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21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Best hotel in Louisville!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The 21c is hands down, the best hotel in Louisville! The rooms are excellent, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar have fantastic service and the food is top notch. The museum is very well managed and very interesting.
Highly recommend the 21c for either business or leisure trips to Louisville.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have stayed here several times before. It is pricey for me but worth every penny as I can spend hours in the contemporary art museum which is part of the hotel and is open 24 hours. You can wander around it with a glass of eine from the bar.
The rooms are decorated in a modern but relaxing style. The communal spaces are all interesting. You must check out the "below ground chimney pots" that can be seen from a main floor window blowing circles of steam or smoke. Also a must see.... The men's bathroom...first from the outside , then from the inside. The restaurant is busy on weekend nights so you will need a reservation. Good food and no driving home after wine with dinner.
And I am a sucker for the wandering red penguin who dines with you !!!

Room Tip: I like to look out on Main St... But that would be possibly noisy.. That never bothered me or it ju...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chesterfield, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The hotel is really unique as it has an art museum and exhibits on the entry floor and basement levels. They have a restaurant called proof on main that continues the funky vibe and has an incredible bourbon selection. The front desk was very helpful and friendly. Rooms were very nice, though a bit pricey(i was in for business and paid around 250). The louisville slugger museum is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. They offer valet parking for like $26 day though you can self park in their garage on 7th street (a block before the hotel) for only $6. I would highly reccomend the hotel if you are looking for a unique place to stay downtown.

Stayed September 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I was recently on a business trip and decided to make a stop in Louisville as I had never been. After reading some reviews on tripadvisor and some others I decided to go with 21c.

The property itself is great and very interesting and unique. The restaurant was very good and seems like the spot to see and be seen in Louisville. The happy hour crowd was quite large and energetic.

As far as the rooms go, they're pretty bland with dull colors and no unique features. This left me a bit disappointed. Being that the room was $275 per night I was expecting something more along the lines of the rooms at the Joule in Dallas. If they added a little zest to the room itself the stay would've been excellent and well worth the money. As someone previously mentioned you don't even have to book a room here to experience the art/restaurant/etc

The front desk staff were so-so. They were nice but seemed disinterested in anything but exchanging pleasantries. However I ordered room service twice and the two ladies who brought it were excellent and super friendly. Food was great as well.

Overall it was a good stay. I think they need to do something to the rooms for me to stay here again though.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I walked though this hotel and museum one afternoon. 21C is a wonderful place to visit. Definitely a must see for visitors. A big bonus is the art museum is free to walk through.

Don't forget to check out some of the exhibits outside as well. The Cloud Rings in the alley, the 21c Pip Mobile stretch limo... wow. Neat stuff on display outside.

21c Museum Hotels is on the move, bringing its unique experience to cities across the country. Born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life, 21c launched in downtown Louisville, Kentucky in 2006.

We didn't stay at the hotel - this review is just for the contemporary art on display outside and in their lobby area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stayed at the 21C Museum Hotel on 09/11/12. Great Hotel with some great art work. Very nice, clean, comfortable rooms and a great staff. Restaurant and Bar located within the hotel. Located downtown Louisville so very convienent. Would recommend this hotel any time. Will stay there again when in Louisville.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Lambertville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed one night at 21c Museum September 9th to celebrate my birthday. This hotel is truly a 1st. class act. From the moment you step inside the door you are greeted by a friendly staff member. The first floor is an art museum. Our check in was quick. Our room faced the Ohio River. The room is decorated with ultra modern styling. The king bed was very comfortable with numerous pillows. The bathroom although small was elegant.
We plan to visit again.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Address: 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
#3 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#5 Business Hotel in Louisville
#6 Family Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
21C Museum Hotel Louisville is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 91-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 5000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century. Whether you are visiting Bourbon Country, spending a day at Churchill Downs, or hosting a lavish Southern wedding, 21c is a modern epicenter for culture, activity and artistic expression. Applauded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken," and hailed by The New York Times as "an innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service," come meet the infamous Red Penguins and discover how 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is redefining the art of hospitality. ... more   less 
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