We attended the Kentucky Derby, arriving in late April. There are mutiple building to this hotel which was a bit off-putting in the begining but we later appreciated. Be prepared to walk a ways to your room. The main building consists of a huge comfortable lobby, a terrace overlooking the indoor pool, and a view of the lake.
Note the wonderful tile work on the main floor. The workers were putting it in place the day we arrived. I heard from the staff that this is one of the several upgrades in progress.
The main building includes the restaurant, lounge, and banquet rooms. I enjoyed the restaurant and since it was Derby week there was always a good selection from the buffet, plus you could order off the menu if you pleased. I found the staff very professional, very helpful and very friendly. The buffet selections including a carving area (Turkey Breast and Prime Rib), also items such as BBQ ribs, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, but also a good selection of salad fixings and soups. I don't know if the buffet was due to it being Derby week, but it was great.
The exercise room is on the same level as the pool. It is fairly average and the size of a hotel room with equipment in good condition. It includes two treadmills which worked for me.
Our room was in the 3 story building and I gather it is the oldest part of the hotel. It shows. The room was dated as far as furniture, walls, curtain, we did not need to use the a/c just the fan, thankfully as I do not think it worked. The carpet was worn. The good news is that the bed was very comfortable and the linens were good hotel quality. The bathroom was in good condition.
You can't beat the location, is is very close to the Ohio River and the Lewis and Clark interpretive center, just a few miles over the river to downtown louiville and it's many attractions and approx 7 miles to Churchill Downs. We took advantage of the independent shuttle from the hotel to Churchill Downs and took a taxi back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel Louisville North is located just off I-65,just two miles from downtown Louisville and the KFC Yum Center, and only 8 miles from Louisville Int'l Airport We are located just minutes away from Churchill Downs, Downtown, Horseshoe Casino. Shopping within 4 miles of the hotel includes Bass Pro Shops and malls. Join us at Champion's Grille Restaurant, ask for a patio seat, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which features a Saturday night Prime Rib dinner buffet and a Sunday Champagne brunch you will not soon forget. Our Quarter Pole Lounge is open nightly. We also offer an exquisite buffet for Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving .The Clarion Hotel Louisville North offers full conference facilities with 10 banquet rooms, including our Royal Ballroom. Complimentary high speed Internet is available throughout. Also, for your convenience on property, there is a beauty shop, barber shop, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room and miniature golf.For your family pleasure, adjacent to our parking lot is Derby Dinner Playhouse and Atlantis Water Park with a wave pool, four giant water slides and plenty of fun for all ages.The Clarion Hotel Louisville North offers special rates for NA Livestock, Ky Derby and National Street Rods.Our 356 guestrooms feature coffeemakers, blow dryers, iron/ boards, cable TV, high speed internet access,and a complimentary newspaper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Louisville-North Hotel Clarksville
- Holiday Inn Clarksville
- Clarksville Holiday Inn