hotels with a view in Shively, KY

1. Hyatt Regency Louisville (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Attached to the Kentucky International Convention Center, this modern hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Muhammad Ali Center and 5 miles from the Kentucky Exposition Center.The polished rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, along with work areas and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and additional bathrooms.The property has an indoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also a polished bar/restaurant offering Southern cuisine and city views, plus a coffee shop and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the showers
  • Walking distance to Fourth Street Live! and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
  • Guests praised the TVs but some complained about the furniture
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “nightlife” 11 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Tom Nakatani (t2co)

Hotel wasn’t bad at all and very convenient to the convention center across the street Service was great and friendly, the facility was nice, but it failed in a couple of key areasPrimarily it was the bed/bedding

It was adequate but the comforter only seemed to cover half the bed and everything was very lightweight Air conditioner and ambient noise were a bit too loud with random noises occurring all the time Bathroom was a bit cramped too but I ended up with a corner room so it may have been the layout They are still in covid mode and only clean the room every 4 days which is disappointing for a higher end hotelThe room also isn’t set up well for business travel with no real desk space I had to work off a couch and table and run my power cord from the wallService was good and they have an attached parking garage with Valet The hotel restaurant was uninspiring and generously 2 stars for breakfast You’re probably better off getting a sandwich at the StarbucksOverall I prioritize my rest over anything else at a hotel so I’m not sure I’d stay here again

Victor Neugebauer

Very big and spacious hotel, which is exactly what can be said about the rooms as well!Very clean, very spacious and comfortable Great for in-room workout routines or anything else that might require spaceThe staff is very friendly and accommodating, the connected Starbucks is trash, but I’ve got a separate review explaining why you shouldn’t get your coffee there

Other than that, the beds are comfortable, the bathroom is medium sized The shower is ok With the standard that this hotel set in all other categories I would’ve expected a bit more But ultimately it’s still a good shower!


Stayed 3 nights here and, overall, it wasn’t bad I used the hotel’s valet parking, and something was stolen from my vehicle So either valet didn’t lock the vehicle, or one of them is the thief

Front desk staff were friendly They told me during check in that housekeeping would be upon request only, which wasn’t a big dealThe room was nice, but there were a lot of stains on the floor and bedding There was a refrigerator in the room, a large TV, couch, chair, table, nice bathroom and shower, and a great AC system that kept me cool during the 100°+ heatwave that was moving through the areaIf I were to return to Louisville I’d probably stay here again, but I will not be using their valet service**UPDATE**Just found out they charged me for an extra night So if you check out early, don’t use the express check out as apparently they don’t check the key drop box regularly

2. Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection

About this hotel

Amid former liquor warehouses along Downtown’s Whiskey Row, this sleek, upscale hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Ohio River, 14 minutes away on foot from the Frazier History Museum and less than a mile from I-64.Featuring city or river views, the polished rooms provide smart TVs, Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms. Room service is offered.Amenities include a refined steakhouse, a gym, and a hip rooftop bar with a glass roof. There’s also event space. Valet parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to Angel’s Envy Distillery and the Muhammad Ali Center
  • Guests liked the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 28 times
  • Guests mentioned “bourbon” 10 times
  • Guests praised the hip bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alexandra Thompson

Stayed here for my birthday in July and loved every minute of it! The restaurant was great, had great food, had great drinks and amazing service! We went to the bar in the hotel every night whether it was the first place or the last just because the bartenders were so great The concierge and front desk were super helpful whenever we had questions or concerns I definitely look forward to booking another autograph collection stay in the future!

Jessa 4Peace

This hotel is in a great location! Many downtown sights are within walking distance As of this writing, its a fairly new hotel and you can tell The decor and general up keep of the hotel reflects its ‘newness ‘

I am giving it 4 stars because the rooms are a touch small and are missing some basic comfort elements For example, there are no towel hooks/bars to hang wet towels; there was no place to hang a hand towel by the sink etc That said, they did provide cotton balls and q-tips Despite these small things, I would definitely stay again

Makayla Culbertson

While the room was nice and the hotel was in a good location, the staff here were awful We had checked in at 6:30 and were only staying the night, and was informed by the front desk associate we could do late check out (which was at 4pm) if we paid a $100 fee Since I was at a conference and my partner was remote working, we were happy to pay the extra money to check out later

But that morning, my partner went to verify that they would just charge the card on file, and a new associate told us the latest we could check out was 12:30 Since my name is on the reservation, I called to try to get it sorted, and was called misinformed and placed on hold, only to be given an additional 30 minutes She explained that there were too many elite status members arriving early and checking out late that it wouldn’t be possible I let her know that I’m also an elite status member and had been told I could check out at 4, but she completely walked that back I would never stay here again

3. Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from the Ohio River, this modern hotel is 2 miles from both Waterfront Park and the Kentucky International Convention Center, and 8 miles from Louisville International Airport.Traditional rooms have river views, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded rooms add pull-out couches, while club level rooms offer lounge access with complimentary breakfast and snacks. Suites add separate living rooms.Parking and an airport shuttle are included. There’s a casual bar and grill overlooking the river, plus a cafe and a warm lounge. Other amenities consist of an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a gym and meeting facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min walk to the Big Four Bridge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned refrigerators 34 times
  • Guests praised the river views
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brent Wimpee

