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The Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY, 40202, United States
TEL: (888) 387-0498
TEL: (502) 583-1234
Built in 1923 at the then-staggering cost of $4 million and just three miles from Churchill Downs, the Brown was a magnet for celebrities from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Revived by a 1983 restoration, the 16-story stone and terra cotta Georgian Revival landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The two-story lobby features a hand-painted coffered ceiling, Palladian-style windows, and mahogany furniture on Bottocino limestone floors. The 293 guestrooms (with a spring 2012 renovation in the works) are equally grand, sporting four-poster beds with feather pillow tops, damask patterned carpeting, wallpaper, and upholstery, gilt-framed equestrian art, and custom throws on the beds depicting scenes from Kentucky Derby races.

Room to Book:

At 500 square feet, Luxury rooms have a sitting area, desk, and four-poster king bed.

Insider Tip:

The concierge will arrange a driving tour of Kentucky's Bourbon Trail for Brown Hotel guests who prefer their liquor brown, too.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Historic
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1923

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Pools:

Number of Suites:


Number of Rooms: 293


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