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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cool, hip spot to lay your head in Downtown Louisville. You are drawn in by the cute, red penguins and the entire hotel will not disappoint. Rooms are large, clean, comfy and minimal but classy. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. The food was tasty, delicious and well presented. The art was interesting fun.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I just spent three days here and had a really positive experience. Modern edgy art surrounds you from the moment you walk in the door. This 1800s industrial building has been repurposed into a Museum/Hotel including a grand scale atrium space and connected galleries. Signature Red Penguins abound. Requisite hip/attractive crowd bar and restaurant packed on the... More

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super fun and a great Bourbon bar. Part of the Urban Bourbon trail, flights of Bourbon which makes it fun. Some brands I've never heard of are served, great for discovery. And HINT: they have Pappy at it's annual release in early Novermber

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. Truly unique. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable. I really enjoyed all of the artwork, particularly the projected pieces. I will stay with the red penguins again.

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Becky K, Thanks telling us about your amazing stay! I am thrilled to hear we have a new red penguin fan and hope you have the chance to return again and again! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very nice things about this hotel...very friendly and largely attentive staff, interesting art concept, generally comfortable rooms, VERY good restaurant, but trying so hard to be "tres moderne" that some of the basics are missed: small bathrooms, wearing out furnishings and furbishings, terrible sound proofing (not sure what all was happening in room above!), and minimalism run rampant (some... More

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Sarka T, Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. At 21c, our goal is to deliver the best in modern accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and genuine Southern hospitality. I am thrilled to hear you loved our staff, the contemporary art exhibits, and our restaurant Proof on Main. Our chef, Levon Wallace, loves to create dishes that reflect... More

Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great weekend break at the 21c. Exploring the art through the hotel is good fun- really interesting things, and apparently they change it up regularly. You would miss a lot of the point of staying there if you didn't poke around - a lot. Even the public restrooms! Our room was comfortable, in a modern aren't-we-cool kind... More

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Kate3717, Thanks for checking us out for your weekend getaway. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the museum, restaurant and room accommodations. I love the cheese platter, as well! We are so excited to add to Lexington's vivid art scene, and hope that will give you cause to visit the penguins often! More

Louisville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alright, I admit it, I'm a cheapskate. My wife and I were headed to a concert in Louisville and thought I would go ahead and grab a cheap room at the BestWestern by the airport. We were out late and by the time we got to the hotel we were stuck in a smoking room. She was about ready to... More

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Darin, Thank you so much for your candid and humorous review. It seems your wife was appropriately relieved that you made heroic efforts to save the weekend and I congratulate you! We are thrilled to have you all as new friends and hope you will visit often. Pop in for a cocktail, enjoy new exhibitions, indulge in a bison... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great weekend at 21C Louisville! We stayed in the Cyclone room, which was like having access to a private cabin filled with psychedelic art – we loved it. The service was fantastic, the gym is clean and looks brand-new, the restaurant was delicious, and the museum exhibits were wonderful. My then-boyfriend worked with Andy to arrange... More

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Alison, It's so good to hear you had a wonderful romantic getaway in our Cyclone room. We were all very excited about your fiancé's surprise and I'm thrilled to hear it worked it's magic! I hope the penguins will always have a special place in your heart and that you have a chance to come back again and enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Ambiance and not the average hotel by any stretch. A very unique experience. Room was large, clean, thoughtfully designed and a relaxing place to be after a day of rigorous business meetings.

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for writing a lovely review. I'm very happy to hear that you found your room to be well designed and relaxing. Hope to see you next time you're in Louisville! More

North Royalton, Ohio, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not stay there but we did go see the Museum! It was way bigger then I thought it would be. I thought it would be only in the lobby but it wasn't. It was upstairs and then downstairs in about 5 other rooms! You have to check out the two way mirrors in the bathrooms! People can't see... More

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Caitlin H, Sales Coordinator at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Debbie K., We are thrilled to hear you and your friends enjoyed the museum. The piece with the falling letters, 'Text Rain', is still my all-time favorite, and I get to see it everyday! We hope you can to stay with us next time you're in Louisville. In the meantime, you can get your art fix at our Cincinnati... More

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Address: 700 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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