Located just across the River in IndianaWe stay for a night because it was close to a wedding receptionCleanliness was goodStaff was great and helpful

Check in was easyElevators are smallA bit priceyA good view of the riverSmall bathrooms but decent

Chad Smothers

I stayed for the “Thunder over Louisville 2022” , and it was perfect!!, Until I found out I needed a room for Saturday night

make sure you make reservations for the night of the fireworks and not before or after onlyThe room was clean the staff was friendly the breakfast was great the hot tub was hot and the common areas were well kepti couldn’t ask for better amenities Just plan ahead, next time Police escort and towing services are ready in case u didn’t read this far down

Daniel Cloyd

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I have been staying here for a long time If you decide to stay here you will love it I’m sure!Very nice accommodations, especially for the AAA rate! Very nice downtown Jeffersonville nearby with many dining options Quiet Needed pet-friendly policy since we were in town to deliver our foster kitten to its new adoptive family Would stay again

4. The Galt House Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Connected to the KFC Yum! Center, this elegant hotel with views of the Ohio River is also a 5-minute walk from the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.The refined rooms and suites feature flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces and wet bars with minifridges.Amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a salon and spa, 6 restaurants and lounges, boutiques and free area shuttle service. There’s also a rooftop exercise room (surcharge), 53 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms and paid on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Walking distance to the Muhammad Ali Center and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning and the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms and the showers
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Amanda Guzik

Service has been better this stay! Our room has been cleaned and tidied up too Rooms are recently renovated with more modern decor Food options are limited and the walkway snack shop closes way too early which forces everyone to use the bar which isn’t feasible for everyone especially teens

Meeting spaces were well kept and easy to use for the most part but the rooms were either ice cold or hot Which it was summer but… over much more pleased this time around Glad they fixed issues of last year

Amy Davis

Very friendly staff, easy check in, rooms was clean and comfortable Access to the Yum Center was great Valet service was fast and friendly

Close to “whiskey row”Cons:In room safe on the top shelf of bedroom closet, terrible access for a short person (I’m 5’2” and had trouble)Room service is non-existent Ordering take-out from restaurant in the hotel wasn’t an option either, they wouldn’t even answer the phoneAll in all a pleasant experience We’d stay here again

Debbie Payne

The newly remodeled room was VERY nice Comfortable, spacious bathroom, but NO MICROWAVE Sitting area was very nice, large sofa, desk and work area

Needs a more easily accessible charging station for electronic devices Check-in lines were 30 people deep More stations should have been opened Lines did move fairly quickly and personal were efficient and personable Each employee I asked for help was helpful and friendlyWe ate lunch in Walkers Exchange I ordered a Caesar Salad for $9 I got a plate of chopped Romaine lettuce with a little cheese sprinkled on top Very disappointing and way overpriced The fried green tomatoes were excellent chicken and dumplings was lunch special Dumplings were pretty good, but no chicken and the “sauce/gravy/gruel” seemed to be only cream of chicken soup Really? If I’m paying chef meal prices, I expect above average dishes We did not get them

5. Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial/industrial area 1 mile from Louisville International Airport, this informal hotel is 2 miles from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.Relaxed rooms provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas. Room service is offered.Parking and an airport shuttle are free. There’s a casual grill-style restaurant, as well as a relaxed bar, a terrace and a 24/7 convenience store. Other amenities include a fitness center and an indoor pool, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. Meeting space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the relaxed bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Thomas Veach

I think 5 nights was about the limit for comfort The staff was awesome The room could use improved bedding

Water was great Hot without waiting forever Cold when wanted Parking is acceptable and there is a Cracker Barrel right next door The dinner establishment is clean and friendly but as is to be expected at any hotel, very pricey I will say this though, the young lady in charge of breakfast was a bundle of joy and freshness that made the morning easier to live with

Monica George-Jones

I love that they are close to the airport and have airport shuttle They do have oversized parking if you know what you’re doing They have a restaurant and a bar that opens at 5 PM

Also have outdoor dining patios and Courtyards The rooms are spacious They do accept pets Only thing is I wish they had kitchenette Studio rooms I love the staff there Very very nice Kim great personality Miss Diane always going above and beyond for her customers

Ken Henderson

This is my go to hotel when I visit Louisville It’s close to the airport and campus so it’s a no brainer I’ve had nothing but awesome experiences here

Always clean, everyone is so nice, and you can’t beat the location if you’re in and out for business The menu in the restaurant has just enough selection to make it nice to stay in for dinner and drinks Kelsey and Jason run a great operation in the bar/restaurant Always friendly and attentive I will only stay here when I visit Louisville

6. The Pepin Mansion Historic Bed & Breakfast

About this hotel

A mile from the Ohio River, this refined B&B in Mansion Row Historic District occupies a restored 1851 Italianate villa. It’s 5 miles from Falls of the Ohio State Park.The 4 genteel suites have hardwood floors and period features. All offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and sitting areas. Some add balconies, river views, 4-poster beds and/or original fireplaces. Bathrooms, some with claw-foot tubs, are private or en suite.Full breakfast is served in a cozy dining area, and afternoon snacks and parking are complimentary. There’s a ballroom with original painted ceilings, plus a photo booth and a lawn. Kids age 13 and up are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site and the Carnegie Center for Art & History
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Taylor Rhodes

