14 Best Places To Stay In Louisville, KY - Updated 2024

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Louisville, Kentucky has offers plenty of things to do. It is one of the best places for kayaking and has excellent barbecue and fried chicken, bourbon, music, baseball, horse racing and more. Make your time in Louisville even more pleasant by staying in great accommodations. Here is a list of the best places to stay in Louisville, KY.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Historic Old Louisville homestay

Located on the second floor of a charming Victorian home, this homestay offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. The beautifully designed bedroom comes with a cozy king-size bed to sleep up to two people, great for lone travelers and couples. It features nice amenities like a cable TV, free Wi-Fi access, heating and cooling, and an ensuite bath. Guests can also access the shared areas on the property including the fully equipped kitchen and the private yard.

What makes this a great accommodation option is its convenient location. It’s in a beautiful historical neighborhood with easy access to many restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions.

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3.09 km (2.0 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
134 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having two televisions were nice as well
quiet & comfortable at night
the rental was spotless and very nicely appointed
the room was comfortable had lots of character and was very clean
cheryl was a great host
cheryl was a wonderful host
cheryl was a gracious host and her apartment in her home was very nice
nice owner with information available to start exploring louisville
great times and very loveable owner on this property
ideal location for those not wishing to stay downtown
several good restaurants in walking distance
this place and area historically interesting
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2. Well-furnished apartment in the heart of The Highlands

Fully experience what Louisville has to offer in this conveniently located apartment. It’s in the heart of The Highlands, the vibrant neighborhood known for its nightlife and culinary scene. Other Louisville points of interest are also in close proximity including the downtown area, the University of Louisville, the International Convention Center, and the airport.

The apartment can sleep up to four guests. It is fully furnished to ensure comfort and convenience. Some of the great amenities to enjoy here include high-speed Wi-Fi, two smart TVs, heating and cooling, and a well-equipped kitchen.

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3.47 km (2.2 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
76 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
property as advertised and beyond
easy to tell the owners put a lot of thought into all the little things folks traveling may need
the backyard is a bonus
the check in was easy as could be
the house was very cozy and perfect for our 4 night stay
house was nicely remodeled recently and very clean!
nicely decorated and clean
house very clean
the house was very clean and neat and located within minutes of everything we wanted to see and do
clean, bright, roomy full first-floor apartment in a great location
the owner is very quick to respond to any questions
we called karen at check-in and she was there to help us get in and gave us some food recommendations
furnishing was very nice and had all needed anemities
it was a pleasure meeting her and her home is exactly as described
although we did not need them very often, karen and ken were extremely responsive whenever we texted
it is a very convenient/central location to everywhere we visited and about a 4 min uber to many restaurants and night life
perfect in every way
convenient to just about anywhere, but with the wiltshire bakery around the corner and baxter/bardstown rd
able to take uber everywhere
we live a block away and it was super convenient having this place nearby
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3. Spacious loft with a balcony in the downtown area

This lovely loft is the perfect accommodation for those who want to explore Louisville. It’s in the heart of the downtown area, providing easy access to lots of dining ad shopping options as well as its lively nightlife. Guests will also be close to many attractions including Churchill Downs, which is just ten minutes away.

The loft comes with one bedroom to comfortably sleep a solo traveler or a couple. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen to ensure easy food preparation. It also features a balcony that offers a great view of the Ohio River.

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543 meters (0.4 ft) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
91 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
very clean and convenient to downtown
very clean spacious and comfortable with everything you could need for a great stay
this condo was exactly as pictured - it was comfortable very clean and stocked with anything you might need
this was the cutest place ever great pricing and very clean and comfortable
every thing was so handy and justin was so helpful
the location of the unit is ideal for activities on fourth street
loft as in a great location
location was right near all the action too i would definitely book again
the condo was very nice and in a great location
location value and space were great
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4. The Brown Hotel (from USD 223)

No idea where to stay in Louisville? The Brown Hotel simply exudes elegance and class. This will be immediately evident to you upon entering the hotel. The grand piano, elaborate ceiling art, and twinkling chandeliers make it clear that your stay in Louisville will be luxurious.

The hotel rooms are equally elegant with classic neutral colored décor and vintage wallpaper. The Brown Hotel is a few minutes away from the airport, Louisville Place Theatre, KFC Yum Center, and Churchill Downs. If you feel like staying in, you can enjoy coffee at the onsite J. Graham’s Café, gourmet dinner at The English Grill, or a few drinks at the Lobby Bar.

