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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel! Incredibly comfortable and cool! Will stay here on every trip to Louisville!

We arrived around 8 pm in a room there was ice bucket full of ice cubes just waiting for us and water in coffee machine.Love it.

Great unique hotel in the heart of Louisville. The restaurant is worth a visit, if not two, chef Levon makes some tremendous dishes. Def. try the spicy chicken salad for lunch/dinner.

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

What a cool, one-of-a-kind place. They've got a museum downstairs with loads of interesting contemporary art pieces, but just about every corner of the place features something interesting to view: There's art in the elevators, the hallways and of course in the rooms. Great downtown location, too, close to the river and to some great museums and cocktail joints. I thought the price was very reasonable for the service, location and amenities.

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.

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?

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!

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;).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nice rooms which are different from your average hotel. Hotel nicely located downtown within minutes of everything.

Stopping in Louisville was part of a long family road trip (and I don't usually take road trips). As a regular traveler averaging business trips more than once a month, I am used to top-notch hotels. So I knew to check Yelp as we approached Louisville. I found 21c, saw the great reviews, and booked our room. It turned out to be one of the great highlights of our trip! 21c was not only a fabulous hotel with quality amenities, but very detailed in its approach to design and even more surprising...*friendly*. Not hung up on pretentiousness, 21c was full of attractive, cool people who were more like friends than staff. On top of all that, the art there inspired not only myself, but also my 4-year-old daughter who was traveling with me. Now she keeps asking to go back to the place with the red penguins. Love, love, love! I will accept almost any speaking gig I'm offered in Louisville because of this hotel.

Beautiful hotel with great amenities, right in the heart of Louisville....but for this price, it would be nice if they provided milk or half and half for the gourmet coffee rather than that powdered stuff, yuck! ALso could use nicer down pillows

This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Louisville, so parking is a premium. Expect to pay $24 for valet services. However, this was off-set by the fact that Internet is FREE. Many top hotels assess a daily charge these days. During our stay, the hotel was featuring Cuban artists. The displays were in the hotel lobby and included interactive art of the walls. In front of the elevator, a camera showed you pictures of yourself catching falling letters... Our initial room was not what we had reserved. A call to the front desk initiated a prompt response to correct the deficiency. Our replacement accommodations were excellent. The room was spacious, and floor to ceiling windows allowed a lot of light. Their package includes some nice upscale luxuries such as deluxe bathrobes and environmentally friendly bath products. If you like art...you'll LOVE this setting. Art is everywhere and sometimes in unexpected places. So is whimsy...loved the penguins and the rubber ducky in the shower. Only negative was that it became noisy in the hallways early in the morning & hallway traffic could be heard in the room.

We came in to town for a friend's wedding, and decided to pay a "premium" to stay here instead of crashing at a nationwide hotel chain. My wife and I have been lucky to stay at several higher-end hotels in the past year or so, (Fairmont Boston and SF, Waldorf, Driskill Austin, Dana Chicago)- But this hotel is in a league of its own (with Dana in second) if you are looking for something that is not just "knee jerk luxury"- everything here was unique and beautiful in its own way. Our room has a great bed, a Ipod stereo dock (they even have a preloaded Ipod, although we used our own) a nice TV and a great desk. The bathroom was cathedralesque. The in-room coffeemaker was top notch. Oh- and the ART! Sculpture, paintings, photographs, mixed media- it is everywhere and it is beautiful! Finally, I have to say that the service- especially by the valet/bellhop guys is really the best we have ever seen. They went above and beyond in helping with our bags, not making us wait on our car, etc. True southern hospitality coupled with the up most professionalism.

Exceptional...would stay there again.

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Guest reviews for 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Everyone (2) Business (5) Couples (8) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (1)
5
Everyone

Great hotel! Incredibly comfortable and cool! Will stay here on every trip to Louisville!

By on May 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

We would be happy to host you any time you are in the area!! Please come stay again soon. :)

5

we loved everything:hotel ,location ,friendly staf

Everyone

We arrived around 8 pm in a room there was ice bucket full of ice cubes just waiting for us and water in coffee machine.Love it.

By , from Chicago on Sep 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2016

Thank you for your feedback! The red penguins were happy to have you staying with them! If you are ever back in the Louisville area, we would love to have you stay with us again! Best, Sean Ridgeway Front Office Supervisor 21c Louisville

5

always a great stay

BusinessTravelers

Great unique hotel in the heart of Louisville. The restaurant is worth a visit, if not two, chef Levon makes some tremendous dishes. Def. try the spicy chicken salad for lunch/dinner.

By on Jan 7, 2015

4

first visit

Couples

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

By on Dec 6, 2014

5

fantastic comfort, plus art experience downtown

Couples

What a cool, one-of-a-kind place. They've got a museum downstairs with loads of interesting contemporary art pieces, but just about every corner of the place features something interesting to view: There's art in the elevators, the hallways and of course in the rooms. Great downtown location, too, close to the river and to some great museums and cocktail joints. I thought the price was very reasonable for the service, location and amenities.

By on Jul 6, 2014

4

great spot in louisville

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Jun 12, 2014

5

excellent hotel!

GetawayWithFriends

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?

By on Nov 3, 2013

4

wonderful place to stay

Couples

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!

By on Jul 31, 2013

5

great hotel, staff, location

BusinessTravelers

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;).

By on Feb 25, 2013

4

quick trip

Singles

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.

By on Jan 13, 2013