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335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2167
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#14 of 119 in Louisville
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.7
Value
4.2
A Louisville legend, The Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corners of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services today's most discerning travelers expect. From exquisite event space to the city's finest dining, The Brown Hotel infuses every experience with gentility and refinement. Enjoy a boutique hospitality experience in the heart of Louisville at The Brown Hotel.
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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
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Business
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lucky Lady wrote a review Jun 20
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We dined well and stayed at this nice historic place. There for a wedding that was so much fun. Enjoyed the restaurants and the nice reception and banquet in their very classy Ballroom. Nice people working always there to help. The wedding was such a nice affair
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Date of stay: June 2022
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lutegirl wrote a review Jun 15
Georgetown, Texas23 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes, the hotel is older and we were good with it. It lended to the charm and history of the hotel. We had a very large king room and it gave PLENTY of space for all of our belongings on our road trip. At first I felt very under dressed arriving because we were in shorts and tank tops and others were in suits and ball gowns but everyone treated us welcoming and kind. A couple times I could hear sirens outside but it didn’t wake us. My only complaint was the bed needed replacement. I could hear the springs when I moved and although it was comfortable to fall asleep, I was stiff and achy waking up because the bed was worn out. The hot water and shower pressure was AMAZING regardless of when we took showers and with the heat wave, we used it a lot. Housekeeping cleaned the room everyday, making it feel welcome to return to a straightened room and made bed. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Ashton O wrote a review Jun 13
Atlanta14 contributions9 helpful votes
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Really- our stay couldn't have been worse- Beginning with an airport pickup that never happened, to filthy and deteriorated suites, to terrible food, this hotel needs to be knocked down and rebuilt. The staff is so used to complaints that they hand out free drink and buffet coupons with reckless abandon. Filthy carpeting and moldings, dust on every horizontal surface, paint chipping off the window moldings, stained bedding, peeling wallpaper, TINY television that was positioned to the far right of the bed. Do yourself a favor and stay at any other Louisville hotel. The Brown's glory days are decades past.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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K D wrote a review Jun 7
Sugar Land, Texas1 contribution
Everyone from check in at the start of our trip was amazing ingot helpful and friendly! This was our first time in Louisville and decided to switch from the historic Hilton property last minute, given the availability here at the Brown and the reviews online. We are so glad we made the change, the Brown Hotel was perfect. We stayed 3 nights, and the bed was extremely comfortable. James at the Lobby Bar and Kat at J. Graham’s cafe provided impeccable service. The property is impressive, our room was clean, quiet and full of character. Parking situation was a breeze with the attached garage with in and out privileges and being connected to the property. The nightly atmosphere is festive and mature, and feels sophisticated but not snobby. Thank you for a great first time stay, we can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Remy H wrote a review Jun 5
Montana City, Montana8 contributions
We broke away for a great trip after being cooped up with Covid for two years. This place is a gem. The employees started from Doug at the front bell stand was always helpful and pleasant and always ready with a quip or odd idea. David G from Rowanda was the nicest front desk person we have encountered in any hotel, with the nicest smile. Grace in the lobby grill was obviously well trained and knew the menu to the last detail. The bartenders here love talking about bourbon and helping you understand. Karla in housekeeping was very pleasant and helpful. We ate in both the Cafe and the Lobby Grill a few times. The Cafe Manager Sue W was the most friendly and energetic person we have ever seen, always roaming and romancing every table in the place. She missed no one. The Cafe food was excellent and we met the Restaurant Chef, cant remember his name, but very concerned we had a good experience. Our room was nice and felt and had more of a residential feel than one of those commercial Hilton type places. The room was clean in the corners, which we always check for. They had a roof top party one night, great views of the city all around. There was wedding another night, the ballroom is very pretty. The hotel is located a few blocks from the bourbon distilleries and other attractions and restaurants, its an easy city to get around.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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jimichongaJC wrote a review May 2022
Stevensville, Montana588 contributions231 helpful votes
Unless you welcome paying for historic genteel elegance in the lobby, restaurant and bar lounge, you would be well to book a modern chain hotel. The room was okay, the beds not particularly comfy and the service in the lounge was horrendous. We're talking waiting 40 minutes for a drink, another 20 to cash out, for $18 cocktails that were truly skimpy on the liquor. The whole experience for an overnight stay would have been okay - at half the price. But when you expect upscale and get mediocre, the value just ain't there.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Jeanie W wrote a review May 2022
