10 Best Inns and Hotels in the Louisville Area

To say that Louisville's hotel scene is up-and-coming is an understatement; by the end of 2015, some 1,400 new rooms will be added to the city, including Louisville's first rooftop bar and restaurant, and first LGBT hotel. Needless to say, now is the time to visit Louisville as the city continues to grow and develop. When searching for a place to stay, there are a variety of existing options ranging from historical bed and breakfasts, trendy hotels, luxurious legends and tried-and-true name brand properties.

For starters, the 21C Museum Hotel began in Louisville (it has since expanded) and is a must-visit; even for those who aren't booking a room. The attached art museum and restaurant in the heart of downtown Louisville should not be missed! For opulent classics, the Brown Hotel and Inn at Woodhaven (a bed and breakfast) are overflowing with southern charm and stunning decor.

The sprawling, Galt House Hotel has 1,300 guest rooms and nine restaurants and bars - making it a popular choice in downtown. The Hilton Seelbach is another unique option in the heart of the city, or the area is home to a number of stand-out household names, like the Louisville Marriott East, and Homewood Suites Louisville East located about 15 minutes from the city center.

This list of the 10 best hotels in Louisville should help with choosing what hotel is right for you.

For a comfortable, affordable stay in Louisville, the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham does the trick. Rooms and suite reservations include free WiFi access, airport shuttle, and complimentary hot breakfast that typically consists of eggs, bacon,...  Read More

The Homewood Suites in Louisville is a classic example of a well-run name-brand hotel. Service is friendly, rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, and there are a number of amenities. Guests can use the fitness center, plunge into the pool,...  Read More

Located 15 minutes from downtown and Louisville International Airport, the Embassy Suites has all-suite accommodations, a gift shop, indoor pool, fitness center, jogging track, business center, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and an...  Read More

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both the carriage house and main house were built in 1853, and a third building was added in the 20th Century that reflects the same American Gothic Revival style. The inn has eight elegant...  Read More

A perennial favorite among travelers, this Marriott is a standout in Louisville and has been honored with the AAA four-diamond award. All spacious guest rooms contain refrigerators, coffee makers, 42-inch flat screen televisions, and incredibly...  Read More

In the center of downtown Louisville, this upscale hotel is a member of the trusted brand, Hyatt Regency. Spacious rooms and suites are hypo-allergenic, and offer Ohio River views, ultra-plush pillows and granite baths. The main dining venue at...  Read More

This four-diamond hotel isn't your typical Hilton; built in 1905, it inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald when creating the backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding in "The Great Gatsby". Recently-renovated rooms have new furniture and 37-inch,...  Read More

With a long history in the hotel business (the first dates back to 1835), there is a reason why the Galt House is still open today as it continues to offer sophistication to visitors. Perched by the waterfront in downtown Louisville, The Galt...  Read More

This four-diamond winner showcases timeless English Renaissance architecture, and its two-story lobby is simply stunning. A hand-painted, coffered ceiling, Bottocino marble flooring, and finely-carved mahogany furnishings demonstrate southern...  Read More

Louisville first gave birth to this contemporary and artistic hotel in 2006, and since then two more locations have opened in Cincinnati and Bentonville (Arkansas). What makes the 90-room, boutique hotel so unique is that it is also a...  Read More


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