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Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 E Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)   |  
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Went to Louisville for the first time to attend the ABC show. For the past five years the ABC show was in Las Vegas. This year Louisville. I was surprised how nice the room was, newly decorated. The complimentary breakfast was ok. But...it was the gracious accommodating staff that made the week stay memorable and pleasant. I particularly want to give a shout out to JUSTIN at the front desk. His personality and ready smile was contagious. The hotel is walking distance to the downtown. Go to restaurant Doc Crows for some great slow cook pork and briskets and fresh oysters from the oyster bar. Ask about the Wilbur sundae. Brown buttered praline ice cream on Carmel ribboned pork rinds with candied bacon and cherry bourbon sauce. PROOF restaurant/museum/hotel is also a must.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights while my husband was participating in the Ironman race. The hotel did a great job making the athletes feel welcome - from true hospitality and friendliness to the little touches like having rags available for bike repair and having breakfast ready for a 4:30am meal on race day! These were very much appreciated.

The room itself was plenty spacious, even with a bike in the room, and was spotlessly clean. Our housekeeper even left little "towel animals" as a cute touch. The pool looked nice, though we didn't use it. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and we slept well all three nights. Another upside was the free wifi, which was fast enough to handle streaming a Netflix video.

The location is superb. Louisville is a very walkable city, and we enjoyed walking to the riverfront park, restaurants, attractions, and Ironman festivities. Almost anywhere you need to be was within a (safe) 5-10 minute walk, with the few farther reaches of downtown being about 20 minutes away but still easily walkable.

Parking was $9 - and hard to come by given the busy weekend. I would imagine if there wasn't a special event / sold-out hotel, there would be easy parking but it was packed during our stay. Several cars made their own parking spots making the already small garage even tighter. The garage normally allows 2-directional traffic, but with the cars parallel parked along the side it ended up being one-way traffic...and at times a short wait while you pulled over for other cars to get by. A nitpicky complaint, but worth knowing about.

The only other downside was breakfast. There was the expected selection of cold breakfast items (fruit, yogurt, cereal, bagels, pastries, etc.) but if you wanted hot food, you were out of luck. The breakfast sandwiches looked quite questionable (was that really sausage?!?!) and the line for making a waffle was about 30 minutes long (not an exaggeration), again probably due to the event in town. Although we ate fruit and bagels on race morning, we decided to eat out on the other two mornings as we prefer something heartier than cereal to begin our day.

I'm not sure I'll have a reason to return to Louisville in the future, but I would have no hesitation staying at the Fairfield again if I find myself back in town.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We stayed here the night before we moved our daughter into UofL. The hotel is in a great location to downtown activities and the university. The room was spacious and very comfortable. When we checked in we were asked if we wanted to be on a top floor for the view. I thought this was a nice touch! The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

This was our first time to Louisville, last minute vacation with 2 kids, 7-12 age range. In town to walk on the hallowed ground of Churchill Downs. (We're horse people) Great price for a nice hotel downtown. Cons:Parking is a little confusing and tight for our F-150 and an extra $9 but we managed and everywhere downtown seems to charge for parking. Bathroom is small with little counter space. Pros: Comfortable bedding, clean, affordable for downtown, no personal safety issues (We walked to The Old Spaghetti Factory for a carriage ride and felt completely safe, we would never do that in downtown B'ham especialy with our kids after dark), really nice view (loved the floor to ceiling windows), wonderful staff, ample breakfast selections, free in-room wi-fi. Convenient to attractions. I must mention the hotel staff once more, they were so friendly (being a southerner myself, well, we hold high standards on 'friendly') It really does make a difference to see a smiling face. We enjoyed our stay here, it made a nice town even better.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a great location in the heart of Louisville. The hotel shows no wear or tear. All amenities are good quality - even the free breakfast was abundent and diverse. We'd stay again! Bed was a bit soft....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed here to have a medical procedure done. The staff was great, from the man that picked us up at the airport to the housekeeping lady that left the towel dog and heart felt note. Thanks to ALL of you for making our trip one of the best we could have had!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zanesville,OH
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

My wife and I decided to take a weekend getaway in Louisville. We got some theater tickets at the kentucky Performing Arts Center which is downtown as well. The Fairfield Inn was just a few blocks away and offered a much better rate than the more upscale properties downtown. However this property is very clean, modern and well-appointed. The staff was helpful and friendly.There is onsite pay parking. This property shares space with another Marriot property, Spring Hill suites. The breakfast area is nice with upholstered seating,tv, and not just tables and chairs that are often found in "free breakfast areas". The room itself seemed new or refurbished. The bathroom was nicely appointed with a floor to ceiling glass shower enclosure, but no tub.This property is close to all the downtown areas, museums, businesses,and the river. This property is also located very close to the hospitals in the downtown. Access to I 65 is very convenient.

Just as a side note we drove south down a nearby city street (3rd I think) through a nice Victorian area which led us after a few minutes to The university area and then Churchill Downs. The theater productions were first rate and affordable. If you are a theater lover you might consider Louisville as a destination.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown

Address: 100 E Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown is surrounded by shopping and dining areas and convenient to Churchill Downs and the city’s waterfront. It is also close to the electric atmosphere of 4th Street Live, the Convention Center, and the area’s hospitals. Guests of the hotel will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed Internet Access, an indoor pool, and fitness center. ... more   less 
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