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The Brown Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 335 West Broadway
1.33 km (0.9 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Babysitting/child services

5. Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown (from USD 236)

Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown is a historic hotel that is located right next to Louisville’s entertainment district. It is also a few blocks away from top tourist attractions such as KFC Yum! Center, Mohammad Ali Museum, and Museum Row. Though the hotel is historic, the interior and amenities offered are all modern. The rooms have a contemporary and minimalist décor consisting of white and varying shades of brown. All of the rooms include a sitting area, dining table, and wide screen television. Guests also have access to 24-hour business and fitness centers.

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Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 501 South Fourth Street
891 meters (0.6 ft) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. Galt House Hotel, A Trademark Collection Hotel (from USD 210)

Galt House Hotel is a four-star accommodation overlooking the Ohio River. Located on North 4th Street in downtown Louisville, it is a well sought-after lodging due to the accessibility of famous landmarks and attractions in the city. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all suites and houses six restaurants, a rooftop gym, and several retail shops. Should you wish to explore more of Louisville, make your way to Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, and Frazier International History Museum.

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Galt House Hotel, A Trademark Collection Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 140 North 4th Street
685 meters (0.5 ft) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

7. Chic, historic bungalow (from 115 USD)

This bungalow is simply chic with its almost all white rooms, high ceiling, exposed brick, and vintage fireplace. It is in the Old Historic Center of the city, which is one of the best areas to stay in Louisville, KY, and provides wonderful views of Victorian style mansions. The bungalow is located right on Louisville’s iconic Bourbon Trail and is only a few minutes away from Fourth Live Street, Highlands, and downtown area. You will have no shortage of activities and excitement!

Chic, historic bungalow

Price: from 115 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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8. The River's Edge Oasis (from USD 353)

Oh, what would it be like to live right along the river? At this insanely beautiful home, you won’t have to wonder! Located just eight minutes by car from downtown Louisville, this property proudly stands on River Road and is aptly called The River’s Edge Oasis. This large home can comfortably accommodate five people, although, with its intimate and scenic location, it’s a popular choice among couples. How nice would it be to sip on a good ol’ glass of bourbon with your loved one, sit by the balcony, and watch the night overtake the vast skies?

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
9.36 km (5.9 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
this was a beautiful clean house
trim bushes and clean up trash around garbage can a few bugs
well stocked and clean
a clean and modern aesthetic and everything was very comfortable
james was a super helpful host and so quick to respond to questions and requests
hope to stay here again i recently recommended this location to a friend
it was above our expectations great location in louisville
very close to downtown louisville we enjoyed our stay and would consider coming back for the property alone
so relaxing and a great place to escape from the craziness
it was the perfect place for a few down days during the pandemic
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9. Lovely Louisville home (from USD 100)

This unique lodging in Louisville, KY is simply lovely and delicate. The color palette consists of soft calming colors: white, sky blue, gray, and cream. Brick and wood panels provide some texture and interest to the rooms.

The home literally steps away from Restaurant Row, allowing you to sample all the best foods in the city. It is also near Bardstown Road, one of the city’s major roads, making it convenient to travel to the lively downtown area; however, the house itself is located in a quiet, tranquil neighborhood.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
5.92 km (3.7 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
550 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved sitting on the front porch under the fan having a drink and some food
the exposed brick fireplace hardwood floors and beautiful iron grates were a few of our favorite touches
the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom were fully stocked with anything we needed
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen amenities were clean and high end
very clean and comfortable
clean and plenty of towels blankets etc
very nice clean house
it was very clean
bright clean and well appointed
the owners can definitely make home improvements for the price
andrew was also highly communicative and response and we liked it
we found working with our host to be a perfect experience
we had a great time andrew is an amazing host
thanks andrew for being such a good host
location is great
great location in the highlands
great location so many restaurants really close by
super cute house and great location
easy walking to bardstown rd
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10. Sunny Victorian apartment

The building in which the apartment is located was built during the Victorian era. It incorporates elements of modern design such as a minimalist color scheme, consisting mainly of white, deep chestnut, and neutral tones paired with colorful accent pieces; however, its roots are still visible in the used of faded, vintage furniture and brick panel by the fireplace. You can admire other historic homes, as the apartment is in Old Louisville. The Historic Central Park, downtown, and Churchill Downs are within walking distance, and NuLu, Germantown, and the Highlands are all a short drive away from the apartment.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2.93 km (1.9 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
294 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overhead fan three speeds convenient remote control
comfortable bed and the handsome living room couch a trundle bed by night if needed
) the back deck was a nice surprise for us and the kitchen had everything we needed
beds were very comfortable
we had beautiful sunlight room to relax cook meals and enjoy the patio
great place very clean and comfortable
easy parking and a clean well maintained space
this apartment is beautiful spacious and clean as pictured
this historic spot was a wonderful find spotless and very comfortable
over a century old and so up to date smartly styled exceptionally clean very comfortable and attractive rooms
jonathan was a wonderful host
the hosts and their amazing place
the host are available and super hospitable
the hosts were incredibly prompt with responses and willing to help
comfortable and host was very responsive
the location is great
great location just minutes to downtown
its proximity to the park restaurants and cafes was ideal
great location and incredibly comfy
great place and great location
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11. Breathtaking urban loft

This luxurious penthouse loft is in downtown Louisville and provides a gorgeous view of the city and Ohio River. The view of the interior of the loft is almost as wonderful. The décor is urban and unique with bold azure walls and furniture, red-orange accents, and a statement, steel gray leather couch. Trendy restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and major tourist attractions such as the Slugger Factory and Fourth Live Street, are all within walking distance of the loft.

