The DuPont Mansion is located in Old Louisville, just minutes from Churchill Downs and across the street from Central Park (initially known as Dupont Square). The family name is the same of those famous chemical magnates in Delaware and in fact it was two brothers from this clan who constructed this beautiful Italianate Renaissance building in 1879. However, the family only stayed here more or less for 25 years when the property changed hands. It remained as a private estate until the end of the 20th-Century, when the mansion was completely refurbished into a B&B. Today it has modern essentials such as climate-control temperature and Internet access, yet it stays true to its Victorian roots with touches like chandeliers and authentic furnishings from the late 19th century.
If you are looking for a bed and breakfast that ranks as one of the best in the entire United States, then you have found it at the historic Rocking Horse. This stately Victorian mansion has very luxurious accommodations and some of the best hosts in town (Jon and Ricardo) who provide everything imaginable, from tour recommendations to an remarkable breakfast. The B&B's six charming bedrooms are also close to other points of interest in Old Louisville and all of them have temperature control, cable TV, and wireless internet.
This B&B bills itself as "A Statement in Casual Elegance" and, having been built in 1884, it is a great example of Victorian architecture with its period furnishings and hand craftsmanship. All the rooms here have a work desk, wireless internet access, cable TV and the romance of a fireplace. And with Central Park just across the street, guests can enjoy a game of tennis or just people watch. Some of the guest rooms have a Jacuzzi and the carriage house has a kitchen. Another nice touch is the B&B's social hour, it's held in the parlor every evening.
The eye-catching 21c Museum Hotel is a delight to visit and even stay in Louisville, Kentucky. From the moment you step into this hotel, visitors often have the impression of touring a fine art museum with fabulous contemporary artwork displayed all along. The rooms are very artfully decorated, which is as expected and it is a comfortable and relaxing experience. Born out of creativity and turn of the century warehouses, this was the brainchild of the Deborah Berke Partners firm and is a very popular space to tour or stay in the city.
Experience the Gilded Age at the Brown Hotel, a historic hotel of America that was built in 1923. The striking lobby, with its architectural details and beautiful hand-painted ceiling is simply magnificent and the elegantly furnished rooms offer modern amenities with a touch of Old Kentucky elegance. The hotel's signature restaurant, English Grill, has won numerous awards and is a highly rated dining option in the city. J. Graham's Cafe is a casual dining option that serves breakfast and bistro-style meals while the property as a whole offers perfect surroundings for personal as well as business events.
Louisville Marriott East is a great accommodation choice in the bedroom community of Forest Hills. The hotel pampers its guests by providing all possible amenities, whether it's a business traveler or a family, this Marriott has a number of facilities like conference rooms, childcare facilities, swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and much, much more. The dining options at the hotel include Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge as well as more casual dining in the Day Bar.
The Seelbach is a vestige of Grand Ol' Louisville. With marble details throughout, vaulted ceilings and guest rooms that feature four-post beds, "Old-World Grandeur" is an understatement. It's also consistently rated as one of the best historic hotels in Louisville. It has to be since this is the place where foreign dignitaries as well as the President stays. Most notably however, the hotel staff as well as some guests have said that there is a mysterious "Lady in Blue" that haunts the floors. Legend has it that one Patricia Wilson was to meet her husband at the hotel, however he was killed in an accident and she allegedly threw herself from a stairwell. A bit morbid, but it doesn't stop ghost-hunters as well as exigent guests from staying in this French Renaissance inspired hotel. It's also conveniently located next to plenty of attractions like Fourth Street Live, Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge and the Louisville Palace Theatre.
Providing skywalk access to the Kentucky International Convention Center, this hotel is a 15-minute walk from Louisville Slugger Field and offers an on-site restaurant and sports bar. Room service is available. The rooms at the Downtown Louisville Marriott include a seating area with cable TV and a work desk. Wi-Fi is available. A coffee maker and hair dryer are provided. A gym and indoor pool are a part of the facilities at Louisville Marriott Downtown. There is a M Club Lounge for guest convenience. Laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. The Kentucky Derby Museum and the Louisville International Airport are a 15-minute drive from Louisville Marriott Downtown. This hotel is located adjacent to 4th Street Live!
The Hyatt Regency is one of the finest hotels in Louisville. The newly renovated rooms and state-of-the-art amenities make it truly pleasurable for the weary family as well as the jet-set executive. Apart from the wide array of facilities, the Hyatt offers special retreat packages as well as season packages tailored to suit your needs. Spacious and airy rooms make it a favorite among conference attendees and wedding planners.
This hotel is positioned one block from the Kentucky International Convention Center. It offers an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast is served every morning. The suites at Louisville Downtown SpringHill Suites include a microwave, refrigerator, and iPod docking station. A coffee maker and hair dryer are also provided. This Louisville hotel hosts an on-site gym and laundry facility. Safety deposit boxes are available at the front desk. Louisville Slugger Field is a 10-minute walk from SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown. The University of Louisville is 10 minutes away by car.