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21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of a kind!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Was looking for a close to home weekend get away, and this was beyond perfect. Beautiful rooms, great amenities (cool bar/restaurant) and spa. But the best was the art collection! Guests have access to the galleries 24/7! The location could not be better, lots to do within walking distance. Staff is very accommodating and knowledgable about the area. We did the Got Art? package and went for a glass blowing session- Made beautiful ornaments!

Room Tip: go for the city view. a few dollars more, but worth it
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi Jay,
Thank you for choosing 21c for your weekend getaway! It sounds like you took full advantage of your time here. I'm glad you were able to experience Proof on Main, the spa, art galleries and nearby museums and activities. We hope to see you during your next getaway in the future.
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was a beautiful hotel with very well appointed rooms, spotlessly clean and pleasant staff. There was a photograpy show with many great photos of well known photographers all over the lobby level. They were quite good and interesting. The hotel restaurant served a terrific breakfast and had a varied menu. They also have a bar area, very well laid out. The hotel was located in the middle of Louisville which made it easy to get to anywhere.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the main street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for writing such a nice review about your visit to 21c Louisville. Thank your for mentioning the photography exhibitions currently on display by Pierre Gonnord and Mohau Modisakeng. We show a variety of works in our galleries and photography is just one medium on display now! We hope you'll check back in the coming months to see what's new in our museum.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

This hotel has an incredible appeal for those of you that have even the slightest artistic streak in you. If you're a business traveler looking to mix things up, definitely check out this property. The museum, quirks and overall design will keep you intrigued for at least 24 hours.

The rooms were large and had very comfortable beds, the staff service was excellent and the restaurant is actually pretty good, closer to the value of what hotel's should do for food/beverage. Definitely attracts some of Louisville's more eclectic business men and women. You are also located within walking distance of many of the downtown businesses and attractions.

Don't let the giant red penguins freak you out... ;)

Room Tip: For fun, ask for one that faces the Statue of David outside.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi daveyeti,
What a nice review! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We love hosting business travelers who are looking to add a little fun to their trip. I'm glad you enjoyed your guestroom accommodations as well as our restaurant, Proof on Main. We hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Contemporary hotel loaded with art and conveniently located with a very good bar and restaurant within (Proof on Main). Easy access from interstates in all directions and with attentive staff. Small "business room" off lobby with latest iMacs. Coffee, pastries and fruit in lobby in the morning (or at least the morning I was there). Plenty of commercial public parking nearby if you don't want the valet parking at the hotel. Clean, well-appointed rooms and reasonably priced. Seemed like a small hotel with only 4 floors. No elevator wait.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience at 21c. I'm glad you found our location to be convenient for expressway access, parking and dining. We are located in the heart of downtown Louisville, making it easy to get anywhere! We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Incredibly comfortable hotel and excellent art experience. Daring in their contemporary art exhibitions, perfectly balanced by well-designed rooms that prioritize comfort, ease, and good design. A delight.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi lalagreen,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your visit to 21c. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed your stay!
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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife found this place looking for a stop over on a way to Chi. Not inexpensive but really unique. They gave us a room with french doors leading to a 300 sq ft terrace. And a second door from the bath to the terrace. Great bed. The lamp over the desk wasn't working and someone was there 10 minutes after my call. The switch needed to be replaced in addition to the bulb, but everything was complete in 30 minutes. All the staff were great and one sent us to Wagner's Pharmacy next toChurchill Downs. It was perfect. Local track people. Funky. Just what we were looking for and would have never found on our own.

And I haven't even mentioned the art on display! Exciting. Edgy. Much more interesting than I anticipated.

Negatives: no night light in the bath. Hey, we're old! Tile in the bath is attractive but could stand to have the. grout cleaned.

We don't usually spend this much money on a room in a medium sized city but it was worth for the experience.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in the Balcony King room. The French doors leading to the outdoor terrace are a great feature of that guestroom. I'm glad to hear that you were able to stop in Wagner's Pharmacy--it's a very unique "local spot," and I'm sure you rubbed elbows with some world class horse trainers! We hope your travels bring you back through Louisville soon.
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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great location, friendly staff, lovely room and red penguins to boot! We arrived at the hotel to find a giant blue bunny greeting us in the lobby followed by the very nice staff. Red penguins are everywhere adorning the outside and inside of the building. It is a art display that we first experienced in Venice, though this hotel makes it even better as they secretly move the penguins about during the night so each day offers a new surprise. I did actually jump back when the elevator opened and one was standing in there. Our room was large and lovely with a great balcony (with another penguin of course). The museum itself is another bonus with lots of interesting art. The bar was great as well with friendly staff and a nice crowd. Great place to stay in Louisville and would highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the balcony rooms which was great!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laura S, Associate Sales Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi Adrienne,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to 21c. I'm excited to hear that you were already familiar with the Cracking Art Group's "Red Penguin"--Our owners found the penguins in Venice too! The Red Penguins are such a fun way for guests to interact with our art collection and experience 21c. Please be sure to visit the Yellow and Green Penguins at our sister properties in Cincinnati and Bentonville.
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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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