$143 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

The Brown Hotel

5 stars
View map of 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
36 reviews
A step into elegance

i had heard the Brown Hotel was like visiting a forgotten era when elegant travel and charm was... See full review

  • Theresa A.
  • Mar 3, 2015
Concert Heaven

This was a great getaway. When there is a concert at the Palace, the Brown is the only place to... See full review

  • lost in BG
  • Sep 13, 2014
Historic AAA Four-Diamond-rated luxury hotel in downtown Louisville

The Brown Hotel has been a Louisville landmark since 1923. This historic AAA Four-Diamond-rated property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features ornate hand-painted plaster relief ceilings, intricately carved railings, decorative crown molding, and other classic architectural details. Guests enjoy elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, abundant meeting space, a business center, fitness center (6am-10pm), three restaurants, and the renowned Lobby Bar. The hotel is non-smoking.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Fitness center (6am-10pm)
  • Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and transportation to downtown destinations
  • Business center and event facilities
  • Elegant restaurants and bar
Rooms

Each of the 293 exquisitely decorated guest rooms and suites feature European goose-down duvets, feather bed, 310 thread-count sheets, dresser, armoire, executive desk, color television with On-Demand movies, free Internet access, iron with ironing board, hairdryer, coffeemaker, and a hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Bathrooms include Spanish Ramora marble and granite-top vanities.

Features

The unique architecture of the historic Brown Hotel structure is one of many reasons that it is revered by guests as one of the finest hotels in downtown Louisville. The opulent two-story lobby features a hand-painted, coffered ceiling, Bottocino marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings, and Palladian-style windows. The hotel features 17 banquet and meeting rooms, from the magnificent Crystal Ballroom, with its hand-painted ceiling, to the intimate Louis XVI suite.

 

The English Grill is a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant featuring an extensive wine list with more than 200 selections. Guests enjoy an eclectic selection of appetizers, homemade soups, salads, and entrees. The hotel is also home to the legendary Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and a delicate Mornay sauce.

 

Guests enjoy cocktails, an impressive wine list, and light-fare menu in the beautiful two-story Lobby Bar, which features an opulent, hand-painted ceiling. A pianist entertains on Thursday and Friday evenings. Guests can also order 24-hour room service.

 

For exercise, workout in the fitness center from 6am-10pm or visit a nearby athletic club with an indoor pool for a small fee.

Transportation
  • Louisville International Airport (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Free airport shuttle
Nearby attractions
  • Louisville Palace Theater (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Fourth Street Live (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Churchill Downs (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • KFC Yum! Center (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
Business
  • In-room work desk
  • Free Internet access
  • Business center
  • Wide variety of meeting rooms
Policies and fees
Check-In – Check-Out time:
  • Check in – 4pm
  • Check out – 11am

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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The Brown Hotel Rooms

Classic 1 Queen
Classic 1 Queen-Cozy-Premium Bedding Free Wireless- Free Airport Transportation
Deluxe Room 1 King
Deluxe 1 King-Comfortable-Premium Bedding Free Wireless-Free Airport Transportation
Deluxe Room 2 Double Beds
Deluxe 2 Double Beds-Spacious-Premium Bedding Free Wireless-Free Airport Transportation
Luxury Room 1 King Bed
Luxury 1 King-Oversized-Average 500 Sq Ft Seating Area-City View-Free Wireless
Luxury Room 2 Double Beds
Luxury 2 Double Beds-Oversized-Avg 500 Sq Ft Seating Area-City View-Free Wireless
Club Classic 1 Queen
Club Classic 1 Queen-Cozy-Private Floor Concierge-Eve Reception-Cont-Breakfast-Robe-
Club Deluxe 1 Bed
Club Deluxe King-Private Floor-Concierge Eve Evening Reception-Cont Breakfast-Robe
Club Luxury 1 King Bed
Club Luxury King-Private Floor-Concierge-Robe Seating Area-Evening Reception-Cont Breakfast
One Bedroom Suite
1 Bedroom Parlor Suite-Comp Wireless- Separate Sitting Room-Living Area-Dining Area

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Executive level
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

