21c Museum Hotel Louisville

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

700 W Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky
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Voted Top Ten Hotels in the World in Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards 2009/2010/2011. 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville is the first of its kind--a 90-room hotel dedicated to world-class luxuries Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists. Nestled in the heart of Museum Row and downtown Louisville 21c is an epicenter for culture activity and artistic expression.

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Conde Nast Traveler says..."Created from abandoned tobacco and bourbon warehouses, and doubling as a contemporary art museum with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, this property has reclaimed-wood floors, hand-blocked linen upholstery, exposed brickwork and timber trusses, and glass transoms. “The art collection makes it such a fun place to stay.” “Unique and creative” guest rooms have Herman Miller chairs, high ceilings, pewter mint julep cups, Malin and Goetz bath products, and rubber ducks in bathtubs. Proof on Main’s menu is inspired by Italy and the American South, hence dishes like Marksbury Farm Bone-in Pork Chop or rye pasta carbonara, and a choice of more than 50 Kentucky bourbons, several bottled exclusively for the hotel. “It’s an incredible place for such a small city.'" ~From CondeNastTraveler.com

National Geographic Traveler says..."Contemporary art-filled boutique property behind several Main Street historic iron facades. Gallery-minimal interiors showcase rotating art exhibits. Pre-programmed iPods, mint julep cups; two rooms boast terraces. Kentucky bison, rabbit, and produce in the restaurant. 91 rooms.

"Conde Nast 2009 Gold List 2009 says..."Doubling as a contemporary art museum, this "very hip hotel" in a refurbished warehouse has exposed brickwork and original timber trusses coupled with "urban, sleek, clean lines." Rooms have 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and rubber ducks in the baths. At Proof on Main, try country ham fritters or Kentucky bison and choose from 50 bourbons. The artwork is "cutting-edge, stimulating, thought-provokinga metaphor for the hotel itself."

Conde Nast Traveler says..."It's difficult to describe the uniqueness of this hotel," the top-scoring Gold List property in the United States. Created from abandoned tobacco and bourbon warehouses, the property features reclaimed-wood floors, hand-blocked linen upholstery, and glass transoms, "striking design that mixes old and new to stunning effect"a9,000 square feet of exhibition space are a backdrop to the revolving collection of contemporary art. Guest rooms have high ceilings, Herman Miller chairs, exposed brick walls, and silver mint julep cups. Proof on Main cooking is inspired by Italy and the American South, hence dishes like handmade tonnarelli, and sides like simmered grits; its selection of Kentucky bourbons includes some bottled exclusively for the restaurant." -From Conde Nast Traveler

Travel + Leisure says..."Louisville’s 21c ranks as a bona fide cultural institution in the making, not just a hotel with art. Designed by New York architect Deborah Berke, the 90-room property houses a multi-million dollar collection of paintings, sculptures, photos, and video installations by living artists (hence the hotel’s name, a reference to the 21st century). Most of the art comes from the personal collection of owner and philanthropist Steve Wilson and his wife, Laura Lee Brown. Occupying five 19th-century brick buildings, 21c showcases Berke’s spare-but-polished industrial style of exposed-brick walls and bead-board ceilings. Old poplar floorboards were turned into bar fronts, and recycled carpet backing became the bar’s floor. ~From Travelandleisure.com

Juicy Details

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
    24 Hour Security
    Art Collection
    ATM/Bank on Property
    Bedding: Down Comforter
    Bedding: Fine Linens
    Beds: Romantic Beds
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Beds: Rooms with Two Beds
    Bikes to Use
    Business Center
    Charm up the Wazoo
    Chauffeured Car
    Complimentary Bottled Water
    Complimentary Local Telephone Calls
    Concierge Services
    Cool Lounging Spot
    Dining Area in the Room
    Dining: Outdoor Dining
  • Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Ergonomic Chair
    Extra Romantic
    Fax Machine Available For Guests
    Internet: Free Wireless
    Internet: High Speed Outlet in Room
    Internet: Internet Access Kiosk
    Internet: Is Free
    Internet: WiFi in Public Areas
    iPod Docking Station
    Kid Friendly
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    Limousine Service
    Live Music on Property
    Maid Service
    News Stand
    Non-Smoking Property
    Organic Garden
  • Personal Concierge Available
    Pet Friendly - Size Limit
    Pets Allowed
    Pillow Top Mattreses
    Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
    Private Rooftop Terrace
    Room Service (Limited)
    Room Type: Good for 2 Couples
    Safe Deposit Box
    Safe in Room (Laptop Fits)
    Sauna on Property
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Stunning Settings
    Turndown Service
    Uniformed Security on Site
    View: Rooms with City Views
    Wake-up Service
    Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
Hotel Types / Categories
  • Boutique Hotels
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels 2013
  • National Geographic Traveler Stay List - US
    Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels
    Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels - 2013
  • Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA)
    Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA) - 2013

Pet Policy

Pets allowed up to 50 lbs. A one time per reservation, non-refundable cleaning fee of $100 applies.

WiFi Details

Complementary high speed internet and WiFi is available in all public areas, meeting rooms and guests rooms.

What Makes This Juicy Hotel a Boutique Hotel?

21c Museum Hotel is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 90-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.