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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 Hotels in the South

2017 Best Hotel in Kentucky

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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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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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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