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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 #7 of 96 hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the Brown Hotel experience. The atmosphere in the lobby was very welcoming and elegant when we arrived on a Friday night; we caught the end of the piano player's excellent collection of songs. We could enjoy the conversation and music and not have the TV and bar sounds overpowering us at the other end of the lobby... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for Thunder over Louisville....it's a very nice hotel a little bit of a hike to the river but close to 4th Street Live and lots to do! This hotel is very clean easy for parking or you can valet for $6 more. Did not try the restraints but heard there very good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel stay was very enjoyable. Chris and the rest of the bell staff we encountered were great. The van drivers were friendly and punctual. Rachel at the front desk was very helpful and we enjoyed the food in the restaurant. We would stay there again.

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ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for 1 night. The hotel has great character. The room was eerily dark and had an eclectic mix of furniture and multiple patterns all over. I stayed on a private floor; 11 Although very nice, Everything in the hotel was toooooo expensive. Why would anyone pay more than $4 for a piece of fruit?? The bed was... More

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Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the thoughts following your recent stay. With our recent hotel renovation, we now have over a dozen different guest room designs, with different fabrics, drapes, carpeting, wallpaper and furniture. We have rooms that range from somewhat plain in colors/design to very bright colors. If you allow us another opportunity, please let me arrange your reservation.... More

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TAKE HOME: Don't go. THE UGLY: This is the worst location for a hotel in all of downtown Louisville. It's a FULL MILE to ALMOST EVERY TOURIST ATTRACTION in Louisville. It's also a HALF-MILE from Fourth Street Live. (The hotel says its two blocks from 4th Street Live which is technically correct, but each block is 1/4 mile long.) Moreover,... More

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Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience and thank you for the positive comments on our staff. If your travels bring you back our way, I would welcome the opportunity to handle your reservation...I know we can better meet your expectations next time. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to 4th Street Live and all of... More

Cincinnati
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146 reviews 146 reviews
31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its been a while since I last stayed at The Brown. When we were caught in unexpectedly bad I-65 traffic we decided to spend the night in Louisville on the way home. A quick consultation with Trip Advisor showed the Brown highly rated versus the other hotel we were considering - so we chose the Brown. And we are SO... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always heard that staying at the Brown was an experience like no other...Well, we found this to be true enough, but not in a good way. On the spur of the moment we desided to do a weekend road trip, louisvile was close. So, we drove south. We called ahead and reserved a room for the night. We arrive... More

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Louisville for four days and three nights for a meeting and stayed at The Brown Hotel. The hotel is rich in history and the detailed work shows it. The rooms are nice and the hotel restaurants are delicious. I look forward to staying here again in the future.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost didn't stay here because we couldn't see the main entrance from the road. Don't pay any attention to the sign on Broadway street. There is a street that turns into the main entrance. Hotel interior is super nice inside. Staff is very friendly and check in was easy. The elevators move very fast so don't be alarmed. Rooms... More

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Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the kind remarks on our staff. I was disappointed to read your thought on the Hot Brown. We have guests drive miles out of their way and make a point to visit the hotel just for this sandwich, which was invented here in 1926. Please let me know when your travels bring you back to... More

Sacramento, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 hotel reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on my last visit to Louisville. Over the years I have been in this hotel several times and it has always surpassed all the local competition. The room I was assigned was large and clean. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The cleaning staff did an excellent job everyday without being intrusive. If you go to this hotel... More

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Brad W, General Manager at The Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the kind thoughts. Pleased to see that you keep returning to us. Nicole is indeed a great ambassador for us. Please let me know when your travels next bring you to the Brown and I will block a nice room for you. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More

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Additional Information about The Brown Hotel

Also Known As:
Brown Hotel Louisville
Brown Hotel
Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Formerly The Camberley Brown Hotel)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#9 Business Hotel in Louisville
#11 Family Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brown Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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