I came to Louisville from Cincinnati with a group of friends for a weekend in February 2009 for my bachelorette party, and we couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. We had 13 women (ranging in age from 25 to 40 - we know how to party, but are old enough to know how to control ourselves) in 3 suites, and since we knew we would be spending at least some time hanging out in the rooms, we wanted a little extra space for all of us that we knew suites would provide. They were able to put us in three rooms that were all together, too, so that we weren't scattered all over the hotel, which was great, especially since that meant all of us could hang out in the center of the three rooms without having to worry about disturbing anyone we might have otherwise shared a wall with.
The rooms: The hotel is still pretty new, and everything was clean and in great shape. The beds were extremely comfortable (definitely maintaining the Marriott quality for matresses), and a couple of girls did sleep on the couchbeds, which they said were a little firm, but not bad at all. The bathrooms had sliding doors with frosted glass in them, which I thought was kind of odd, but did like that the toilet and the shower were in two different "rooms" (with at least four women in each room, it made the shower situation easier!). We did put the mini-fridges and microwaves to use at least a couple of times, too, and were really nice to have. The decor was fun and funky, and the rooms were nice and spacious. Friday night we arrived at the hotel around 8:00, and once we were checked in and settled in (a process that went smoothly considering there were 13 of us jockeying for position in the lobby) and decided that we wanted to stay in for the evening. The sitting area of the rooms were great for hanging out (we even brought one of the chaise lounges into our main hangout from one of the other rooms for additional seating), and we fit everyone comfortably for drinking some cocktails, chatting and playing games.
The location: The hotel was very easy to find from the highway, and we chose to go to Louisville for the sole purpose of spending a lot of time at 4th Street Live, which was in extremely reasonable walking distance from the hotel (and we did the walk at least two to three times while we were there). It did help, I have to admit, that the weather was unseasonably warm for February - it was very comfortable to the point where we didn't even need jackets, so walking worked perfectly for us. Another review mentioned that they didn't feel safe walking from the hotel to 4th Street Live, but I completely disagree. We felt completely safe walking back and forth, but did remain smart about it by staying in small groups. 4th Street Live, btw, is a whole lot of fun and has a great selection of bars and restaurants.
The parking: The biggest downside, to me, was probably the fact that they did charge extra for parking ($9 per day as of February). We did know this ahead of time (read the fine print before you go, people - they don't try to hide it), and consolidated cars as much as we could, so that helped. It wasn't a horrible price (compared to other hotels I looked at), but it did hurt a little that the Hampton right across the street offered it for free. Having said that, we didn't have any problems with parking in the garage, either, but it probably helped that once we parked on Friday night, we didn't use our cars again until we left on Sunday, so I don't know whether or not the garage was full at any point on Saturday.
The value: Based on what I could tell, this hotel gets a lot of their income from people traveling for business, as I did notice that the prices were higher during the week than what we paid on the weekends - so if you're looking for a great price on the weekend, check this place out. I booked through the Marriott website with my AAA discount, and got a fantastic deal, especially considering they're suites (it was a better deal that the Fairfield Inn next door for a regular room), that I wasn't coming close to matching on any of the travel sites.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay here, and I would definitely stay here again.
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