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The Brown Hotel


    The Brown Hotel
 in Louisville
    The Brown Hotel
 in Louisville

Overview

A favorite of Kentucky Derby attendees, The Brown Hotel is an opulent choice amongst travelers, visitors, and locals to the Louisville downtown. The 16-story historic hotel is famous for its Southern hospitality, exceptional service, and luxurious accommodations. Located on the corner of Fourth and Broadway, this prime location offers easy access to many of Louisville’s most popular destinations, including the Brown Theater, the Louisville Palace Theater, and the Kentucky International Convention Center.

The stone and terra cotta trimmed Georgian Revival hotel features a two-story lobby with a hand-painted coffered ceiling, Palladian-style windows, and mahogany furniture on Bottocino limestone floors. It underwent a recent renovation to combine its historic grandeur with upgraded modern amenities. The 293 grand guestrooms feature signature hand-woven Brown Hotel throws, pillow-top beds with Egyptian cotton linens, European goose-down comforters, spacious baths with Spanish Ramora marble floors, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary WiFi. There is over 24,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, a bar, and two restaurants, including the AAA Four Diamond English Grill. The impressive roof garden venue with gorgeous views of downtown reopened in 2016 for weddings, special functions, and private events.

Not to be missed, the famous "Hot Brown" was invented by hotel chef Fred K. Schmidt in 1926 for guests famished after an evening of dancing. It has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, an episode of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, a Louisville-themed episode of Man v. Food Nation, the documentary Sandwiches That You Will Like, and numerous food and dining magazines. The hotel typically serves 800 Hot Browns a week, and up to 15,000 a week during the Derby festival.

The landmark hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Brown Hotel was named 2015 Travel + Leisure 500 The World’s Best Hotels and 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards Top 30 Hotels in the South. A visit to The Brown Hotel is not complete without a bourbon flight in the Lobby Bar or a Hot Brown in the English Grill where, critics agree, “perfection is possible.”

The Brown Hotel, a charter member of Historic Hotels of America since 1989, dates back to 1923.

Fun FactAmong the many well-known patrons of the Brown's superior guests have been the Duke of Windsor, Harry Truman, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Young, Joan Crawford, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Carter, George H. Bush, and Barack Obama to name just a few.

Original Property Opened: 1923

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number +1 800 678 8946


Location

335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

DiningBarIn-Room DiningBusiness CenterMeetingsWiFi
Fitness CenterGift ShopFamily FriendlyEco-FriendlyGhosts

Hotel Amenities & Policies
Accessible Rooms: Accessible rooms are available. Please notify request at time of booking.
Adjoining Rooms: Adjoining rooms are available. Please notify request at time of booking.
Age Requirements: Guests are required to be 18 years or older with photo identification to reserve a room and check-in.
Airport Transportation: An airport shuttle may be arranged through the hotel's concierge.
ATM
Cancellation Policy:
24 hours prior to arrival.
Cribs and Pack-in-Plays: Available upon request; complimentary.
Deposit: $40 incidental hold on credit card/$100 deposit if cash.
Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Available; charge for either.
Extra Person Fees: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Hotel/Resort Fees & Taxes: Taxes: 16.01%
Occupancy Restrictions: 2 per King.
Parking: Self-parking: $20 plus tax per night. Valet parking: $24 plus tax per night.
Payment: All forms of payment are accepted. Payment is required at time of booking. Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners Club, and Discover are accepted.
Pet Policy: Service animals allowed: Unknown. Pets allowed: No.
Rollaways: Available upon request; surcharge.
Shuttle Service: May be scheduled through the resort's concierge. Rates apply.
Transportation: May be arranged through the concierge; complimentary.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.
Image Credit: ©Rashad Ashurov/Shutterstock

The Jazz Age, 1919 ~ 1928

A favorite of Kentucky Derby attendees, The Brown Hotel is an opulent choice amongst travelers, visitors, and locals to the Louisville downtown. The 16-story historic hotel is famous for its Southern hospitality, exceptional service, and luxurious accommodations.

Learn more about the History of The Brown Hotel .


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