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2023 Kentucky Derby Hotels & Accommodations

Roadtrips offers first class accommodations in a range of hotels near to Churchill Downs to suit all tastes and budgets. Our properties are centrally located in downtown Louisville, ideal for experiencing this wonderful southern city and of course, the Kentucky Derby excitement. For a luxurious experience, we suggest the contemporary boutique 21C Museum Hotel or The Brown Hotel, one of Louisville’s most treasured landmark luxury hotels. For an authentic Kentucky Derby experience, you may want to consider staying at the official hotel of the Kentucky Derby, the Galt House. If comfortable, contemporary accommodations are what you are after, you can also consider the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown, offering southern charm and all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay in Louisville.

"Born out of the desire to merge contemporary art into the everyday, 21C is redefining luxury boutique hotels"

21C Museum Hotel

700 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky

Nestled in historic downtown Louisville, this unique property is an art gallery as well as a multiple award winning boutique property. 21C has plenty to offer guests: the award-winning restaurant, Proof on Main, is a local favorite; the spa will knead your troubles away; and the rooms, which were designed by renowned architect Deborah Berke, are a sanctuary of art amid spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows. Come, explore, experience.

  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2021
  • Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2021
  • Located downtown on Museum Row
  • Spa and fitness center; award-winning dining
  • Many rooms feature original exposed brick walls

"One of Louisville's most treasured landmark hotels, enjoy luxury and opulence in the heart of Louisville"

The Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky

When yearning for grace and grandeur, The Brown Hotel satisfies. Since being restored to its classic, English Renaissance opulence, The Brown Hotel has been one of Louisville’s most treasured landmark luxury hotels. The AAA Four Diamond rating is evident upon first entering the two story lobby with hand-painted coffered ceiling, Botticino marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings and Palladian-style windows. With its genteel Southern charm and ornate finery, the hotel offers the comforts of home in an environment of sophistication and grace.

  • Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 Hotel in Kentucky
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020
  • Southern Living’s #1 Hotel in Kentucky
  • Primely located in the theater district of downtown Louisville; five miles from the airport
  • AAA Four Diamond Luxury Hotel

"Experience gracious Southern hospitality, several dining options and unique amenities all onsite at this unique property"

The Galt House Hotel

140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky

The Galt House is a name long associated with the gracious Southern hospitality and style that’s made Louisville famous. The largest hotel in Kentucky and the only downtown hotel on the Ohio River in Louisville, the Galt House boasts 25 stories and 1300 contemporary guest rooms. The 10,000-square-foot conservatory is three stories in height and features a café, cocktail lounge, gathering area and aviary. The convenient Skywalk connects the Galt House guests to the rest of the downtown Louisville sky-bridge system so you’ll never feel disconnected.

  • Located in the heart of Louisville; seven miles from airport
  • Award-winning restaurant and lounge options
  • Roof-top fitness center, outdoor pool, revolving restaurant

"The Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown is a great option for your Derby experience."

Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown

100 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Perfectly placed for exploring the best of downtown Louisville, the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown is a great option for your Derby experience. The property’s great location puts guests within steps of shopping, dining, and attractions. Inside, the hotel offers plenty of amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. When you’ve finished exploring for the day, retreat to your spacious guest room complete with complimentary wi-fi, mini-refrigerators, and plush bedding.

  • Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2021
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Indoor pool and fitness center
  • Onsite restaurant: The Bistro
Kentucky Derby Disclaimer

Roadtrips is in no way associated with the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Oaks, or Churchill Downs. The terms Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are used only for the purpose of properly describing certain events and without the specific permission of event organizers. Roadtrips’ travel packages and services are not affiliated with the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, or Churchill Downs.

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