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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

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#5 of 119 hotels in Louisville
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
The first museum hotel Nestled in downtown Louisville on historic West Main Street, along Museum Row, 21c Museum Hotel is a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 91-room boutique hotel, and home to acclaimed Proof on Main restaurant, led by executive chef Jonathan Searle. Voted #1 Hotel in the South and #6 in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Stay with us and the iconic Red Penguin. The world has changed over the last several months and here at 21c, we have made some changes too. One thing remains constant. Our top priority is the safety and wellness of our teammates and guests. Our website has everything you need to know to return to travel with 21c. We can't wait to welcome you back to Proof on Main and 21c Louisville!
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Soundproof rooms
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Interconnected rooms available
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Telephone
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Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Quirky Hotels
Boutique
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Anne N wrote a review Jan 2024
Milwaukee, Wisconsin89 contributions59 helpful votes
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21C Museum Hotel is a must if you visit Louisville and even a casual art lover. (Is it an art museum with a hotel or a hotel with an art museum?) The minute you walk in you see the eye catching contemporary art on display. The exhibits rotate but we were told this one will be on view for the rest of the year as it just opened. The rooms are minimally decorated but good sized, with with luxury bedding, robes and lovely toiletries. We even had a walk out balcony with tab le and lounge chairs (too bad it was 28 degrees) The staff is friendly and very helpful. We brought our 55 lb golden retriever who was welcomed by all. The restaurant and bar are also full or fun quirky art. Wish we Ould have stayed more than one night
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Thank you for the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! 21c Team,
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Jaimati P wrote a review Dec 2023
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My husband and i came to this bar at this museum hotel and we had a lovely experience we was greeted with a lovely gentleman for our drink order all the staff was so friendly and nice. The was also tasty. Its many thumbs up for the bar which is a must visit. :) :)
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Get there early to have a good spot!!
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded Jan 1, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time at Proof on Main! Will be sure to pass along your shout out for the bar/restaurant team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 21c Team
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Julie M wrote a review Dec 2023
Columbia, South Carolina7 contributions
Quite an interesting hotel with extremely helpful staff during my visit. The museum is super interesting and a fun bonus to a business trip. So many quirky find on the property. And such a treat to have fun, interactive staff. Would definitely recommend this if you want something different!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Dec 6, 2023
Thank you so much for takign the time to share your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 21c Team,
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Autumn H wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution3 helpful votes
This hotel staff is incredible. I checked out, accidentally leaving all of my jewelry in the unlocked safe in my room. Emily, one of the managers there, overnight FedEx all of the jewelry to me and returned it all safely. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you so so much!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Dec 6, 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am glad the team was able to respond promptly and get the items shipped quickly. I will be sure to give your shout out to Emily! Please stop by and see us again soon. 21c Team,
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nikndug wrote a review Nov 2023
Edwardsburg, Michigan34 contributions4 helpful votes
Great boutique hotel with an added bonus of being a museum. Valet parking started the stay with a breeze through check in. The rooms were nice sized and clean. Bed and pillows were great. Complimentary aluminum water bottles and filtered water on every floor. A bourbon nightcap at the restaurant. Wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 6, 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear the valet was fantastic and the Bourbon night cap was enjoyed! Please stop by and see us again soon. 21c Team,
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TheresaUSA2015 wrote a review Oct 2023
Noblesville, Indiana33 contributions9 helpful votes
Very unique hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville - the bar was busy and fun, The breakfast room staff in the morning seemed a little off put to serving us - with hardly no one the restaurant, asked if we had a reservation? when 90 % empty - we stated no but we were guests of the hotel do we need a reservation? That was very weird - she finally seated us - the wait staff was very friendly and excellent as was the food server and front desk staff which made up for the cold reception upon arrival. Just the hostess appeared to be on her own little pedestal. Crazy for such a cool hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Great hotel in the heart of the city. I would not recommend to anyone with young children. ...
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Hi Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Sorry for the delay with being seated but glad to hear that they got you all in and fed. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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annafromcgicago wrote a review Sep 2023
Chicago, Illinois408 contributions21 helpful votes
The hotel is nice and modern .You can either valet or self park . Room was a good size , same for the bathroom. Location is kind of strange. It gets a bit of foot traffic during the day , but it gets deserted in the late afternoon and evening . Two or three restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel . The hotel has a bar , restaurant and a gym I took a star off for a location and the art being displayed. It’s wired to the point of being offensive, depending on your taste .
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are looking for more of a lively atmosphere, the NuLu neighborhood might be a better choice.
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Hi Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had an overall great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our art continously changes so we would like to invite you back to see the next show which opens in January. Best,
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kat wrote a review Jul 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Front desk Emily was phenomenal! Husband called ahead and she gave very precise and helpful instructions on how to find the parking garage next door. It was Monday July 3 and very quiet. We really wanted a balcony room but they were all taken, but since it was our anniversary, Emily upgraded us to the corner atrium suite. She was so sweet and accommodating and was very kind and respectful! Much to our surprise was the golden naked statue of a King David outside our window. What a hoot (and of course selfies from the window)! It was a fabulous stay. The best nights sleep my husband had in months. High quality sheets and very clean! The shower was a bit tiny but there’s also a tub shower that we could have used. I LOVED the shampoo and lotion line (great smell and silky soft hair!) and a very cool metal bottle souvenir to keep. The museum portion was great too. An entertaining moment was the camera at the elevators projected on the wall in front of you like a mirror - another video and laughing moment shared with hubby. The bell hops/valet guys were also super kind and helpful. Close walk to many restaurants but most closed at 9 so we missed dinner. Breakfast in Proof which was FABULOUS!! Highly recommend. Very high scale luxury hotel where they did everything right! We will stay here again if in town again. There’s talk of putting one of these in Indianapolis!! Yes!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking garage is $10/day and right next door. If you valet park, they will park your car in the...
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Responded Jul 30, 2023
Hi Kat, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We loved hearing that you had such a wonderful anniversary stay! I will be sure to give your shout out to Emily. Thank you again for all of great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 21c Team,
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All Things Jess! ❤️ wrote a review Jun 2023
District Heights, Maryland746 contributions39 helpful votes
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I loved everything about this hotel! It was an awesome museum hotel in the art district of Louisville. The bathroom was a winner from the black light feature to other little things that made it cool. Very spacious room that I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Go to the Mussel & Burger across the street!
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Responded Jun 5, 2023
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! 21c Team,
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Chuck wrote a review Apr 2023
United States1 contribution1 helpful vote
21C is our hotel of choice when we opt to stay dowtown. It’s close enough to walk to the Center for the Arts and other entertainment venues. The art is ever changing but the video art near the elevators has always been a continuous source of amazement. The bar is comfy and the food is terrific.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded May 2, 2023
Wow! Thank you so much and we are honored to be your top choice while in Louisville. Please stop by and see us soon. 21c Team
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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Frequently Asked Questions about 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Which popular attractions are close to 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Nearby attractions include Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (0.1 miles), 21c Museum Hotel (0.01 miles), and Muhammad Ali Center (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Louisville, and Mussel & Burger Bar Downtown.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is 21c Museum Hotel Louisville located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Louisville.
Are any cleaning services offered at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does 21c Museum Hotel Louisville offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.