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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 elite have celebrated weddings and anniversaries, and corporate meeting planners have discovered unerring style and sophistication. Now nearing 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.

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  • Concierge-curated itineraries
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 Is A Louisville Hotspot
Awards + Accolades
travel + leisure

Top 500 Best Hotels in the World


2017 Top 10 in the South

Southern living

2017 South's Best



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

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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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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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map-Louisville Visitors Info Center

Waterfront Park

1.5 Miles

8 Minutes

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The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

1 Mile

6 Minutes

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  • By far this is a “must” hotel to stay at during your travels. Thank you once again for an amazing stay!
    - Deanfam4, Buckhannon, WV - TripAdvisor
  • They have done an excellent job of restoring and maintaining this historic hotel.
    - Kristen M, Cincinnati, OH - TripAdvisor
  • Stunningly beautiful old hotel. Clean, comfortable, quiet with excellent hospitality. Fine dining as well as a casual dining area.
    - KYQuilter, Berea, KY - TripAdvisor
  • When we first experienced The Brown, we were so impressed that the next time we visited, we brought a friend so she could experience the magic.
    - dwisland, St. Louis, MO - TripAdvisor
  • The rooms at the Brown were very nice and comfortable and continued the theme of an old established hotel. Charming!
    - H O, Harrisburg, PA - TripAdvisor
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Treat someone special to a gift card from The Brown Hotel. Accepted at J. Graham's Café, the English Grill, the Lobby Bar, the Shop at The Brown Hotel and for overnight stays, a gift card for The Brown Hotel never fails to surprise and delight.

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