Whether it be for a wedding, a girls weekend, or “just because,” everyone needs some luxury once in awhile! The city of Louisville, Kentucky is on the up and up, but its hotels have always been straight-up fabulous. Here are some boutique hotels for the days when being classy is calling!
The Brown Hotel is a staple of Louisville history and majesty. With a Great Gatsby vibe to the space, it wouldn’t be surprising that staying here is an elegant experience. Guests can enjoy fine dining without ever having to peruse the streets; the Brown Hotel is home to the four-star English Grill, as well as J. Graham’s Cafe, where the Hot Brown sandwich is a must. Summer is wedding season, and the Brown is a go to for an event that takes a step back in time. Want things a bit more modern? Check out the Brown’s new rooftop garden; it is simply spectacular.
The outside of the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville is surprisingly normal for what the inside holds. As a part of a chain of hotels that are both museums and hotels, this is a truly unique experience. Each room looks perfectly curated for perfect Instagram pictures, and the hotel comes complete with a live exhibition. Every art fan needs to stay here and cultivate their creativity. If Van Gogh decided to visit Louisville, this would definitely be his hot-spot. On top of the hotel itself, the surrounding downtown Louisville is a mix of hipster and history — perfect for an inspiring weekend getaway.
The Galt House is pure Louisville. This hotel is a staple of the Louisville skyline. It sits directly on the Ohio River, giving guest the best sunsets in the city. A historical icon, The Galt House was once a house of a wealthy doctor, and then it was converted into a hotel in the late 1800’s. The architecture reflects this—everything is grand and sweeping, ready for a midsummer’s ball or perhaps just a really fabulous event! The pool looks out right to the historical Belle of Louisville, which is a phenomenally fun way to see the city. But if the bars sound like a better idea, this swanky venue houses the famous RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge as well as the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar.
The Vu Guesthouse is a mysterious getaway that looks more like the set of a Tim Burton film than a hotel. The dark color scheme with pops of brightness lends itself to a hotel experience like none-other. Vu Guesthouse’s allure lies within it’s lack of information… the spot itself is very secretive and provocative. This one-time tobacco warehouse has been transformed into a sexy and unforgettable destination just outside of Louisville’s hopping downtown. If unique is the theme of your vacation, then Vu Guesthouse has it completely covered.
The Breckenridge Inn is for everyone wanting to live out their Gilmore Girls dreams by staying in a real adorable Inn. this venue is placed a prime distance away from Churchill Downs, so, come Kentucky Derby time, it certainly is a hot spot. The architecture is total Southern charm and elegance. So get ready for the races, because this place is the perfect southern comfort abode.