted by , from KY on Mar 9, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2020 by General Manager

Dear Guest, Delighted to read your nice thoughts on our staff and large guest rooms. Please contact me when you next plan to visit Louisville and I will block a nice room and ensure we provide another great stay. I hope to welcome you back for another visit! Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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2 out of 5
There was an e loud reception going on when we checked in. We paid extra to reserve a room on the club level for the breakfast and the club room was closed with a breakfast set out in an unmarked meeting room. The room on the 11th floor was far enough from the reception that you couldn’t hear it at all and the room was pretty but there were Some bugs in the bathroom. Overall not worth the 100 extra we paid to stay there as opposed to a less historic property.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
An absolutely beautifully restored hotel. Booked another room for my daughter and her fiancé to stay here on their wedding night.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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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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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services 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. For a fee, parking is available. 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
  • Self-service laundry
  • 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
  • Laundry facilities
  • 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 Intl. Airport (SDF) (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 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room dining (limited 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
  • Safe
  • 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. Reservations are required.

The English Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Lobby Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 may be 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. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

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
  • The Brown Hotel Hotel
  • The Brown Hotel Louisville
  • The Brown Hotel Hotel Louisville

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.
  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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 and Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.