I have stayed at this hotel twice, once for work and once while waiting for the movers to come with our bed. It has a great location on Fourth, close by to restaurants, including the Bluegrass Brewing Company (with great staff!). I was also able to walk to good coffee at Heine Bros. Coffee and to work down by the river.
Parking isn't free, but you have the option to valet or self-park. They also have a shuttle, which I did use the first time I stayed.
The whole building is beautiful. They have done a nice job of preserving the architecture while updating it so it looks well-cared-for. The staff are courteous, prompt, and professional.
The workout facility was pretty good. I stayed in rooms that were large and beautiful, with fantastic beds, walk-in closets, lovely updated bathrooms. The wifi is free and actually works. The floors are very quiet.
I hope the next time I stay here it is for a romantic get-away, because they have club floors with more fanciness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of Louisville's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, The Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building. ... more less
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