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“Superb service, room and food!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Brown Hotel
Ranked #3 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Hartland, Wisconsin
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236 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Superb service, room and food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Stayed here one night after a concert at the KFC Yum Center. I was dropping off girls, so we did not need to be within walking distance to the arena. From the moment you drive up, the valets, bellmen, desk associates, and wait staff are simply amazing!! So helpful with info of the city, parking, dining, and friendly. Ate at the lobby restaurant as well as room service. You MUST have the Hot Brown. If you aren't from the South, you probably have not heard of this favorite sandwich, but The Brown Hotel is where is originated and no one does it justice! We all actually had it twice during our stay! The hotel is a little pricey, but well worth it! The awe inspiring decor and atmosphere was awesome!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Great hotel, although a little far from center of city (0.5-1 miles). There are some hotels closer to downtown, but on a hot day, it was a bit of a walk. Staff was helpful, but I was a little annoyed they charged us $10 extra for 2 separate beds (booked on priceline).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My Sister and I took a "roots" trip to Kentucky to see where I was born and where she grew up before we moved to the Gold State. The Hotel is a Magnificent Historic Hotel beautifully appointed with charming staff. The rooms send you back in time a half a century. THE WINDOWS OPEN! Kind people abound and we were very gratful for all of their great recommendations. Not to be missed is their world famous "Hot Brown" a yummy cheesy sandwich thing (we split one) apparently invented in the 20s to fuel the flapper set after a night on the town. Rich and yum yum. Could never eat a whole one. A lovely experience. I hope the staff wont be mad. I got home and had not turned in my plastic key. So I hole punched it and used it for the mailbox. Now when I get the mail I leap back to my roots.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I spent 2 nights at the Brown on a recent business trip, the hotel is beautiful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It is easy to access off the interstate and close to downtown attractions. Will definitely stay here again when I return to Louisville!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wolfman256
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Brown is a beautiful and historic hotel.
You'll be transported back in time to 1923, this hotel
is a must stay with beautiful rooms.
Keeping with tradition, we had the famous "The Hot Brown" at the English Grille.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester hills
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Had a wonderful trip to Kentucky. It was so nice to come back to a wonderful room and comfortable bed. The hotel had a lot of charm. Lots to see with in walking distance from the hotel. I hope to revisit The Brown.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fjc321
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Aberdeen, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was our third time to the Brown Hotel. We had the Hot Brown but our favorite was the lobster mac and cheese.... it is to die for!!!!!!!
It is a available in the hotel lobby bar. We will definitely order it again .

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cgrantharrison
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Property: The Brown Hotel
Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2167 (Formerly The Camberley Brown Hotel)
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of Louisville's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1971, two years after the founder passed away, The Brown closed as a hotel and later reopened as the Board of Education building. ... more   less 
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