My girlfriends and I hosted a bridal shower at Pepin Mansion this past weekend (the booking was not under my name although I co-hosted) We had a bittersweet experience The venue is lovely, the shower went well, and we received exceptional care from Sharon and Denise

However, Janna was extremely unprofessional and rude on the day of the shower We let them know during our site visit weeks prior that we would be there between 10 – 10:30am to set up for the shower that began at noon We were told that was fine and wouldn’t be a problem We were also told that tables would be in place when we arrived and they were not, the room was full of chairs only We quickly began grabbing tables and setting up since we needed tables, chairs, linens, plates, etc to be put in place for a group of 20-25 guests Janna was nowhere to be found but called another employee to speak with me and informed me over the phone that we had to wait until 11 to set up or we would be charged an extra $150 I found this extremely ridiculous considering we had already paid over $500 for the room alone, the tables weren’t in place as we were promised and instead of complaining or making an issue out of it, we simply began setting up ourselves Janna should have been apologizing for the tables not being in place but instead was rude on the phone and threatening to charge us more money One hour to completely set up a room for a shower of 20-25 guests is not enough time and is a ridiculous expectation I would HIGHLY recommend whoever is in charge of Pepin Mansion to ensure that their staff are all aware of rules and procedures, event coordinators should be present for their events, and staff members need to do A LOT better at communicating with one another Throughout my two visits at Pepin Mansion in the last month, it seems none of the staff truly know what’s going on at any given time and there is a major lacking in communication

Blayne Hall

We own a resort in MN and we spend a fair amount of every year travelling We are always looking for a unique place to stay We find this helps us connect with different areas of the country

By pure luck, we found this jewel on the banks of the Ohio River in New Albany, IN Trust me, this is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast Why? First, your hosts Brian and Mary are THE BEST Knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and very competent, they are simply great Second, the mansion is super It has been meticulously restored and scrupulously maintained The breakfast was excellent, way above the norm The rooms are comfortable and authentic, they even have some modern amenities If you want to step back in time and have a wonderful experience We HIGHLY recommend the Pepin Mansion in New Albany

Anna H. H.

A wonderful B&B, and a wonderful experience! The staff was charming and very attentive The breakfast was amazing as well! When I first booked the night, I had made a mistake, and booked for the wrong day, however the staff was kind and understanding on the phone and changed my booking easily If you do plan on having breakfast, please make the staff aware of any allergies in advance

He is willing to make those changes, but they cook the 3 course meal in advance and he got quite grumpy when another guest announced his dairy allergy just after the food was placed on the table before him Another thing to be aware of (although there’s no helping it, and it didn’t bother us) there are quite a bit of stairs in the house, just like all old houses Everything was neat, clean and well taken care of, but you should be aware that stairs come with the charm of the house Room 3, where we stayed, had a staircase of 5 or 6 steps separating the room from the bathroom Since the house is beautiful and old, each bathroom has to be added after the house was built and repurposed as a B&B, but that is one thing I would have liked to know before going I loved the house and the experience, but I probably would have asked for a different room It was never any problem, but being pregnant, it made me a little nervous when I got up late at night

7. The Grady Hotel

  • Address: 601 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Phone: (502) 434-3700
  • Ratings: 4.3 (91 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Grady Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale hotel in a 19th-century building featuring sophisticated rooms & an elegant restaurant/bar.

About this hotel

Set within a former apothecary dating from 1883, this high-end hotel is a 3-minute walk from both Kentucky Science Center and the Ohio River. It’s 17 minutes’ walk from the Louisville Palace Theatre and a mile from I-64.Featuring original reclaimed wood ceilings and locally inspired artwork, the sophisticated rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms offer river viewsThere’s a refined restaurant and bar. Continental breakfast and valet parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Muhammad Ali Center and the Kentucky Science Center
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The hotel has a game room
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Hazel LePage

The hotel is beautiful and conveniently located in downtown Louisville I love the ambient environment and the decor The hotel was clean with mostly great service from hotel employees

The only bad thing I can say about the service was with the first front desk lady we encountered We felt like we were a bother to her whenever we interacted with her through our stay (check-in, asking about valet, ice machine, and needing more lotion in the room) The included breakfast was delightful It was nice to have a bar/restaurant downstairs, but it is more curated for the drinks than the food I think we would try this hotel again in the future

Austin Keating

The complimentary breakfast and cocktails were great I have no doubt this is a five-star experience whenever it’s nice out However, the building is poorly heated for when we stayed in Feb

And the shower leaked They should have considered heat pumps or PTACs for each room, but it is a boutique hotel The staff was happy to move us up a floor after we noticed the floors were sticky too, and this time it wasn’t a corner room It was definitely warm enough!

