We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Brown Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Hotel website
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Formerly The Camberley Brown Hotel)
Special Deal
Brown Hotel Package
The Brown Hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #5 of 97 Hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
BelizeDallas Dallas
Write a Review

989 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    600
    263
    87
    21
    18
See reviews for
121
347
47
290
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (240)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (989)
  • Mar-May only
    (228)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (302)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (253)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (206)
All months
Dallas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family stayed there for a long weekend and everything was first class from the valet to the maid service. Both restaurants were wonderful. We cannot say enough positive things about our experience. No request we made was not efficiently and pleasantly handled. They truly understand customer service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Wayne, IN
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three days at the Brown on a trip to Churchill Downs and bourbon country. It is a fabulous step back in time! The lobby is glorious, large, airy, and beautifully decorated. Desk staff are professional and gracious. Our room on the club floor was elegantly decorated. Amenities were upscale. The lobby comes to life each afternoon -- good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old hotel with lots a character and feels like you have actually stepped back in time. Hotel has a very classy feel to it The area around the hotel isn't the greatest but there is nothing that the hotel can do about that; downtown Louisville is quite run down and sketchy. Saying that the hotel has everything you need... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended but old weary, and disappointing. Poor neighborhood. Very little to do in the area. Dining room service was fine. The famous Hot brown looked like it was from Dennys. We checked out a day early.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, Ca
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand hotel, well maintained (except for some elevator issues) with spacious rooms (as others have noted, the common spaces are pretty ornate, the rooms less so but fine nonetheless). Staff were nice and helpful. The lobby bar, a great place to drink and talk (the piano music never intrusive), was sort of hit and miss on drink qualify (the Old... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights during a recent trip to Louisville. Because of its reputation, we looked forward to our visit maybe our expectations were too high. The service throughout was excellent except for check-in when one clerk seemed to be training another clerk while a line formed of people like me waiting to check-in. Another clerk came to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a huge traveller, but I'd say I've been to an array of hotels varying from meh Days Inns to hotels in joints at Disney that are seriously breathtaking (but pricey). You get what you pay for, bottom line. Lobby - gorgeous, and worth walking in to see even if you're not a guest. Seriously, do it. We felt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our staff was very pleased to read your review. Thank you so much for all your wonderful thoughts. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will find a great room to fit your budget. Hope to have you back in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and spacious. While the common areas are very elegant and ornate, the rooms aren't really anything special. I was a little surprised that the hotel does not have a pool or hot tub, but all in all we had a nice stay regardless. We would stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stevensville, Montana
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mint Juleps and Horse Races....that's not what all Louisville is about, and you will see why when you visit the Brown Hotel..... Like the Movie "Somewhere in Time" it's like stepping back in time....Great Lobby, rooms, and Staff

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, There are a lot of travelers thinking that Louisville is only about the Kentucky Derby. There are so many great reasons to visit our city. Thank you for the nice thoughts. Hope to have you back with us again. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
61 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historic hotel, the lobby and the lively lobby bar are beautiful and elegant. The rooms are spacious well maintained and comfortable. The entire staff was very helpful, friendly and courteous. Hotel is located near the airport and in the middle of all that downtown Louisville has to offer. One quirk is that the main entrance is on a different... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the notes on our friendly staff and good location in the downtown. Please let me know when your travels next bring you to town and I'll reserve a nice room for you. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

224 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (189)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (42)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (45)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (72)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (35)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities