The Brown Hotel
Since 1923, The Brown Hotel has been celebrated as one of America’s most elegant and luxurious hotels. This iconic Louisville institution maintains its Old World beauty and seamlessly blends timeless southern hospitality with modern day luxury. Marvel at its alluring Georgian-Revival façade and opulent lobby, savor fine dining, and enjoy a bourbon whiskey in the 1920s throwback Lounge Bar. Named the best hotel in Kentucky by Condé Nast Traveler in 2017, The Brown Hotel is an enduring landmark.
- Check in to one of 293 opulent guestrooms and suites with Derby-Day art
- Dine on fine American fare at the AAA Four Diamond English Grill restaurant
- Sample the famous Hot Brown sandwich at J. Graham’s Café
- Host the perfect wedding or outdoor event on the beautiful rooftop garden
- Unwind in the ornate setting of the Muhammad Ali suite, dedicated to the city’s most famous son
- Relax in the exclusive Club Lounge and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and coffee
- Work out in the fitness center, and walk to the Louisville Palace
This 16-story historic landmark is one of Louisville’s most celebrated hotels, and has hosted Hollywood stars and politicians in its space for close to a century. Coincide your visit with the world-famous Kentucky Derby — held annually in May — when the hotel is buzzing with race day excitement. The hotel’s dedicated concierges will help you create an ideal itinerary for your stay any time of the year.
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Classic wallpapers, opulent fabrics, gilt-framed Derby Day-inspired paintings, sumptuous pillow-topped mahogany beds, and bathrooms with Spanish Ramora marble floors create luxurious spaces in each of The Brown Hotel’s 293 guestrooms, club rooms, and suites. The elegant Muhammad Ali Suite is a nod to the city’s most famous son, and is adorned with memorabilia, photos and boxing gloves, along with a four-poster bed and Jacuzzi.
The concierge team are experts in the local area, so ask them for advice on Louisville’s best bars, restaurants, and attractions. When you feel like relaxing in the privacy of your guestroom or suite, make use of the convenient in-room dining service. Club floor rooms have a dedicated concierge service in The Club Lounge.
With a choice of two glamorous eateries and one stylish bar, all priding themselves on delivering extraordinary experiences, you will not need to venture further than The Brown Hotel for fine dining and quality drinks. Discover the legendary Hot Brown, the hotel’s signature dish, which was created in 1926 to refuel guests that were hungry after a night of dancing. For ultimate privacy, 24-hour in-room dining is also available.
The English Grill – Rated by OpenTable as one of the most romantic restaurants in America, and proud receipient of a AAA Four Diamond accolade, The English Grill is a Louisville institution that feels like a sophisticated members’ club. For something extra special, book a seat at the Chef’s Table for a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairing.
J. Graham’s Café – To sample the renowned Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon, Parmesan cheese, and mornay sauce, drop into this casual bistro for breakfast or lunch. With a casual à la carte menu and fresh buffet, there are plenty of other delicious dishes to feast upon
The Lobby Bar – Start the evening with a Mint Julep cocktail or sip a bourbon nightcap in this glamorous bar, which is home to high gilded ceilings and an unforgettable late-night menu featuring lobster mac 'n' cheese, delicious Derby Pie, or a hearty club sandwich.
Start each morning with a refreshing workout in the gym, and then make the most of the hotel’s fabulous dining establishments. Taste a bit of history with the famous Hot Brown sandwich, book a seat at the chef’s table to see the exceptional culinary team in action at the English Grill, and then retreat to the glamorous Lobby Bar. The landmark hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, so take time to recline in a plush armchair, sip coffee or bourbon beneath glittering chandeliers, and soak up decades of fascinating history.
When you’re ready to explore Louisville, the concierge team can help you plan the perfect day. One of Louisville’s most famous sons is the boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and the Muhammad Ali Center — just a 20-minute walk away — celebrates his extraordinary life and talent. Head to the nearby athletics club, which comes with an indoor pool — you can use the facilities here for a small fee as a hotel guest. Be sure to take a stroll around historic Old Louisville, which has more Victorian houses than anywhere else in the country, or spend the afternoon at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Brown Hotel
Located on the corner of Fourth and Broadway, The Brown Hotel occupies a prime position in the buzzing heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Jump into a cab and reach the Churchill Downs racetrack in 10 minutes, cross the street to get to the Brown Theater, or stroll seven blocks to reach the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Louisville International Airport is 6 mi / 10 km from the hotel.
The hotel provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport and transport to downtown attractions.
Valet parking is available.