The Brown Hotel

Star of the Theater District

The show begins as soon as you step into the lobby: Soaring, coffered ceilings, Palladian-style windows, Botticino marble floors… The Brown Hotel is nothing if not a performer. Built by a wealthy Louisville businessman in 1923, this 16-story marvel of English Renaissance architecture has long been a fixture of the city's Theater District.

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Prime theater district location, rich history, and the best sandwich in town

What it's like

Brown Hotel interiorGuest rooms are bright and airy, and the Speciality Suites are especially spacious, averaging 1,000 square feet. All of the hotel's 293 rooms and suites promise plush bedding (five-inch pillow-top Dreamland feather beds are the standard), elegant dressers, armoires, and desks. 

Independent spirit

English Renaissance opulence

Small touches

The executive chef of The English Grill, the hotel's renowned onsite restaurant, now welcomes small groups to dine with him in the kitchen as he cooks. Guests can learn about the art of four-star cuisine as they watch the master in action. 

Eat and drink

Both of the hotel's eateries—The English Grill and the more casual J. Graham's Cafe (open for breakfast and lunch)—are popular Louisville hits. The Lobby Bar serves lighter fare, wine, beer and nine signature cocktails. 

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Location

The Brown Hotel is a five-minute drive from Louisville International Airport and—listen up Derby fans—just three miles from the Churchill Downs racetrack.

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Amenities

Guest Services

  • Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access throughout the Hotel
  • Safety Deposit boxes at front desk
  • Postal and Package Services
  • Luggage Storage Available
  • Babysitting Services
  • Gift Shop and Gallery featuring sundries, special gifts, and artwork by local artisans
  • Overnight Shoe Shine
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Airport Shuttle
  • Complimentary Transportation to downtown businesses and attractions
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Valet and Self-Parking

Eat & Drink

  • 24-Hour Room Service

Fitness & Recreation

  • Complimentary Fitness Center

Business Services

  • Complimentary guest computers with e-mail access in J. Graham's Cafe

In-room amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Cancellation policy

Must cancel by 4pm, 24 hours prior to your date of arrival.
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Rooms


Classic 1 Queen

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Classic rooms are available with one queen bed. The beds are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday through Friday. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary. 

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Deluxe 1 King

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Deluxe rooms are available with one king. The beds are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down Comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday through Friday. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Deluxe 2 Bed

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Deluxe rooms are available with two double beds. The beds are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down Comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday through Friday. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Luxury 1 King

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The generous size of our Luxury sleeping rooms would make them qualify as Junior Suites in many hotels. Luxury rooms are available with one king bed. In addition, Luxury rooms feature a comfortable seating area with a plush sofa grouping and coffee table, making them ideal for those staying several days, or just seeking a room that offers the comforts of home. The beds in all guest rooms are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white, goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday through Friday. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Luxury 2 Bed

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The generous size of our Luxury sleeping rooms would make them qualify as Junior Suites in many hotels. Luxury rooms are available with two double beds. In addition, Luxury rooms feature a comfortable seating area with a plush sofa grouping and coffee table, making them ideal for those staying several days, or just seeking a room that offers the comforts of home. The beds in all guest rooms are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday through Friday. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Club Classic Queen

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Two floors of the hotel have been designated as The Club. These floors are private, and feature key-only access. The Club offers a private lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snacks. In the evening, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. In addition to special amenities like plush terry cloth robes, a dedicated concierge is available mornings and evenings to answer questions, make dinner reservations, and assist you with any details to make your stay more enjoyable. Club Deluxe rooms are available with one queen bed. In addition to the Club Lounge and Concierge service, these rooms have premium bath products, a suit valet and other fine touches you would expect in a luxury hotel. The Brown Hotel guest rooms are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday to Friday. Windows open 4 inches. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Club Deluxe 1 King

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Two floors of the hotel have been designated as The Club. These floors are private, and feature key-only access. The Club offers a private lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snacks. In the evening, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. In addition to special amenities like plush terry cloth robes, a dedicated concierge is available mornings and evenings to answer questions, make dinner reservations, and assist you with any details to make your stay more enjoyable. Club Deluxe rooms are available with one king bed. In addition to the Club Lounge and Concierge service, these rooms have premium bath products, a suit valet and other fine touches you would expect in a luxury hotel. The Brown Hotel guest rooms are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday to Friday. Windows open 4 inches. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Club Luxury Rooms

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Two floors of the hotel have been designated as The Club. These floors are private, and feature key-only access. The Club offers a private lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snacks. In the evening, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. In addition to special amenities like plush terry cloth robes, a dedicated concierge is available mornings and evenings to answer questions, make dinner reservations, and assist you with any details to make your stay more enjoyable. The generous size of these rooms would make them qualify as Junior Suites in many hotels. Club Luxury rooms are available with one king bed. In addition to the Club Lounge and Concierge service, these rooms have premium bath products, suit valet, oil paintings, and other fine touches you would expect in a luxury hotel. The Club Luxury rooms feature a comfortable seating area, making them ideal for those staying several days, or just seeking a room that offers the comforts of home. The beds in all Brown Hotel guest rooms are luxuriously fitted with 5-inch pillow top Dreamland Featherbeds, prime European white goose down comforters, 310-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and our own signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw. Spacious bathrooms are complemented with Spanish Ramora marble floors. All rooms are furnished with dresser, armoire, desk, color television, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and three telephones, plus complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. USA Today is delivered to each guest room Monday to Friday. All windows open 4 inches. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Specialty Suites

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The Brown Hotel's spacious suites feature a Luxury Room adjoining a separate parlor and are available as one or two-bedroom suites. The over-sized parlor of the suite is furnished with a plush conversation area, 32-inch flat screen television, dining table for six, wet bar and full bath. The parlor overlooks 4th Avenue and Theatre Square, and the generous windows provide a beautiful view of the area and ample natural lighting. Perfect for entertaining a small group of guests, celebrating special occasions, or just those desiring the ultimate experience in spacious accommodations. Please call the hotel direct for information regarding suite availability. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches

Muhummad Ali Suite

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The Muhammad Ali Suite was dedicated in 2001 by Muhammad Ali himself during the premiere of Ali, the blockbuster movie starring Will Smith. The suite is richly decorated and is accented with signed Ali memorabilia including photos and boxing gloves. This opulent one-bedroom suite is the size of a small apartment and features a separate bedroom with king-sized poster bed and marble Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. The suite also features a second full bath, dining room with hardwood floors, wet bar, and living room with a comfortable conversation area. Available as a one, two, or three-bedroom suite. Please call the hotel directly for information regarding availability. Individual room features may vary.

  • Non-smoking
  • Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed with 310 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and European white goose down comforters
  • Spacious bathrooms featuring hand-polished Spanish Ramora marble floors
  • Dressers, armoires, and executive desks
  • Color televisions with On-Demand in-room movies
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Voice mail
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Signature, hand-woven Brown Hotel throw
  • USA Today newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday to each guest room
  • Guest room windows open four inches
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