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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

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Louisville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love 21c. This museum keeps cultural art. Here you can be that it is quiet, clean, full of interesting article pieces. I totally love it here. I even bring my children, and all my visiting relatives. I love showing them what louisville has to offer.

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Randall W, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Our museum experience is what truly sets us apart from the rest. We're proud you choose us to entertain your family and look forward to continue to show you what Louisville has to offer!

Cincinnati, OH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I had never considered a stay at the 21C as a priority, the opportunity presented itself as I was making lodging arrangements for a visit to the Bourbon Classic in downtown Louisville. My wife and I arrived very early, however the desk staff took our luggage, provided us with an area to change clothes, and assured us that our...

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Randall W, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Wow! So great to read that you had a delightfully unique experience here as this describes our service culture perfectly. When your travels return you to Louisville, we'll always be here to welcome you back to 21c!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved staying at this hotel, we actually tried to extend our stay, but they were full. The room was great, clean, lovely design, totally relaxing. The art was fantastic, it is a museum which kept the 'lobby' quite busy, lots of students. We ate at Proof for breakfast, it was great!

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay so much you just couldn't leave! Does this mean that you'll be back to visit soon?! There is a lot of hustle and bustle that happens throughout the galleries. It keeps things interesting :) -Rachel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel in downtown Louisville. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms amazing. Good service and easy to maneuver around the hotel. Note, as this a converted building you can hear the street noise so if you are light sleeper ask for a room away from the main streets. Bar is fun!

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hi Zak-Wade! Looks like you had a great time and were able to keep our bar hoppin'! The hustle and bustle of the city can be a little much for our light sleepers but we hope we can get your mind far away from that. Thanks for staying and we hope to see you again soon. -Rachel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

21C in Louisville is one of the coolest hotels I've ever stayed in (and I've traveled pretty extensively in the UK, Italy, Greece, Paris, and New Zealand and Australia). The rooms have lots of space, nice amenities, a comfortable and laid-back bar with terrific drinks, and one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. The beds are comfortable. But the...

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Wanda F! Next time you travel, can I come too?! To be ranked the coolest with such extensive travel history is music to my ears. I'm so glad that your stay kept you intrigued and I hope that this means you will be back soon. -Rachel

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The rooms were beautiful, with white painted brick walls and modern art. All the amenities from wonderful bath products to luxurious robes. The bar was filled with great art and you can even stroll in the art gallery with a cocktail. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful!

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

The brick walls are one of my favorite features of the hotel too, Cook701. Along with the Malin and Goetz shampoos and conditioners and the awesome robe, how can it get any better! I'm happy to see that the penguins in the bar and at the desk were able to complete your stay when you were finally able to leave...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really cool place to stay! We had a fantastic evening. The hotel is one of a kind with a lot to do. The bar has a unique atmosphere and cool drinks. The artwork displayed throughout the entire space was interesting. Also, the restrooms are worth stopping in.

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Hey, Jennifer P, those restrooms are a great reason to come in! They offer a little bit of entertainment too :) I am happy to see the your evening was fantastic and filled with all things 21c. Visit again soon! -Rachel

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Full disclosure,I haven't actually "stayed" at this hotel. But I've had plenty of first rate experiences visiting the art gallery that flows through the public spaces of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar. Enjoy a 20-30 minute stroll through the lobby, main floor gallery, main floor hallway & rest rooms (a must see), the main floor bar (lovely classic cocktail bar)...

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

If you love us so much, why don't you stay! While we are so excited to have come and see all the things we have going on, you should make a day of it. A 'staycation' if you will, janicetharaldson :) Thank you for your kind words and even if you cant stay long never hesitate to visit! -Rachel

Southern US
Reviewed 14 February 2017

21C has received many accolades, so we were excited to have the opportunity to experience the hotel. I must say we were not only completely underwhelmed, we were shocked. We booked the luxury King room and I believe I have stayed in Holiday Inn rooms nicer. The bathroom was tiny and the room itself was incredibly LOUD. We could hear...

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Randall W, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

Dear PalmBoulevard, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for not meeting your guestroom value expectations as well as for the noise issues you experienced. Contemporary art can be inspiring, challenging, whimsical, and thought-provoking. At 21c, we expect some of our guests will like some installations...

Merton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted to try this hotel so we did. Neither were overly impressed. The museum is a neat feature of this hotel but the art itself we found strange and much of it vulgar. One particular artwork was very sacrilegious and offensive. I was expecting a nicer room as we booked a luxury King. I thought we must have...

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Rachel M, Front Office Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay, bhighlande! Sometimes our concept is not for everybody but that is the intriguing and challenging part of it which the penguins have grown to love. We hope that you will give us another try so we can really impress you and your wife. -Rachel

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21C Museum Hotel Louisville is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 91-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 5000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century. Whether you are visiting Bourbon Country, spending a day at Churchill Downs, or hosting a lavish Southern wedding, 21c is a modern epicenter for culture, activity and artistic expression. Applauded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken," and hailed by The New York Times as "an innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service," come meet the infamous Red Penguins and discover how 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is redefining the art of hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Address: 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: $322 - $527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Louisville
#5 Business Hotel in Louisville
#6 Family Hotel in Louisville
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