Karen Brickey

The Grady is beautiful to say the least, but looks aren’t everything! To be an upscale hotel I was have to say I was disappointed I called to see if our room was ready It was a Wednesday

We had had a busy two day of traveling and sightseeing and just drove 2 hours to get there Upon being told our room was ready we we’re so great full, until it was followed up with there is a $50 fee to check in early! WHAT!!!So after hanging around the area for 2 hours we finally get checked in The room is very hot We adjust the thermostat and go out to our next destination When we return the temperature I The room isn’t any better and there is now a warning on the thermostat My husband went to get management They were not able to fix it and had no other rooms but did have a fan to offer We got through the nightThere was a continual breakfast which I feel was lacking for an upscale hotel Mainly biscuits, croissants danishes and fruits There were some eggs and sausage Pattie’s I would assume for a upscale hotel you would have a full(close to) breakfast like most of your chain hotels doI would not stay here again or recommend this place to others

8. The Brown Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Phone: (888) 888-5252
  • Ratings: 4.6 (2734 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Brown Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant hotel with 2 restaurants & a lobby bar, plus complimentary Wi-Fi & an airport shuttle.

About this hotel

Adjacent to the Brown Theatre, this sophisticated hotel with an opulent lobby is a 2-minute walk from the Louisville Palace and 6 miles from Louisville International Airport.Elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and goose-down duvets, plus marble floors in the bathrooms. Club rooms include access to a private lounge that serves free continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Suites add separate living spaces and wet bars; there’s also a suite with a whirlpool tub.The hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle. Additional amenities include 2 restaurants, a lobby bar, a fitness center and 17 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Guests liked the showers
  • 8 min walk to Fourth Street Live!
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “bourbon” 55 times
  • Guests liked the architecture and praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian Kelly

Great hotel Great location Great Stay

I found out, right before leaving, that this place is well known to have paranormal activity Would of loved to learned that prior to my visit but better late than never This place has an amazing atmosphere that I would be happy to experience again Staff and guests were all amazing and friendly The only complaints I could think of would include a weak ac unit in my room and pillows/mattresses that could use an upgrade The decor is also impressive Thanks a lot to all the Brown hotel staff for giving my family an amazing experience

Terry Head

I love the location, architecture and atmosphere Attended several events and meetings The food was amazing

The steak I ate at dinner was divine Some of the BEST steak I ever have eaten in fact The staff was incredible and went out of their way to make me feel welcomed I thoroughly love coming here The historic photos and stories make this place one of a kind Thank you!

Alexis A

This was the best hotel my family has stayed at! Family of 4 with 2 children (one child is under 12) and we were a little bit hesitant when booking because we didn’t think it would be family friendly, but the staff definitely changed that view for us The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, including the bartender, the men at the door, as well as the woman at the front desk Overall family friendly and a beautiful hotel!

9. SureStay Plus by Best Western Louisville Airport Expo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off of the intersection of I-264 and I-65, this laid-back hotel is 2 miles from the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park and 3 miles from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.Casual rooms, some with sofabeds, feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and wet bars, as well as minifridges, coffeemakers and microwaves.Parking is complimentary, as is a breakfast buffet served in a modest dining area. There’s also a gym and a seasonal outdoor pool, plus coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Storm Chaser
  • 12 min drive to Louisville International Airport
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned pools 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Adrienne Jones

Desk staff was extremely courteousFacility location is great for the Expo Center!Limited WiFi in our third floor roomCounters clean

Floors swept Fridge clean inside Good AC Window also opened Nice TV Front desk staffed whenever we were in the lobbyDid not hear the planes at the airportSheets clean, but had multiple visible stains Accumulated dirt and grime in corners of bathroom and in cabinetry/closer Back security door isn’t consistently closed by guests despite sign requesting it be closedNot sure if I was informed in advance about 100 security deposit when I booked the room I was surprised by it at check-in, but I might have missed it in reservation detailsWill probably stay further out from the Expo Center next visit at another brand hotel because the price was high for the room quality This is a great location if you must be close and the people are great

Ebony Burks

I booked 2 rooms days for May 26-29 before my arrival I also called twice to let staff know that I would be arriving around 2am Friday morning I was driving from South Carolina

I was advised that everything will be fine upon my arrival I get to the property and was greeted unpleasant just to be told that they only had one of my rooms available We arrived around 1:40 am Friday morning so I was confused on why both of my rooms weren’t available I asked multiple times how and why did this happen I offered to go get my phone out of the car to show the front desk attendant my booking confirmation Initially I was told I don’t need to get my phone because they had no extra rooms to accommodate me and my other guest( I had a total of 3 people including myself) I asked if I could speak with a manager to sort this out I was told I could at 9am Then I was told I could go get my phone to show my confirmation But to no avail! Because the attendant calls the manger I assume and tells them I do have a confirmation for two rooms So she offers me a room for only one night After she ends the call and my mother and I are discussing amongst ourselves we will still have to figure out what we were going to do about the extra nights we needed the front desk attendant continues to yell and disrespect me and “says that’s what you get for booking online” I can’t magically make a room appear ” Not once was I rude until she decided she wanted to yell and curse at me The police were called on my mother and I all because I wanted an explanation My mother never had a conversation with the attendant yet when she called the police she stated that we both were aggressive and wanted us removed from her property We weren’t the aggressors She was And to conduct that type of behavior towards someone in your work establishment is unacceptable and very unprofessional Thank you for the example of how SureStay by Best Western in Louisville Ky treats certain customers!! I only gave 1 star because I could post without leaving a rating


