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Located in Downtown Louisville, The Brown Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Muhammad Ali Center and KFC Yum Center. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 293 rooms and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Located centrally in Louisville, it's also close to Riverfront Plaza Belvedere and Louisville Slugger Museum.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including J.Grahams Cafe, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 293 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At The Brown Hotel, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Parking is USD 20 per night (USD 24 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a 24-hour business center, free newspapers, and a gift shop.


  • Close to Muhammad Ali Center and KFC Yum Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This smoke-free hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in all common areas, 33,420 square feet of meeting space, and guestrooms. A 24-hour business center with three computer workstations is also available.

On-site fine dining is offered at the renowned English Grill. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service is available, as well as shuttle service to locations within a one-mile radius of the hotel. Guests can also take advantage of a fitness area with stair machine, and free weights.

  • Concierge services 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 293 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3105 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 33420 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 17 
  • Free area shuttle 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Brown Hotel offers 293 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Louisville hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed 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.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

English Grill - With a reputation for fine Continental cuisine, the English Grill attracts hotel guests and discerning locals. Open for dinner Monday-Saturday. Dark wood furnishings, crisp white tablecloths. Reservations suggested.

J. Graham's Cafe - Casual restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, with a lunch buffet Tuesday-Friday. Serves gourmet salads, light main courses, and its signature sandwich, the “Hot Brown.” Also provides the hotel's 24-hour room service menu.

Lobby Bar - Serving cocktails and light fare from mid-afternoon until evening. Live piano music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel has a fitness center with a treadmill and free weights.

Guests receive discount admission to the nearby YMCA, located three blocks away, which offers fitness classes, racquetball courts, and swimming pool. Nearby Central Park, located one mile away, includes a playground, tennis courts, and volleyball courts. Cherokee Park, three miles away, includes a nine-hole golf course, hiking trails, bird sanctuary, and fishing pond.

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

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


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 24 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Brown Hotel is listed in the 2015 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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