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700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/26/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/26/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 120 hotels in Louisville
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
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
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Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Jana D wrote a review Sep 15
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Fantastic visit! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The art was very interesting. The location was good. The room was very nice. The bar was cool. The restaurant was spectacular. Excellent menu. Great wine list.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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TrailBlazer658727 wrote a review Sep 12
Pelham, New York2 contributions
Wow, this place is terrific. The hotel is comfortable and beautiful. Friendly and helpful staff. The art galleries are outstanding. The restaurant has very delicious and unique breakfast choices. So much fun. Went to the Louisville Slugger museum, right around the corner, which was also very fun and informative. Loved the big statue of David and Bourbon tasting at Michter, also around the corner. Highly recommend this hotel and area. Everything was in walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Smilingal01 wrote a review Sep 11
Port Orange, Florida43 contributions38 helpful votes
The 21cHotel in Louisville is an amazing new concept in Hotel stay! Not only were the rooms spotless and well appointed, but the staff was helpful and truly a pleasure to converse with! Thank you Jason! The various art work around the Hotel is innovative, thought provoking and interesting. Pity none were for sale! Make your reservations quickly while in Louisville to spend a few days in this well located, beautifully planned Hotel. Although we did not dine in the Hotel restaurant, other travelers were quick to say how wonderful the food was! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Self Parking behind the Hotel was useful. Great Martini’s in Hotel Bar. Be mindful of placement...
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Andy Barrett wrote a review Sep 11
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Nice enough hotel. But they over charged by $200, and did not respond to 4 emails, so I had to call in order to receive my invoice to check. They then told me I wasn't overcharged but they had taken more money as pre authorisation and I should wait 3-5 days for this to be reversed. Unacceptable service, none of the other hotels on my recent US trip did this.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ashley B wrote a review Jul 2022
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I stayed at this hotel a few times in the first 5 years it opened. In June we booked it for our wedding night. The staff at the desk was rude and not welcoming. When I was having issues the owner Mr Wilson was standing next to us and walked away. It starts at the top and his staff showed no hospitality from our check in to check out. I will never be back. Beautiful art museum and greta restaurant but the service and run down room and owner make it a place to stay away from. When I wrote in twice to customer service, they never answered in 2 weeks. I called today and still no apology or resolution. I will never recommend this hotel again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Just stay away
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded Jul 1, 2022
Hi Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies with the arrival experience and lack of follow through. I can be reached by my contact info below and I would be happy to review with you over the phone. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Andrew Carter | General Manager T 502.217.6305 acarter@21cHotels.com
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C M wrote a review Jun 2022
McLean, Virginia9 contributions10 helpful votes
My husband recommended this hotel after staying here several times. I'd give it a B+. The staff was super helpful and friendly. The rooms were pretty nice but I think the rooms felt a bit "tired". I would stay here again but might take a peek at rates elsewhere to compare options.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded Jul 1, 2022
Hi Traveler, Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experience! We continue to plan and invest in our rooms and property to ensure we are staying competitive. 2022 has many project in the works and this year we have already completed the following (new TVs/shower renovation/1G internet upgrade to name a few). We look forward to welcoming back to 21c Louisville soon. Best, Andrew Carter | General Manager acarter@21cHotels.com 21cLouisville.com
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Cindy N wrote a review May 2022
Zionsville, Indiana11 contributions4 helpful votes
Interesting art and decor. Rooms Spacious, no housekeeping offered, beds fine, pillows just AWFUL. Service perfunctory, waitstaff in lounge-efficient. Just ate a quick breakfast which was fine. We really didn’t stay in hotel much as we were doing Bourbon Trail, but not sure we’d stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Self parking is 10.00 less and is directly next door to hotel
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded May 26, 2022
Hi Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am glad to hear that you had an overall great stay but sorry to hear about the pillows. Each bed should have the first row consist of feather pillows and the set behind should be down alternative to give a softer feel. Next time you are in town we would like to welcome you back. Best,
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bernardmN7712OV wrote a review May 2022
Wayne, Illinois92 contributions54 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel several time before but this visit was very disappointing … We booked a stay with breakfast included ( usually the breakfast are wonderful) to find out in the morning that there was no breakfast available. In addition, no real apology and we had to negotiate to get ot breakfast credited . So disappointing from a hotel chain we used to love and recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel. It is wonderful on the advertising but they do not deliver the promise.
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded Jul 1, 2022
Hi Traveler, I am sorry for the issues you experienced and disappointed to hear that we did not make it right, in an easy manner. We were coming off of Derby week and did not communicate clearly about breakfast being unavailable on that Monday and Tuesday. I know we do better and would like to show you on your next trip to town. Best, Andrew Carter | General Manager acarter@21cHotels.com
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Bethj wrote a review Apr 2022
Atascadero, California16 contributions4 helpful votes
This is my second time to stay and not disappointed. I found the rooms to be beautiful and well appointed. We had a view of the main street and could see the river. I loved the staff as they were wonderful. The lounge has the best cocktails in town. If you want dining it is right there as well. Very good food an they allowed for my food allergies.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded May 26, 2022
Hi BJ, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay! Stop by and see us again soon. Best,
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Jen wrote a review Apr 2022
Hanover, Pennsylvania170 contributions29 helpful votes
I LOVED this hotel! The art museum aspect was so fun and unusual. The room was just as quirky as the rest of the hotel. The black lights in the bathroom were a unique touch, as well as the exposed brick wall and quirky art. The staff was incredibly accommodating to my needs. If I end up back in Louisville, I would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Andrew Carter, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Responded May 26, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing time. Next time you are in town please stop by and see us again. Best,
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LOCATION
United StatesKentuckyLouisvilleCentral Business District
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), Muhammad Ali Center (0.1 miles), and 21c Museum Hotel (0.01 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.