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The Brown Hotel
4 stars

The Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Louisville, KY
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based on 983 reviews
983 reviews
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About The Brown Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Airport shuttle for free

Visiting Kentucky is quite the experience, and when tourists are ready to book a room here, they can look no further than the Brown Hotel. This hotel is a landmark building in Louisville, Kentucky. It has a 24-hour airport shuttle, 293 beautiful rooms, and concierge services.

The guest rooms here come equipped with a flat-screen television with on-demand movies, WiFi, in-room dining, mini fridge, 24-hour room service, iron, coffee and tea maker, hairdryer, work desk, and in-room safe. Guests of the hotel can dine on-site at English Grill, J. Graham’s Café, Lobby Bar, and the Hot Brown.

Louisville is an impressive city with a lot to do. Guests of the hotel can check out the Kentucky Opera, the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Palace, Free Public Library, Mercury Ballroom, Regalo, Meta, Jim Beam Urban Storehouse, 4th Street Live, and the Muhammad Ali Center. Guests of the hotel will be awed with just how much there is to do in this striking city!

Booking a room here is pretty simple. Guests of the hotel will be happy to see just what fun lurks around every corner. The friendly staff here will overwhelm them too. The staff works really hard to make sure that every guest's experience is a great one. This is one of the top reasons that this hotel is so popular and the reason why guests keep coming back year after year. This is one of the hotels that guests want to recommend to all of their friends because of the amazing experiences here.

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Amenities at The Brown Hotel

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • TV

Parking and transportation

  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Storage available


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Brown Hotel

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Boyd, Jun 2023

Older hotel. Our room lacked several of the promised amenities like furniture and refrigerator. A/C blew straight onto the our heads onto the pillow leaving the option only to turn it off and be too hot to sleep. Desk was unsypmpathetic and unhelpful. One in particular just said if you had booked one of our higher level rooms, then you would have had all this when website said the opposite. Dining was largely by reservation only without notice and very expensive. Bellmen were very helpful in directing us to other options in walking distance and also letting us know which directions not to walk in for safety sake.

Anonymous, Feb 2019

Cons. Old and rundown. Rooms need updating, lenins need to be replaced, etc.

Anonymous, Dec 2017

Pros. The hotel has some beautiful touches with the music at dinner, Christmas decor and elegance.

Cons. For the price of the hotel the room’s cleanliness could be improved upon. I found a hair in the bed and when asking the hotel staff to change the sheets they indicated it wa my own. It was not until I mentioned the different color and consistency that they sent someone up. The person they sent clearly had never made a bed before. Also the decor seems outdated teetering on the edge of almost eu Ned down.

Anonymous, Jan 2017

Pros. Gorgeous and historical!

Anonymous, Nov 2016

Pros. Perfect atmosphere with tremendous service. Really hated to leave.

8Very good
Anonymous, Nov 2016

Cons. need more updates with carpeting - or better cleaning service

Anonymous, Sep 2016

Pros. Staff is nice and does its best to be helpful

Cons. Hotel is badly in need of a refresh. My room was tired, carpet had stains. Quality is really variable.

Frederick, Sep 2016

Pros. The architecture

Cons. Being charged for parking

8.8Very good
Anonymous, Jun 2016

Pros. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent staff.

Cons. The ac in our room was not effective and the room was very hot. There was a large group of high school students who were very loud and took over the lobby at one point. I would think that booking large groups of children would not be common place in this hotel as it appeals mainly to adults and the noise from kids works against the atmosphere.

Anonymous, Jun 2016

Pros. The staff was superb. Service was impeccable. The facilities were very clean. The beds were comfortable. We enjoyed every aspect of the Brown Hotel. A hot brown for breakfast at the J. Graham's Cafe was the perfect ending to our stay. Loved it!

Cons. The only thing that I did not like was the fact that we could not go into the clubhouse because we were not a member.

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What can I expect from the hotel's dining options?

The hotel offers a variety of dining options, including the famous Hot Brown at the Lobby Bar & Grill. Guests have praised the delicious food and excellent service at the on-site restaurants.

Are the hotel rooms comfortable?

Guests have described the rooms as spacious and the beds as very comfortable. The hotel ensures a high level of service and value, making it a top choice for many visitors.

Is parking available at the hotel?

The hotel provides parking options, including valet parking and a free airport shuttle. Some guests have mentioned that parking was not included in the cost, so it's advisable to inquire about parking fees when booking.

What is the best time to visit the hotel?

The hotel experiences high season in March and low season in December. Visitors can plan their stay accordingly to enjoy the best of what the hotel and the city have to offer.

How is the hotel's customer service?

The hotel's staff is known for being incredibly welcoming and friendly. Guests have highlighted the outstanding service and the dedication of the staff to ensure a memorable experience for every visitor.

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Book a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Enjoy the Hot Brown

The hotel is famous for its Hot Brown sandwich, so make sure to try it at the on-site restaurant. It's a unique and delicious experience.

Take Advantage of the Complimentary Shuttle

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to surrounding areas, making it convenient for guests to explore the nearby attractions without worrying about transportation.

