The Brown Hotel

One- or Two-Night Stay with Valet Parking and Optional Wine Bottle or Dining Credit at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY

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AAA Four-Diamond Historical Hotel in the Heart of Louisville

The Brown Hotel’s first incarnation was in 1923, when a local capitalist built the Georgian Revival–style hotel and attracted the upper echelon of society; a former prime minister of the United Kingdom was the first person to sign the guest register. Over the next several decades, The Brown Hotel hosted a slew of famous guests, including Harry Truman, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, the Duke of Windsor, and Muhammad Ali. In 1971, as downtown Louisville’s economic slump worsened, the hotel was forced to close it doors. More than a decade passed before the 16-story property was fully renovated and reopened. In 2012, it was named 1 of the best 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, signifying its triumphant return to the grandeur of the 1920s.

The opulent two-story lobby makes a memorable first impression with its hand-painted ceiling, intricately carved railings, mahogany furniture, and botticino marble flooring. The elegance continues upstairs—the 293 guest rooms are outfitted with 5-inch feather pillow-top mattresses, marbled bathroom floors, and equestrian art. The private Club Lounge is open to all guests staying in the Club Classic room; here, you can partake in complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine each evening, as well as a free breakfast each morning.

At the AAA Four-Diamond English Grill restaurant, use your dining credit and choose from a selection of more than 200 wines to complement dishes ranging from sautéed halibut ($45) to braised beef short ribs ($24). You can also visit the bistro-style J. Graham’s Café to sample a famous Hot Brown sandwich, first served at The Brown Hotel in 1926 and recently featured on an episode of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food. The open-faced hot turkey sandwich comes in a skillet atop texas toast, stuffed with cheese, tomato, bacon, and a creamy mornay sauce.

Louisville, Kentucky: Historical Southern City on the Banks of the Ohio River

Every year, during the first weekend in May, throngs of well-dressed folks descend on Louisville, headed to Churchill Downs to witness the country's most iconic horserace, the Kentucky Derby. Though the derby lasts only a few days, the track hosts other horseraces throughout much of the year and operates a museum seven days a week.

Another Louisville mainstay is the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where you can take a 25-minute guided tour through the bat-making factory. The attached museum boasts a six-story bat out front—the largest bat in the world. You can learn more about the manufacturing process with interactive exhibits and take an opportunity to stare down a 90-mile-per-hour fastball. Posttour, each visitor receives a miniature souvenir bat with which to swat away household ghosts.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay with daily valet parking

  • Option 1: $149 for a one-night stay for up to four in a deluxe room with a bottle of wine (up to a $258 value)
  • Option 2: $279 for a two-night stay for up to four in a deluxe room with a $40 dining credit at English Grill (up to a $486 value)
  • Option 3: $299 for a two-night stay for two in a luxury room with a $40 dining credit at English Grill (up to a $496 value)
  • Option 4: $319 for a two-night stay for two in a club classic room with a $40 dining credit at English Grill (up to a $566 value)

Book by: 1/4/13
Travel window: 11/18/12-2/9/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Lobby bar
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/4/2013 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/18/12-2/9/2013
  • Not valid 11/26/12-11/28/12, 12/28/12-12/29/12, 12/31/12, 1/7/13-1/8/13
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid on existing reservations or groups
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • 15.01% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional adult; no charge for kids

Deluxe Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 (4 for double beds)
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 (4 for double beds)

Luxury King

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • 500 square feet

Club Classic

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Access to the private Club Lounge
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet parking included
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available for an additional fee at booking or check-in

Getting There

  • By plane: about 7 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  • By transit: Transit Authority of River City, Bus #2, West Broadway and South 4th Street stop
  • By cab: about $15 from SDF
  • By shuttle: complimentary hotel shuttle to SDF

Customer Reviews

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Mark F. · 2 reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2013


Mark F. · 2 reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2013
Keep doing what you are doing.


Faye H. ·
Reviewed March 2, 2013
would love another groupon stay!
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