6 Best Themed Hotels In And Near Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and nestles along the Ohio River and the border with Indiana. The city is famous for the Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs racecourse each May. Louisville is also known for the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where a giant baseball “slugger” stands at the entrance and where Major League bats are made. Louisville Zoo is a worthwhile visit for animal fans, with its gorilla and tiger enclosures. A lot of fun can be had at the Louisville Mega Cavern – a bike park and zip lining experience in an old mine. While staying in this great city, sleep in style at one of the best themed hotels in and near Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

1. Museum Hotel Louisville (from USD 249)

Art lovers will enjoy a stay at the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville which is located within a short walk of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Muhammad Ali Center and Frazier International History Museum are all less than half a mile away. The hotel is also a short walk from the Louisville Slugger Field and the University of Louisville. The onsite, multi-venue contemporary art museum makes the hotel the first museum hotel. The hotel also offers the Proof on Main restaurant, fitness center, and spa facilities and bicycle hire are available for exploring the city. Guest rooms are luxurious and offer 42-inch flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as private bathrooms with bathrobes and hairdryers.


21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Address: 700 West Main Street
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Newspapers

2. The Seelbach Hilton Louisville (from USD 135)

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville is a grand hotel in the spirit of great hotels. It is also a place with a rich history, notorious former guests, a famed ghost and superstitious architecture. Visitors can stay in a place where celebrities and United States Presidents have stayed in the past. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Gatsby’s on Fourth, relax with a drink in the Old Seelbach Bar, or head to the Starbucks in the lobby for your favorite coffee. The hotel’s luxuriously appointed rooms and suites offer what they term “European charm meets southern hospitality,” including all the amenities and comforts any guest could desire.


The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

Wifi Available

Address: 500 Fourth Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

3. Vu Guesthouse (from USD 159)

Vu Guesthouse used to be a tobacco warehouse but has been revitalized into a stylish boutique hotel with chic, classic decor, and lavish amenities. The guesthouse is part of the rejuvenation of the surrounding neighborhood, with Churchill Downs only a 10-minute drive away and the Kentucky International Convention Center a short drive from the hotel. Enter the posh and beautiful lobby and enjoy a drink at the lobby bar and lounge where drinks are served all night and coffee throughout the day. Enjoy a good night’s stay in one of the contemporary guestrooms, which offer free Wi-Fi, a 48-inch flat-screen TV with HDMI connectivity and upscale beddings and bathroom amenities. Some rooms also have a seating area featuring a sofa and work desk.


Vu Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 822 South Floyd Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning

4. Louisville Marriott East (from USD 139)

Marriott Louisville East is the world’s first bourbon-themed hotel and is located a 17-minute drive from the University of Louisville campus. Entering the atrium lobby reveals the appearance of a hot wax-dipped bottle. The property has hanging murals on the walls to honor the bootlegging history of Louisville, as well as the city’s hometown hero, Muhammed Ali. Charr’d Chicken is the hotel’s restaurant, serving delicious cuisine, while Charr’d Bourbon Lounge serves 80 different bourbons. There is a fitness center in the hotel. Guest rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms.


Louisville Marriott East

Wifi Available

Address: 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Fitness centre Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Indoor pool Free WiFi Indoor pool (all year)

5. Omni Louisville Hotel (from USD 186)

Omni Louisville Hotel is located in downtown Louisville, a four-minute walk from the Kentucky International Convention Center and a short walk from KFC Yum! Center. This modern hotel has a Kentucky Derby theme and is the largest in Louisville. Louisville Slugger Field and Muhammad Ali Center are located close. The hotel features Bob’s Steakhouse and the lobby bar. There is also Neighborhood Services, a large restaurant in the hotel with cozy booths. On a Kentucky Bourbon theme, Pin & Proof is a “speakeasy,” accessible from the lobby and incorporating a four-lane bowling alley. The lobby bar, the Library, exhibits many historic photos of Louisville on its walls. Each room features a desk and flat-screen TV, while some have a seating area.


Omni Louisville Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 400 South 2nd Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

6. The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton (from USD 164)

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton is an equestrian-themed hotel, right in the heart of Kentucky Derby country and close to the University of Kentucky and Keeneland Race Course. The hotel has been running since 1951 and is one of the Historic Hotels of America. The equestrian theme can be spotted throughout the hotel among the elegant Southern decor, whether in the lobby, the hotel’s restaurant or the bar. Each room features a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, while suites also have a comfortable seating area.


The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: 1375 South Broadway
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

Experience Louisville, Kentucky

Learn about the history of this fascinating city, including the famous Louisville Slugger and the exciting Kentucky Derby while staying in style. Make use of one of the best themed hotels in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, for a lavish stay in and around the city.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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