South - Louisville: hotel help please
Jul 16, 12, 11:37 pm
Hi we will be in Louisville for 4 nights in at the end of March for business. We are coming from Australia and will have our 3 and 6yo children with us.
Hotels I like the look of are:
All are around the same price, all with breakfast. At the Hilton we would have concierge lounge, the Brown would be full American breakfast and the 21C includes breakfast at the Proof restaurant.
Which would you recommend?
Are they all in great areas to explore the city? We will be going to the Expo Centre for 2 days as well.
Jul 17, 12, 1:18 am
Have you checked out
The Galt House Hotel?
I hear it's pretty nice!
Jul 17, 12, 1:09 pm
21C is wonderfully stylish and hip, and puts you on old Main St parallel to the river.....the Children's Museum is along Main St also.....Proof restaurant is very good.....
Seelbach Hilton is in Center City, a old hotel, if you like that....about 5 blocks from riverfront area of museums
The Brown is also a historic hotel, but it is at the "far" end of downtown/center city, so a long walk to riverfront area
March in Louisville is still winter....temps may not be much above freezing, and possibly snow......
Jul 17, 12, 3:20 pm
Thanks for replying,
I think it's between the Brown, which looks lovely and we can get the best rate for, or the 21C which is a bit more than the Brown.
Can you walk to restaurants from the Brown or would we need to take cabs.
do children need car seats in buses and taxis? We will be having them in our rental car, but will need to organise ourselves in advance otherwise.
Jul 22, 12, 8:33 pm
As peersteve implied in his post, I think that the Brown is out of the way, especially for a tourist.
The choice between the Seelbach and 21C depends on your taste. The Seelbach is an old structure which has been kept in pretty good shape and is listed as historic. The rooms are all quite different but have most of the comforts of top hotel chain rooms. It is located right next to the Fourth Street Live complex of entertainment venues and restaurants that run from fast food up to middle market. The bar is quite a sight to see and the main restaurant is formal and highly rated (IMO overrated).
OTOH, 21C is modern and somewhat avant-garde. It is located in a good spot for touring being near to the river, the Slugger Museum, Kentucky Center for the Arts, and the aforementioned Children's Museum. The restaurant is extremely high-end and we found it to be "interesting." However it is walking distance to some quite excellent better places such as Jack Ruby's, Z's Fusion, Vincenzo's (arguably the best restaurant in a good eating town), and the ubiquitous Morton's. I have not stayed there so I cannot comment on the rooms.
And unless the recent renovations (by a management notorious for cutting corners) have been substantial, IMO the Galt House will still be a dump.