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The Leading Hotel near the University of Louisville

The Brown Backstory

Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of the most celebrated hotels near the University of Louisville. Built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, The Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building.

Revitalizing One of the Top Hotels in Louisville

In the early 1980s, the building was renovated and reopened as The Brown Hotel, and today, this stunning 16-story property with a distinctive English Renaissance design is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brown Hotel's ornate hand-painted plaster relief ceilings, intricately carved railings, decorative crown molding, and other classic architectural details make her one of the finest hotels in the South.

Hotels near University of Louisville

An Historic Hotel near the University of Louisville 

One of the most comfortable and opulent hotels near the University of Louisville, the Brown Hotel features 293 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space, a business center, fitness center, two restaurants, and the renowned Lobby Bar.

Setting the standard for every fine dining restaurant, the English Grill at The Brown Hotel has been voted "Louisville's Best Restaurant." For over 80 years, The Brown has figured prominently into the social life of Louisville, and its opulent ballroom is the site of many of the city's most elegant and gracious social functions.

To read honors and reviews The Brown Hotel has received from many of the country's finest publications, please click here.