Consider Room Upgrade

Some guests found the standard rooms to be a bit outdated, so consider upgrading to a larger or renovated room for a more comfortable stay.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to attractions like the Louisville Palace, Kentucky Science Center, and Muhammad Ali Center makes it an ideal choice for travelers interested in exploring the city's cultural and historical landmarks.

Be Mindful of Area Surrounding the Hotel

While the hotel itself is beautiful, some guests found the immediate surrounding area to be less appealing. It's advisable to be mindful of this aspect when choosing the hotel.

Enjoy Live Music

Guests appreciated the lively piano music in the lobby, adding to the overall ambiance of the hotel. Take some time to relax and enjoy the music during your stay.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests noted the absence of a refrigerator in the room and mentioned a mold odor in certain rooms. It's advisable to check the room amenities and address any specific preferences or concerns with the hotel staff before booking.

Experience the Historic Charm

The hotel's rich history and stunning architecture received high praise from guests. Take some time to appreciate the historic charm and unique character of the property during your stay.

Engage with the Friendly Staff

Numerous guests highlighted the helpful and friendly nature of the hotel staff. Don't hesitate to engage with them for recommendations or any assistance during your visit.


335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

What's nearby

  • Louisville Palace109 yd
  • Louisville Slugger Museum0.7 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft0.8 mi
  • KFC Yum Center0.8 mi
  • Kentucky Science Center0.8 mi
  • Muhammad Ali Center0.8 mi
  • Frazier International History Museum0.9 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field1 mi
  • Thomas Edison House1.2 mi
  • Conrad Caldwell House1.2 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park1.4 mi
  • Speed Art Museum2 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Top tips for your stay at The Brown Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Brown Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Brown Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Brown Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $142, while the most expensive was $275.
  • How long should you stay at The Brown Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Brown Hotel

  • Which is the best room at The Brown Hotel?

    With a generous 1,000-square-feet of space, the expansive Luxury Suites are perfect for hosting intimate gatherings, commemorating special moments, or relishing in the ultimate Brown Hotel experience. These suites boast a tastefully adorned living room, complete with an adjoining dining area for six, a well-appointed wet bar, a separate bedroom, and a full bathroom. Offering views of 4th Street and Theatre Square, the light-filled Luxury Suites feature large windows that frame beautiful vistas. You can opt for a one-bedroom Luxury Suite or combine it with a Classic Queen room to create a spacious two-bedroom suite.

  • Can I host an event at The Brown Hotel?

    Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand event, the hotel offers the ultimate event planning experience. From exclusive board meetings to product launches and corporate-wide festivities, the hotel offers amenities such as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in every meeting and guest room, as well as a 24-hour airport shuttle service. With 17 versatile, tastefully appointed event spaces, the hotel can comfortably host groups ranging from six to 600 attendees, offering a variety of meeting rooms, elegant boardrooms, suites, lounges, and the magnificent Crystal Ballroom, which has been the setting for Louisville's most lavish events for nearly a century.

  • Why should I dine at The Brown Hotel?

    The hotel offers an array of exceptional and memorable dining experiences, ranging from the sophistication of fine dining at the Lobby Bar & Grill to the airy elegance of J. Graham’s Café. While every meal at the hotel is a memorable treat, you don’t want to miss the iconic "Hot Brown," a culinary masterpiece invented at The Brown Hotel in 1926. This world-renowned dish, featured in prestigious publications like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times is a must-try during your visit to Louisville. Additionally, this hotel proudly stands as the premier destination on the Urban Bourbon Trail.

  • What is the best way to get to The Brown Hotel from the airport?

    The most convenient way to reach the hotel from Louisville International Airport (SDF) is by taxi or rideshare service, both readily available at the airport. The hotel is approximately a 15-minute drive from the airport, and the straightforward route ensures a hassle-free journey to this iconic Louisville destination. The hotel also operates a complimentary shuttle service between the airport and the hotel. For a hassle-free experience, reserve your trip early to avoid any delays at the airport. Moreover, the airport shuttle service is available even after check out, and you’ll be dropped off at the airport after your stay.

  • Why should I stay at The Brown Hotel over nearby hotels?

    The hotel offers a stay that effortlessly blends elegance and convenience, with a range of thoughtfully designed services and amenities to cater to every guest's needs. From the highly knowledgeable Concierges ready to assist, to complimentary transportation to downtown attractions and businesses, the hotel prioritizes guest comfort. The hotel’s commitment to guest satisfaction is evident in features like complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the hotel, a 24-hour airport shuttle service, and complimentary access to the fitness center. For those seeking more comprehensive fitness facilities, a nearby athletic club with an indoor pool is also available for a nominal fee. Additional offerings include a 24-hour Business Center and laundry and dry-cleaning services.  

  • Where is The Brown Hotel located?

    The Brown Hotel is located at 335 West Broadway, 0.3 miles from the center of Louisville. Louisville Palace is the closest landmark to The Brown Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Brown Hotel?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Brown Hotel.

  • Does The Brown Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Brown Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Brown Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

    Yes, The Brown Hotel offers free airport shuttle service.

  • How far is The Brown Hotel from the airport?

    The Brown Hotel is 5.4 miles from Louisville Intl. The Brown Hotel is 64.3 miles from Lexington Blue Grass.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Brown Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Brown Hotel in Louisville and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Brown Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Brown Hotel.

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