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The Brown Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Formerly The Camberley Brown Hotel) (Central Business District)
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Ranked #5 of 95 hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Fort Myers, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The good. 1.Alexander P at the front desk was extremely knowledgable about the city and was very eager to share his insights. 2.Beautiful lobby. 3.Our room was well decorated. 4.Quality mattress 5.Spacious bathroom 6.Everyone we encountered at the hotel who worked there was gracious and helpful. The not so good. 1.Room was a little small 2.location not as good as... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have ever been to or heard of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC you will feel that you are a guest there rather than in Louisville, KY. Located in the heart of Downtown Louisville, The Brown Hotel is elegantly decorated with turn of the century furnishings, marble floors, and even a vintage public phone bank -- all with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was such a treat to stay at our second historic hotel here in Louisville. The ambience of the lobby was lovely, and we particularly enjoyed reading dinner and cocktail menus from the 1930s while we enjoyed some excellent cocktails and a cheese plate at the lobby bar. Try the Ali Smash cocktail if you get the chance! The room... More

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St. Louis, Mo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a much improved experience over our last visit back in Sept of 2013 (please see previous review). As stated in that previous review, while we acknowledged the wonderful staff and beauty of the hotel, we had a number of issues surrounding cleanliness and maintenance. Frankly, I would have said after that visit that we probably wouldn't stay here again.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am from Louisville, but have never stayed/visited the historic Brown Hotel. So I got the opportunity through work to volunteer my services for a conference. When I first walked in, from a distance it is breathtaking. However, up close, attention to details is lacking. The carpet is old and worn. For a 4 diamond hotel, there is up keep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fly to Louisville for business and would not stay anywhere else. The Brown Hotel is beautiful, full of history and nostalgia. In addition to the decor and cleanliness, what always amazes me is how wonderful the staff are every time I stay. The are ALWAYS very friendly, respectful and attentive. You feel special when you stay at The Brown.... More

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Trenton, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Brown to celebrate our 30th anniversary and it was a delightful experience. Our room was clean, comfortable and the view at night of downtown Louisville was spectacular. The whole experience exceeded our expectations and we hope to make it back soon!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While driving home from Michigan to Kansas, I realized it would not be too much of a detour to come through Louisville and stay at the famed Brown hotel. We were on a short timeline, so staying at the Brown was, sadly, the only thing we had time for in Louisville. It was absolutely worth the detour! The atmosphere is... More

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before my trip to Louisville, I researched hotel recommendations and came across The Brown Hotel. With a reputation for good service, amazing food, a beautiful interior, as well as other great amenities, it seemed like a no brainer. After leaving, it is safe to say that my stay exceeded expectations. The room to the hotel was very clean, and had... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in to the Brown after a long road trip (2,000 miles). What a great place! A very classy place for sure. The room was super clean and comfortable. One of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in, and allowed me to get an actual full nights rest (I usually can't sleep in hotels at all). The bar in the... More

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Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Formerly The Camberley Brown Hotel)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brown Hotel 4*
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Louisville #3 Romantic Hotel in Louisville #9 Business Hotel in Louisville #10 Family Hotel in Louisville
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Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of Louisville's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, The Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building. ... more   less 
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