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“Nice place, but not what it was or could be again. ” 3 of 5 stars
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Seelbach Hilton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY 40202-2518   |  
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Ranked #33 of 97 Hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice place, but not what it was or could be again. ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

First, let me say if you like the early 20th century grand hotels, this is one of 2 places you must stay in Louisville. The Seelbach is a gorgeous facility and it is conveniently located downtown. The valet staff and room service was on top of their game, but otherwise the service was Ho hum. We never saw housekeeping in 2 days and had to call for towels. Left at 8 one morning and returned at 3, room hadn't been touched and I couldn't even find a maid cart on the entire floor. Also had some garbage under our sofa from previous guests. We had a drink at the world famous Seelbach Bar. Once again, beautiful place, but Ho hum staff. Definitely not worthy of the accolades they receive compared to other bars in a town loaded with great bars. And $15 for a basic premium bourbon is outrageous.
I may be too harsh but only because I'm comparing to fantastic stays at the Seelbach in previous years. Nonetheless, it seems they could be resting on the laurels of this gorgeous facility. Service wise they no longer compare to the other grand Louisville staple down the street. I hope this changes because otherwise, the Seelbach has always been one of my favorite hotels.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rolling Meadows, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I love the Seelbach Hilton, it has a classic beauty to it. Everything about it speaks high class. The staff were all excellent. I also love its location on 4th street - lots of great bars/restaurants! The bar at the hotel was also a great place for a drink.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Louisville, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Excellent hotel with amazing service. The hotel staff all went out of their way to be helpful and welcoming. THe hotel has a great location close to 4th street live with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. It is also close to the river for walking or running. The hotel boasts an amazing history. Parking is a little expensive.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Classy old time joint. It tries to meet business needs but will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn when it opens just down the street. For a romantic get-a-way weekend, it would be great. The Oak Room is lovely but a bit pricey. The whiskey selection at the bar is amazing!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Palm Harbor, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay in Louisville. The Seelback hotel is established elegance and service and the place for you. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville within walking distance to excellent restaurants and 4th Street Live. Whether it is business or pleasure the Seelbach is a step above high end hotels. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Mooresville, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very nice historic hotel. The marble floors and the décor was beautiful and the location was fantastic. Our room handicap accessible and was very large. The beds were comfortable and the hotel was very clean and welcoming. The best part was the hotel was right next to 4th street live. We had dinner reservations at Eddie Merlots which was right across the street, so again the locations was unbeatable. The staff was friendly and no problems with check in or valet. Also a nice bonus was that there was a Starbucks in the lobby.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We visited Louisville for our son's graduation from Spaulding University. We did not know what to expect but we had a great time: Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum, Jim Beam Distillery tour (very enjoyable even if you don't drink bourbon,) and day trip to Mammouth Cave National Park. We stayed at this charming vintage hotel. Had a terrific Sunday Brunch there. The hotel staff was accommodating and unobtrusive. Would highly recommend Louisville for a destination trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 500 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY 40202-2518
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#19 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
#21 Business Hotel in Louisville
#22 Family Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seelbach Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 321
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Downtown Hotel with Old World Charm and modern amenities - Home of The Oakroom, Kentucky's only 5 Diamond restaurant. ... more   less 
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