Overall great stay We stayed in the king suite and it was clean The breakfast was a good spread

The reason for a 4 star is because the sofa bed mattress had some red stains and was not nice to see so the couple ended up sleep on just the couch and the floor Close to the Kentucky Derby, like a 10 min drive and if absolutely needed an hour walk

10. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Ctr, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-264, this modern hotel is 1 mile from Louisville International Airport and 2 miles from Churchill Downs.The chic rooms come with flat-screen TVs, desks and sitting areas. Wi-Fi is free, and upgraded rooms feature separate living areas with sofas and dining tables.There’s an upscale restaurant and a bar with a terrace. Other amenities include a fitness room, and an indoor/outdoor pool, plus a business center. Parking is complimentary, and there’s an airport shuttle (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min walk to Lightning Run
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning and the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 61 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Lesley Kestler

We stayed the weekend to attend the Farm and Machinery ShowThe rooms were marked way up, which is understandable, if the rooms were clean and we could have actually slept Saturday night Walking into the room, you could see that little effort was made in cleaning the room

When I walked into the bathroom, the floor was sticky The bathtub was dirty, and there was fresh caulking on the bathtub that was still tacky feeling I laid hand towels on the sink because when I lifted the tray of coffee items up, it was wet and dirty under it as well as under the mirror The vent for the air conditioner was half off, so if someone had a small child in that room, they could very easily get hurt The beds were comfortable, but the bedding had stains on it Also, there was a queen sized fitted sheet on a king size bed and it kept coming off We dealt with it, knowing how busy the hotel was On Saturday night, we arrived back at the hotel and we had no fresh linens and could tell housekeeping had not been there We went to the front desk and asked for linens We were told that you have to request housekeeping I understand the concept, but I would suggest to let guests know this upon check in Walking back to our room, there was a group by the elevator drinking and being very loud Not long after we got back to our room there were people yelling and screaming at each other, wanting to fightThis went on for about 45 minutes At that point I was concerned for my safety and could not go to sleep After that situation was over, there were people yelling in the halls until almost 3am I am unsure of why others were not removed from the property for being drunk, and out in the halls disrupting those trying to sleep I got maybe 3 hours of sleep and we went to have breakfast, which is very good Our waitress was one of the best My husband went to check out and told the front desk of the situation and got a very insincere apology We paid over 600 for two nights there and I will not do that ever again

Emily Kidd

I don’t normally leave reviews, but my experience here was terrible We came for the Farm Machinery Show, which from what I understand is one of the largest events Louisville holds each year We were told that every year prior, the hotel offered a shuttle to the convention center

Apparently they don’t do that anymore & they were pretty rude about letting us know that upon arrival (we had to ask first) The chair in our room had holes in the fabric The room itself wasn’t the cleanest Housekeeping is apparently only available upon request now (another thing we had to find out for ourselves) When we did request more towels and coffee pods, we received 2 towels, no coffee pods When we voiced our concerns to the front desk staff about this & more, she told us our room would be half price upon checkout When we checked out about an hour later, she changed her tune and only one night was charged at half price (half price still being over $150 for the night) I understand that Covid has been hard on everyone, but we weren’t shown any hospitality here from those in the ‘hospitality’ industry Next year, we’ll choose one of the many other nearby hotels who did offer things like a shuttle The Hilton or the Hampton are just two of many other hotel shuttles we saw all weekend at the expo center If you’re booking for the NFMS & are expecting a similar stay to previous shows, I’d say book elsewhere

J. Lamar H.

A great place to stay you are less than 3 minutes from the airport Really good spot a nice quick overnight to get a good night’s sleep so you don’t have to fight the traffic in the morning You’re able to leave your car at the hotel take the shuttle and then come back and pick your car up and go

Internet could be better and I will say this hotel is very active so if you want a good night’s sleep talk to the front desk to make sure you’re on the floor that is not as active as the one I was on

11. Moxy Louisville Downtown (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Featuring views of the Ohio River, this trendy downtown hotel amid restaurants is a 12-minute walk from Waterfront Park, a minute on foot from a bus stop and 1 mile from the Frazier History Museum.Modern rooms, some with river views, feature pegged walls, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.There’s a casual Mexican restaurant, an industrial-chic bar and a 24-hour gym, as well as a game room. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Angel’s Envy Distillery
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean but small
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “tacos” 28 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 29 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

caitlin catellier

From the easy and quick check in, to their standard 12pm check out time, Moxy was amazing! The first floor has everything you’d need, games, a fireplace, a gorgeous bar with fantastic drinks, and cute little taco place attached!! There’s also a clean fitness area, and a little snack/drink shop The entire hotel was clean, and felt fresh! The room was cozy, it had a great view, and walk in shower The staff were all friendly as well! 10/10 would stay here next time I’m in town!

