This is one of the best airport area hotels in Louisville. That being said, the facility itself fell short of the expectations I have for a Crowne Plaza. The pros: Modern, comfortable room furnishings, a good firm mattress, good pillows, free parking, good shower water pressure, high end toiletries and a soothing relaxation aromatherapy "Sleep Tight" kit. This included a face lotion, room spray and leg/foot cream all with relaxing aromatherapy scent. That was a really nice touch. There is a wet bar separate from the bathroom sink, another great touch (especially for party-oriented stays like Derby and Lebowski Fest). There's a big indoor/outdoor pool (although we didn't use it, it looked clean and pretty). There is an expedited check-in line for IHG members. Free wifi in room but we had some trouble with it.
The downsides: no safe in the room, no hot tub at the pool, no more free water for IHG members below Gold level (not the individual hotel's fault). The room has blackout curtains but there is so much light generated from these little LED lights on the light switch panels that we had to cover them to sleep. We also had to stuff towels under the doors to keep the light out. The hotel's claim of being "green" seems a bit ingenuous as the only green steps we saw were the "keep your towels to use again" sign and the energy-conserving light switches. There was no in-room recycling container.
This was also not the cleanest hotel. There were coffee stains on the counter of the mini bar when we checked in to our room. There were also dried-liquid stains on the pleather ottoman (gross).
Forget the bar - there is no cocktail list and the bartender that served me only knew the basics about bourbon and mixing anything beyond the basics. The wine list is average. I recommend you bring your own alcohol for your wet bar in your room. Also bring a cooler unless you want to pay $20/day to rent a mini fridge.
For the price, the room is pretty nice and comfortable with a few modifications. If you need to stay in the airport area, this is a good choice. BYOB.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the meaning of old-fashioned Southern hospitality at Crowne Plaza Louisville. We re located in the heart of Louisville, just minutes from the Louisville International Airport and major attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, the Louisville Zoo, and the Kentucky Exposition Center. Take advantage of complimentary shuttle service. In true Southern style, we provide all guests with free rides to the airport and any destinations located within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Experience the difference a little extra space can make in our stylish guest rooms or magnificent suites. Featuring amenities like free high-speed wired and wireless Internet, well-lit, generously-sized work desks, flat-screen televisions, in-room movies, and coffeemakers, they're the perfect place to work or relax. With 28 meeting rooms and an incredible 55,000 square feet of flexible space, Crowne Plaza truly is The Place to Meet. Hold business conferences, wedding receptions, and social events in our world-class facilities. Cool off in the indoor/outdoor pool, or work out in our fitness center. Take care of tasks quickly by visiting the on site business center. Visit the Blue Horse to sip a night cap or have a hearty meal. Get a good night s sleep, get to Louisville s favorites hot spots, and get some assistance from your meetings director to make that on site business or social event a success all at Crowne Plaza Louisville. ... more less
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- Crowne Plaza Hotel Louisville-Airport Ky Expo Louisville