We were in Louisville for the Ag Machinery Show. Stayed for 5 nights Had stayed at the Ramada in Shelbyville last year which had free hot breakfast and great rooms, pool and hot tub. This hotel was much closer so we gave it a shot. Surprise...we had stayed at this same hotel with our kids 17 years ago when it was a Double Tree Inn. It's definitely not what it used to be! ( I heard it had been part of 2 other chains including Clarion)
The atrium which included the pool, a child play area an several patio lounge areas is still there and is a nice place for groups to socialize. However the advertised hottub has been covered over by a "deck" of sorts for quite some time. We were on the bottom floor outside room (not poolside) with a king bed. Heating units kept cycling on due to lack of sealant aroung them causing a constant cold draft.
- Comfortable bed and clean room.
- Friendly and helpful front desk staff (and timely maintenance personel)
- Pool area well decorated with trees and furniture.
- Close to shopping and restaurants
- No free breakfast (Weekend buffet available was overpriced and barely edible and guarded by a 300lb bouncer!) Ryan's Family Restaurant (buffet) is cheaper and has a multitude of choices for every pallet.
- wifi not available in all rooms due to placement of routers and cement walls.
- Bar & Grill attached to hotel is a bit sketchy...minimal furniture that you would see in a rowdy roadhouse. Ordered out for pizza instead.
- morning Cafe is overpriced and limited menu.
- Shower tiles have been painted and are starting to peel.
- Pool is available for Birthday party rentals on the weekend so can lead to busy pool and very noisy atrium.
We would likely not stay here again because we lost too much time in the mornings finding a restaurant for breakfast, standing in lines and waiting to be served. Much better to just go to a lobby, grab a bite and leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Ramada Plaza Hotel Louisville features all new guest rooms, 32 inch HD TV's, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Fitness Center, Arcade, Gourmet Coffee Shop, Family Pizza Restaurant, Nightclub, Business Center, Free Airport Shuttle and has over 40,000 SF of banquet and Exhibition space. ... more less
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