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Kentucky Style Meets Southern Splendor

Louisville's Landmark Hotel

An iconic destination inextricably woven into the fabric of the city, The Brown Hotel is opulent yet approachable – like a fine Kentucky bourbon that never overwhelms you with its history but instead entertains you with a lifetime of colorful stories.

Behind its striking Georgian-Revival façade is a blend of Old World elegance and modern-day comfort, a place where generations of Louisville’s finest have celebrated weddings and anniversaries, and corporate meeting planners have discovered unerring style and sophistication. Having now passed its centennial, The Brown Hotel reflects the rich heritage and Southern gentility that have made Louisville a hot spot for bluegrass enthusiasts, bourbon drinkers, equestrians and Derby Day revelers.

Take a Tour Celebrating 100 Years

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Awards + Accolades

2023 Travelers’
Choice Award Winner

Open Table

The English Grill | Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America


Brown Hotel Lobby Bar – Top 15 Bars in the World 

historic hotels

Best (200‑400 Room) Historic Hotel in the U.S.

travel + leisure

Top 500 Best Hotels in the World


#1 Hotel in Kentucky

Southern living

2020 & 2019
#1 Hotel in Kentucky

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Why It’s Better At The Brown
The Sky’s The Limit
The Brown Hotel Has Never Looked Brighter
We’re At Your Service
The Hot Brown Was Born Here
Our Lobby Bar and Grill Is A Louisville Hotspot
Dining quad


From premier fine dining in The Lobby Bar & Grill to the light and airy elegance of J. Graham’s Café, The Brown Hotel is a culinary landmark.

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Meetings quad


With 17 flexible meeting spaces and the city's most experienced event planners, The Brown Hotel is Louisville's favorite location for board meetings and corporate functions.

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Weddings quad


The Brown Hotel provides the most comprehensive event planning in Louisville, resulting in events long remembered for their unrivaled elegance and sophistication.

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Nearby attractions

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

0.9 Miles

7 Minutes

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Louisville Visitors Info Center

0.9 Miles

5 Minutes

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Waterfront Park

1.5 Miles

8 Minutes

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mapWaterfront Park

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

1 Mile

6 Minutes

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mapThe Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • There's a lot of history here in Louisville and you can feel it. The rooms are good sized, but also had that classic historic feel from the bedding to the decor. If you stay here you HAVE to try the Hot Brown which was invented at this hotel.
    - DA310, Los Angeles, CA - TripAdvisor
  • This hotel is absolutely historic in feel, but has all of the important updates you want from a modern hotel. The rooms were spacious and strongly updated with comfortable beds and a great level of quietness. I would highly recommend this hotel.
    - 75travelfan, Indianapolis, IN - TripAdvisor
  • The rooms are always nice and the king bed is super comfortable. Both rooms I’ve had has been spacious and well furnished. The club lounge is nice and is always good for some coffee. You will not be sorry if you stay at the Brown.
    - Julian A - TripAdvisor
  • It was immensely refreshing to be surrounded by a staff that is attentive and cares. Every employee we talked with spoke of their love of their job. Truly a wonderful experience
    - pcf97 - TripAdvisor
  • By far this is a "must" hotel to stay at during your travels. We stayed at a competitor earlier in the week and were truly disappointed! Lesson learned; when traveling through Louisville we will only stay here. Thank you once again for an amazing stay! You have made life long patrons out of us!
    - Deanfam4, Buckhannon, WV - TripAdvisor
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Give Glamorously

Treat someone special to a gift card from The Brown Hotel. Accepted at J. Graham's Café, the Lobby Bar & Grill, the Shop at The Brown Hotel and for overnight stays, a gift card for The Brown Hotel never fails to surprise and delight. 

Please note when ordering online, we will process the gift card within 72 hours of your purchase.

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