Great place to stay downtown

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by a traveler from on April 30, 2008

My sister and I took a Saturday night mini-vacation at the Brown, even though we live in this city. We were delighted with our corner room on the 10th floor, which had two very comfortable beds. It was a very big room with south and west views; a big bathroom (the shower had a bright light and a curving shower rod-- nice touches, as was the real soapdish); and lots of windows. Each bed had a specially woven throw depicting the Kentucky Derby (which was to take place the following week). A copy of the city magazine was provided, along with a guide to attractions. There was a two-person-sized easy chair that was well-stuffed and as comfortable as the beds. The staff was gracious and helpful. Sunday buffet breakfast at J. Graham's Cafe on the lower level was a bargain and wonderful; we usually won't touch scrambled eggs on a steam table, but theirs were delicious, and so were all of the other dishes. When we walked down the street to find a restaurant for dinner on Saturday, we passed a few disreputable-looking folks, which is not suprising in a downtown area, but the hotel itself was wonderful. We will recommend it even more strongly to friends who visit our city, now that we have enjoyed it ourselves.
Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202

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