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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2167
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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 113 hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of Louisville's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, the Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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The Brown hotel is steeped in tradition, history and legacy, and they have succeeded in protecting every inch of it. That is a difficult task in a world where so many are obsessed by modernity and gadgets. Staying at the Brown was like stepping back into history, and every detail resonates. The lady pianist in the foyer was the perfect prelude to dinner, a charming and highly talented musician, and dinner at The English Grill was sensational, as was the accommodation and welcoming staff at every turn. I highly recommend The Brown as an escapist retreat and where you are guaranteed to be looked after with the best service. 10/10
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Hotel's Favorite
Our visit to the Brown Hotel this trip included our normal evenings in the lobby bar for our favorite Hot Brown, as well as a very nice dinner hosting friends from Ohio to an evening of wonderful food and even better piano music. Few places we travel too allow us to feel at home and allow us to host friends like it was our own house. Thank you to entire staff for a fantastic stay.
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I waited a few days before writing this. The reviews are correct in terms of this being a historic, quaint hotel, beautiful in fact. However, there were absolutely no amenities due to Covid and yet they still charged their same rate. I pointed out that my TA site reflected a rate that was $35 cheaper that what the girl at the registration desk quoted. But they would not budge. Really ???? I understand they still have overhead, normal operating costs, etc but in times like this, I really think they could have been a little more sensitive to the crisis we are in right now.
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Nicely kept historical hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly. Rooms were well maintained. Exceptional staff on my floor, tending to the daily room maintenance. She greeted me each time I saw her, made sure the room cleaning did everything I wanted. The valet staff were very friendly and accommodating, especially when, at the last minute, I needed to move up my airport shuttle time. Front desk staff always greeted folks with a smile, were efficient, and helpful.
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Response from WalkerBrad, General Manager at The Brown Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Guest, Delighted to read about your recent stay with us. Many thanks for the nice notes on our friendly housekeepers, front desk and valet staff. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice room. I do hope you'll return for a future stay. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com
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Our room was great as always. Very comfortable and so well appointed. Food was the best in Grahams as well as the banquets. (Is there a New chef?) A little attention to how to serve would be in order?
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Response from WalkerBrad, General Manager at The Brown Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Guest, Appreciate the note of – wonderful! Thank you for the comment on our food quality…our Chefs have all been with us a number of years now…glad to see you enjoyed. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com
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The Camberley Brown Hotel
United StatesKentuckyLouisvilleCentral Business District
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Brown Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Brown Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Louisville Palace (0.1 miles), Art Eatables (0.10 miles), and Locked In: The Louisville Escape Game (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Brown Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Brown Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Brown Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Brown Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Brown Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include J. Graham's Cafe, Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, and English Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Brown Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Brown Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Brown Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Brown Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Louisville.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Brown Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Brown Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.