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Reviewed December 9, 2009

I was scheduled to arrive on a Thursday evening but got caught in the chaos of a connecting flight and could not arrive until Friday morning. I called the hotel around 8pm and they were so helpful. The receptionist said they would let me check in early Friday if a room was available. I did arrive around 9am on Friday and they allowed me to check in to my room right then. I was so glad because it let me freshen up before my meetings began for the day. The room was beautiful, the bath products were great, the bed was comfortable, the hotel is historic and has many unique features. I had a perfect breakfast each morning and it was well priced for a hotel dining room. Every single person I dealt with from the waitress to the bell man to the front desk receptionist was well informed, polite and very helpful. I liked it so much I am hoping I have another business trip there very soon! My conference was at a large high end chain hotel nearby and I decided to stay at the Brown instead. I am so glad I made that choice!

Date of stay: November 2009
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Reviewed December 9, 2009

I've stayed at the Brown a number of times for both leisure and business purposes and I'm always happy with it. This last stay may have been the best ever. Every single member of the staff I dealt with was excellent--friendly and professional. The beds are fluffy, there are six(!) pillows on the king-sized beds, and when I had a minor maintenance issue in my room, it was resolved right away. It's a wonderful home away from home.

The location is terrific, in the heart of downtown Louisville, with a lot of fun, casual local restaurants in the same block (and some chain restaurants a couple of blocks away). Easy walk to a whole spectrum of different entertainment options, from opera to nightclubs to art galleries.

The hotel's fine-dining restaurant, The English Grill, is one of the best in the city. They source at least some of the food locally, and the wine pairings are killer!

Often, on Saturday nights, you'll see wedding parties in the hotel, which is a lot of fun -- everyone all dressed up and giddy. All in all, the Brown is a charming, elegant place to be.

Date of stay: November 2009
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1  Thank KatyYocom
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Reviewed November 28, 2009

Have a drink in the beautiful, historic lobby, but don't stay here. The carpet is threadbare, the wallpaper is peeling, the linens are very old.

Date of stay: November 2009
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

This about the third time staying at the Brown (I believe) and it always is a good choice.

Elegant, historic hotel in the downtown area and within walking distance of some great bars and restaurants.

Had dinner at the Sports & Social Club and enjoyed many Sunday NFL games.

The rooms are very nice and I recommend an inside room which are quieter and away from most of the street noise.

A excellent choice.

Date of stay: November 2009
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Reviewed November 24, 2009

My husband and I just got married on October 24 at the Brown Hotel. We had the most exceptional woman we called our "head hancho" taking care of everything. She took care of everything from booking us all the way to becoming our new life-long friend. Her name is Jeri Stewart and she is fabulous. The ceremony room was perfect and the reception hall was gorgeous. Overall my husband and I sum up the entire evening as perfectly unforgetable. Our hotel room was very clean and had a warm sense of welcome written all over it. Everyone we came in contact with was curteous and always willing to help. Although it might take a while to check in/out it is more than worth it. I just want to say thank you again for a wonderful night we will NEVER forget!

Date of stay: October 2009
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