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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are fortunate enough to be within driving distance of 3 of the 21c hotels and (although it is difficult to rank them), Louisville is our favorite. Our most recent stay was for my birthday weekend and there is simply nothing to complain about. We were warmly greeted and welcomed by all staff and made to feel welcome throughout our... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Art everywhere you look, even in the elevator. This is a great stay for the art lover. Warning for those traveling with small kids. I had to do a lot of explaining to my 10 yo son about the statue of David outside and the installation of naked children at the front desk.

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Thank Egunn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 21C businesses never cease to please, and Louisville is no exception. Stunning artistic decour, brilliant exhibition, excellent ambience. Like the others, this is situated perfectly in an urban redevelopment area close to wherever you may want to be. Secondly, also like the others, they er to the slightly bizarre and extravagant, but not pompous. Small quaint bar area, brilliantly... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

21c is a truly unique hotel, and it is one of the nicest places I've stayed in the states. It's right in the heart of downtown Louisville, close to great restaurants, museums, the riverwalk and more. We were greeted immediately with warm smiles and cold bottles of water (I had asked if water was available in the room, and the... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two floors & many halls filled with what I would term "modern" art. Clean. Easily accessible. Free. Set up VERY nicely. Good location. Will take about 1 & 1/2 to two hours in order to see it all. A unique display is a one-way glass. The see through side is an 8 foot long mens' urinal within a mens' restroom.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here in July/August 2016. We have stayed here many times previously. It is the best place to stay in Louisville. The museum is terrific and always changing. The hotel is close to the Center for the Arts and within walking distance to many downtown Louisville entertainment and dining options. The Proof restaurant is superb. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for business. Hotel was nice and clean, enjoyed the artwork but by far the best thing about the hotel is the staff: extremely polite, professional and helpful. I used the fitness centre - it wasn't bad for a hotel but the weight selection was a bit on the low side. I would stay here again.

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi GabrielR! I love seeing that our team pulled out all the stops while you were visiting and that you will be back. They have a real knack for guest services! Hope to see you again soon and this time for pleasure :) -Rachel More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you would like to stay in a museum that barely knows it is also a hotel , this is the place for you. Watch out for the penthouse . It is actually not meant for overnight guests. It is the owners residence and is basically a standard room with all the penthouse features locked up and unavailable. Just a... More 

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi DrGoofinoff, So sorry to see that the public side of the Apartment did not suit your needs during your trip. Hope to see you soon when you can stay longer and give us the opportunity to wow you with all of the amenities the hotel has to offer. -Rachel More 

New Albany, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends rented out the penthouse suite for their wedding. It was just enough space for the party of our size. I assume the food was provided by the restaurant. The space was also had an outside garden area where we watched the ceremony and then socialized and danced afterwards. The view of sunset was beautiful and the space was beautiful.... More 

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi ms_blue_eyes84! So happy to see that your friends allowed the Penguins to celebrate such a special day with them! Weddings on the apartment terrace are always beautiful, especially if you get to experience a true Midwest sunset. We will see you next time you come across the river to visit! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great museum to visit! I can't believe it was free and open 24 hours. The art is thought provoking and interesting and plays into current events. While the gallery isn't very big we did spend over an hour here. You definitely need to view "Raining Letters" and "Clock clock" but we liked most of the pieces here.... More 

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Treesgrowing! Great to see you were able to stop by for '21c at 10' exhibit! We are celebrating our 10 year birthday and while our galleries may be more intimate, they definitely know how to engage everyone of different backgrounds. See you on your next trip to Louisville! -Rachel More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21C Museum Hotel Louisville is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 91-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 5000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century. Whether you are visiting Bourbon Country, spending a day at Churchill Downs, or hosting a lavish Southern wedding, 21c is a modern epicenter for culture, activity and artistic expression. Applauded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken," and hailed by The New York Times as "an innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service," come meet the infamous Red Penguins and discover how 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is redefining the art of hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Address: 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: $207 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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