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“High expectations, Below average experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Seelbach Hilton
Ranked #19 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Indianapolis, United States
1 review
“High expectations, Below average experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Most of the hotel and staff were very good. However, check-in was too long and room was not ready at 3:30 pm. We were put in a room that was not what we reserved. Bathroom was in very poor repair and need of an upgrade.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zionsville
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Louisville and decided to try the historic Seelbach hilton in downtown Louisville. We had a junior suite, which was the size of a normal room at most places for similar type $$$. The lobby was being renovated, but was very pretty upon entry. The Oakroom was a nice place for dessert and has a nice wine list, but very expensive. No free wifi :( overall things were ok but our room needs to be updated, it was very tired and not as clean as you'd expect.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel was a throwback to the early 20th century and will be memorable for a long time. And it was located by 4th Street Live with fabulous restaraunts. Also, it wasn't far from other activities, including Churchill Downs.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Loved this Hilton. Takes you back to the old days in it's design but is very much up to date, as you would expect, in all other aspects.
Good location and the food was superb.
Staff extremely helpful.
Loved it !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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614 reviews
144 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights last week during a business trip. I really like old-school hotels, and the Seelbach has that in spades. I am also a Hilton HHonors member, so a bonus.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, from front door to desk to housekeeping. The room I had was small and efficient, but warm and welcoming. I had plenty of room for my belongings and enough room in the bathroom for all the basics.

They were under construction on a new restaurant on lobby level, so a bit noisy...hopefully it will open in time for their holiday business. I didn't check out the fitness room, so can't comment there. I was on an executive floor (Hilton points!) so ate breakfast on the 7th floor, and the server was friendly and engaging.

I would definitely stay here again when visiting Louisville, even with its close proximity to the tourist-infested Fourth Street Live (not my bag, baby).

The hotel also offers a free shuttle to the airport and surrounding area, nice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have a special place in my heart for the grand old hotels.
You will have to put up with some things that a hotel this age
cant really do anything about- small bathrooms for one,
but overall this is a gem.
I have never had any sound problems. The bar is a nice spot.
The beds are excellent. Our room was spotless.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

No internet without pay. Rooms are tiny and not sound proof ..heard all of neighbors argument, make up sex and snores...smells of old cigars and musty. Huge spider web in ceiling corner. Disappointed for the price and location

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Seelbach Hilton

Property: Seelbach Hilton
Address: 500 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY 40202-2518
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#21 Romantic Hotel in Louisville
#23 Family Hotel in Louisville
#24 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seelbach Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 321
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Downtown Hotel with Old World Charm and modern amenities - Home of The Oakroom, Kentucky's only 5 Diamond restaurant. ... more   less 
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