Taylor Wisler

For me the place is 5 stars, but it comes with a couple asterisks Do you like the idea of having the check in desk being at the middle of a bar? Do you like the idea of bare concrete ceilings and funky decor (think a picture of two guys in horse masks playing ukuleles)? Do you like the restaurant option being a place called “Zombie Taco?” Do you like the idea of the elevators having walls that are chalkboards to draw on? If so, you’re going to love this place If you want a more “traditional” hotel experience this place will feel too wild for you

All that being said, it’s not like this place is odd enough to be uncomfortable, it’s just that they’re trying to be creative and unique The location is good, the rooms were comfortable and quiet (concrete floors and ceilings are not the best aesthetically in my opinion, but they do provide good sound insulation) and the service was friendly Honestly a great place, assuming you’re ok with the funky kind of atmosphere they’re going for

Brandt Callahan

The Moxy will be our Go-to whenever we stay in Louisville The staff is incredible and so kind Justin, the bartender, is cool

The vibe here is simply awesome Had we not just had dinner, we would have eaten at the zombie taco kitchen they have Heard their food is really good We will give that a try on our next visit And another plus is that it is walking distance to all things downtown

12. Vu Guesthouse (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 822 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40203
  • Phone: (502) 785-0815
  • Ratings: 4.5 (155 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Vu Guesthouse
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms & suites in an industrial-chic boutique hotel featuring a trendy bar & a coffee lounge.

About this hotel

Housed in a former tobacco warehouse in a low-key business area, this industrial-chic boutique hotel with a colorful brick facade is a block from Interstate 65. Baseball exhibits at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory are 2 miles away, as are riverside walks at Louisville Waterfront Park.Warm, funky rooms feature flat-screen TVs and walk-in rainfall showers. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas, while suites add wet bars; some include separate living rooms.There’s a coffee lounge, and a trendy lobby bar offering a daily happy hour. There’s also an adjacent events center.Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
  • 17 min drive to Louisville International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the showers, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests praised the coffee bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Tracy Caldwell

Amazing spot! If you don’t understand what a boutique hotel is don’t illustrate that in a poor rating No, there is no fridge, there is no microwave

don’t bring leftovers from your Applebee’s dinner Come here for the amazing vision, top quality furnishings, staff, and ambiance The location is great! It’s Louisville, nothing is far The staff was friendly and attentive Rooms are gorgeous and impeccably clean Can’t say enough great things

13. Comfort Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 4444 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216
  • Phone: (502) 915-2029
  • Ratings: 4.0 (580 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Comfort Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Roadside hotel with an indoor heated pool, hot tub & sauna, plus free WiFi & hot breakfast.

About this hotel

Alongside Route 60 and 2 blocks from the Louisville Memorial Gardens, this 3-story hotel is 4.9 miles from the University of Louisville and 4.4 miles from Six Flags Kentucky.The modest rooms feature free WiFi and have en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs. Suites add separate living spaces and pull-out sofas.A complimentary hot breakfast is provided, and guests get free access to computers in the business center. There’s an indoor heated pool and a hot tub. Other amenities include a sauna and an exercise room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 9 min drive to Iroquois Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “a pillow” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Marilyn Wolford

The desk staff was super friendly and attentive to detailed requests The room was clean The bed was comfortable

I thought the lighting in the room was a bit dark, but that’s ok The little bit of computer work that I needed to do was by the desk light that was adjustable The continental breakfast was “eh” One morning the biscuits and sausages were obviously leftover and re-warmed from the previous day But when I came back about an hour later, the food was fresh One day they had this Frankenstein “bacon” Maybe it was turkey bacon or plant-based Regardless, I think they should have labeled it But that was a small matter I thought the price was a bit inflated, however, we were there during Easter weekend and the week before Derby festivities That may have accounted for the inflated price Overall, my hubby and I were pleased with the stay and intend to return this summer


I give this hotel a poor rating this time, not because of it’s clean room, it’s friendly staff, nor it’s convenient location But it was because of an annoying flashing light in the middle of our room that Resembled a police officer’s car! When I called to complain about 3 AM the first night, he said maintenance will take care of it later that morning Well that didn’t happen and neither of us got good sleep, and both of us were very tired and irritable the whole 6 Hour Drive home! While we love the location, we may have to change hotels on next visit

It would’ve been so nice to get a call or reimbursement of some type, but it never came


I’ve been staying at hotels across Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana for over a year, and I have to say, this one has the absolute worst customer service The lady on the phone was rude and hung on on me before we were done with the reservation Aside from a clean room, this is the most important aspect of a hotel

Hire better customer service

14. Caesars Southern Indiana (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set across Highway 111 from the Ohio River, this polished, casino hotel is 14 miles from the Kentucky Science Center.The modern quarters feature en suite bathrooms with showers, plus flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms provide 46-inch TVs; suites add separate sitting areas and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.Parking is free. Additional amenities include a casino, live shows, a spa and a fitness center. The indoor heated pool has a deck and hot tub. Dining options include an upscale steakhouse, an Asian-themed restaurant and several cafes. There’s also a 14,000 sq. ft. showroom for events.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 15 min drive to the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “Horseshoe” 83 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Ryan Mcgee

