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.
Upon entering 21c, visitors are greeted by an affable staff and a lobby packed with eye-catching pieces of contemporary art. This is not your average hotel; in 2006, entrepreneurs Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson partnered with architect Deborah Berke to create an eclectic boutique hotel inside a group of warehouses on historic West Main Street. The rooms and suites are plush and artsy of course and they all come with complimentary Wi-Fi, Herman Miller furnishings and Malin + Goetz toiletries. Some accommodations include atrium suites, balconies rooms and even a rooftop apartment. The on-site restaurant/bar, Proof on Main, pours exquisite specialty cocktails and the waiters serve New American plates from an award-winning kitchen. Additionally, don't forget to visit the hotel's gift shop called Bricks + Mortar. It's more than just a tacky, trinket shop, here visitors can purchase one-of-a-kind-art.
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.
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.
Situated just across the way from the Clark Memorial Bridge, the spectacular Courtyard Louisville Downtown is a great option while looking to stay in Louisville. The property provides all the modern amenities inside and out like Wi-Fi in your room and state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant when you leave. The hotel also has ultra-modern workstations, which are perfect for corporate events and meetings. It's also close to many attractions like the Louisville Science Center, Churchill Downs and the Muhammad Ali Center.