Troy, Montana227 contributions140 helpful votes
I really wanted to love this property - the building is lovely and the bell staff is excellent. I was locked out of my suite and had to ask someone to let me in - I was only given a key to my sleeping room and not to the meeting room. Not even a bottle of water or the offer of paid beverage/snack service in the suite for my meetings. WIfi did not exist in a usable way - I mentioned this twice to staff and no assistance was offered. Breakfast was to be included and the information on the website was outdated - the person checking me in failed to mention this change in service - vouchers for the package that I had were not provided and the first day no full breakfast was offered. My colleage has dietary restrictions and carb loading does not work well. Housekeeping left a roll of garbage bags on the counter in the meeting room - attention to detail lacking. For the amount that I was charged, I had more usable space and better service at the Fairfield Inn. Management responded after the fact - but too many issues to have me consider coming again, even if they had offered a discount.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mary Ann S wrote a review May 2022
Horton, Michigan6 contributions
This was our first stay at The Brown. We splurged as the price is not cheap but we wanted convenience. We were there for 2 nights..weekend of Thunder over Louisville so prices were even higher than normal. Beautiful & elegant architecture, which we love. View is not real important as we are usually not in the room much. We thoroughly enjoyed "The Hot Brown" at J. Grahams Cafe. Don't leave without trying it. We split and it was just enough. The shop in the lobby is FULL of wonderful treasures. Something for everyone...even our furry friends. We were treated so wonderfully, from the gentlemen at the front door, ladies with housekeeping, wait staff, you name them....they were amazing!! EVERYONE was so friendly and from all over the world which makes it even more adventurous. We will definitely return. Thank you for a great 2 nights!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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618Melissa908 wrote a review Apr 2022
Glasgow, Kentucky13 contributions2 helpful votes
We had booked dates to meet our friend from LA "CallMe Horse" who was displaying at the Moreman Gallery and to attend the Elton John Concert. Not only were these special and joyous occasions, but we are never disappointed with the Brown Hotel! We are always pampered with soft comfy beds, buttery sheets and fluffy pillows. Room temp is usually perfect is from the start. From valet to front desk to the servers at J Graham, everyone is super accommodating and helpful. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. It's a grand old hotel that has retained its elegance and its attention to detail. The staff is the embodiment of what service should be in any service/hospitality oriented business. We so HOPE the concierge floor comes back and we move forward and away from the stressful last two years of the pandemic.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tina E wrote a review Apr 2022
18 contributions4 helpful votes
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I've wanted to visit The Brown ever since I tried my first Hot Brown, THE hotel where it's signature dish was first created. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!! The staff was very helpful and friendly! My friend and I had wandered into the hotel in ordinary clothing, but we were treated like royalty. Our chairs were even pulled out for us. The ambience was elegant and cozy at the same time. Robyn, our waitress, was knowledgeable about the menu and patiently answered all of our questions. She was quick to serve the things that we knew we wanted and gave us time to check out the menu and explore our options. Ms. Sue (not really sure of her title, but probably restaurant manager) was so bubbly and seemed genuinely excited about our visit. When she came to check on how we were doing, it was like an instant new friend that was giddy to share her restaurant with us! Between the two of them, we had the best lunch that we didn't even plan on! The Hot Brown is a must! The creme brulee is delicious, but you are lucky enough to go on bread pudding day...DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT TRYING IT!! Neither of us would've chosen it, but the sample that "appeared" at our table did not leave us. The texture was that of a moist cake. The caramel sauce on top with the added whipped REAL cream, was it's crowning glory and our spoons would not stop reaching for more! Truly a great experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Parking garage was adjacent and covered walkways made it convenient in case of inclement weather.
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Responded Apr 22, 2022
Dear Tina, Always great to hear – treated like royalty! Thanks for the thoughts on Robyn and Sue the restaurant manager. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice room and ensure we meet all your expectations. I do hope you’ll return. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$205 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Camberley Brown Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesKentuckyLouisvilleCentral Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
294
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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 (0.09 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, a lounge, and breakfast 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 & Grill, 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.
Does The Brown Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Brown Hotel offers airport transportation 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.