The last time i was there, it was still on the riverboat; so i was excited to see the new casino The casino itself is very nice, the staff very friendly and helpful I tried the new virtual blackjack and video roulette, didn’t care for them to much; i like the interaction with the dealers

There wasn’t many table games open, but i did get there at 9am so maybe that was why They have raised the table minimum from $5 to $15, which i didn’t care for I will go back once more and see if my experience is any different All in all a very nice place to go and have fun


This review is based on our stay in the hotel, the casino was fine We stayed for one night to celebrate my birthday and upon arriving in the hotel we at first didn’t notice the lack of cleanliness until we came back up from a long night of gambling Once we realized how dirty the room was I was honestly shocked

I didn’t even sleep under the covers because I felt so uncomfortable There are stains all over the borders of the bed they look like they’ve never been wiped off There was a coat of dust over all the furniture, once again not wiped off There were stains on the curtains, couch, and even the little table next to the chairs The toilet was stained as well I took pictures of everything and would post if I could simply the room didn’t look like it had been properly clean and from a 4/5 star reviewed hotel I’m beyond disappointed with the lack of cleanliness Also when checking out, they didn’t even ask how we enjoyed our stay, just rushed us away, we did mention there was dust on the furniture and all she offered was to call housekeeping and did in the middle of us talking Also spent $30 on breakfast that was cold on arrival and tasted like hospital food If you plan on staying for your birthday, I highly suggest looking elsewhere

Barb Carlile

This place is really nice and the staff is exceptional The breakfast crew not only is polite and friendly but they can cook delicious food It’s clean and comfortable

The casino is really fun and again staff is exceptional I saw jackpots hit at this casino and the poker room is great Southern hospitality Don’t bother going to Caesars Indianapolis because it’s horrible No happy winners there and poker room uses tiny printed cards on ugly beige table and dealers aren’t trained properly Different owners

15. Aloft Louisville Downtown (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 102 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Phone: (502) 583-1888
  • Ratings: 4.4 (1166 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Aloft Louisville Downtown
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Colorful, sleek rooms in a bright hotel with a chic restaurant/bar & a fitness center.

About this hotel

A 14-minute walk from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, this polished, modern hotel is also a 14-minute walk from the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville, moored on the Ohio River.Offering river or city views, the colorful, sleek rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas.There’s a fitness center, and a contemporary restaurant/bar with a patio and a snooker table. Breakfast and parking are available for an extra fee. Pets are welcome for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • Guests praised the showers
  • Walking distance to Angel’s Envy Distillery and the Muhammad Ali Center
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “whiskey” 16 times
  • Guests liked the lobby
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Simon Powell

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I have been coming here for a long time If you stay for a few nights you for sure won’t be let downPerfect place for a peaceful stay Rooms are perfect Beds were super nice and comfy Shower had great water pressure! EVERYONE is super friendly, caring, courteous, and helpful It is convenient (to walk or drive) to a lot things Definitely will recommend to others and will definitely stay here again

Whitney Parkinson

This place was wonderful! Our room was beautiful and very clean! Anything we needed, they took care of right away Staff was very friendly and the bar tender was wonderful! Very polite and friendly, even sat and talked with us since we were from out of town Gave great advice on places to explore and eat

Fun activities and distilleries within walking distance I would recommend 100 times over again!

16. Louisville Bourbon Inn

  • Address: 1332 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208
  • Phone: (502) 813-1137
  • Ratings: 4.9 (92 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Louisville Bourbon Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant suites in a whiskey-inspired inn offering complimentary breakfast & park views.

About this hotel

This whiskey-inspired B&B is set in a 19th-century Victorian mansion that’s across the road from the Central Park, which has an amphitheater and recreational facilities. It’s less than a mile from I-65 and 1 mile from the Speed Art Museum.Elegant, individually decorated suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as en suite bathrooms. Some have period fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and/or balconies that offer views of the park.Hot breakfast and afternoon desserts are included, as are drinks and snacks. Bourbon cocktails are available. Off-street parking is complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min walk to Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
  • 17 min drive to Louisville International Airport
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Nancy Ryan

Ellen was a fabulous host Everything about our visit was lovely The house is absolutely beautiful, the location was perfect for us to easily get to restaurants and distilleries

Food was delicious and all amenities were perfect The outside patio was perfect for enjoying cigars and cocktails The beds and sheets are super comfortable! It was exactly what we wanted We will definitely be back

Diane Provence

This is an amazing B&B! It’s like stepping back in time walking into it’s beautiful grand foyer, and is a true reflection of historic Louisville My husband and I went for a couples week end, and Ellen was instrumental in helping us put together a custom package, very attentive to detail, and made sure we had everything we needed Kenny’s breakfasts are delicious, and together they make a fantastic family team

We will definitely be returning

J. Phillips

A most exceptional Inn experience The Mansion is beautifully restored, with its fireplaces, period style light fixtures and detailed woodwork, and perfectly appointed Ellen is a very kind and thoughtful host, the most welcoming and accommodating Innkeeper we’ve ever met

