$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 3, 2015

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

4 stars
700 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
17 reviews
Excellent hotel!

I am a huge fan of the 21c hotel in Louisville. Great location, beautiful buildings, lovely rooms,... See full review

  • Brian L. Frye
  • Nov 3, 2013
First visit

Very pleasant and relaxing. My stay wasn't long enough. See full review

  • judgebobarnold
  • Dec 6, 2014
Louisville Museum Row hotel with gallery design and high-tech rooms

Voted TOP TEN HOTELS IN THE WORLD in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Reader's Choice Awards, the boutique 21c Museum Hotel is an experience unto itself. Located along downtown Louisville's Museum Row (note the red penguins on the roof), 21c is equal parts hotel, contemporary art museum and award-winning restaurant. Guest rooms include upscale amenities such as free Wi-Fi, and unique extra touches to create the perfect stay.

Highlights
  • Artful, upscale guest rooms with 42-inch TV, free Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning restaurant Proof on Main, plus bar featuring more than 50 Kentucky bourbons
  • Fitness center with steam room, sauna and spa services
  • Artful details everywhere: paintings, photographs, sculpture, mixed media
Location

21c Museum Hotel is in the heart of downtown Louisville, next to the Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville Science Center and Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

Rooms

Feel inspired in 21c Museum Hotel's sleek guest rooms and suites, once part of 19th-century tobacco and bourbon warehouses. Each unit is decked in ultra modern style with high ceilings and large windows. Enjoy in-room entertainment with 42-inch flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Gourmet coffee makers are included. Private bathrooms have plush bathrobes and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. Nightly turndown service with TCHO chocolates and a fully stocked mini bar (plus silver mint julep cups) are standard.

Dining

Named one of Esquire's "Best New Restaurants," Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel matches inventive dishes with professional service and an art-driven atmosphere. The Proof bar, a local hot spot, features over 50 of Kentucky's finest bourbons. Stop in for late-night eats and great people watching. Room service is available.

Recreation

Relax at 21c Museum Hotel's full fitness center with steam room and sauna. Spa services, including massages, are available.

Transportation
  • Louisville International Airport (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
Attractions
  • Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Kentucky International Convention Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Fourth Street Live (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • University of Louisville (5.7 mi/9.1 km)
  • Churchill Downs (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
Business
  • Full service 24-hour business center
  • Large atrium accommodates up to 450 guests
  • 4 private meeting areas for up to 60 guests
  • Boardroom with audiovisual capabilities
  • Catering services and event coordinators available
  • Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Rollaway $30 USD per night
  • Pet Fee $100 USD per stay
  • Valet Parking $25 USD per night, per car, with in-out privileges.
  • 21c is a smoke-free hotel.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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21c Museum Hotel Louisville Rooms

Deluxe room
This ultra-modern room features a HDTV flat screen television, complimentary WiFi, Herman Miller Ergonomic Support Chair, individual coffee and tea maker, exquisite bedding, Malin and Goetz bath amenities, contemporary art, plush robes and silver mint julep cups.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Louisville Science Center: 0.1 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.1 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.1 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.4 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.4 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.8 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 1 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.5 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.1 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.1 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.1 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.4 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.4 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.8 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 1 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.5 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.7 mi
  • Historic Frankfort Avenue: 3.1 mi
  • Cherokee Park: 3.2 mi
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Kentucky Derby Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Churchill Downs: 3.8 mi
  • Farmington: 4 mi
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: 4.3 mi
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center: 4.4 mi
  • Louisville Zoo: 4.4 mi
  • Louisville Mega Cavern: 4.9 mi
  • Iroquois Park: 6.9 mi
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 9.7 mi
  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting: 12.1 mi
  • Freedom Hall: 229.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
judgebobarnold
Business
Frankfort
Dec 6, 2014

First visit

Very pleasant and relaxing. My stay wasn't long enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John Galt Jr.
Business
New York
Jun 12, 2014

Great spot in Louisville

This is fun trendy spot in Louisville. Fun to walk around the museum with some bourbon or hang out at Proof on main. Good massage services, but gym could use an upgrade. Room is a little expensive for what it is but I liked it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brian L. Frye
Business
Lexington, KY
Nov 3, 2013

Excellent hotel!

I am a huge fan of the 21c hotel in Louisville. Great location, beautiful buildings, lovely rooms, awesome restaurant, great drinks & fantastic art 24/7. What more could you ask for?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tantrix4u
Business
Cincinnati
Jul 31, 2013

Wonderful place to stay

Enjoyed it very much, loved the attention to detail. Not cheap, but if you want to treat yourself, this would be a good place to do it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate24
Business
Seattle
Feb 25, 2013

Great hotel, staff, location

Such a fun hotel--unique museum on 2 floors, plus great amenities like steam room, sauna, 24 hour fitness room, great bath products in-room, turn down service--I could go on:). Only disadvantage--too much light in the room from curtains (hard to seal tightly) and under the door. Other than that, very cozy. Extraordinary staff! Reminded me a little of St. Martin's (with friendlier staff;).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dee Money
Business
Clarksville, TN
Jan 13, 2013

Quick Trip

I stayed at the 21c Museum Hotel overnight while visiting friends. The hotel was located downtown close to the museums, the riverfront, 4th Street Live, and restaurants. Check-in and -out were easy. From the entrance to the room, the art was everywhere. This made for a really unique and wonderful experience. They bed and pillows were beyond comfortable. The bathroom was smaller, but the high ceiling alleviated a cramped feeling. I didn't have to worry about noisy neighbors or high hallway traffic, which is always a plus. There is an entrance to Proof on Main from the hotel; however, I didn't indulge. I opted for Spinelli's Pizza which was within walking distance. I would definitely stay here again and would encourage anyone looking for a unique, modern hotel to stay here. Only negative is parking. It all came at a fee, whether it was garage, valet, or on-street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TonyRStone
Business
Chicago
Jan 2, 2013

A lot of fun

We had never been to Louisville before and were super excited to stay at the 21C. Its a beautiful space and in a great location. The staff was courteous and friendly and very helpful. Our room was a little loud as we were next to the elevators, but it wasn't too bad. The rooms were very clean and nice, but I wasn't blown away by them. Overall it was an excellent experience and we will definitely stay anytime we visit Louisville.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Astroblack Records for amazing records and The Holy Grale for amazing beer in the Highlands.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LM Lynn
Business
Nashville, TN
Dec 17, 2012

Wished I could have stayed a week

I found this hotel online, and I loved the concept. It is every bit as wonderful in actuality. It was a beautiful experience from start to finish.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wayfarin' Stranger
Business
Cincinnati
Sep 4, 2012

Must try at least once!

We've stayed at 21C several times, and we continue to stay there, even though it does seem pricey. However, the hotel is fun, it has a fabulous restaurant, it's close to nightlife, the staff is great, and the rooms are quite comfortable. We also love the free entertainment that comes with it...the art museum! We haven't found a better hotel in Louisville.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Hit Proof up for pre-dinner drinks, then move to the restaurant area for dinner. The bar is hopping, so either go back after dinner, or walk across the street to the ultra-cool Exchange Bar.

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Review of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
groovy garden girl
Business
kentucky
Aug 28, 2012

Fantastic couples hotel

The staff was welcoming and helpful as soon as we arrived. The adjoining restaurant was excellent. a great trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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