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The Best Boutique Stays to Explore Louisville

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

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From Derby to Baseball, Louisville has a lot to offer to the visitors and as the largest city of Kentucky, it is also a major business hub. There is no dearth of hotels in Louisville but the following boutique hotels should ensure a very comfortable and memorable stay.

Breckinridge Inn

If the horse racing is your main attraction, Breckinridge Inn should be your perfect abode. The reasonably priced rooms are spacious and come with various modern amenities including free Wi-Fi, complementary transportation from and to the airport, outdoor and indoor pools and even a whirlpool. You can also avail the services of its licenced massage therapists and bet on the horses at Churchill Downs, the historic venue of Kentucky Derby. Apart from that you can explore the Bourbon Trail of Kentucky or get an aerial view of the city with a Biplane tour. But do note that it is a non-smoking hotel and there is a fee for the pets.

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

If you want to get completely immersed in the artistic and cultural heritage of the city, there can be nothing better than 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. Apart from the usual amenities such as coffee machine, 42 inch HDTV, fitness centre, sauna and complementary Wi-Fi, what makes it unique is the fact that it is also houses a modern art museum. Also, other attractions like Louisville Glassworks and Kentucky centre of Performing Arts are nearby. You can explore the area by availing the complementary bicycles available at the hotel and also do not forget to try out its award winning restaurant.

The Brown Hotel

If convenience and efficiency is your motto, look no further than The Brown Hotel. It is not very far from the airport and many important edifices including the KFC Yum! Centre, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Zoo and the Kentucky International Convention Center can be reached very easily from here. It is also preferable if you have a taste for the old world charm as this hotel boasts of classic English Renaissance architecture. It has a restaurant, a café and a bar for all your needs and you can also shop for the artworks created by the local artists at the gallery.

Galt House Hotel

Galt House Hotel is a well located option, especially for those who have events at the convention centre or the KFC Yum! Centre which is practically located next door. Also nearby is the Ohio River and you can relax at the Waterfront Park after a hard day’s work. It has five different restaurants to offer you as many options as possible. The rooms are spacious and large groups can avail connected rooms too although the Wi-Fi incurs extra fee.

Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center

Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect option if you need something that is very easy on the wallet but still provides the best location and great amenities. You get free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, pool and transportation service and yet pay only $83 for a double bed. For sightseeing, you can visit the Mega Cavern nearby, walk along the historic districts of Louisville or just take a tour of the Bourbon Trail.

 

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