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113 meters (370.0 ft) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
23 reviews  
condo 16 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were so comfortable words can't express
all the beds retract to make the space nice and open
the loft was extremely clean and comfortable
sarah was very accommodating and made sure we were well taken care of
the staff went above and beyond to be helpful
sarah and her staff did an amazing job making sure we had a fantastic time
likewise sarah and the management staff communicated really well and accommodated our group's needs
sarah was on point and responsive on any texts sent throughout the day/night
the location was fantastic (within walking distance to nearly everything in the downtown area)
i highly recommend this location
the location was perfect to walk to restaurants bars wild eggs breakfast you name it
this is a very neat historic building in a great location and a lovely view
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12. NuLu Bed and Breakfast

If you would like to stay in a stylish, comfortable accommodation that is also affordable, consider NuLu Bed and Breakfast. This late 19th century home exudes a vintage charm with its slightly worn brick walls, fireplace with intricate metal carvings, and mahogany furniture. The complimentary breakfast and fully equipped kitchen will make you feel right at home. The bed and breakfast is located a mere half a block from Louisville’s trendy and artsy NuLu district. It is also a few blocks away from Museum Row and Slugger Field and less than one mile away from the Ohio River.

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2.49 km (1.6 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
309 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests

13. Turquoise Suite in Nulu Arts District

The arts and culture scene in Louisville is at an all-time high these days. Art may not be what initially comes to mind when we think of Kentucky, but this contemporary and artsy apartment would like to change your mind. Located in NuLu, or New Louisville, the house is ideal for couples as it can only accommodate a maximum of two guests. With the property being in such a prime location, visitors have plenty of opportunities to check out what magic the arts district has to offer. You can freely borrow the bike and explore NuLu at your convenience!

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2.29 km (1.5 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
322 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch were both comfortable
bed was super comfortable and the amenities were good (coffee kitchen utensils bathroom soaps and towels etc
the things that need to be full-sized and comfortable are (bed sofa bathroom tv wifi)
great amenities comfortable space quick and easy communication
the things that can be more efficiently sized for a traveller are (kitchen clothes closet seating)
everything was very clean
great place to stay super clean
was a very clean place with an easy check-in
perfect place perfect spot everything was very clean and just as pictured
the place was very clean and unique for sure
the recommendations provided by the host were also really helpful
the host were very nice and warm
hosts are super communicative and helpful
guests were very accommodating and great to communicate with
it had everything we needed for our stay the hosts were super helpful and communicative as well
great location in louisville
great location and easy check in
super cute stylish place right in nulu district
the location is great for louisville
we loved staying here the location is great
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14. Home in the heart of NuLu

This home in the center of NuLu is one of the cool places to stay in Louisville, KY. With its unique combination of textures, mixing and matching of bold and neutral colors, and interesting art pieces, the accommodation is as hip as the neighborhood in which it is located. It is surrounded by various restaurants, local cafes, art galleries, bars, and quaint boutiques. It is also within walking distance of Slugger Field and the bourbon distilleries, for which the city is known. If you would like to travel further, take the free bus that stops near the home.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2.17 km (1.4 mi) from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
587 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all of the necessary amenities and very comfortable space
comfortable furnishings including a king size bed and modular couches
nice bed and it had a fan very beautiful space
great local tips and amazingly comfortable space
we had a terrific time at this apartment
space was clean and stylish
super clean with nice eclectic touches
this place was extremely clean and just as described
the place was spotless when i arrived and very comfortable
the place is very clean and stylish
great tips by the host and stylish place
great team of hosts very responsive
host was responsive and made check in and check out easy
kimberly was a great host and i would stay again
quick and easy in and out and possibly the most helpful and quick-to-respond host out there
great location walking distance to everything
we loved the location and neighborhood vibe
great location and very stylish space
great location in the heart of louisville
excellent location comfortable and stylish
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Enjoy Louisville to the fullest!

Subpar accommodations can put a damper on even the most fantastic trip. Use this list to find quality places that suit your style, travel goals, and budget and enhance your stay in Louisville.

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