The Brown Hotel

5 star hotel


335 West Broadway LouisvilleSee nearby area


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Opera stars, queens and prime ministers have trod the marble floors of this storied downtown hotel, now restored to all its 1920s glamor with 294 comfy rooms and an impressive lobby bourbon bar under original English Renaissance gilded ceilings.

In 1926, Louisville's signature dish, the Hot Brown (open-faced turkey sandwich with turkey, bacon, pimentos, and Mornay sauce) was invented here and is still served in all three in-house restaurants.

Our independent authors have visited The Brown Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Louisville.

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Built in 1923, the Brown Hotel is located in downtown Louisville’s Theater District. It features a concierge staff, two restaurants, and a free airport shuttle. KFC Yum! Center is less than 1 mile away.

The Brown Gift Shop and Gallery offers sundries, special gifts, and artwork by local artisans. A business center is available for guests to use.

J. Graham’s Café serves casual dishes for breakfast and lunch. The English Grill is open for dinner and provides a fine-dining experience. The Lobby Bar, offering drinks and light dishes, is also open in the evenings. 24-hour room service is available.

Rooms at the Brown Hotel are furnished with a work desk. Free Wi-Fi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs are found in all rooms.

The Brown Hotel is adjacent to the Brown Theater. The Louisville Convention Center is just 4 blocks from the hotel. The Louisville International Airport is 10 minutes away.

Important information

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Located 900 metres from Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, The Brown Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a coffee machine in the room. All rooms include a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is free shuttle service and gift shop at the property.

KFC Yum! Center is 1.2 km from The Brown Hotel, while Full-screen Visitors Center in Historic Old Louisville is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Louisville Airport, 8 km from the property.

Services & facilities

  • Bar
    • Available
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Non-smoking throughout
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Guest services
    • Room service
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (buffet)
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Transport/transfers
    • Shuttle service (free)
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
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