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The Samuel Culbertson Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #7 of 15 Louisville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2012

This is a wonderful gem in old Louisville! For a bed and breakfast that is over 200 years old, this mansion is immaculate. Rudy and the boys were so gracious. His home is your home. When reviewing a b&b, one has to understand that the owner is inviting you into their home. We enjoyed sitting in the parlor and sharing stories with Rudy and playing with Maggie, the princess of the home. I'm in Louisville often and intend to stay frequently since finding this place! Thanks for the hospitality!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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7  Thank Lizstrange09
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

I often stay in B and B's in spite of the fact that I frequently find them over decorated and too cute by half. Part of the reason is the quirkiness, surprise factor, and intimacy of a B and B. That said, I was blown away by the Culbertson Mansion! It is LARGE, ornate and tastefully decorated in period antiques providing guests a real sense of how the late 19th century upper class lived. Since we were the only guests we had run of the house and I was able to look at all the guest rooms. All are spacious. The bed was comfortable, the room dark and quiet with no street noise making for a great night's sleep. The window unit AC did strain to keep up with cooling demands but was adequate for the job.

Rudy and his assistant Kevin were charming. The neighborhood is walkable and fascinating. Breakfast was unfussy with eggs to order meat, cereal, toast, muffins, fruit, OJ. No grits in evidence, a very good thing, maybe because we had given a heads up that we detest them.

Next time we are in Louisville, we'll definitely be back

Room Tip: Any room is a winner here.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank hawkseer
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

This inn is best served as a walk through tour only...not an overnight. We found supplies lacking, (It is more than an 'inconvience' to run out of toilet paper at 3 the morning), air conditioner not functioning (rooms were not cooling properly by the window units - not comfortable in 90* heat),, no breakfast choice--baked casserole only - big assumption on part of owner that all guests enjoy this type of breakfast, coffee cups had dirty rims on them(discovered when pouring coffee), tabled place setting not replaced or refreshed from previous participant at table (ugh), probably the worst is just the lack of true cleanliness overall --especially the tubs.
Proprietor and his staff do not seem able to physically undertake the obligations of a bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank JacquelineJ123
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Having never been to Louisville, we didn't really know what to expect of the area's accomodations, but we certainly made the right choice with the Samuel Culbertson. Entering the hall literally took our breath away...it's spectacular, like staying in a beautifully kept Victorian museum. The innkeeper mentioned that he had spent 30+ years collecting the furnishings and restoring the mansion to the beautiful home it is now. The room was wonderful, huge, and very comfortable, and breakfast was lovely. The area of Old Louisville itself is amazing, with about 1400 turn-of-the-century Victorian mansions in a few city blocks. We were only there 1 night, but hope to return soon- and we will definitely stay at the Samuel Culbertson again- we'd love to see more of it!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Shannon G
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

this place is like a museum!!! Beautiful from floor to ceiling. I got a chance to play on the grand piano.. It has an amazing tone! Our room was comfortable and large. The bed had beautiful linens!! The big tub was a big winner for us!! Breakfast was tasty. The owner was very welcoming and had great conversation.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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6  Thank TexasFarmStay
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

I stayed at the Culbertson Mansion on Breeders Cup weekend with 2 friends. Rudy, Beverley and Marcus were first class hosts. We loved everything about our stay - the comfort, the breakfast, the hospitality, the character, decor and antiques of the mansion,the neighbourhood and Maggie the house dog. Other recent posters have provided more detail - suffice it to say I totally agree.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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6  Thank SumachLad
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

What a streak of luck. I, with two of my colleagues, had to travel to Louisville on business. There was a trade show in town that had all the hotels booked solid. I "resorted" to a Bed and Breakfast (which I enjoy, but I wasn't too sure of my male counterparts) and discovered upon The Samuel Culbertson Mansion. A beautiful old home with a glorious decor. Every nook and cranny had an antique, a gorgeous piece of crystal or siliver, ornate pictures and mirrors, even a baby grand piano. The accommodations were comfortable and the food delicious. Rudy, the owner and host, was apologetic because he had to be hospitalized during our stay. His second-in-command helpers filled his shoes in a gracious and effective manner. If I have the opportunity to return to Louisville, this is the place I'll stay!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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7  Thank Nancy H
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Additional Information about The Samuel Culbertson Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 1432 S Third St, Louisville, KY 40208
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Old Louisville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Louisville
Price Range: £83 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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