Kenny’s breakfasts are nothing short of artistry – very creative dishes with special touches and unique, subtle combinations of textures and flavors We loved everything – even the coffee was absolutely perfect! The pancakes and French toast were favorites – very light and absolutely delicious; a real treat Parking was also easy and appreciated after a long tripEvery superlative and all the stars are not enough We highly recommend this beautiful Inn, located across from Louisville’s Central Park, and a short walking distance to the historic neighborhoods of St James Court and BelgraviaBook early for Derby Day!Judy and Joseph Phillips

17. Best Western Premier Airport/Expo Center Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along Highway 60, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and 3 miles from Churchill Downs, the iconic horse-racing track.The relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, coffeemakers and minifridges. Suites add living areas with sofabeds.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a restaurant, an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brianna Edmond

Would I stay here again? Probably not The hotel was just okay The elevators had a funny smell, our room was decent but had a lot of dust

Went to take a shower and the face towels were still wetWhat really got me though was when we got there there were so many bikers there at least 50 or so more We couldn’t pull up to the front to bring our bags in because they were blocking the entrance on both sides so we had to park and bring all our stuff in We told the front desk staff and all he said was “interesting” but never said anything to them about moving because we left back out an our after that and they were still there with more bikers added to itAround 230 am they were outside playing the LOUDEST music Motorcycle radios are pretty loud and he had it probably the highest it could go It woke me up and my husband there after The music was playing for awhile before we had to go say something to them ourselves! We gave the hotel staff a chance to say something and they never did The fact that we had to go say something says they can’t handle certain thingsLooking back on other reviews apparently bikers come here all the time So be aware of that if you do choose to come here The next morning we headed out to visit family and there was trash EVERYWHERE! Liquor bottles, opened box of cereal with cereal all over the ground Cups, just trash everywhereI’ll be staying at ALOFT next time We chose this location because it’s right around the corner from family but never again

Danita Vaughn

I had the best time EVER!!! I had my 50th birthday party in 1 of the conference rooms and it was great After a great party I went up to my room I went to my room on a Friday and came out Tuesday

The beds are comfy & the breakfast is Awesome This was all possible because of CHELSEA FOX she’s Amazing If u want to have gatherings or just want to rest this is the place Couldn’t have done it with out Chelsea Fox Thanks

Robyn Spencer

We arrived on a very busy night Around 30 bikers were checking in before us The gentleman working check in was clearly overwhelmed and had no help and they were short handed in housekeeping

Despite all of this, he remained professional, friendly, and compensated guests for their wait Our room was great It was clean, everything worked properly, and the beds were comfortable

18. Omni Louisville Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 400 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Phone: (502) 313-6664
  • Ratings: 4.5 (3356 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Omni Louisville Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary hotel offering a rooftop pool & trendy dining, plus a posh lounge & bowling alley.

About this hotel

A block from both I-65 and the Kentucky International Convention Center, this sleek, modern hotel is a mile from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.Polished rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, plus local art, flat-screen TVs, bourbon bars, safes and Wi-Fi access. Suites add living rooms and free-standing soaking tubs. Room service is offered 24/7.Dining and nightlife options range from a hip restaurant/bar with a terrace, to a posh speakeasy-style lounge and bowling alley. Breakfast is available. There’s also a vibrant market, a rooftop pool with fire pits, and a spa, as well as 70,000 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the showers
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • 5 min walk to Fourth Street Live!
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests liked the hip restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “speakeasies” 90 times
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby

Feedback From Real Customers

Kobe Markowski

Update: The Omni Hotel is a beautiful experience This ability to be able to go to the Market, two restaurant’s, and a beautiful restaurant are great This place is not for those who want too get a hotel room and stay in, I would not recommend it

The room is a little underwhelming, with no microwave available in the deluxe room, a bourbon bar that is not accessible and only two towels unless more are requested This is not to say that the Facility is not worth a visit though If you are able and willing to spend more, you will get more The market has beautifully crafted breakfasts, a small coffee shop, and a place to purchase essentials The library is a good place to relax and work, and both restaurants, while a little on the pricey side, are absolutely amazing The atmosphere is also a beautiful thing to be apart of You are treated very well by all staff members all the way from the valet to the bar tender within the library I would definitely recommend this place for those seeking a wonderful experience I would not however recommend this place to those who are looking for a getaway on a budget It is in no way budget friendly

Daniel Cloyd

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I have been staying here for a long time If you choose this place you for sure won’t be disappointedThis was was one of best hotels I stayed in It was very clean and the staff was 5 star From the time we pulled in for valet parking, to the front desk, to the bar was excellent We wanted to visit the adult beverage store but it was closed, The gentleman in the customer service area that worked the cash register close to Heine Brothers opened up for us just to see what you had Top notch customer service from the entire staff! Most definitely one of my top pick hotels in Louisville

Alex Tigges

Super busy the night that we stayed Most of the staff were super friendly The room was very nice, only the 7th floor, but the view is pretty good

Coffee shop was awesome Pin + proof was cool, went twice the first time was quiet but received great service, The second time was excessively loud and didn’t stay Reason for reduction of one star was standing at the bar, at the Library, and kept getting skipped over for service Stood for 20 minutes then walked away

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