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.
Programs: DL DM, DL MM, UA MM, SPG Plat, Hyatt Dimd
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.