Nearby points of interest

  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.5 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.8 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.8 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.9 mi
  • Old Louisville: 0.9 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.9 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.9 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 1 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 1 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 1.1 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 1.1 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.3 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.5 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.8 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.8 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.9 mi
  • Old Louisville: 0.9 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.9 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.9 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 1 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 1 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 1.1 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 1.1 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.3 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.4 mi
  • Cherokee Park: 2.7 mi
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: 2.8 mi
  • Kentucky Derby Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Historic Frankfort Avenue: 3 mi
  • Churchill Downs: 3.1 mi
  • Farmington: 3.2 mi
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: 3.5 mi
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center: 3.6 mi
  • Louisville Zoo: 3.7 mi
  • Louisville Mega Cavern: 4.2 mi
  • Iroquois Park: 6.2 mi
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 9.2 mi
  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting: 11.6 mi
  • Freedom Hall: 228.7 mi

Dining

The English Grill
Our signature dining room serves American cuisine with a Kentucky flair. The English Grill is a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant featuring an extensive wine list with over 200 wines
J Graham*s Cafe
The home of the legendary *Hot Brown* and offers guests a bistro-style option for casual dining in the hotel. The finest lunch buffet in Louisville Monday through Friday.
Lobby Bar
Relax in the beautiful Lobby Bar with its opulent hand painted two story ceiling. Guests may order from a lighter fare menu. A pianist plays on Thursday and Friday evenings. Non-smoking.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Brown Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Theresa A.
Business
N/A
Mar 3, 2015

A step into elegance

i had heard the Brown Hotel was like visiting a forgotten era when elegant travel and charm was common. I was not ready for the attention to detail, beautiful architecture, friendly , professional and helpful staff! It definitely made my trip to Louisville a memorable experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clint G.
Business
N/A
Feb 13, 2015

Very nice throw back

Besides eating famous items like Hot Brown and Derby Pie, our stay was a nice voyage to another time, that we would take again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ryan F.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Parents Night Out

The Brown is a beautiful hotel with well trained and professional staff members willing to assist you at any time. The room and bathroom were very clean and large, but the bed had a plastic mattress cover under the fitted sheet which made for an uncomfortable nights sleep (lots of plastic crunching when switching positions, the plastic made the bed hot, etc.) the pillows on the bed were very small and not very supportive, which also did not aid in the overall comfort of the bed. We will most likely stay here again, but will address the issues regarding the bed at check in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Barrister
Business
Rockford, IL
Nov 3, 2014

Beautiful hotel, but . . .

The hotel was built in the early 1920's so construction standards were not what they are today, but still beautifully decorated and very ornate. Noise from other rooms and from the outside is more noticeable. We used an App on our IPad to make white-noise so as to cancel out most of the noise. The bathroom was small; low water pressure in the shower. We did enjoy our stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Stella Mary
Business
orange county, ca
Oct 18, 2014

Brown Hotel Louisville, ky

Nice Staff. Polite and old school. Upgraded to club floor. Like many old hotels, the lobby is much grander than the rooms. Amenities: no minifridge. Can't really walk out at night. Very downtown. I probably wouldn't stay there alone in the future. I think I personally would like a few more amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lost in BG
Business
kentucky
Sep 13, 2014

Concert Heaven

This was a great getaway. When there is a concert at the Palace, the Brown is the only place to stay. Excellent service and we were even upgraded due to our status with our booking agent. The Brown is the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Palace and 4th Street Live are at the door. You can walk all weekend.

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bobcat panda
Business
Cincinnati
Sep 8, 2014

Great weekend getaway.

The staff was amazing. From check in to checkout everything was great. Starting out we were put on a club level with access to the club room. Granted it was a small club room but it was a very unexpected surprise. The location was nice, within walking distance of multiple restaurants and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Janmor
Business
Crestwood, KY
Sep 8, 2014

Nice accommodations on our 50th anniversary!

Very comfortable room with lovely decor. We were pleasantly surprised to receive "Club floor" amenities: drinks and canapes in late afternoon and breakfast the next morning! The historic ambience at the hotel is a plus. And it is within easy walking distance to many eateries and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The English Grill is very posh and suitable for a special occasion. Pricey for just everyday dining, however. The restaurant is where the "Hot Brown" originated.

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
northenerfromNJ
Business
NJ
Jul 14, 2014

Great Downtown Experience

My fiance and i enjoyed a weekend in Downtown Louisville and really were impressed by the Brown Hotel and how they were helpful and friendly making our stay as easy as possible. Thanks!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

GB's

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Review of The Brown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mchsi
Business
IL
Jun 30, 2014

Perfect weekend

I only have good things to say about our stay at the Brown. Valet parking always had our car ready in 5 minutes. The maid service was impeccable. Location is perfect to downtown Louisville attractions. We will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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