Louisville Boutique Hotels: Bourbon, Kentucky Derby, and More!

Louisville Boutique Hotels
Churchill Downs by Jen Latini on Trover

For a trip to Louisville, you might think the only reason to visit would be to attend the Kentucky Derby. Yes, there’s that, but there’s so much to see and do while in Louisville, Kentucky like the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Old Louisville, and Cave Hill Cemetery. If you’re looking to wine, dine, and shop, then you absolutely have to make your way to Fourth Street Live! and maybe catch a concert while you’re there, too.

America’s Best Value Inn Louisville

Boutique hotels should not only be affordable, but fun, just like America’s Best Value Inn Louisville.  Located only a few miles from the airport and close enough to everything including Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby, guests seek out this hotel for good reason.  You can have a centrally located hotel without paying exorbitant prices.  In addition to the free continental breakfast that includes hot waffles, biscuits, and gravy, there’s also a fitness center and high-speed Internet access.  Traveling with your family? Kids 18 and under stay free with their parents.

America’s Best Value Inn Louisville
1735 Stewart Avenue
Louisville, KY 40216

Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center

Whether you’re visiting Louisville for one night on business, hosting a meeting, attending a wedding, or simply on vacation, Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center is an economical option for every kind of guest. With services to host weddings, receptions, meetings, and guests at the hotel in central Louisville, this hotel is bound to meet everyone’s needs. The hotel also offer complimentary continental breakfast, parking, WiFi, and an airport shuttle.

Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Rd.
Louisville, KY 40213

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

Louisville Boutique Hotels
Seelbach Hotel by Kelley Leavitt on Trover

If you’re looking for more of an upscale or luxury hotel while in Louisville, look no further than The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. Whether all you need is a deluxe room or perhaps you’re looking to splurge on a specialty suite, this hotel has you covered. When you’re feeling hungry, instead of venturing out for a meal, stay in and visit the hotel’s own restaurant, The Oakroom, Kentucky’s only Five Diamond Awarded restaurant. Follow that with a drink in the Old Seelbach Bar with a wide variety of bourbons from which to choose. You may never want to leave the hotel with all of its history, style, and amenities.

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 S 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Galt House Hotel

Louisville Boutique Hotels
Image via Flickr by Seth Werkheiser

Another luxury boutique hotel option in Louisville to consider for a visit to Louisville is the Galt House Hotel. With a convenient location next to the Convention Center and the KFC Yum! Center, guests will enjoy the many services and amenities at the Galt House Hotel. This green and eco-friendly hotel, with one of the biggest geothermal heating/air conditioning systems in the entire world, has five restaurants on property as well as a skywalk that provides easy access to games or concerts at the KFC Yum! Center.

Galt House Hotel
140 N 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

The Brown Hotel

Louisville Boutique Hotels
The Brown Hotel by Kitty Hemingway on Trover

If you’re looking for classic Southern charm, then a stay at The Brown Hotel would be a perfect match for you. This iconic Louisville Landmark has been around since 1923 and is one of the Top 500 best hotels in the world according to Travel+Leisure. From traditional rooms to suites, there’s even the Muhammad Ali Suite, which was dedicated in 2001 by Muhammad Ali himself, a native of Louisville. The hotel has restaurants and bars on site and is also part of the Urban Bourbon Trail, a group of restaurants and bars in Louisville that understand and present bourbon to their guests in the finest way possible.

The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Louisville Boutique Hotels
Sway by Joules A on Trover

Now go grab your bag and get ready to enjoy a tasty Mint Julep and a few days of fun at one of these great Louisville boutique hotels soon.


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